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HRCP voices reservations over formation of national minorities’ commission

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The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has strong reservations over the formation of a national minorities’ commission through a cabinet decision based on a summary moved by the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony. In a statement, it has said that the proposed composition smacks of partisanship and, above all, as a non-statutory […]


HRCP raises concerns over human rights in Pakistan

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The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) raised several pertinent concerns in its 2019 annual report on the State of Human Rights in Pakistan. However, the report overlooks several major milestones towards securing and safeguarding the rights of vulnerable groups that were reached in the past year in Pakistan, said a press release issued on […]


Since 2013, daily killings have dropped by 84pc in Karachi: HRCP

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Although many efforts have been made to improve the law and order situation, including the launch of various police and military operations in the past, street crime and kidnappings for ransom in Sindh’s urban areas were rampant last year. This was observed in the ‘State of Human Rights in 2019’ report of the Human Rights […]


HRCP highlights plight of weakest section of society

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KARACHI: Warning that the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic will worsen human rights record of the country, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has observed that 2019 was the year of widespread social and economic marginalisation that left the weakest segment of society invisible and unheard. The human rights organisation released its flagship annual report ‘State […]


HRCP for addressing medics’ concerns about safety

LAHORE: The country’s need for medical personnel in the midst of a public health crisis does not override their right to occupational health and safety nor does it justify the high-handedness of the police who attempted to quell the strike by force. This was stated by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) here on […]


Mumtaz Gilani passes away

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LAHORE: Syed Mumtaz Alam Gilani, former MNA, first Human Rights minister and chief coordinator of the late PM Benazir Bhutto, passed away after a protracted illness on Tuesday. He was 79. He was elder brother of senior journalist Imtiaz Alam. He will be buried after Asr prayers in his ancestral city Bahawalnagar on Wednesday (today). […]


HRCP concerned at rights defender’s disappearance

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LAHORE: Four months after the disappearance of political worker and human rights defender Idris Khattak, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) remains greatly concerned as to his physical and mental well being. Allegedly, Mr Khattak was forcibly disappeared on Nov 13, 2019, by four plainclothes men on the Swabi motorway interchange in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. […]


Jam Saqi paid tribute on second death anniversary

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HYDERABAD: Hari leaders and rights activists have paid rich tributes to comrade Jam Saqi for his struggle for the rights of peasants and downtrodden people. Addressing the second death anniversary of Saqi at Sindh Museum here on Thursday organised by Jam Saqi Yadgar Committee, they said comrade Saqi devoted his life to challenge dictators. Writer […]


Owais Aslam Ali elected as Co-Chair of Media Freedom Coalition Advisory Network.

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Owais Aslam Ali, Secretary General, Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) and member of the Steering Committee of the Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD)  has been elected as one of the three chairpersons of Media Freedom Coalition Advisory Group (MFC-AN).  The other chairpersons are Silvia Chocarro of Article 19 and Rachael Kay of the International Freedom […]


MoHR receives 40,000 complaints relating to human rights

Islamabad: The Ministry of Human Rights helpline 1099 had received over 40,000 complaints regarding human rights during January 2020, said Secretary MoHR, Ribia Javeria Agha on Sunday. Talking to this agency, she said the complaints relating to inheritance and child abuse were being addressed on priority. She said, “Together, we need to strengthen coordination and […]


HRCP launches Asma memorial lecture

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ISLAMABAD: Asma Jahangir was the voice of the voiceless. The poor and their issues were very close to her heart. It is a day to celebrate her services. These were some of the views expressed about the fearless and iconic human rights champion during a discussion on how to take forward her legacy on Tuesday […]


Campaign for women’s rights announced

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KARACHI: On the eve of National Women’s Day, Uks Research Centre annou­nced a month-long campaign on ‘Women’s Rights and the Feminist Movement in Pakistan’ at its office here on Tuesday. February 12 is a reminder of the historical struggle initiated in the 1980s by women’s rights activists under the banner of the Women’s Action Forum […]


Sindh made record-breaking human rights legislations: CM

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KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has claimed that the Sindh government has enacted “record-breaking human rights laws” to protect every segment of society, from domestic workers to street children and women. “We are now focusing on the implementation of the laws that have not been enforced properly,” he maintained while talking to […]


2,093 human rights violation cases registered in Sindh in one year

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KARACHI: As many as 2,093 cases of human rights violations were reported to the police between Jan 31, 2019 and Jan 31, 2020 and 2,115 suspects were arrested, police data shared with the media recently said. It said that 735 of the cases had been chargesheeted, 863 under investigation and 749 cases were being heard […]