The Pakistani state has long been a key actor in the U.S.-led anti-terrorism campaign in Afghanistan.
The U.N. human rights office recently released a report calling Pakistan “the country with the highest number of civilians killed in counterterrorism operations.”
A 2015 State Department cable published by WikiLeaks says Pakistan has “been responsible for at least 9,500 civilian deaths, including at least 1,400 civilian casualties in counterinsurgency operations.”
This month, the State Department published an open letter from Pakistan’s ambassador to the U, which called for an end to the “widespread human rights violations” and called for Pakistan to “stop its complicity in the systematic killings of civilians.”
Yet despite the State Dept. cable, the Pakistani government is not publicly condemning the coup attempt.
And despite repeated warnings from top officials, Pakistan has not condemned the coup effort.
In fact, the government has continued to publicly denounce the coup, and even defended it.
On Tuesday, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif told reporters that “the Pakistan military has the right to protect its own citizens,” despite the fact that “they are responsible for the deaths of innocent people.”
In the wake of the coup the government continued to blame the Pakistani Taliban for the attempted coup.
However, Pakistan’s military has never acknowledged responsibility for any of the civilian deaths.
In a statement to CNN, an army spokesman said “there is no need to question the Pakistani military’s responsibility for the coup.
Our responsibility lies with the Afghan government.”
In a speech to parliament in March, Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that “we have nothing to hide, we have nothing for which to blame.”
In March, President Mamnoon Hussain said “Pakistan is innocent.
We are innocent.”
Yet on Wednesday, the army claimed it was responsible for “the deaths of more than 30,000 civilians.”
“We are not only responsible for civilian deaths but we also are responsible as the armed forces for the lives of innocent civilians,” a Pakistani army official told CNN.
This claim has not been backed up by any credible information from the Pakistani army.
On Thursday, President Hussain said he was “shocked” by the “inhumane actions” of the Pakistani security forces and said that his government would “respond with all necessary force.”
He also said “the military is ready to retaliate with all possible force.”
The military has been accused of using “enhanced interrogation techniques” to interrogate and murder detainees.
According to the Human Rights Watch report, a former detainee described the torture he endured by interrogators: A man was in a room with me for about 15 minutes and a man in another room for a few minutes.
The man who had the chair came over and took a phone from me and put it in his hand and asked me, ‘What do you want?
What do you say to the people who have just killed your father?’
And he put it down on the table and said, ‘If you tell the truth, I’ll kill you.’
“The report said that this detainee’s treatment and death “amounted to torture and inhuman treatment.
“The Human Rights Committee also condemned the Pakistani police for “systematically violating” prisoners’ rights, and accused them of “using lethal force and torture.
“The report also alleged that the Pakistani authorities had committed “gross violations of human rights.
“Pakistan’s government has repeatedly accused India of supporting the Taliban and has repeatedly denied its role in the Afghan war.
India, however, has not directly condemned the attempt to overthrow the Pakistani state.
On Wednesday, Prime Minister Hussain met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Abdul Hamid Javed Banda at the invitation of Indian President Pranab Mukherjee.
“The Pakistan Army will be ready to respond with all appropriate force with all means available to ensure peace and stability in Afghanistan.” “
We hope that our friendship will grow stronger and stronger,” Hussain said.
“The Pakistan Army will be ready to respond with all appropriate force with all means available to ensure peace and stability in Afghanistan.”
However, the Indian government has not publicly condemned the attempted military coup.
Indian media outlets have also reported that the Indian military “exhibited the utmost disregard for the safety and dignity of its own troops and civilians.”
Pakistani media outlets and officials have also condemned attempts to overthrow Pakistan.
On Monday, the United States and India agreed to establish an independent tribunal to investigate the coup and bring the perpetrators to justice.
The tribunal would be overseen by an international legal body.