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PPF condemns summoning human rights activists in Kuwait

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Prime Minister of Kuwait has expressed concern over the decision of Electronic and Cyber Crime Combatting Department (ECCCD) to summon two human rights activists Abdul Hakim Al-Fadhli and Hamed Jameel for their social media activities. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in […]

PTI voices concern over human rights situation in Sindh

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ISLAMABAD: Leaders of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) from Sindh have expressed serious concern over the human rights situation in the province, alleging that “influential people” are patronising and protecting criminals. Speaking at a news conference at the National Press Club here on Tuesday, parliamentary secretary for human rights in the National Assembly Lal Chand Malhi […]

Asma’s role for human rights extolled

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LARKANA: Speakers at a gathering on Monday paid homage to the towering personality of Asma Jahangir who contributed much towards human rights. The Human Rights Commis­sion of Pakistan (HRCP) Shahdadkot chapter and Sindh Secular Study Forum had jointly organised the progra­mme in Shahdadkot’s lab­our hall to remember the services of the international icon on her […]

Remembering Asma Jahangir on her first death anniversary

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Pakistan is observing today the first death anniversary of human rights lawyer and social activist Asma Jahangir who passed away last year owing to a cardiac arrest. To commemorate the life of the human rights defender The Asma Jahangir Legal Foundation will be conducting a ceremony on Monday which will pay accolades to the advocate’s […]

Rights activist Gulalai Ismail released: Islamabad police

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Rights activist Gulalai Ismail was released by Islamabad police late Wednesday, Islamabad Deputy Commissioner Hamza Shafqaat told DawnNewsTV. However, according to the senior official, 17 of the 25 Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) workers arrested a day earlier along with Gulalai for holding a protest demonstration outside the National Press Club were sent to Adiala jail after […]

Performing arts used to teach youngsters about rights

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KARACHI: To learn about human rights and important international days, Tehrik-i-Niswan, along with its partner organisations held an event called Sahar Awaz Deti Hai at the Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi on Wednesday evening. The programme was open to the general public, and it was nice to see the auditorium filled to capacity in quick […]

Tehrik-e-Niswan to hold cultural event on Jan 30

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Tehrik-e-Niswan in collaboration with other civil society organisations has announced a cultural event will be organised on January 30 at the Arts Council Karachi to express support for and unity with the international community. In a joint a press conference at Karachi Press Club on Monday, Tehrik-e-Niswan founder Sheema Kermani, Sindh Commission on Status of […]

Human rights action plan yet to be enforced, HRCP told

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ISLAMABAD: Announced by the previous government, the National Action Plan for Human Rights has yet to be implemented, a meeting at the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) was told on Friday. Human rights activist and Institute of Development Research and Corresponding Capabilities Amjad Nazeer told the meeting that under the plan, vulnerable groups such […]

Agrarian economy: Experts urge industry status for agriculture sector

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LAHORE: Panelists at the Express Forum said the agriculture sector should be declared an industry, in accordance with Section 5 of the Factories Act 1934. They added that the Minimum Wages Ordinance 1969 should also be extended to the sector. Adviser to Chief Minister on Agriculture Sardar Abdul Haye Dasti, women’s activist Begum Mehnaz Rafi, human […]

Facebook will help curb fake news

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ISLAMABAD – Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari here on Wednesday said that Facebook would help the government of Pakistan, civil society and NGOs to create awareness on human rights issues. Talking to APP, the minister said Facebook would help to curb issue of fake news through a combination of technology, including removing fake […]

Human rights violations rampant in garment sector: report

KARACHI: Millions of workers in garment industry face routine abuse from sexual harassment to beatings to being refused toilet breaks, human rights activists said on Wednesday. Despite a series of reforms following deadly factory fires and protests, many of the country’s 15 million garment workers struggle with poor working conditions and face threats if they […]

Human rights ministry seeks provinces’ data for disability policies, database

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ISLAMABAD: Measures are being taken to ensure the rights of people with disabilities, the minister for human rights said at the second meeting of the national committee constituted to implement the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) on Tuesday. Dr Shireen Mazari said at the meeting that her office was […]

Dr Shireen Mazari calls on Facebook team

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ISLAMABAD – Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mizari on Wednesday met the Facebook team and discussed the closer cooperation and deeper partnership between the Ministry to address Human Rights issues, particularly those related to Child Protection. The Minister appraised the team that the Ministry was going to initiate Child Awareness Programmes in Islamabad. […]

Child protection mechanism, commission to be launched soon’

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Islamabad: A delegation of Child Rights Movement led by Sustainable Social Development Organisation (SSDO) met Minister for Human Rights Dr. Shireen Mazari to discuss the issues of child sexual abuse in Pakistan. Dr. Mizari ensured that the mechanism to protect the children will be developed and launched soon in consultation with Ministry of Interior and […]