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PTV ‘blackout’ prompts opposition boycott of budget debate in NA

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ISLAMABAD: Opposition members in the National Assembly boycotted the opening day of the budget debate on Monday after the government refused to telecast live the speech of Opposition Leader Syed Khursheed Shah on the state-run television. After the opposition’s refusal to participate in the proceedings, Speaker Ayaz Sadiq gave floor to one of the youngest […]

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 […]

Access to information bill unanimously approved by Senate committee

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ISLAMABAD: ‘The Right of Access to Information Bill, 2017’ was unanimously approved by the Senate Standing Committee on Information on Monday, within weeks of being presented in the upper house. The bill grants citizens the right to have access to all information held by public bodies subject to ‘reasonable restrictions’. The bill was introduced in […]

Banned outfits in Pakistan operate openly on Facebook

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They exist in plain sight, just one search and one click away from any of Pakistan’s 25 million Facebook users. An investigation carried out by Dawn across the month of April 2017 has revealed that 41 of Pakistan’s 64 banned outfits are present on Facebook in the form of hundreds of pages, groups and individual […]

Slain journalist Saleem Shahzad’s family lost the hope for Justice

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KARACHI, May 30: “We have no hope and faith on police and government as they are not serious in providing justice as no progress has been made in the case in fact “they” neglected the commission’s recommendations” says Anita, widow of slain journalist Saleem Shahzad. On May 29, 2011, Shahzad was picked up from federal […]

مقتول صحافی سلیم شہزاد کا خاندان انصاف سے ناامید

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کراچی، 30 مئی: مقتول صحافی سلیم شہزاد کی بیوہ انیتا نے کہا ہے کہ “ہمیں پولیس اور حکومت سے کوئی امید ہے،  نہ ہی ان پر بھروسہ کیونکہ وہ انصاف کی فراہمی میں بالکل دلچسپی نہیں رکھتے اور نہ ہی مقدمے میں کوئی پیش رفت کی گئی ہے بلکہ درحقیقت “انہوں” نے کمیشن کی تجاویز […]