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Family demands justice as schoolboy killed in crossfire in Quaidabad

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KARACHI: A 10-year-old boy was killed in an exchange of gunfire between policemen in civvies and a suspected criminal in Quaidabad, police said on Saturday. The incident took place late on Friday night in which two policemen, another boy and the suspect sustained bullet wounds. The police claimed that the boy was killed by the […]


‘Bhitai’s message of peace, tolerance is as relevant today as in the past’

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KARACHI: “The lack of tolerance, lack of understanding and all this aggressiveness that we see in people nowadays makes us think back to how it used to be. It is what makes us cherish the past. Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai’s universal message of peace and tolerance is as relevant today as it was in the […]


The goal of protecting human rights

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Pakistan must own the UNHRC’s Universal Periodic Review mechanism and continue to extend its cooperation at a much enhanced level The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) was formed by the UN General Assembly on March 15, 2006 replacing UN Commission on Human Rights. Its main goal is to protect and promote human rights and […]


LSE condemns popular Indian priest for calling Pakistani student ‘Taliban’

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Highlights The London School of Economics (LSE) has condemned Indian spiritual leader Jaggi Vasudev’s comments calling a Pakistani student “Taliban”. Bilal Bin Saqib, who is from Lahore, was the host of the event at the LSE where Vasudev delivered a lecture at the university called “Youth and Truth: Unplug with Sadhguru”. LSE stressed that it […]


Fisherman beaten to death in Indian jail laid to rest

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KARACHI: “He is missing both his eyes, his skull is open with the brain gone, his kidneys, too, have been taken out but yes, he is our father. We can still say this much about this shell of a corpse handed over to us,” cried Sakina, the eldest daughter of Noor-ul-Amin, the octogenarian Pakistani fisherman […]


Opposition MPA to submit revised forced conversion law in Sindh Assembly

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KARACHI: Over two years after the first attempt to criminalise forced conversions in Sindh, a revised draft of the law has been finalised and is expected to be tabled in the Sindh Assembly secretariat soon. The latest version of the ‘Protection of Minorities Act, 2019’ will be submitted by the Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) MPA Nand […]


NA body calls for law to curb forced conversions

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ISLAMABAD:The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Law and Justice has called for legislation to stop the forced conversion of non-Muslims. In a meeting held on Wednesday chaired by MNA Riaz Fatyana, the committee also ordered the law and justice ministry to submit details of domestic violence cases. The committee directed the representatives of the law […]


Shireen Mazari highlights India’s IOK human rights violations

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr. Shireen Mazari, during her visit to the Belgian capital, Brussels, has expressed her serious concern over the state terrorism being perpetrated by Indian forces in Occupied Kashmir and has highlighted the need for a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute, adding that Indian atrocities in Occupied Kashmir were […]


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 […]