The Express Tribune
Published Date: Jun 20, 2013
Prominent rights activist remembered
the demise of Muhammad Idrees Kamal, Pakistan has lost one of its most
well-informed human rights activists who had devoted his life toward the
struggle for a pro-poor and democratic society.
were the words of rights activists, friends and family who paid rich tributes
to Kamal at a condolence reference organised by the Sustainable Development
Policy Institute (SDPI) and Insani Huqooq Ittehad (IHI) on Wednesday.
died of brain haemorrhage on June 10 in Quetta. He was a vocal advocate of
human rights in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) and the Federally Administered Tribal
Areas (Fata). He was also the information secretary of National Party (NP) and
a founding member of the Amn Tehreek, a movement against militancy and
terrorism in K-P.
senior vice-president Senator Mir Hasil Bizenjo referred to Kamal as a "symbol
of peace." Bizenjo said Kamal’s life was marked with a continuous struggle for
rights activist Tahira Abdullah said Kamal was the "most informed human rights
activist" who always raised his voice against human rights violations.