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When man’s might is his right

KARACHI: Yasmeen, 16, and her mother Dildaar Begam, were admitted to the Emergency ward of the Civil Hospital Karachi in injured condition and a man, who later introduced himself as Abul Qasim, the father of Yasmeen and husband of Dildaar Begam, stood by attending and taking care of the two. When this reporter visited the […]


‘Apostate’ held after protests

KASUR, March 04, 2006: Hundreds of villagers in Phoolnagar (Bhai Pheru) clashed with police as they protested on Monday February 27 night against an apostate. A police official and some of the protesters suffered injuries. Kasur DPO Ahmad Mobin said that protesters had been dispersed and the situation had been brought under control by late […]


KARACHI: HRCP worried over illegal detentions

KARACHI, March 02, 2006: Secretary General of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) Iqbal Haider has expressed concern over the increasing number of citizens being kidnapped or illegally arrested. In a statement issued here on Wednesday March 1, he said that the HRCP was continuously receiving complaints of kidnapping and disappearance of citizens from […]


KARACHI: Two policemen arrested for custodial death

KARACHI, February 26, 2006: Two policemen were arrested on charge of unintentional murder after a youth, picked up late Friday February 24 night, died in the Manghopir police lockup on Saturday February 25 morning. Police said the youth, identified as Asif Imdad, 25, was picked up from a shantytown in Manghopir for allegedly keeping 300 […]


HYDERABAD: ‘Two million bonded labour in Sindh’

HYDERABAD, February 01 2006: Around two million peasants are languishing in private jails of influential landlords, said president of the Pakistan chapter of the Peace and Human Rights International, Advocate Mohammad Aslam Rana. He was speaking at a news conference here on Tuesday January 31. He said the Sindh chief minister had denied presence of […]


Two boys in chains escape from school

KARACHI, January 27 2006: Police are searching for the principal of a religious school who kept young boys chained up and beat them daily to force them to study. Police raided the madressah in Karachi after 8-year-old Mohammad Ammar and 10-year-old Ahsan Muavia jumped from the roof to escape, still wearing their chains. “One of […]


Case against police for illegal arrests

LAHORE, January 27 2006: Justice Syed Shabbar Raza Razvi of the Lahore High Court on Thursday January 26 got a criminal case registered against the officials of the Shahkot police, who had taken into custody a petitioner and his friend from court premises soon after the proceedings in a habeas corpus petition were over. The […]


Illegal detainees recovered from police station

JACOBABAD, January 24 2006: Two illegal detainees were recovered from a police station near here, after a raid conducted there on the order of a court. According to details, one Bahauddin Tanviri had moved the district and sessions court Jacobabad that his two relatives, Karim Bux and Gulsher were detained illegally by SHO Mubarakpur at […]


MMA will preach against ‘obscene’ race

Qamar Jabbar LAHORE, January 20 2006: Eight anti-marathon protests under the Muttahida Majlis-e-Aamal (MMA) will be held in the provincial capital today (Friday). The protests would be aimed at convincing people to boycott the mixed marathon and join religious groups against obscenity, said a meeting on Thursday, which was presided over by Lahore MMA President […]


Pakistan deports arrested Briton

ISLAMABAD, January 11 2006: Pakistani authorities have deported a Briton held since May after he was cleared of links to terrorism and charges of fraud, fining him Rs 500 ($8.30) for overstaying his visa, his lawyer said on Tuesday January 10. Zeeshan Siddiqui, a 25-year-old Briton of Pakistani descent, was arrested in Peshawar on May […]


‘2412 women, children kidnapped across country in 2005’

Islamabad, January 04 2006: During 2005, an overwhelming 2412 women and children were kidnapped from rural and urban locations across Pakistan, which shows a decrease as compared to the previous year. According to a report issued here Tuesday by Madadgar – a joint venture of Unicef and Lawyers for Human Rights and Legal Aid (LHRLA) […]


Girl loses life owing to ‘negligence’ of doctor

FAISALABAD, January 01 2006: A two-year-old girl died due to alleged negligence of the Allied Hospital’s Intensive Car Unit in charge and other staff. Reports said Ruqayya was admitted to the DHQ hospital in a serious condition with lungs problem caused due to a peanut which blocked her trachea. The hospital doctors, after a successful […]


LHC takes serious notice of illegal detention

Lahore, October 15 2005: Justice Sh. Abdul Rashid of the Lahore High Court Friday October 14 took serious notice of illegal detention of about ten persons and double entry in the record. The court summoned the SP, CIA, Organised Crimes, Masood Aziz, SI, Mehdi Kazmi, muharirs, Saleem and Akram for October 17 to show the […]


KARACHI: Minority body calls for arrest of rapists

KARACHI, October 05 2005: Speakers at a demonstration on Tuesday October 4, condemning the gang rape of a minority community teenager belonging to Rawalpindi, have demanded that the perpetrators be arrested and immediately be given stern punishment according to the law. Speaking at the demonstration, organized by the All Pakistan Minorities Alliance (APMA) at the […]