Human Rights | Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) - Part 3Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) | Page 3

Paksitan Press Foundtion

Human Rights

IS bomber kills 76 at Sehwan shrine

Pakistan Press Foundation

Sehwan/Karachi – At least 76 people died Thursday when a bomb ripped through a crowded Sufi shrine in Sindh, in the deadliest attack to hit the country so far in 2017. The Islamic State group claimed the attack, at the shrine of Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan, in a statement carried by its propaganda […]


Missing persons details to be given in three days

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: A Senate panel has passed the Right to Information Bill (RTI), 2016, seeking to ensure that relevant authorities provide written details on missing persons within three days of a request. The bill that aims to replace the toothless Freedom of Information Ordinance 2002 also includes provision for protection of whistleblowers in public sector organisations and […]


Pakistan: Three staffers of television channel injured in suicide attack while covering protest rally

Pakistan Press Foundation

Lahore: Three staff members of Aaj television channel were injured when a suicide bomber targeted police officials that were negotiating to end a protest by hundreds of pharmacists against amendments to the law to regulate sale of pharmaceutical drugs. The blast, which targeted the police officials in the busy Mall Road near the provincial assembly […]

Freedom of Expression, Front Page, Human Rights , , , ,


Two police teams formed to investigate deadly attack on DSNG

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: A formal police investigation was launched into the deadly attack on the vehicle of a TV news channel on Sunday, with two separate teams of investigators being formed on Monday as the chief minister sought daily progress report of the investigation, while the interior minister assured the TV channel of early arrest of the […]

Front Page, General News, Human Rights, Media and Governance


Mall mauled

Pakistan Press Foundation

At least 13 people, including a DIG Traffic and an SSP Operations, were killed and 84 others injured when a ‘suicide bomber’ exploded himself near a protest demonstration of Chemists Association at Faisal Chowk near Punjab Assembly building here on Monday evening. The incident occurred around 6:10pm when a suicide bomber reached near the police […]

Freedom of Expression, Human Rights, Media and Governance


Staffer of television channel shot dead: Taliban claim responsibility for the killing

Pakistan Press Foundation

Karachi: One person was killed when unidentified gunmen on a motorcycle fired at the Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) van of “Samaa” television channel on February 12, in Karachi, the largest city of Pakistan.The person killed was twenty two years old Taimoor Abbas who was working as an Assistant on the DSNG van. The DSNG […]

Freedom of Expression, Front Page, Human Rights, Obituaries , , , , , ,


Missing activist: Samar Abbas’ family petitions IHC

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Over a month after he went missing from the capital, the family of a Karachi-based social activist approached the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Saturday, urging the court to recover him. The family has also urged the court to protect the missing activist from harassment and torture. Samar Abbas, a resident of Gulshan-e-Iqbal neighbourhood in […]

Human Rights


HRCP concerned at ‘vicious campaign’ on TV

Pakistan Press Foundation

LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on Friday expressed grave concern over a vicious campaign by a TV anchorperson against several journalists and rights defenders. In a statement, the Commission said: “The HRCP has been horrified by the licence given to an anchorperson on a private TV channel to ridicule renowned journalists and […]

Front Page, Human Rights, Media Ethics


Blogger says he feared he’d never return

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Ahmad Waqas Goraya, an activist abducted last month and returned a few weeks later, has broken his silence on his disappearance, but is refusing to point fingers. Goraya was among five activists who vanished in different cities of Pakistan in early January. Human Rights Watch, opposition lawmakers and other activists have said their near […]

Freedom of Expression, Human Rights


Abducted blogger breaks silence after recovery

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: A digital activist abducted last month has broken his silence on his weeks-long disappearance, but is refusing to point fingers at the abductors. Ahmad Waqass Goraya was among five activists who vanished from different cities of Pakistan in early January. Human Rights Watch, opposition lawmakers and activists have said their near simultaneous abductions pointed to […]

Freedom of Expression, Human Rights


Protecting children

Pakistan Press Foundation

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” – Nelson Mandela Our society – where children are considered to be a commodity by many – does not appear to have a graceful soul. Children are vulnerable to maltreatment universally but in our case, the […]

General News, Human Rights


Teenage beauty parlour girl ‘raped, killed by cousin’

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI –  Surjani Town police claimed on Sunday to have arrested an alleged rapist and murderer of a teenage girl. Police investigators said they had solved the blind murder case and arrested the man allegedly involved in the murder of the young woman, who was found dead at an under-construction building in Surjani Town on […]

Human Rights


‘Domestic trafficking of minors fuels child labour’

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Tayyaba torture case has not only exposed loopholes in Pakistan’s judicial system, but also showed that there is no law to counter or keep a check on internal migration of minors that encourages child labour. On Jan 4, the Supreme Court took suo motu notice of the maltreatment of the 10-year-old housemaid by […]

Human Rights


Police submit challan in Tayyaba case

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Police have submitted a charge-sheet against a suspended additional district and sessions judge and his wife who are accused of torturing and abusing child maid Tayyaba. The charge-sheet was submitted to judicial magistrate Haider Shah by the Industrial Area police on Wednesday, as the Islamabad High Court has been tasked by the Supreme Court to […]

Human Rights