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Human rights agenda

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THE first 100 days of a first-time government are often tumultuous, strewn with tactical errors and gaffes, and hindered by inexperience. The opposition morphs into the mythical Argus, ready to swoop down on any mistake. Press and electronic media seize upon every miscalculation. The government itself takes a defensive posture, trying to fend off the […]

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Human rights through Cinematography Film Festival

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Islamabad: Dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the opening ceremony of the 4th edition of Human Rights through Cinematography Film Festival was held at Pakistan National Council of Arts, (PNCA) on Sunday. Running from November 25th to December 10th, the film festival is led by the European Union (EU) and […]

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Journalists show solidarity with Hussain Naqi

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ISLAMABAD: National Press Club (NPC) was live with sentiments of love and respect for pride of journalism in Pakistan, Hussain Naqi. Senior and junior mediapersons clapped, embraced and adored him with shower of rose petals on his arrival. Naqi was the chief guest at the NPC in the reception organised by the Club as well […]

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Sindh takes lead in human rights protection

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KARACHI: Provincial Special Assistant on Human Rights Dr Khatumal Jeevan has said that Sindh has distinction to have Human Rights Women and Child Commissions to protect the respective segment in a proper manner as our leadership has always supported and encourage us to protect the people’s interests and safeguard their rights. This he observed while […]

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‘SHC also be given power to take suo motu notices’

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KARACHI: “Human rights deal with getting rid of exploitation of people who may not be that well-placed in society for it is their rights that you need to care about the most,” said retired Justice Shaiq Usmani during a dialogue on the human rights situation in Sindh organised by the Sindh Human Rights Commission (SHRC) […]

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NCHR addresses 274 cases of women related issues since Dec 2015 to Oct 2018

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Islamabad: National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR), established with a broad mandate and powers to take actions, has addressed 274 cases of women related issues since December2015 to October 2018. The government was committed to ensuring Protection and Promotion of Women Rights as envisaged under the constitution as well as international commitments by adopting all […]

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The minefield that is human rights

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The human rights ministry was not given much attention or focus in the past and other ministries poached on its domain with impunity. When the PM made me the minister in charge of this ministry, it was assumed it was a sign of being sidelined from the mainstream, especially in the issue-areas I had spent […]

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Ministry of Human Rights plans to provide legal services to vulnerable

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Islamabad: The Ministry of Human Rights is working with Ministry of Law to develop a systematic structure for provision of probono legal services and assistance to vulnerable especially women. Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen M Mazari stated this in a meeting with a delegation of European Parliament led by Jean Lambert on Tuesday. […]

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Asma wins UN human rights prize

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UNITED NATIONS: The late Asma Jahangir, a renowned human rights defender in Pakistan, was named on Friday by the United Nations as one of the winners of the 2018 UN Human Rights Prize. Others who share the award include Tanzanian activist Rebeca Gyumi, Brazilian activist Joênia Wapichana and a human rights organisation, Front Line Defenders. […]

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Rights issues: Govt to table bills regarding torture, custodial deaths

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ISLAMABAD: Government was working on various bills regarding torture and custodial death, rights of persons with disability and prohibition of corporal punishment which would be tabled in National Assembly soon. She was talking to United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Representative Vibeke Jensen who had called on her on Friday. They discussed relevance of […]

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HRCP criticises curbs on freedom of movement

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LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) says it is concerned about putting activist Gulalai Ismail on the exit control list (ECL) and confiscation of her travel documents. An HRCP press release says Ms Ismail was taken into custody in Islamabad on Oct 12 in connection with a first information report filed in August […]

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Call for census, registration of miners with welfare organisations

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QUETTA: Leading human rights activist and former director of Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), I.A. Rehman, has said problems being faced by workers could not be resolved until society changes its attitude towards the labour class and considers issues of the workers as its own. Speaking at a consultative meeting organised by the HRCP’s […]

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Democracy faces threat from politicians: Bilawal

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LAHORE: The second session of the Asma Jahangir Conference titled “Justice for Empowerment” concluded at a local hotel here on Sunday. The second day discussions were espoused by the late Asma Jahangir’s work and activism. A wide range of discussions focused on protection of fundamental rights, justice for all and impunity for none, freedom of […]

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Human resource development emphasised

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Islamabad: For stronger systems and effective implementation of law and order, we should be proactive towards building our nation rather spending on infrastructure. This was stated by Minister of State, Ministry of interior Shahrayar Khan Afridi while addressing 19th All Members’ Meeting of Human Resource Development Network (HRDN). Shahrayar Khan Afridi was the chief guest […]

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