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HRCP demands stern action against perpetrators

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Condemning the attacks on Lahore’s two churches last Sunday, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called upon the federal and provincial governments to act decisively to protect the religious minorities’ interests if greater disasters are to be avoided. In a statement issued here on Monday, the commission said The Sunday’s attacks on two […]

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HRCP urges action over threats to Thar NGO

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LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed serious alarm over threats of violence made against the staff of AWARE, an NGO working in Tharparkar and nearby districts of Sindh, by a relative of a provincial minister. In a statement issued on Thursday, the Commission said: “HRCP notes with grave concern threats made […]

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LEAs killed more in January than last year’s same period: HRCP

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KARACHI: There has been a 32 per cent rise in the number of people killed by law enforcement agencies (LEAs) in a single month of January in 2015 as compared to the number of people killed by the LEAs during the same month in 2014, though the overall number of people killed during both the […]

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New alliance against forced conversion, HR violation

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HYDERABAD: A number of non-governmental and civil society organisations have formed an alliance to work for the protection of religious minorities’ rights and make efforts towards legislation against forced conversation, besides promoting right to expression and association. A meeting in this regard was held in a local hotel on Tuesday where the South Asia Partnership-Pakistan […]

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Killings go down, encounters on the rise in 2014, says HRCP report

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KARACHI: The ongoing targeted operation might have been able to reduce the crime rate on the streets of Karachi in 2014 but it seems to have quadrupled the number of people killed in alleged encounters with the city’s law enforcement agencies. According to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan’s (HRCP) annual report for 2014, around […]

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The plight of women HBWs

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The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) held a consultative workshop in Karachi to highlight the problems faced by home based workers (HBW) and the solutions society and the government together could provide to solve these issues. Unfortunately, national or international labour laws do not protect the HBWs, depriving them of a decent work environment. […]

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Human trafficking the root of many social evils, say experts

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KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has launched an initiative to bridge the gap between the civil society and government institutions working to counter human trafficking. The move is hoped to reduce the incidents of human trafficking in the province. “Sindh is the first province to take measures to bridge the gap and enhance coordination […]

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Pressing need for awareness of working women’s rights: HRCP

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KARACHI: There is a pressing need for greater awareness of working women’s rights, ensuring equal pay for equal work, irrespective of gender, and recognition of women’s contribution to society and the national economy, a consultation organised by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on Monday concluded. Participants of the consultation on ‘women’s wages and […]

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

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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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‘Bad governance, health issues and lack of education plague Thar’

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HYDERABAD: The problems being faced by the people of Tharparkar are very complex and the deaths of children in hospitals or at homes is only one aspect. The high mortality is a long standing issue which hasn’t occurred due to starvation alone, but on account of a persistent failure to address a number of factors, […]

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Tharis highlight their plight at HRCP public hearing

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MITHI: From healthcare needs to livestock protection, reverse osmosis plants and distribution of state land among landless peasants, a wide range of issues concerning Tharis were discussed at the first-ever public hearing of its kind on the plight of the drought-stricken people organised by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan on Friday. This was the […]

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112 missing persons’ cases reported in ‘14

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KARACHI: Civil Society Organisations on Thursday said 112 cases of missing persons were reported in Sindh during year 2014 and the situation in the province was turning similar to that of Balochistan where several people went missing and their tortured bodies were later found dumped. Addressing a press conference at Karachi Press Club by members […]

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HRCP wants massacre facilitators identified

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LAHORE: A prompt and thorough probe into the children’s massacre in Peshawar should name all actors who facilitated the terrorists, directly or indirectly, in carrying out the carnage, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) said on Thursday. The commission said in a statement: “HRCP urges the government that response to the horrific blood-letting in […]

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HRCP slams killing of children

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LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called the killing of more than 120 children in a Taliban attack on an army-run school in Peshawar a national tragedy which it said must open the eyes of anyone still harbouring any doubts that the Taliban and Pakistan can coexist. In a statement issued on […]

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