National Commission for Human Rights-Pakistan (NCHR) has strongly condemned the murder of Afzal Kohistani.

NCHR demands a thorough Investigation of the Afzal Kohistani Murder and the perpetrators brought to justice. It is State responsibility to provide police protection to human rights defenders (HRDs) when they have sufficient apprehension of threat to their life. NCHR demands for the elimination of parallel justice systems that enable and find ways to justify the brutal acts of ‘honour’ killing.’