Asif Ali Zardari, President of Pakistan, Barrister Syed Masood Kauser, Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Political Agent FATA
Governor KPK took notice of the murder and directed the provincial police to bring the perpetrators to justice. Killers are not convicted yet.
Ms. Farida Afridi, a 25 year old woman human rights defender was ambushed and shot dead outside her residence in Hayatabad, Khyber Agency on Friday,July 4th 2012. It is evident from news reports that she was killed because she was a woman human rights defender associated with a non-government organization working for the welfare of tribal women.
This is not the first killing of a human rights defender in the tribal area and it sends a chilling message to the whole community of civil society organizations working for people’s rights and for their development and welfare.