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Express Tribune staffer facing threats

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A senior staffer of The Express Tribune has been receiving threats from unknown people for the past several days. Chief reporter of The Express Tribune Lahore bureau, Rana Tanveer, has been facing the threats due to his work reporting on issues of minority communities. Two days ago, Tanveer was hit by a speeding car and […]


PPP raises voice against enforced disappearances

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Senator Farhatullah Babar said in the Senate on Friday that the complicated issue of enforced disappearances could not be fixed without legislation to reign in the state intelligence agencies. Senator Babar, raising a point of public importance, said that the Senate Human Rights Committee had, sometime back, proposed legislation, which […]


Lawyers ‘thrash’ two reporters in Karachi for ‘filming them searching a woman’

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KARACHI: A group of lawyers allegedly thrashed two reporters at the City Courts on Tuesday for “filming them while they were inappropriately searching a woman”. Junaid Shah and Waqas Aurangzeb, both reporters affiliated with private TV news channels, were beaten up and locked up for around half an hour inside the City Courts premises. Shah […]


Protest against minority girl’s ‘abduction’

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MIRPURKHAS: Hundreds of people belonging to minority Meghwar community held a demonstration outside the Mirpurkhas Press Club on Wednesday in protest against police’s failure to nab suspects involved in the abduction of Shrimati Beena from Degan Bhurgari town, 36km from here. Shiyam Lal Meghwar, Ms Beena’s father, and his relatives Mohan, Dharmo and Ramchand who […]


Bid to kidnap journalist foiled

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ISLAMABAD: Unidentified people riding in a car and a motorbike attempted to kidnap senior journalist Azaz Syed Friday night. The suspects including a masked bike-rider intercepted Azaz Syed at Park Road near Banigala police station and stopped his car. The suspects asked him to come out of the car but Azaz accelerated his car and […]


Rights organisation calls upon police to register cases of missing persons

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QUETTA: The Baloch Human Rights Organisation (BHRO) has requested the provincial government to ensure that all police stations and tehsildars are obligated to register FIRs on complaints submitted by relatives of disappeared persons. Addressing a press conference at the press club here on Friday evening, BHRO chairperson Bibi Gul Baloch said the crime of enforced […]


Sanitary worker dies in Umerkot after fasting doctors refuse to touch his ‘unclean’ body

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UMERKOT: In yet another incident exposing the lack of conformity to safety rules and the alleged apathy of medical practitioners, a sanitary worker suffocated to death on Thursday in Umerkot. The deceased, 30-year-old Irfan Masih, fell unconscious along with three other sanitary staff while cleaning a manhole on Chorr Road in Umerkot. He died hours later […]


Pakistan ranks low on care for childhood

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ISLAMABAD: Among a total of 172 countries favourable for raising kids, Pakistan ranks 148th, falling behind its regional neighbours like India, Iran and China, revealed a first-of-its-kind report titled ‘Stolen Childhoods 2017’ launched on Thursday. The study ranks countries according to their children’s health, education and protection status. According to the report, Pakistan outranked Afghanistan by […]


HRCP confirms ‘enforced disappearance’ of four people

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HYDERABAD: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has claimed that four people who were ‘detained’ by law enforcement agencies in Badin were actually picked up by them in cases of enforced disappearance. A HRCP team, led by the commission’s council member and regional head, Dr Ashuthama Luhano, confirmed the allegations after a fact-finding visit to […]


HRCP team visits houses of four ‘missing’ men

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BADIN: A delegation of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on Saturday met relatives of four persons allegedly picked up by the personnel of law enforcement agencies (LEAs) in pre-dawn raids carried out in different areas of the district four days ago. It called for producing them in courts immediately. The eight-member delegation comprising […]


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 […]