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Teenage maid recovered from TV anchor’s home

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LAHORE: A court handed over a teenage maid to her father after getting her recovered from illegal custody of a news TV anchor. Muhammad Munir of Nankana Sahib had filed a habeas corpus petition for the recovery of his 15-year-old daughter, who had been employed by the anchorperson at her residence in Bahria Town, Lahore. […]


Decapitated bodies of young boy, girl found from house

Decapitated bodies of a young boy and a girl were recovered from a house in Farooq Colony area of D’Silva Town, North Nazimabad district here. Police has said that the boy and the girl were apparently murdered last night by a sharp edge tool. Police suspects that girl’s family murdered her as well as the boy. Police says that killings appears to be Honor killings. According […]


10 minors raped, killed in six months in Kasur city

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KASUR: Six months and 10 murders, and all the deceased are minor ages five to 10 and all of them were raped and killed. And the bodies were found in under-construction houses. An eight-year-old girl was the 10th victim of this serial killing going on in the downtown of Kasur since January this year. A-Division […]


UN Human Rights Committee asks Pakistan about crimes against journalists

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There has been a clear deterioration in the safety of journalists, the problem of impunity and of freedom of expression online. These were the main findings of the report submitted to the 120th session of UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva by Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in collaboration with IFEX, the global network defending and […]

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Fundamental Rights Missing

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India has long been selling itself as a secular and democratic country in the region of South Asia, yet its politics and laws suggest otherwise. Even with a long tradition of peaceful democratic takeovers, the state has not ensured fundamental rights to its people, especially the right to hold property (a basic right protected by […]

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Human trafficking: GLO.ACT project launched in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: The European Union, UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and Unicef on Wednesday launched the Global Action (GLO.ACT) project in Pakistan with the aim to prevent and address trafficking in persons and the smuggling of migrants. The project, GLO.ACT, has been started in view of the fact that […]

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NCHR asks police to protect ‘honour-violence’ survivor

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ISLAMABAD: National Commission on Human Rights (NCHR) Chairman retired Justice Ali Nawaz Chowhan on Tuesday concluded an attempted honour killing case after the Nilore police concluded that all relevant sections of the PPC were included in the FIR. The police have been directed to provide protection to the victim as there is risk of her […]

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OIC condemns HR abuses in Held Kashmir

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MIRPUR (AJK) – AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan returned home Sunday after attending the OIC contact group on Kashmir meeting in Ivory Coast and a brief visit to Dubai. He was received at Islamabad International Airport by a large number of workers and supporters of the PML-N. Talking to the PML workers, the […]

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Responding to Pakistan’s UN review: In conversation with Owais Aslam Ali and Matthew Redding

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The State of Pakistan was reviewed for the first time by the UN Human Rights Committee this week in Geneva. In preparation for the examination, the Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) together with IFEX, the global network defending and promoting the right to freedom of expression and information, and RIDH, the International Network of Human Rights, submitted an alternative report in advance […]

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‘Please prime minister, release my brother’

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KARACHI: After travelling for 11 days by foot, the long march for Sindh-based missing persons reached the Karachi Press Club on Sunday. The march, organised by Voice for Missing Persons of Sindh and the Sindh Human Rights Organisation, began on July 6 in Hyderabad. Participants were welcomed by civil society and human rights organisations in […]

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Pakistan’s civil, political rights record reviewed

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ISLAMABAD: The International Human Rights Committee on Thursday concluded its deliberations of the initial report submitted by Pakistan of its implementation of the provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. According to a press release, the report was successfully presented by the Pakistani delegation which is being led by Federal Minister for […]

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Protesters march from Hyderabad to Karachi against enforced disappearances

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HYDERABAD: Holding a list of 43 missing persons from Sindh and demanding the state stop committing alleged enforced disappearances, a group of activists has set on a long march from Hyderabad to Karachi. The marchers, led by peasants rights activist Punhal Sario and political activist Mashooq Chandio, reached Tando Muhammad Khan district on Friday. As […]

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Child maid torture: Girl had burns, blunt wounds

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ISLAMABAD: A doctor testified before the Islamabad High Court on Tuesday that the juvenile housemaid, who had been rescued from the house of an additional district and sessions judge in the capital, had superficial burns and wounds caused by a blunt object. The witness, who was part of the panel of doctors who had conducted […]

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Abducted minor girl raped, abandoned in Surjani Town

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An eight-year-old girl kidnapped from outside her house in Future Colony on Thursday evening was found dumped in Surjani Town after being raped, confirmed police officials on Friday. SHO Ahmed Asim of the Surjani Town police station told The News that they were informed of a girl crying for help by the area’s residents. The […]

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