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Human Rights Day marked

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KARACHI: Human Rights Department of Sindh on Monday held a walk from Peoples Chowrangi Karachi to Mazar-e-Quaid to mark International Human Rights Day. The walk was led by Chief Minister Sindh Special Assistance Khatu Mal Jeewan and Sectary Raiz Hussain Somro while Director Qadir Mangi made all the arrangements for the walk. Numbers of people affiliated with civil […]

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Hussain Naqi praised for bold journalism

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HYDERABAD: Senior journalists described veteran newsman Hussain Naqi as the name of resistance and a rebel at a reception in his honour held at the local press club here on Monday. Veteran journalist Abdul Aziz Malik said Hussain Naqi always fought for rights and the truth though he had to face a tough time. He […]

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Call for making UN suggestions on human rights public

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LAHORE: Veteran journalist and human rights activist I.A. Rehman on Sunday urged the government to make the 2017-18 Universal Period Review (UPR) of the United Nations Human Rights Council public and present it in parliament, explaining that UNHRC recommendations favour the country and its ­people. “The world is not conspiring against Pakistan. The UPR recommendations […]

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New panel formed to consider proposals for GB citizens’ rights

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ISLAMABAD: The Sup­reme Court on Friday ordered constitution of a fresh committee to consider the proposals and recommendations being developed by a different group for the grant of fundamental rights to the citizens of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB). Headed by Attorney General (AG) Anwar Mansoor, the fresh committee will consist of Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan a senior counsel […]

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‘Equal rights must be provided to every citizen’

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LAHORE: Equal rights and opportunities must be provided to every citizen in the country, said Punjab University Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS) Director Dr Umbreen Javaid on Thursday. She expressed these views at a seminar on Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar’s vision of empowerment through education at Al Raazi Hall. Speakers stressed the need to empower oppressed […]

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Human rights priorities

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ON Monday, when the nations of the world celebrate the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Pakistan government too will be expected to not only count what has been done to guarantee the people’s human rights, but also to reflect on what remains to be done. The first […]

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Activists express concern over human rights violations

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KARACHI: Human rights activists have expressed serious concern over human rights violations in Sindh and stressed the need to make collective efforts to resolve the issue. This was asserted during a consultation workshop on “Pakistan’s International Commitments and Status of Compliance in Sindh” held on Tuesday, jointly organised by Sindh Human Rights Commission (SHRC) and Democracy […]

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Equal rights for special persons sought

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MIRPURKHAS: Mirpurkhas Divisional Commissioner Abdul Waheed Shaikh has said that sense of deprivation of special children might be removed by giving equal rights and need of encouragement for disables as they were also part of the society. He was speaking as chief guest on a distribution ceremony of wheel chairs, sewing machines and ration on […]

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Veteran Hussain Naqi warns against gagging press, public voice

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Veteran journalist and human rights activist – Hussain Naqi on Monday warned that gagging of press would rather hurt the country’s integrity. “The 1971-like situation may strike the society if the public voice is suppressed,” veteran Naqi said, speaking at a function held in his honour by Karachi Press Club. Trade unionists, labour leaders, journalists […]

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Students march for their rights

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Amid the beat of a drum and a dafli, students and civil society activists marched from the Arts Council roundabout to the Karachi Press Club on Friday evening to demand equality in the education system, implementation of an order for the restoration of student unions and many fundamental rights for students in different educational sectors. […]

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Documentary showing life in refugee camps screened

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ISLAMABAD: As part of the Human Rights through Cinematography Film Festival, Austrian Ambassador Nicolaus Keller hosted a screening of acclaimed documentary What the Wind Took Away. Mr Keller said this is the first cultural project he is doing since he arrived in Pakistan in Nov 1. The ambassador was the head of culture in Austria […]

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Human rights agenda

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THE first 100 days of a first-time government are often tumultuous, strewn with tactical errors and gaffes, and hindered by inexperience. The opposition morphs into the mythical Argus, ready to swoop down on any mistake. Press and electronic media seize upon every miscalculation. The government itself takes a defensive posture, trying to fend off the […]

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Human rights through Cinematography Film Festival

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Islamabad: Dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the opening ceremony of the 4th edition of Human Rights through Cinematography Film Festival was held at Pakistan National Council of Arts, (PNCA) on Sunday. Running from November 25th to December 10th, the film festival is led by the European Union (EU) and […]

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Journalists show solidarity with Hussain Naqi

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ISLAMABAD: National Press Club (NPC) was live with sentiments of love and respect for pride of journalism in Pakistan, Hussain Naqi. Senior and junior mediapersons clapped, embraced and adored him with shower of rose petals on his arrival. Naqi was the chief guest at the NPC in the reception organised by the Club as well […]

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