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Decision to bring NCHR under human rights ministry’s control criticised

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Demanding withdrawal of a notification seeking to bring the National Commission of Human Rights (NCHR) under the federal human rights ministry’s control, civil society activists said the government’s move undermines the state’s commitment to its citizens as well as international obligations. In a statement issued on Friday, activists including Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and […]


DNA report of minor girl’s rape still pending, Khuhro tells PA

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KARACHI: Despite a lapse of approximately four mon­ths the DNA test report has not yet been received owing to which the culprit(s) who raped, tortured and almost killed a minor girl have not yet been caught, said Sindh Parliamentary Affairs Minister Nisar Khuhro. He was responding to the legislators’ queries during the Question Hour that […]


1,340 children have died in Thar since 2014, court told

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KARACHI: The provincial health authorities admitted before the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday that 1,340 children have died in drought-hit areas of Tharparkar since 2014. Therefore, a two-judge bench directed the provincial chief secretary, health secretary and others to submit a detailed report on implementation of the court-appointed commission’s recommendations to mitigate the situation in […]


Sindh leads in number of casualties from sectarian violence in three months: report

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“The province had the highest number of casualties from sectarian violence during this period [Jan-March] followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, and Punjab,” said the first quarterly report prepared by the Centre for Research and Security Studies (CRSS), a think tank. It said that during the same period last year, 79 people were killed in sectarian […]


Balochistan: Slain journalist Gul’s family awaiting justice since five years

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KARACHI, May 18: No progress is still seen in the murder case of slain journalist Razzaq Gul, a district correspondent of Express News TV channel from Turbat, Balochistan province of Pakistan, as the police have badly failed to apprehend any assailant despite lapse of five years. According to Turbat police, Gul’s murder case has been […]


‫مقتول صحافی رزاق گل کے اہل خانہ پانچ سال سے انصاف کے منتظر

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کراچی، 18 مئی: پاکستان کے صوبہ بلوچستان کے شہر تربت میں ایکسپریس نیوز ٹی وی کے ضلعی نامہ نگار مقتول صحافی رزاق گل  کے مقدمہ  میں ابھی تک کوئی پیش رفت نہیں   ہو سکی ، پانچ سال کا طویل عرصہ گزرجانے  کے باوجود پولیس کسی بھی حملہ آور کو گرفتار کرنے میں ناکام رہی ہے۔ […]


Rights wronged

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The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has issued its annual, State of Human Rights (2016) report, and it makes for a harrowing tale. It might come as a surprise to many, but the HRCP’s report shows that the year 2016 saw the highest number of enforced disappearances in the country. Around 728 people have […]


CJP takes notice of disabled girl’s rape

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NAWABSHAH: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP]) Mian Saqib Nisar has taken notice of the rape case of a 12-year-old disabled girl of Nawabshah and has ordered the IG of the Sindh Police to submit a report accordingly. According to police, a resident of Hashim Town, Ghulam Fareed Abbasi, reported that accused Ali Raza Rajput raped […]


Victims seek SC inquiry into TV show accident

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ISLAMABAD: Family members of those injured when the seating area collapsed during a recording of a television game show approached the Supreme Court on Monday, seeking an inquiry into the failure of police and government authorities to pursue the case. Also on Monday, Nilor police formally lodged an FIR against the management of ARY and […]


‘DNA testing vital in cases of gender-based violence’

A number of civil society and women rights activists, government officials and media personnel met Qazi Shahid Pervez, the provincial home secretary, and the Citizens-Police Liaison Committee chief Zubair Habib separately to discuss upgrading the forensics laboratory with DNA testing facilities. Called the Provincial Steering Forum (PSF), the delegation included Shehla Qureshi, the city division’s […]


26 die as Senate deputy leader survives bomb attack in Mastung

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QUETTA: At least 26 people were killed and 40 others, including Senate Deputy Chairman Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, suffered injuries in a suicide attack on his convoy in the Mastung area, some 50km from here, on Friday. The convey was targeted on the Quetta-Karachi National Highway when Maulana Haideri had just left a seminary after […]


SC takes notice of stage collapse incident

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ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Friday took notice of an incident in which two persons were killed and dozens injured when the stage collapsed during the recording of a private TV channel’s programme. The affected people staged a protest outside the National Press Club complaining that instead of providing medical […]


Human rights record

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WEDNESDAY saw the release of the annual report by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan in Islamabad. Unsurprisingly, it constitutes an indictment. It is no secret that the country’s human rights record is grim, and has been so for decades. Unhappily, a perusal of the statistics laid out in the State of Human Rights 2016 […]


2016 saw highest number of disappearances in six years, HRCP report finds

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ISLAMABAD: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) spokesperson, Asma Jahangir, on Wednesday said courts that are responsible for protecting human rights have been infringing on the rights of the people. “People speak highly about the military courts and claim they provide timely justice but they decided 274 cases during two years. On the other […]