Pakistani military video tape under scanner

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Karachi, June 9: The Pakistani military, always accused of excessive force is now under investigation. A video that clearly shows a young boy's encounter by paramilitary in the Sourthen Karachi is now under investigation as said by the Pakistani authorities.

An 18-year-old teenager Afsar Shah who was trying to rob people in a park in Karachi on Wednesday, June 8 was shot by the paramilitary. A spokesman said a gun was recovered from Shah and he was shot because he was reaching for a Ranger's rifle.

This video was aired in the local Pakistani channel several times that raised another controversy for the Pakistani security.

Afsar Shah's brother denied that his brother was a robber. he said,"It seems to be a case of routine high-handedness of the Rangers. They misuse their powers by shooting on sight."

The video aired in the television shows that a man in civilian clothes held Shah by his hair and kicked him towards a group of rangers. As Shah moved towards a Ranger with his arms outstretched, he was shot and fell to the ground. He was shot in the leg and died.

Last month May, the Pak military shot a family- a husband, his pregnant wife and their three children. It was initially scandalized that they were suicide bombers but, later it was confirmed that they were unarmed.

The Pak military was even criticised in the Bin Laden death case. Military were blamed for not stopping the raid and for not knowing that bin Laden was hiding in their midst.

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