ISPR dubs BBC story on alleged Pakistan human rights abuses a ‘pack of lies’

RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan military on Monday countered contents of a story published by British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on alleged human rights violations in Pakistan and termed it to be a “pack of lies and in violation of journalistic ethos”.


The story, titled “Uncovering Pakistan’s Secret Human Rights Abuses” and published on June 2, carries conjecturing implicating Pakistan Army without any proof, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.

“The angling, spinning and credibility of the story is exposed from the fact that contrary to published claim, ISPR only received a judgmental questionnaire via email,” the statement read.

“In response, the ISPR offered full opportunity, even interaction to know the facts (copy attached). BBC team never responded and did a preconceived, conjectured story.”

The Pakistani military said the story was void of the context and understanding of the prevalent environment at that time.


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