Special training recommended for Sindh police to deal with mobs.

KARACHI -- A fact-finding committee of the Sindh government tasked with looking into the last month's lynching of two telecom company employees in Machhar Colony has recommended special training of police force for mob handling following recent rise in incidents of violence based on rumours and hearsay.

The committee formed by the Sindh human rights department on the issue of barbaric lynching has submitted its report based on its findings into the case and recommendations to stop such mob-lynching incidents in society in the future.

Two telecom company employees, 31-year-old Muhammad Ishaq Panhwar and 28-year-old Muhammad Ayman, were brutally murdered in the last week of October resulting in widespread anger across the country since videos of the incident went viral on the social media.

After the killing of two innocent citizens, special assistant to Sindh chief minister on human rights Surendar Valasai took notice of the incident and directed his department to constitute a fact-finding committee to ascertain the factors behind the case as well as the increasing trend of mob lynching in society and find ways to check them in future.

Following Mr Valasai's directions, the Sindh human rights department constituted a four-member committee led by well-known social and human rights activist Ayub Khoso, whose other members included Kashif Bajeer, advocate Syed Mahmood Alam Shah and Advocate Shakira Siddiqui.

The committee visited the area, met stakeholders concerned before finalising its report.

The fact-finding committee in its report has made various recommendations, including the immediate arrest of the accused, fair trial and strict punishment according to law, as well as emphasising the need to conduct investigations and take action against such mafias, who spread 'false' rumours in the society through social media.

The report points out that the concerned police station is far away from Machhar Colony, therefore, a police post should be established within the locality, so that in case of such incidents or...

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