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Call for Protest Rally against the brutal police attack on Nairang Gallery

Call for Protest Rally against the brutal attack on Nairang Gallery, Lahore and its curator and staff by SHO Shadman Police Station Rana Zulfiqar

Date: Saturday August 13, 2011
Time: 3 to 4 pm
Venue: Karachi Press Club (front gate)

Date: Saturday August 13, 2011
Time: 3 to 4 pm
Venue: Lahore Press Club

Date: Saturday August 13, 2011
Time: 3 to 4 pm
Venue: Islamabad Press Club

Artists, art critics and gallerists and civil society members will demonstrate in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad on August 13, 2011 to show solidarity with Nairang Gallery which was attacked on August 2, 2011 and register their protest against the reprehensible behavior of the police.

They will demand a public apology by SHO Rana Zulfiqar and his dismissal from the police force for beating the curator and staff of Nairang Gallery.

All concerned citizens must unite to stop police violence against citizens.

Courtesy: Pakistan Press

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  • In response to the Human Rights Commission Pakistan’s statement on the Nairang incident, Ms Zohra Yusuf has just rec’d a copy of a letter from Mustafa Khokhar, advisor to the Prime Minister on human rights, instructing the Punjab IG to register FIRs against the SHO Shadman & others involved and asking for a report within 3 days.

  • One of the recurring issues seems to be a lack of training and oversight of the civilian police in Islamabad. I also wonder about the selection prcess and pay levels of the police. I don’t mean to over simplify. Still, I am convinced that if the Capital Teritorial Police were funded a fraction as well as the army, and selection process was strick and training more involved there would not be the abuses and negligence we see recurring in Islamabad and Karachi.
    We have the same issue in our major cities in the U.S. Those police departments that are funded well, paid well, sufficiently numbered for the population, with proper oversight, tend to have a better record.