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Asma given UN human rights award

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UNITED NATIONS: The late human rights activist and lawyer Asma Jahangir has been posthumously awarded the United Nations Human Rights Prize that was received by her daughter Munizae Jahangir at a grand ceremony on Tuesday. The award was handed over to Ms Munizae, a journalist and human rights activist herself, by president of the General […]

Military courts: Legal experts fear denial of right to fair trial

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ISLAMABAD: After the passage of 21st constitutional amendment that allows establishment of military courts to try hardcore terrorists, legal experts have raised questions over the ‘denial of right to fair trial’ guaranteed by Article-10A of the Constitution. It has been learnt that most of the judicial reviews against the sentences awarded by the military courts […]

‘Human rights important as we have forgotten its definition’

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KARACHI: Human rights are important today because we have forgotten its very definition, said human rights lawyer Asma Jahangir on Saturday. The very people who stand up against violence, resort to violence as a tool to power, she said at the launch of a mid-term assessment report on Pakistan Universal Periodic Review at Karachi Press […]

PTI defames Pakistan by attacking women journalists

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LAHORE: While Imran Khan and his loyalists did not let traders in Lahore’s 161 notable markets do any business on Monday by blocking over 40 key roads and hence the movement of prospective customers, the agitating 18-year old political entity also brought ignominy for Pakistan as a country unsafe for female working journalists. A few […]

You want Geo on its knees, once, twice, three times: Asma

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LAHORE: Human rights activist and former president of the Supreme Court Bar Association Asma Jahangir has said she supports freedom of expression and the independence of the media, and punishing any TV channel is not an act of any pillar of the state but of dictators. Addressing a lawyers gathering at the Aiwan-e-Iqbal here on […]

BD award for Faiz, Malik Jilani

LAHORE: The Bangladesh government has honoured poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz and rights activist Asma Jahangir’s father Malik Ghulam Jilani. “The BD foreign ministry lamented that they were recognising these voices after many decades, but felt that to do so was essential as these individuals stood by Bengalis in their worst times,” said a release on […]

Asma seeks good governance as basic public right

LAHORE: Rights activist Asma Jehangir has suggested good governance as basic right of the citizens so that they are able to hold their rulers accountable in case they fail to deliver. “The people should be given good governance so they are able to hold their rulers accountable when they fail to ensure them provision of […]