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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 […]


‘All facilities for women soon in Punjab’

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LAHORE: Provincial Minister for Human Rights and Minorities Affairs Ijaz Alam Augustine has said the Punjab government is committed to providing all basic facilities to women. He expressed these views in a meeting with woman members of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) here on Monday. He said, “The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women […]


Protecting farmers’ rights top priority of Govt: Langriyal

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Minister for Agriculture Punjab Malik Nauman Ahmed Langriyal while presiding over an emergency meeting organized for farmer organizations in the Agriculture House Lahore said that Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar says that farmers are our capital. In the past, the agriculture sector was ignored but now the protection of the rights of agriculture and […]


‘Minorities rights being protected’

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PESHAWAR: Governor Shah Farman said on Wednesday the government was taking practical steps to protect minorities’ rights and their places of worship. He expressed these views in a meeting with the minority’s parliamentarians, including Member National Assembly Jamshed Thomas and MPA Wilson Wazir who called on him here at the Governor’s House. The political situation […]


Lawmakers attend child rights legislative review

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan ranks 151st among 181 countries in the 2019 global ranking on child rights, lagging behind many countries in South Asia. This alarming situation has driven parliamentarians, policymakers, government, international development partners and civil society organisations to join hands and address the issue. They came together at a national parliamentary consultation on child rights […]


‘Human rights abuses’ at internment centres worries SC

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday expressed serious concern over “human rights violations” at the internment centres set up in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. “The US has set up a detention facility in Guantánamo Bay outside its territorial limits to detain and interrogate foreign prisoners. In contrast we have detained our own citizens at internment centres where they have […]


Opposition, treasury in Sindh Assembly join hands to pass reproductive healthcare rights law

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KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly on Wednesday unanimously passed the Sindh Reproductive Healthcare Rights Bill aimed at promoting the reproductive healthcare rights of men and women and taking care of complications with regard to pregnancy and childbirth. The bill was originally handed to the standing committee on health a month earlier, which returned it to the […]


Countries urged to accelerate efforts for women empowerment

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THE rights of women and girls, especially regarding their sexual and reproductive health, are not up for negotiation. They should be given as a matter of fact and not as a matter of fight. The world must act now and accelerate efforts to empower women, end gender-based discrimination and violence, female genital mutilation and child […]


Court acquitted Sahiwal accused, not govt: Mazari

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ISLAMABAD:Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari Monday informed the National Assembly (NA) that the government had filed an appeal against the verdict of a special anti-terrorism court in Sahiwal encounter case. “It was the court’s decision not that of the government and we have already filed an appeal against it,” she said, while responding […]


Minorities’ rights are protected in Pakistan: Omer Ayub

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ISLAMABAD – Federal Minister for Power and Petroleum Omer Ayub Khan Monday said minorities, living in the country, are safe and their legal rights are protected as opening of Kartarpur corridor is its living example. Talking to a private news channel, he said Pakistan has opened the corridor to facilitate the Sikh pilgrims and Prime Minister […]


‘Injustice, poverty fuelling violence in society’

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KARACHI: A seminar on ‘Non-Violent and Tolerant Society: Transforming Youth into Heroes of Tomorrow’ was held on Thursday at the department of psychology of the University of Karachi (KU). Speaking on the occasion, Prof Dr Iqbal Afridi, head of Pakistan Psychiatric Society, said that to build a peaceful society, one needed to curb the elements […]


Rights ministry told to notify rules to implement transgender persons’ law

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The Sindh High Court has directed the ministry of human rights to notify rules and all relevant guidelines within two months and implement the Transgender Persons (protection of rights) Act, 2018. The direction came during a hearing of a petition of M Tariq Mansoor, an advocate, seeking full and effective participation of transgender persons and […]