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Pemra urged to set up journalist training institute

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ISLAMABAD: A research study conducted by Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has urged Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to establish a journalist training institute to train media professionals on issues of safety and security and also to contribute towards Journalists Safety Fund. The findings of the study were shared by Dr Zafarullah at […]

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Political will needed to protect journalists

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ISLAMABAD: Politicians, mediapersons and civil society activists on Tuesday said there was a lack of political will to ensure security for mediapersons. They were speaking at a consultation arranged by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) to finalise a report on ‘Enhancing security for mediapersons’. The speakers said targeted killing of mediapersons cannot be […]

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HRCP concerned over extrajudicial killings in Karachi

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KARACHI: While there have been major successes in the Rangers-led operation in the city that began two years back, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has raised concerns over a rise in extrajudicial killings and lack of transparency in the way the paramilitary force operates. Speaking to Dawn, HRCP chairperson Zohra Yusuf said there had […]

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Rallies, seminars in Sindh to highlight human rights violations

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HYDERABAD: Civil society organisations and nationalist parties in parts of Sindh held various programmes to mark the International Human Rights Day on Thursday. In Hyderabad, rights activists took out a procession under the banner of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) Hyderabad special task force. Carrying banners and placards, and shouting slogans in favour […]

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Local govt polls: HRCP notes more violence, mismanagement

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Lahore – Several incidents of violence and complaints of mismanagement were reported in the final phase of local government elections in Sindh and Punjab on Saturday, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) stated. According to a press release, HRCP, which observed the local bodies elections in selected districts in both provinces, said: “The HRCP […]

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HRCP wants policy to mitigate problems of IDPs

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ISLAMABAD: Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has demanded the government formulate a comprehensive policy to mitigate the troubles faced by citizens due to displacements. “Pakistan has seen displacements since its inception and the matter continues to become worse as the time passes but there is still no displacement policy,” said I.A. Rehman, the HRCP […]

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‘Vulnerable communities facing various methods to silence them’

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KARACHI: Different strategies are being used to silence vulnerable communities in Pakistan at the moment and the solution lies in the way the law is written and interpreted, said representatives of the Ahmadi community at a consultative meeting on Sunday. Representing the panel consisting of members from the Ahmadi community, Supreme Court lawyer Syed Ali […]

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‘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 […]

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Wife of I.A. Rehman passes away

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LAHORE: The wife of veteran journalist and Secretary General of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan I.A. Rehman passed away here on Thursday after a cardiac arrest. Mrs Tauseef I.A. Rehman, 75, was the mother of Asha’ar Rehman, Dawn Lahore Resident Editor, and Azfar Rehman, Ahmar Rehman, Sahar and Ambreen. She was laid to rest […]

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Wife of I.A. Rehman passes away

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LAHORE: The wife of veteran journalist and Secretary General of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan I.A. Rehman passed away here on Thursday after a cardiac arrest. Mrs Tauseef I.A. Rehman, 75, was the mother of Asha’ar Rehman, Dawn Lahore Resident Editor, and Azfar Rehman, Ahmar Rehman, Sahar and Ambreen. She was laid to rest […]

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Voicing concerns: ‘Minorities should unite for citizens’ rights’

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HYDERABAD: How can the problems faced by three to four million scheduled caste Hindus, most of whom live in Sindh, be addressed? Will assimilation with the majority help improve their lives? A Human Rights Commission of Pakistan expert group meeting on communities vulnerable because of their beliefs reflected on these questions on Sunday. “Section 3 […]

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Reflection on numbers: Sindh’s indifference towards human rights

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KARACHI: Human rights are two big words. Everyone screams about it. Sindh doesn’t really care. For the past several years, development funds allocated to the Human Rights department have been going to waste. In fact, since the department was established in the last Pakistan Peoples Party government, no innovative or new schemes have been introduced; […]

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Growing crisis: 2015 will be a ‘bad year’ for human rights, fear activists

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KARACHI: The year 2015 will be a bad year for human rights, much worse than 2014. This is what human rights activists and professors predicted at the office of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on Tuesday, where the panel was discussing the organisation’s annual report of 2014. Dr Mutahir Ahmed of the University […]

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Surge in ‘encounter’ killings: HRCP

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KARACHI: There has been an increase of over 63 per cent in the number of people killed in ‘encounters’ with personnel of law enforcement agencies between January and February in 2015 as compared to the first two months of 2014, though the total number of overall killings that took place during the same period has […]

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