In order to eliminate torture, introduction of legislation based on international standards can be a starting point. A policy of zero tolerance,...
Many lost their lives in custody, and those who survived torture are unable to erase the agonising scars it left on their bodies and minds
Officials say police resort to physical violence as a shortcut to judicial procedures
Lack of scientific tools and better investigation techniques force investigators to use torture
Torture in official custody has become such a common practice in Pakistan that people do not even complain against it
Experts argue that in a society using torture to assert power and influence, use of violence by the state and its functionaries is but natural