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Human rights education for a vision

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As per world report 2018 by Human Rights Watch, Women, Religious minorities , children and transgender faced violent attack,and discrimination throughout the year. A recent report by HRCP declares the same dismal situation of human rights in Pakistan with restrictions on freedom of expression, freedom of movement misused continuation of blasphemy law and harassment against […]

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UNHCR official opens women training centre

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QUETTA: A senior official of the UN refugee agency on Thursday opened first-ever international standard training centre for women, especially those living in Loralai and Zhob areas of Balochistan. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the $1.2 million project, United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) Assistant High Commissioner George Okoth-Obbo stressed the need to […]

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Promoting tolerance: Education dept has four weeks to add human rights to curriculum

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KARACHI: The Sindh education ministry was given one month to include human rights as a subject in the secondary school curriculum, in compliance with the order passed by the Sindh High Court (SHC) in a bid to promote peace in society. A division bench, headed by SHC Chief Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, gave an additional […]

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USAID provides two mobile libraries

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Reading Project, funded by the US Agency for Inter­national Development (USAID), launched two mobile libraries in Karachi. Sindh Education Secretary Fazlullah Pechuho was among those who attended the launching ceremony, said a press release issued here on Wednesday. Under the project, 6,000 computer tablets are also being provided to the first and […]

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Child Labour At Brick Kilns

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The government is proactively playing its role to ensure that the menace of child labour at brick kilns will be eradicated at all costs. However, hundreds of brick kiln owners staged demonstrations in various cities of Punjab to protest against the administration’s drive. The government is recovering children aged up to 14 years from brick […]

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Protecting rights: Action to continue against child labour at brick kilns, says CM

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LAHORE: Action will continue to eliminate child labour from brick kilns, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Saturday. He was addressing a meeting at Civil Secretariat through video link. “Kilns where children are found working will be sealed and their owners sent to jail. The required resources will be provided for the provision of education […]

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5 kiln owners booked for child labour

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Rawalpindi – Police registered cases against the five kiln owners for their alleged involvement in forcing the children to work. The cases were registered against the owners under the Punjab Protection of Child Labour at Brick Kilns Ordinance 2016 at Gujar Khan and Mandra, informed police spokesman yesterday. According to him, a team of police […]

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Elimination of child labour a mission: CM

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LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif Tuesday said elimination of child labour from kilns was his mission and this menace would be removed at any cost. Addressing a meeting of a steering committee constituted to curb child labour from kilns, the CM said all-out resources would be provided to resolve problems of children working at brick […]

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‘He Named Me Malala’ nominated for BAFTA film awards

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EE British Academy Film Awards has announced its nominations for 2016 and He Named Me Malala has landed a nomination in the upcoming awards Documentary category. Directed by American filmmaker Davis Guggenheim, the film is an intimate portrait of Malala Yousafzai, the passionate Pakistani advocate of girls’ education who survived a brutal Taliban gun attack […]

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Call for protecting minorities as per Constitution

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MIRPURKHAS: Speakers at a programme have urged the government to ensure protection of minorities and give them rights as per the Constitution of Pakistan. They were speaking at the launching ceremony of an ‘awareness action month’ on minority rights organised by the Sindh Rural Partners Organisation here on Thursday. Speaking as the chief guest, former […]

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Worrying statistics emerge in FATA survey

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PESHAWAR: The latest survey conducted by the FATA Secretariat and the Bureau of Statistics shows that war and extremism has left the tribal belt in tatters. Only 4,000 houses were surveyed in all of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) except North Waziristan, and parts of Khyber and Orakzai agencies and information extracted during this […]

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Think tank launches digital database on terrorism in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: Mohammad Waleed Khan, 16, is a student of the Army Public School (APS) Peshawar and was shot six times in the APS attack on Dec 16, 2014. On Monday, Mr Khan received a standing ovation at the launch of a digital database on terrorism prepared by the Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies […]

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DFID assures Punjab govt of help in health, education

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LAHORE – British Department for International Development (DFID) has assured the Punjab government cooperation in health, education, skill development and other sectors. Newly appointed DFID head to Pakistan Ms Joanna Reid met Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, yesterday and promised further partnership with Punjab in the development programmes. Shahbaz Sharif on this his recent visit to […]

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IT course planned for 800 students

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QUETTA: Around 880 students of Balochistan, divided in 44 batches, will be enrolled in the Oracle Graduation Programme. This was revealed by the provincial secretary for information technology, Dr Omar Babar, at a meeting chaired by Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch on Wednesday. Addressing the meeting, also attended by a delegation of the […]

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