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Asma Jahangir conference: Asma Jahangir Conference kicks off

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LAHORE: On the first day of “Asma Jahangir Conference 2019 – Roadmap for Human Rights”, experts proposed three reforms in dealing with cases of sexual harassment against women and children, here Friday. The proposals are: timely alarm in such cases, reforms in methods of investigation and timely DNA test. AGHS Legal Aid Cell is the […]


PA human rights committee discusses UN conventions’ implementation

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The Sindh Assembly’s Standing Committee on Human Rights has proposed the establishment of a multi-stakeholder platform to ensure provincial-level compliance with international commitments under a trade incentive scheme of General System of Preference Plus (GSP+) by the European Union. This proposal emerged at a meeting of the Standing Committee on Human Rights presided over by […]


HRCP supports protest of the visually impaired

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LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed its supports for the ongoing protest by visually impaired persons at Charing Cross. Terming the situation unacceptable in a statement, the HRCP urged the Punjab government to support the right of persons living with disabilities to earn, at the very least, a living wage – […]


Teachers pushed for role in child protection

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Islamabad: The role of teachers is not limited to school classes, they should accept the responsibility for their protection until reaching home as well, said Minister of Human Rights Dr Shireen M Mazari on Wednesday. Addressing the children of Islamabad Model School F/7-1 here, the minister said children had their rights protected in the Constitution […]


Human rights museum opens in Seoul torture site

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Seoul-A museum dedicated to human rights has opened in a notorious building in Seoul where South Korean pro-democracy activists were once tortured. The Democracy and Human Rights Memorial Hall is located in a seven-story structure where many people, primarily students, were brought for police interrogations in the 1970s and 1980s, a period when Park Chung-hee and Chun Doo-hwan were […]


Imran warns world of hostile Indian actions’ implications

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday again called upon the international community to take note of the aggravating human rights situation in occupied Kashmir and the implications of hostile Indian actions for regional peace and security. He was talking to US senators Christopher Van Hollen and Margaret Hassan, who are visiting Pakistan to study […]


Social media outrage as official buys burqas for students in KP village

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PESHAWAR: Social media was fuming on Monday after pictures showing girls in burqas bought for them by local authorities went viral, igniting anger across the country where women have fought for their rights for decades. A district councillor in the small village of Cheena in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province used Rs90,000 of local government funds to […]


SC to constitute special bench for protection of minority rights

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday decided to constitute a special bench for the implementation of its 2014 judgement on the protection of minority rights and promotion of a culture of religious and social tolerance. Subsequently, a three-judge Supreme Court bench, headed by Justice Umar Ata Bandial, referred the matter to Chief Justice Asif Saeed […]


HR violations in Pakistan under-reported, says Rehman

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KARACHI: “Human rights violations in Pakistan are always greater in number than what has been reported,” said veteran journalist and human rights activist I.A. Rehman. He was delivering a lecture during a seminar on ‘The State of Human Rights in Pakistan’ as part of the Sheikh Mutahir Ahmed Memorial Lecture Series organised by the Department […]


Rights violations in held Kashmir flayed

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Islamabad: Civil society activists, political leaders, academia, rights activists, journalists and people from other walks of life jointly passed a resolution demanding an immediate halt to the violation of human rights in the Indian-occupied Kashmir. The resolution was tabled in a meeting called by a civil society organisation, Bardasht, which advocates peace and tolerance. The […]


Strategy being made to ‘improve human rights situation in Sindh’

The Sindh human rights department is chalking out a comprehensive strategy to improve the situation of human rights in the province and a formal announcement in this regard will be made very soon. Veerji Kolhi, the special assistant to the Sindh chief minister on human rights, said this on Thursday as he was speaking at […]


UK asks India to respect international standards of human rights

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LONDON: British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has said Britain has asked the Indian government to respect international standards of human rights, respect rights of Kashmiris and end lockdown of Kashmir, which has now entered the second month. Speaking in the House of Commons to give policy statement of the British government, Dominic Raab expressed alarm […]


Human rights ministry holds training workshop

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Karachi   –    Ministry of Human Rights, Social Organization ‘Handicap International’ and Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Government of Sindh have organised a workshop for training of officers of relevant departments. In this Workshop experts such as Shahzad Ahmed Khan, Director Ministry of Human Rights Islamabad, Iqbal Pasha Shaikh, Regional Director Ministry of Human Rights , […]


Three years on, Sindh govt moves to implement Hindu marriage law

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KARACHI: After three years, the local government of Sindh has sprung into action to implement the much-awaited “Hindu Marriage Bill 2016” across the province. In February 2016, the Sindh Assembly became the first provincial assembly in the country to pass the historic bill, providing a mechanism to the Hindu community to formally register their marriages. […]