HRCP seeks crime data from Islamabad police

ISLAMABAD: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on Tuesday sought crime data for Islamabad police, including the total number of police encounters, to devise appropriate recommendations for improving human rights situation.

The data from last year (2023) will be incorporated into the annual report, `State of human rights in 2023,` stated a letter written by Director HRCP Farah Zia to Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Dr Akbar Nasir Khan.

The IGP has been requested to providethe total number of cases of rape, gang rape, murder, honour killings (including karo-kari), domestic violence, acid crimes and blasphemy cases registered in Islamabad capital territory.

`It would be very useful if this information would be available separately for male and female victims and for adult and minor victims.Moreover, the police have been requested to provide details on the total number ofpolice personnel, including the number of women and transgender police personnel.

It is also suggested to provide the number of law enforcement personnel killed in attacks by militants and thetotal number of police encounters last year.

`This information will be crucial in making appropriate recommendations for improving the human rights situation. The Islamabad/Capital Police Department has provided us data in the past which has proven extremely useful, and we are therefore making the request again this year, the HRCP stated.

It said the HRCP was planning to finalise thereportby January20.

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