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Project to end child labour soon

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Baitul Mal (PBM) has decided to undertake a project for elimination of child domestic work through education and skill development, official sources told Dawn. The project entitled “Elimination and Prevention of Child Domestic Work Through Education and Training” would be initially implemented in five capital cities of the country. Under the project, […]


Pakistan urged to sign all rights treaties

ISLAMABAD – The participants of a consultative seminar here on Wednesday demanded that Pakistan immediately sign and ratify all major human rights treaties including the Rome Statute under which the International Criminal Court (ICC) was set up. The ICC was empowered to prosecute crimes like genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity in member states. […]


Karo-kari needs no new laws, says Arbab

KARACHI — Karo-kari does not need new legislation since it is already murder, said Sindh Chief Minister Dr. Arbab Ghulam Rahim, who opposed the practice on October12. He said that there should be no leniency for men involved in such deaths; they should be treated as murderers according to the law. He termed honour killing […]


Demonstration against honour-killing

MULTAN – The human rights organisations, NGOs, women organisations from all over the country would stage a demonstration in front of Parliament House on October 8 at 10.00 am. “We have planned with the consent of all human rights organisations, NGOs to stage a demonstration in front of parliament against the honour-killing, ending the discriminatory […]


HRCP criticizes honour killings

QUETTA – The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), Balochistan Chapter, has urged the government to take measures to end honour killings and molestation of girls in the province. The monthly meeting of the commission held in Quetta on October 4, under the chairmanship of Tahir Mohammad Khan, observed that during the last few months […]


HRCP presents report on origin of Jirga system

KARACHI – Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has taken to task the political parties of this country that took least interest in abolishing ‘parallel judicial system’, and ‘illegal trials’ of the citizens of Pakistan, under one or another pretext. A detailed documentary report compiled by HRCP says, “The conduct of the main political parties […]


Seminar on Karo Kari

KARACHI – A seminar on ‘Karo Kari’ is being held under the aegis of the Secretariat of Provincial Ombudsman Sindh in Karachi at a hotel on Friday, September 17. An announcement on September 16, said that the moot will be presided over by the Sindh Governor, Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan. Sindh Minister for Planning and […]


Karo-kari: four shot dead

JACOBABAD – Two women and two men were shot dead on the pretext of karo-kari in upper Sindh during the last 48 hours ending on September 18, evening. A man, Takat Jakhrani alias Abu, and a woman, Rani, were killed by six armed men on the pretext of karo- kari in Yasin Jakhrani village in […]


Karo-kari claims two more lives

SHIKARPUR – A man and a woman were killed on the pretext of Karo-kari in two different incidents. Sara, 20, was killed by her husband and his four brothers who had termed her a kari in Shah Ali Pahore village, Khanpur taluka on September 8. Her body was brought to the Civil Hospital Shikarpur for […]


Two killed over karo-kari

SHAHDADKOT – A man and a woman were shot dead under the charges of karo-kari (honor killing) at village Ismail Magsi in the jurisdiction of Qubo Saeed Khan on August 7 . According to reports one Nazir Chandio on suspicion of his wife Zareena (18) having illicit relations with Ali Haider Chandio shot both the […]


Karo-Kari

SHAHDADKOT – A men and a woman were shot dead under charge of Karo-kari (honour killing) at village Ismail Magsi in the jurisdiction of Qubo Saeed Khan on September 4, evening. According to reports one Nazir Chandio on suspicion of his wife Zareena (18) having illicit relations with Ali Haider Chandio shot both the accused […]


Man among three killed over Karo- Kari

SUKKUR – Karo-Kari claimed the lives of two women in two separate incidents in Jacobabad and Ghotki on September 2, morning. In the first incident Firdous was shot dead allegedly by her husband Muhammad Hanif in village Allah Dad Jakhrani on the pretext of having illicit relations with Aziz Jakhrani. The relatives of Firdous al­leged […]


LHRLA condemns police highhandedness

KARACHI – The Lawyers for Human Rights and Legal Aid (LHRLA) have condemned the recent incident of abuse and torture of detainees at Gizri police station lock-up, who received burn injuries and one of them died during treatment. The injured person had alleged the cops poured petrol on them and set on fire. LHRLA President […]


LHRLA demands Darul Aman issue investigated

KARACHI – The Chief Justice of Sindh High Court, IG Prison and Minister for Women Development and Social Welfare have been urged to take urgent steps to thoroughly review the conditions of correctional facilities for women in Sindh province. This was stated during a meeting of Lawyers for Human Rights and Legal Aid (LHRLA) convened […]