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Pak using brutal force in Baluchistan: US lawmakers

PTI | Feb 10, 2012, 06.59AM IST WASHINGTON: Accusing Pakistan of using brutal force in Baluchistan, eminent US lawmakers have expressed serious concern over the human rights violations in the restive province. "Baluchistan deserves our attention because it is a turbulent land marked by human rights violations committed by regimes that are hostile to America's interests and values," Congressman Dana Rohrabacher said at a Congressional hearing. Rohrabacher is the Chairman of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, which organised the Congressional hearing on Baluchistan. Stating that Islamabad has refused to concede any legitimacy to Baluch nationalism or to engage the Baluch leadership in serious negotiations, Rohrabacher said: "Its response has been based on brute force, including extra-judicial ki

Balochistan Congressional Hearing

House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Baluchistan, Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Chairman Witnesses C. Christine Fair, PhD, Assistant Professor, Georgetown University Mr. Ralph Peters, Military Analyst and Author Mr. T. Kumar, Director, International Advocacy Amnesty International USA M. Hossein Bor, PhD, Counsel, Entwistle & Cappucci, LLP Mr. Ali Dayan Hasan, Pakistan Director, Asia Division, Human Rights Watch C. Christine Fair, Ph.D., Mr. Ralph Peters, Mr. T. Kumar, M. Hosseinbor, Ph.D., Mr. Ali Dayan Hasan