Pak rejects AI report accusing military, Taliban of human rights abuses in tribal region
Pakistan has rejected a report by Amnesty International (AI) regarding war on terror and the situation in the country's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), by calling it "baseless and biased".
The report accused the Pakistan Army and the Taliban of being guilty of rights' abuses with a lack of justice fuelling a crisis in the tribal areas on the Afghan border, reports the Daily Times.
"The report tends to overlook the human and financial sacrifices of the government and people of Pakistan in the global fight against international terrorism. We have lost thousands of soldiers and law enforcement personnel," Foreign Office spokesman Moazzam Khan said.
He said that the loss of civilian lives in terrorist related violence runs into tens of thousands. The contribution of Pakistan's armed forces and law enforcement authorities has been widely recognized by the international community. He added.
It is unfortunate that the report does not accord due understanding and support for the tremendous efforts and sacrifices made by the Pakistani security forces in the fight against the menaces of terrorism and extremism, he further said.