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Facebook will help curb fake news

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ISLAMABAD – Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari here on Wednesday said that Facebook would help the government of Pakistan, civil society and NGOs to create awareness on human rights issues. Talking to APP, the minister said Facebook would help to curb issue of fake news through a combination of technology, including removing fake […]


Human rights violations rampant in garment sector: report

KARACHI: Millions of workers in garment industry face routine abuse from sexual harassment to beatings to being refused toilet breaks, human rights activists said on Wednesday. Despite a series of reforms following deadly factory fires and protests, many of the country’s 15 million garment workers struggle with poor working conditions and face threats if they […]


Human rights ministry seeks provinces’ data for disability policies, database

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ISLAMABAD: Measures are being taken to ensure the rights of people with disabilities, the minister for human rights said at the second meeting of the national committee constituted to implement the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) on Tuesday. Dr Shireen Mazari said at the meeting that her office was […]


Dr Shireen Mazari calls on Facebook team

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ISLAMABAD – Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mizari on Wednesday met the Facebook team and discussed the closer cooperation and deeper partnership between the Ministry to address Human Rights issues, particularly those related to Child Protection. The Minister appraised the team that the Ministry was going to initiate Child Awareness Programmes in Islamabad. […]


Child protection mechanism, commission to be launched soon’

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Islamabad: A delegation of Child Rights Movement led by Sustainable Social Development Organisation (SSDO) met Minister for Human Rights Dr. Shireen Mazari to discuss the issues of child sexual abuse in Pakistan. Dr. Mizari ensured that the mechanism to protect the children will be developed and launched soon in consultation with Ministry of Interior and […]


HR Ministry to start media campaign for child protection

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Islamabad: To sensitise people over rights of the children and their protection the Ministry of Human Rights was going to start an awareness media campaign, said Human Rights Minister Dr. Shrieen Mazri here on Wednesday. Talking to APP, she said that the Zainab Alert Bill was aimed to pre-empt any child abuse incident. Moreover, the […]


HR ministry takes solid steps to ensure women’s rights

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Islamabad: The Ministry of Human Rights has taken concrete measures for the protection of human rights and showed keen interest especially in non-formal education for adults during last year. According to available document, the ministry has taken steps for the protection of human rights and assured provision of facilities to women at shelter homes and […]


Activists seek president’s help to curb rights violations

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KARACHI: The civil society’s memorandum presented to the President Dr Arif Alvi on Saturday highlighted the violation of freedom of association, freedom of the press, right to free trial, minorities, women and children’s rights. It proposed to set up a task force comprising senior government officials, experts from the private sector and civil society representatives […]

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Child workers

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The Lahore High Court has stepped in to ease the plight of the millions of child domestic workers employed in households across Punjab. A LHC bench hearing a petition filed in March this year has ordered that the provincial government step in to ensure that no child under the age of 15 is employed as […]

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Calls at helpline to register HR violations increase to 15,500

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Islamabad: The number of calls at Helpline 1099 to register human rights violations have witnessed an increase, reaching 15,500 from 4,000 per month, especially during last four months. Ministry of Human Rights had introduced a round-the-clock toll free helpline to get public complaints about human rights violations and provide legal advice so as to provide […]

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Govt to ban child domestic work: minister

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ISLAMABAD: The federal government will be putting a complete ban on child domestic work and negotiations are underway with all stakeholders to address the issue of missing persons, Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari said on Monday. Speaking at a seminar on Child Protection: Issues, Solutions and Opportunities, the minister announced a few […]

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Ministry of Human Rights takes special measures against child labour

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Islamabad: Ministry of Human Rights has taken special measures for bounded child labour to bring them into mainstream of the society’s fabric. According to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, the index of bounded child labour in the country is estimated 1.13 per cent of the total population so the Ministry has initiated some projects to […]

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THE MEDIA COVER-UP?

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When Pakistan Television anchorperson Tanzeela Mazhar filed a case against the head of her department, an Inquiry Committee was set up to look into the matter. But, instead of properly investigating the issue, and questioning the accused, the committee asked Tanzeela ‘why she had not left the job if she was being harassed.’ Tanzeela was not the only one […]

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NCHR calls for review of entire Thar coal project

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Sharing the findings of its two-day visit to Tharparkar to monitor human rights situation, the National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) on Friday asked the Sindh and federal governments to review the entire Thar coal project after looking it through the prism of social benefits for the community. NCHR Chairman Justice (retd.) Ali Nawaz Chowhan, […]

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