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Six PTM activists go missing, three harassed

KARACHI: At least six activists of the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement were picked up allegedly by security personnel following a demonstration held in the city in solidarity with the grassroots movement’s gathering in Lahore. Three other activists, including a woman, were harassed by unidentified men in plain clothes. The six activists were picked up from the […]

Amnesty International urges Pakistan to resolve enforced disappearances cases

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ISLAMABAD: The Amnesty International urged Pakistan to resolve hundreds of cases of enforced disappearances as the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted on Monday the outcome of the Universal Periodic Review of Pakistan. “As an elected member of this council, Pakistan must uphold the highest human rights standards – to not just acknowledge violations, […]

Missing activist Samar Abbas contacts family members

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KARACHI: Missing social media activist Samar Abbas, who mysteriously disappeared in January last year, contacted his family Tuesday and is expected to return home soon. Abbas heads the Civil Progress Alliance Pakistan (CPAP). “We received a call from Samar on Tuesday,” his brother Ashar Abbas told The Express Tribune. “He informed us that he has […]

Child protection institutes across Pakistan demanded

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Islamabad: Child Rights Movement (CRM) National Secretariat conducted a press conference at Press Club Islamabad here on Wednesday to call for the need for accelerated measures needed by the government to curb child sexual abuse in Pakistan. CRM, a network of civil society organisations and activists working for the promotion and protection of child rights […]

Another case of enforced disappearance comes to light

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Two days after desperate family members of a missing person shared their ordeal with the media at the Karachi Press Club, another distraught family came forward on Thursday with their own account of fear and helplessness. Syed Jamil, an engineer by profession, while addressing mediafolk at the club yesterday afternoon, said that his son, Nabeel […]

Man protests for recovery of ‘missing’ daughters, wife

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KARACHI – An old man resident of DHA, Karachi held a protest demonstration outside KPC, seeking recovery of his three ‘missing’ daughters and his ex-wife who he claimed were ‘detained’ by some influential persons for the sake of money. The citizen who identified him as Sohail Mughal told media men that he was engaged in […]

Journalist detained at KU for an hour

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The Express Tribune’s Fawad Hasan was allegedly detained by security officials at the University of Karachi on Monday and then released after an hour. Fawad was at a condolence reference organised by the Karachi University Teachers Society in memory of the varsity’s former associate professor Dr Hasan Zafar Arif at the institution’s Department of International […]

Issues of child abuse; Govt urged to make National Commission on Rights of Children functional

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ISLAMABAD: Participants of a consultative meeting held at the Wafaqi Mohtasib Secretariat demanded the government to make National Commission on Rights of Children (NCRC) functional to address the issue of child abuse at the all level. Aimed at highlighting the issues of child abuse in Pakistan and seeking recommendations from stakeholders, the meeting was attended […]

Prisoners’ request for painless execution denied

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PESHAWAR: A court has turned down attempts by two death row prisoners who wanted the way death sentences are carried out to be changed. A two-judge bench of the Peshawar High Court (PHC) comprising Justice Roohul Amin and Justice Qalandar Ali Khan on Thursday dismissed petitions filed by two death row prisoners who have challenged […]

Special desk to deal crime against children

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KARACHI – In the wake of Kasur incident, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali has ordered to set up a separate desk at CM House Complaint Cell to entertain complaints of crime against children , particularly what he termed as ‘sexual terrorism against children .’ He said that our society is degenerating. The Islamic values […]

Applications of over 1,500 ‘enforced disappearances’ still pending: Supreme Court informed

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Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances informed the Supreme Court on Tuesday that it has disposed of as many as 3,076 applications of disappearance till December last whereas a total of 1,532 applications are pending before the Commission. Submitting report before a three-member bench led by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, Registrar of the Commission Khalid […]

CJP displeased at delay in Tayyaba torture case

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday ordered a report from the Islamabad High Court registrar over the incomplete proceedings of the Tayyaba torture case, being heard by a trial court. According to Geo News report, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar expressed his displeasure that the trial was still incomplete even after a year. He called […]

HRCP, IPSS seminar: ‘Enforced disappearances’ must come to an end

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Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) and Institute for Peace and Secular Studies (IPSS) organized a seminar on ‘Human Rights in the Era of Enforced Disappearances’ at Safma Auditorium on Saturday. Human rights community, artist community, academics & teachers, students, rights based NGOs, representatives of political parties, and families of missing persons attended the seminar. […]

On paper only, human rights situation better

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ISLAMABAD: In 2017, the overall human rights situation in Pakistan could be deemed better in terms of policymaking and drafting legislation related to key social issues, but worse when observed through the prism of some atrocious incidents such as the Mashal Khan lynching case, and the forced disappearances of bloggers, peace activists, and journalists, which […]