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Pakistan condemns Modi for curbing rights of minorities

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday condemned Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for curbing and undermining the rights of minorities in a bid to ensure Hinduvta supremacy. “Concerned about the brutal and indiscriminate use of force by the state on Indian Muslim students of Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University, protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Bill,” […]


Human rights being seriously violated: JAC

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LAHORE: A meeting of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) for People’s Rights took place at the Lahore Press Club on Monday in which the participants took serious notice of the curbs on the press freedom and the non-government organisations (NGOs), harassment of human rights defenders and incidents of enforced disappearances of social and political workers […]


Sindh govt committed to upholding human rights, claims Murad

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KARACHI: “When talking human rights we speak of the value of independence. But the Constitution talks of only one independence — the independence of judiciary,” said Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Wednesday. He was speaking at a seminar held to mark the 71st anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights organised […]


Incidents of flouting human rights on the rise: Bilawal

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Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that incidents of trampling human rights have witnessed an upsurge since the incumbent government has been imposed. On the occasion of International Human Rights Day on Tuesday, he said that it is incumbent on the state to uphold human rights of every citizen indiscriminately, besides […]


Pakistan- 4,504 women killed in KP during the last 11 years: report

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PESHAWAR: Aurat Foundation, a non-governmental organization (NGO) working for the rights of women in Pakistan, has issued its annual report which says as many as 7,206 cases of violence against women were reported in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 4,504 women and girls were killed during the last 11 years. These details were shared by the officials […]


International Human Rights Day today

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The Punjab Human Rights and Minority Affairs Department has formally kicked off two-day celebration on the occasion of International Human Rights Day, which will be marked today (December 10). In this connection, a painting competition was held here on Monday. The youth from various institutions portrayed the brutality of Indian forces in occupied Kashmir in […]


Call to link sanitary workers with social security

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HYDERABAD-  Human rights activists demand to link sanitary workers with social security, make bound contractors to get these workers registered with this institution, so the workers may get facilities and live with dignity. There is provision that in case of death of sanitation workers they may get Rs 500,000 compensation as per the social security […]


Minister stresses need for pro-active human rights diplomacy

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ISLAMABAD-Federal Minister for Human Rights on Monday stressed to have pro-active human rights diplomacy to project country’s commitments to international obligations. Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr. Shireen M. Mazari said this in a panel discussion on “Human Rights Diplomacy” organised here. While addressing the audience, Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari spoke […]


World Human Rights Day on December 10

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The World Human Rights Day would be observed on December 10 and different events would be held to highlight the human rights and to raise awareness regarding responsibilities for the safety of human rights. Under the directions of government of Pakistan, the World Human Rights Day would be observed to condemn the grave violation of […]


‘Domestic violence bill to be passed soon’

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PESHAWAR: The provincial law and human rights minister on Wednesday vowed that a new law to help curb domestic violence is pending before the provincial assembly and with the ruling party enjoying a majority, the bill is expected to pass soon. This was stated by the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Law Minister Sultan Mohammad Khan on Wednesday while […]


KP govt has failed to protect rights of province: QWP

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PESHAWAR: Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) provincial Chairman Sikandar Hayat Khan Sherpao said on Wednesday that the KP government had been unable to protect the rights of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Addressing a convention of party workers in Elay village in Buner district, he said the KP government should press the federal government to convene the meeting of […]


Pakistan can’t condone HR abuses in Held Kashmir: Alvi

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ISLAMABAD- President Arif Alvi has said Pakistan will never condone the blatant human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir at the hands of fascist Indian regime. Talking to Ambassador-designate of Pakistan to Oman K.K. Ahsan Wagan, who called on him here on Friday, the President said that Pakistan will always stand by its Kashmiri brethren. […]


NA body decides to club all laws related to women, child rights

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Law and Justice on Wednesday decided to club all laws related to women and children so that their interpretation and implementation can be made uniform. The committee has also decided to invite civil society to cooperate with them in this regard. Committee chair Riaz Fatyana said there are […]


Logar activists in safe place: human rights group

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KABUL: The National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Wednesday handed over two civil society activists, Musa Mahmoudi and Ehsanullah Hamidi, to the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC). The two men, who reported widespread allegations of sex abuse of boys in Logar province earlier in November, were detained by the NDS last week but released […]