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EU praises Pakistan’s progress, urges country to do more for human rights, justice

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ISLAMABAD: The European Union (EU) has said that Pakistan’s fight against terrorism has created new human rights challenges that need to be addressed urgently. In the first compliance report of the GSP Plus status for Pakistan, the EU has said that respecting, protecting and promoting human rights can be an effective tool amid efforts to […]

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Demands pouring in for justice on Sabeen’s murder

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Outrage against the murder of director of The Second Floor (T2F), Sabeen Mahmud, shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Karachi on Friday, continues with Sunday seeing more world capitals demanding from the government that the perpetrators should be swiftly brought to justice and citizens guaranteed their constitutional right to freedom of expression. Canadian High […]

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Pakistan: Draft Cybercrime Law Undermines Freedom of Expression

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In early 2014, Pakistan’s Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication introduced a draft cybercrime ordinance, the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act. At the time, human rights advocates, including the Centre for Law and Democracy, criticised the draft as a threat to Pakistan’s burgeoning online community and cautioned that its broad language threatened to turn millions […]

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Labour and HR bodies urged to work together for a social change

Pakistan Press Foundation

Karachi: Secretary General of Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) I A Rahman, on Sunday, asked the trade unions and human rights organisations to work together for a social change and implementation of all the fundamental rights and international conventions, otherwise, the national security paradigm in Pakistan would create hindrances in dispensation of the fundamental […]

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Environmental challenges: can Pakistan learn from EU?

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Karachi: In EU environmental policy there has been much more continuity than change over the last 30 years in which the European Union has adopted a diverse range of environmental measures to improve the quality of environment. This observation was made by Prof Dr Uzma Shujaat in her introductory paper which she presented as an […]

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‘EU can contribute to protecting human rights in Pakistan’

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KARACHI: The European Union has signed a five-year engagement plan with Pakistan that foresees interaction between the two on political, security and trade levels and human rights is the core component of this plan. These thoughts were articulated by Antoine Madelin of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) on Sunday at the second day […]

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EU envoy urges Pakistan to stem child labour

Pakistan Press Foundation

The EU Ambassador Lars-Gunnar Wigemark has said that to become a GSP+ beneficiary, it is crucial that Pakistan eliminates child and bonded labour especially its worst forms. Addressing a public awareness event for the European Union-funded project Combating Abusive Child Labour CACL-II here, he also stressed “Linking child labour in Pakistan with preferential trade access […]

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Kidnapped Czechs’ video demands release of Dr Aafia

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PRAGUE: A video message on Wednesday purporting to show two Czech women hostages in Pakistan demanded the release of a Pakistani national jailed in the United States in return for their freedom. Antonie Chrastecka and Hana Humpalova, both 24, were kidnapped in March. They speak in the video message, against a background of photographs of […]

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