Story of an army torture cell
Pakistan's largest circulation newspaper, The News International, has taken a serious view of Pakistan army's brutality and depravation and pointed out to the rape of women by soldiers in former East Pakistan led to the creation of Bangladesh in 1971.
The Hong Kong-based Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has come up with a shocking story that reveals the extent of brutality, depravation and discrimination in our land. The organization, in a statement, has given an account of the brutal rape of a Baloch woman who landed up in the custody of military authorities. Journalist and TV producer Munir Mengal, who himself spent over eight months in detention after being whisked away from Karachi airport and joining the ranks of the ‘disappeared’, has said (also recounted by Rahimullah Yusufzai in one of his columns for these pages) that he encountered the hapless woman at a detention centre in Karachi, where she was stripped naked and hurled into his cell. He was tortured when he refused to rape her – a fate she had already suffered multiple times at the hands of her captors.