PTI appointed Sindh Human Rights Focal Person Mir Iftikhar Ahmed Khan Lund , known as ‘sariyay [iron rod] wala seth’, is accused of inserting a rod into a van driver’s rectum while assaulting him over an issue.
PTI has in its lap human rights violators as saviors of human rights. This is reflective from from the below report.
The other day, the video, in which Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MPA Haleem Adil Sheikh proudly presented the party’s “sariyay [iron rod] wala seth“, created a lot of buzz on social media once it went viral on Saturday.
Reportedly, the video shows Adil using the term to refer to his colleague and Sindh Human Rights Focal Person Mir Iftikhar Ahmed Khan Lund.
It is important to mention here that, earlier this month, Lund’s appointment by the Human Rights Ministry had provoked a lot of social backlash on social media since he is accused of violating his driver by inserting an iron rod into his rectum.
“The poor don’t matter to them…” Adil says while criticising an unnamed entity in the video breaking the internet. “The thing is if they learn their lesson with batons… it’s good… [else] we have sariyay wala seth with us now,” he says as he holds Lund’s hand and the entire room breaks into laughter.
According to a Human Rights Ministry notification dated July 10, Minister Shireen Mazari appointed Lund as a focal person on the issues of human rights in Sindh.
“He shall assist the office of the federal minister on the issues of human rights while keeping liaison with relevant stakeholders,” the notification read.
While the appointment is “purely voluntary without the ministry bearing any expenses”, the news took the internet by storm owing to the gross violation allegedly committed by Lund in April.
How did Lund assault the driver?
As per the details, the name of the van driver is Allah Rakhio. At the behest of his employer, Lund, three relatives of the latter allegedly assaulted and meted out inhumane punishment in Sindh’s Ghotki district to him.
According to the victim’s son, Zahid Hussain Rakhio, his father, had a disagreement with Shafiq Lund. Following which, he was called to Iftikhar’s residence where he was mercilessly beaten up by Shafiq, Rafiq Lund and Mumtaz Ali Lund in Iftikhar’s presence.
FIR registered against PTI human rights focal person
Reportedly, a First Information Report (FIR) against Iftikhar, Mumtaz, Shafiq and Rafiq on the victim’s complaint was filed at the Khanpur Mahar police station.
The FIR was filed under sections 324 (attempt to commit qatle amd), 355 (assault or criminal force with intent to dishonour a person), 147 (punishment for rioting) and 143 (punishment for being a member of unlawful assembly).
Hussain claims that police have not yet made any arrests and are trying to brush the incident under the carpet, while party sources say the issue was resolved in an out of court settlement as the driver forgave Lund and his accomplices.