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JUI-F lawmaker suggests abolition of reserved seats for minorities

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ISLAMABAD: A proposal by Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) lawmaker to abolish reserved seats for women and minorities divided members of a parliamentary committee on Tuesday. The National Assembly Standing Committee on Law and Justice at a meeting chaired by MNA Riaz Fatyana was considering The Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2018 moved by MNA Naveed Aamir Jeeva and […]


IHC forms body to probe forced conversion charges

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ISLAMABAD: The Islam­­abad High Court on Tuesday formed a five-member commission to probe whether two sisters belonging to a Hindu family of Ghotki had converted to Islam under coercion or of their own volition and whether or not they were underage at the time of their marriage with Muslim men. The court named renowned Islamic […]


NA panel forms sub-committee to take up minority seats issue

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee on Law and Justice on Tuesday formed a sub-committee to work on an amendment for an increase in the number of seats reserved for minorities in the lower house. It also recommended that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) oversee the intra-party elections of political parties. The committee, which […]


Govt prioritising provision of fundamental rights: Punjab minister

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LAHORE: Punjab Revenue Minister Col (r) Malik Anwer has said the provincial government is attaching high value to providing the people with their fundamental rights like education, health, food, clothing and shelter. The government is focusing its attention to bring the living standard of the rural population on a par with the living standard of […]


Senate body urges UNSG to take notice of HR abuses in IHK

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Tuesday passed a resolution, urging the world community, particularly, the United Nations Secretary General (UNSG) to take notice of human right violations in Indian Held Kashmir (IHK). The committee, through the resolution, also called on Indian government to allow the international observers to visit the […]


‘Only provision of fundamental rights can ensure justice’

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Fundamental rights are rights due to community by the state. They are imperative to the development of the individual, the society. They are enshrined in the constitution of a country. Fundamental rights also imply the preservation of property, optimum quality of life, and freedom of speech and of religious practice. These views were expressed by […]


PPF condemns violence against journalists and media in Gaza Strip

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Mahmoud Abbas, President of State of Palestine and Palestinian National Authority has expressed concern over the attacks and detention of journalists, human rights activists and citizens for taking part in peaceful rallies on the current situation in the Strip. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has strongly […]


Punjab MPAs to get capacity building training on human rights reforms

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Islamabad: Sustainable Social Development Organization (SSDO) on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Provincial Assembly of Punjab to build the capacity of Members of Punjab Assembly on legislative oversight and reforms on human rights, peace building, rule of law and climate change. The MOU was signed by Secretary Provincial Assembly of Punjab Muhammad […]


IHC removes name of rights activist from ECL

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court has ordered removal of the name of human rights activist Gulalai Ismail from the Exit Control List (ECL). Justice Aamer Farooq of the IHC had on Jan 10 reserved the verdict on a petition filed by Ms Ismail challenging the government’s decision to put her name on the ECL. The […]


Human rights to be ensured: Mazari

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari on Tuesday said it was the state’s responsibility to protect the rights of every citizen particularly the rights of women, children and minorities. The minister was addressing a seminar on Living with Dignity: Post Shelter Integration of Women Survivors of Violence organized by Rozan in collaboration […]


MPAs vow to protect minority rights

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LAHORE: A group of Members of the Provincial Assembly (MPAs) from the government and opposition parties resolved to jointly protect minority rights and support the minority package 2018 in Punjab. As a gesture of cooperation the parliamentarians held a press conference at the Lahore Press Club Tuesday, which was organised by a youth development organisation. […]


Freedom of expression, speech fundamental human rights: Zarrar

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LAHORE: Zarrar Said, the author of latest international fictional thrill ‘Pureland’ and a master story–teller, emphasises that freedom of expression and speech are fundamental human rights and must be protected. No one can be hated because of his or her religion, sect and race, he viewed. He expressed these views while talking to The News […]


PPF condemns summoning human rights activists in Kuwait

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Prime Minister of Kuwait has expressed concern over the decision of Electronic and Cyber Crime Combatting Department (ECCCD) to summon two human rights activists Abdul Hakim Al-Fadhli and Hamed Jameel for their social media activities. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in […]


PTI voices concern over human rights situation in Sindh

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ISLAMABAD: Leaders of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) from Sindh have expressed serious concern over the human rights situation in the province, alleging that “influential people” are patronising and protecting criminals. Speaking at a news conference at the National Press Club here on Tuesday, parliamentary secretary for human rights in the National Assembly Lal Chand Malhi […]