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HR ministry identifies priority areas to create awareness on child rights: Mazari

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Islamabad: Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari on Thursday said the Ministry of Human Rights had identified key priority areas to create awareness on the prevention, protection and redressal of issues related to child rights. The ministry in collaboration with the European Union today launched an awareness campaign to educate people about protecting […]


Toll-free number launched in KP to register HR complaints

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Peshawar: Minister for Law, Parliamentary Affairs and Human Right Sultan Muhammad Khan launched toll-free number 0800-11180 for registration of complaints against violation of human rights at the Directorate General of Law and Human Rights here on Tuesday. The minister launched the service by receiving a test call on the toll-free number. He commended the team […]


Human rights in the digital age

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Our digitally connected world poses serious challenges to human rights. Internet use and mobile connectivity, low-cost and fast computing systems, and rapid AI advances have, on the one hand, provided new opportunities. But, on the other hand, they present unprecedented challenges to the protections of core human rights. Modern technologies like Al have a huge […]


Human rights top priority of Sindh govt, says Wahab

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Karachi – Barrister Murtaza Wahab, adviser to Sindh chief minister on information, archives, law and anti-corruption, said on Saturday the government should ensure general public’s participation at all levels to identify the real issues being faced by them. The adviser said that unification of the government and the general public was in the interest of […]


Media, NGOs facing state pressure over HR protection: Babar

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Islamabad: Former PPP Senator Farhatullah Babar said NGOs, playing role in protecting human rights, and media are facing state pressure and as a result there in no organised voice for the rights of minorities. Farhatullah Babar expressed these views while addressing a ceremony Thursday regarding representation of non-Muslim in media. He said that intellectual infrastructure […]


Non-implementation of SC order on minorities’ rights regretted

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ISLAMABAD: Politicians, lawyers, rights activists and representatives of minorities on Wednesday celebrated the landmark Supreme Court judgement on the protection of religious minorities’ rights. They, however, regretted that the judgement pronounced on June 19, 2014, could not be implemented even after five years. They were speaking at a seminar titled ‘Protection of Minorities Rights’ organised […]


Human rights ministry asked to simplify Zainab alert bill

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ISLAMABAD: Describing the Zainab Alert, Response and Recovery Bill 2019 as vague, a parliamentary body on Wednesday asked the Ministry of Human Rights to make the bill simple. The committee also asked the ministry to incorporate its recommendations in the bill. Once the bill is passed by the parliament, it will pave the way for […]


Journalist arrested for interviewing leader of ethnic rights movement released

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Gohar Wazir, a reporter of Khyber News television channel who arrested for interviewing Mohsin Dawar, leader of Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) a ethnic movement for Pashtun human rights was released on May 29. On May 26, ten PTM activists were killed while 15 others, including five soldiers sustained injuries in the crossfire in the Boyya […]


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 […]