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NCHR statement in reponse to NAB

National Commission for Human Rights-Pakistan

PRESS STATEMENT

In response to a news ticker displayed by certain sections of the electronic media where in the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has asserted that it has not stopped NCHR from visiting its detention centres. The National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR), in order to put the record straight, is compelled to inform all and sundry that despite its request, followed by several reminders, NAB authorities did not respond directly which tantamount to an implicit refusal. This being in the presence of the NCHR Act 2012 Section 9(C), empowering the Commission to visit any place of detention, including the detention centres being run & maintained by NAB.
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