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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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‘Military courts will violate the right to fair trial’

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KARACHI: Military courts will be a violation of the right to fair trial, an article of a UN convention signed by the Pakistani government, claimed Human Rights Commission of Pakistan chairperson Zohra Yusuf on Saturday. Military courts came under attack as journalists and activists expressed concerns about the fairness of the trials at a seminar […]

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SC says apology not unconditional, indicts channel’s CEO, anchor

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday indicted a notorious channel’s Chief Executive Salman Iqbal and anchor Mubashir Lucman in a contempt of court case for maligning the judiciary during a programme without any proof. A three-member special bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan and comprising Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry and […]

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Politicians, media, traders won’t be tried in military courts

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ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Saturday categorically stated that the military courts would not be used to hold trials of politicians, businessmen and media persons and only terrorism-related trials would be conducted in these courts. Addressing a press conference here, the minister emphasised that the country’s judicial system would continue to carry […]

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Pakistan’s shrinking forests

FOREST cover in Pakistan, particularly in Sindh, is shrinking at an alarming rate. In 1947, Sindh had at least 80 forests right from Kashmore to Karachi, spread over an area of 500 square miles on both sides of River Indus. Presently, 90 per cent of forests are either under unauthorised possession or leased to local […]

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Notices issued to two dailies

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notices to two Urdu-language newspapers to explain about a news item they published, suggesting appointment of a commission by the government to probe into how the media had obtained the copy of a letter written by NAB chairman Admiral (retd) Fasih Bokhari to President Asif Ali Zardari. “How […]

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