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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 […]

Woman burnt for giving birth to girl dies

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MUZAFFARGARH: A woman who was allegedly burnt by her husband on April 2 for giving birth to a girl died in the Nishtar Hospital Multan on Sunday after fighting for life for 35 days. The incident had taken place at Chowk Sarwar Shaheed in Chak 589-TDA. According to the first information report, Muhammad Sajid and […]

New child protection law on the anvil, SC told

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court was told on Tuesday that the federal government is devising a law to register and provide protection to unattended children through a special welfare fund, to be created through the Islamabad Capital Territory Child Protection Bill 2016. Additional Attorney General Mohammad Waqar Rana informed a three-judge SC bench –headed by Chief […]

Ahmadi professor found murdered

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LAHORE: Another member of the Ahmadi community — this time a woman, a retired assistant professor of molecular genetics at Punjab University — was found murdered in her house on Tuesday. Tahira Malik was found dead at her residence on the premises of the university. Her throat had been slit. Saleemuddin, spokesperson for the Jamaat-i-Ahma­diyya […]

Mardan incident was ‘political lynching’ by social media

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ISLAMABAD: The ‘freedom’ afforded by social media had descended into a free-fall of trading serious allegations culminating into the ‘political lynching’ of a journalism student in Mardan last week. This was the view shared by panelists in a session on ‘Social Media: New Strategies for creativity and change’ on the third and final day of the […]