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Call for census, registration of miners with welfare organisations

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QUETTA: Leading human rights activist and former director of Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), I.A. Rehman, has said problems being faced by workers could not be resolved until society changes its attitude towards the labour class and considers issues of the workers as its own. Speaking at a consultative meeting organised by the HRCP’s […]

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Democracy faces threat from politicians: Bilawal

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LAHORE: The second session of the Asma Jahangir Conference titled “Justice for Empowerment” concluded at a local hotel here on Sunday. The second day discussions were espoused by the late Asma Jahangir’s work and activism. A wide range of discussions focused on protection of fundamental rights, justice for all and impunity for none, freedom of […]

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Human resource development emphasised

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Islamabad: For stronger systems and effective implementation of law and order, we should be proactive towards building our nation rather spending on infrastructure. This was stated by Minister of State, Ministry of interior Shahrayar Khan Afridi while addressing 19th All Members’ Meeting of Human Resource Development Network (HRDN). Shahrayar Khan Afridi was the chief guest […]

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Activist released after short detention by FIA

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RAWALPINDI: Activist Gulalai Ismail, wanted by the Swabi police in two separate cases, was detained by officials of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on her return from the UK at the Islamabad International Airport on Friday. She was released later on after being taken to the FIA headquarters and questioned. A senior FIA official said […]

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Child rights committee to be formed in slums of Islamabad

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Islamabad: For well-coordinated effort towards child protection in Islamabad slums, the National Child Protection Centre (NCPC) plans to form Child Rights Committees in slums of Islamabad. The initiative is part of the yearly work plan of NCPC from 2018 to 2019. The work plan also includes mapping of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) with regards to […]

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State’s duty to uphold social and economic justice: HRCP

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Islamabad: At its recently held meeting, the Council (governing body) of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) expressed ‘grave concern at efforts to roll back the 18th constitutional amendment, evidenced by remarks made reportedly by state institution representatives as well as elected members of the National Assembly.’ The Council said it condemned any such […]

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Rights violations by Punjab police irk NCHR chief

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ISLAMABAD:The National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) chairman Ali Nawaz Chohan on Tuesday expressed serious reservations and displeasure over the performance of Punjab police force. After hearing the plea of a father, whose young son had allegedly been killed by the police in an encounter, Chohan showed grave concern over the police’s attitude, especially in […]

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Media bodies endorse PFUJ demands

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ISLAMABAD: All the stakeholders of media industry have agreed to constitute a joint action committee of journalists, editors, broadcasters and owners to save the press and its working force from the increasing onslaught on their professional and economic rights. On the invitation of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), spearheading the movement for freedom […]

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Human rights in naya Pakistan

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Pakistan’s human rights record is not heartening. One would have thought that a political party with justice as its raison d’être would try and take the issue of human rights seriously. However, the evidence thus far does not give much ground for enthusiasm. Instead of continuing to pay lip service or evading human rights obligations, […]

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Woman athlete from Lower Dir to attend UN event in Geneva

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TIMERGARA: The 21- year old young woman athlete from Lower Dir district, Noreena Shams, has been invited to participate as a panellist in the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council Forum to be held at Geneva from October 1 to 3. Noreena Shams told The News that the forum would focus on possibilities of using […]

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Senator calls for parliamentary panel on minorities

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ISLAMABAD: Senator Farhatullah Babar has said that despite the Constitution guaranteeing minorities’ rights, religious injunctions and Pakistan having signed international covenants, their rights have been shrinking while intolerance by state and society has increased. Speaking at an International Interfaith meeting organised by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on Tuesday, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) […]

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‘Access to sign language critical for human rights of the disabled’

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After the United Nations proclaimed this September 23 to be the first International Day of Sign Languages, an event on Sunday stressed that access to sign language, including in education and public services, is critical for the human rights of the disabled. Marking the first International Day of Sign Languages, the Interpreters Association of Pakistan […]

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Mazari expresses concern on HR violations of Muslims in certain European countries

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Islamabad: Minister for Human Rights; Dr. Shireen M Mazari expressed grave concerns over the violation of basic human rights and restrictions on the religious freedom of Muslim citizens in some European states. She urged the international community to take prompt action in this regard and to play a decisive role not only in seeking an […]

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‘Local governments can help combat human rights violations’

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LAHORE: Punjab Human Rights and Minorities (HR&MA) Minister Ejaz Alam has said people could be protection across the province with the help of the Local Government Department. Addressing newly-elected representatives at the Local Government Academy in Lala Musa on Tuesday, the minister said the local governments, in collaboration with the Human Rights Department, could provide better […]

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