Paintings dedicated to Pakistan’s known women

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: In a new painting exhibition at My Art World gallery, famous women of Pakistan such as Fatima Jinnah, Mukhtaran Mai and Malala Yousafzai are on display. The visuals are not obvious and have to be read through shapes because that’s how the artist, Ahmer Farooq, wants his visitors to see them. While the images […]

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HRCP team briefed on problems faced by journalists

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QUETTA: Former president of the Supreme Court Bar Association and prominent human rights activist Asma Jehangir has offered to voluntarily defend journalists in anti-terrorism cases filed against them in Balochistan. A delegation of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) comprising Zahra Yusuf, Asma Jehangir, I.A Rehman, Ghazi Salahuddin, Mohammed Hanif and Tahir Hussain visited […]

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Fighting for rights: Asma Jehangir receives French honour

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Honouring the efforts of the lawyer and human rights activist Asma Jehangir, the French Ambassador Philippe Thiebaud presented her with the award of ‘Officier de la Legion d’Honneur’ on Tuesday at a ceremony attended by diplomats, human rights activists and lawyers. Speaking at the ceremony, Thiebaud said the French government recognised Jehangir for all […]

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Geo closure indirect violence on media independence: Asma

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ISLAMABAD: Former president of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), Asma Jehangir, has said that closure of Geo TV is a violation of the Constitution and an indirect aggression against the independence of the media, which should be condemned. Talking to the Geo News on Wednesday, Asma said that the institution which we had made […]

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HRCP concerned over undermining of civilian institutions

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KARACHI: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed concern over what it terms undermining of civilian institutions in the country soon after the general elections and coming of the new government to power. “Parliament and media are being undermined,” said eminent lawyer and HRCP’s former chairperson Asma Jehangir at a press conference at […]

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Asma supports free media, opposes any ban

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LAHORE: Former president of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) Asma Jehangir has supported an independent and free media and said she is opposed to a ban on any TV channel or newspaper. Addressing a dinner for the members of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists and participants of the Women Journalists Convention on Sunday, […]

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Asma, Tahira want immediate operation but no human rights abuses

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ISLAMABAD: As air strikes by the PAF against TTP continue in North Waziristan and fears of civilian deaths and abuses of human rights increase, a leading activist, Asma Jahangir says the operation should no longer be delayed but extreme caution must be taken to avoid human rights violations, as seen in the past. Asma Jehangir […]

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Defaming Human Rights campaigner: Media mogul promises to take action

ISLAMABAD: The publisher of a leading media house has responded positively to noted rights activist and legal expert Asma Jehangir’s complaint against two columnists who allegedly carried out a ‘character assassination’ on her in their respective write ups early last month. The publisher has promised to take action against the two writers, who were also […]

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