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WhatsApp security breach may have targeted human rights groups

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WASHINGTON:WhatsApp said on Tuesday that a security breach on its messaging app had signs of coming from a government using surveillance technology developed by a private company, and it may have targeted human rights groups. WhatsApp, a unit of Facebook, said it had notified the US Department of Justice to help with an investigation, and […]


K-P launches virtual platform for human rights reporting

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PESHAWAR: Switzerland is committed to support the government of Pakistan for promotion and protection of human rights, said Swiss Ambassador Thomas Kolly. He was speaking at the launching of K-P Virtual Platforms (KPVP): Strengthening Human Rights Reporting, Monitoring and Implementation in the Province on Tuesday in Peshawar. Thomas Kolly appreciated and expressed pleasure over the initiatives […]


PM asked to allocate funds for child rights in new federal, provincial budgets

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Islamabad: Child Rights Movement (CRM) has written a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan urging him to allocate financial resources for child rights in the upcoming federal and provincial budget for year 2019-2020. The letters were sent by Coordinator of the CRM Pakistan and CRM’s member organizations and individuals. This content of the letter was […]


Stakeholders find weaknesses in government disability rights bill

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ISLAMABAD: Stakeholders have identified weaknesses in the ICT Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill before a parliamentary committee on human rights considers it next week, and have urged the committee to seek insight from people living with disabilities. At a press conference on Thursday, stakeholders also demanded representation for people living with disabilities in the […]


NFPA representative discusses human rights matters with Mazari

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ISLAMABAD  –    United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Representative in Pakistan, Lina M. Mousa here Monday called on the Federal Minister for Human Rights, Dr Shireen M Mazari and discussed various human rights related matters with special focus on the gender equality, women’s rights and empowerment. While assuring her full support to the Country Representative, Human […]


Sindh Assembly urged to reject forced conversion bill

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LAHORE: After almost a month of the submission of a bill in the Sindh Assembly against forced conversions, various religious and religio-political outfits sat together on Monday to voice against it. A joint declaration issued after the sitting announced a countrywide protest on Friday (May 3) and threatened of a vigorous protest campaign if the […]


Ministry, Sindh Judicial Academy ink MoU to acquaint judges with human rights laws

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The Ministry of Human Rights (MoHR) and the Sindh Judicial Academy (SJA) have signed a memorandum of understanding with the aim to train judges in laws pertaining to human rights and build awareness of the national and international human rights framework. The signing ceremony was held at the Sindh Judicial Academy in Karachi on Friday. […]


HRCP annual report launched

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ISLAMABAD: Other than certain positive developments with regard to legislation and security situation, the overall state of human rights remained grim in the country in the year 2018, shows the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP)’s annual report ‘State of Human Rights in 2018’ launched on Monday. The report says that progress and observation of […]


Human rights put on the back burner in election year: report

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ISLAMABAD: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan’s (HRCP) annual report 2018 documented that the overall situation of human rights deteriorated across the country during the election year, with a startling curtailment of individual and collective freedom of expression. The commission’s council members — during the launch ceremony of the report at a local hotel on […]


Human rights and democratic participation

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With Harris Khalique becoming the new secretary-general of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) it was expected that some new vitality and vigour would be injected into this pre-eminent human rights organisation in Pakistan. The HRCP has benefitted a lot from the old guards such as Afrasiab Khattak, Anis Haroon, Asad Iqbal Butt, Asma […]


‘Harassment is an issue of human rights, security & economics’

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KARACHI: “I am a victim of sexual harassment. When a legislator like myself, who had a part in the making of the harassment bill, can be verbally abused by the treasury benches in the assembly the way that I was, then what to say about the other women,” said MPA Nusrat Seher Abbasi. She was […]


Rights minister insists transgender community being safeguarded

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is one of the most progressive countries in the world for legislating laws to secure and safeguard the rights of the transgender community. This was stated by the Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari on Thursday as she responded to the statistics shared by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) earlier over […]


No coercion in adult Ghotki girls conversion, rules IHC

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ISLAMABAD: Two Hindu girls from Sindh, who had allegedly been forced to convert to Islam and marry Muslims, did so voluntarily, ruled the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday. The court also declared that the two sisters were adults and could live with their husbands if they wanted to. The decision came during a hearing […]


HRCP sees dismal situation of democratic practices in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: There is a dismal situation of human rights and democratic practices in Pakistan, efforts are being made to alter the 18th Amendment, international non-governmental organisations (INGOs) have been thrown out of the country, media has been facing immense pressure and the state is keen to ensure that people follow a single narrative. This was […]