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Calls at helpline to register HR violations increase to 15,500

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Islamabad: The number of calls at Helpline 1099 to register human rights violations have witnessed an increase, reaching 15,500 from 4,000 per month, especially during last four months. Ministry of Human Rights had introduced a round-the-clock toll free helpline to get public complaints about human rights violations and provide legal advice so as to provide […]

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Sindh takes lead in human rights protection

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KARACHI: Provincial Special Assistant on Human Rights Dr Khatumal Jeevan has said that Sindh has distinction to have Human Rights Women and Child Commissions to protect the respective segment in a proper manner as our leadership has always supported and encourage us to protect the people’s interests and safeguard their rights. This he observed while […]

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The minefield that is human rights

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The human rights ministry was not given much attention or focus in the past and other ministries poached on its domain with impunity. When the PM made me the minister in charge of this ministry, it was assumed it was a sign of being sidelined from the mainstream, especially in the issue-areas I had spent […]

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Ministry of Human Rights plans to provide legal services to vulnerable

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Islamabad: The Ministry of Human Rights is working with Ministry of Law to develop a systematic structure for provision of probono legal services and assistance to vulnerable especially women. Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen M Mazari stated this in a meeting with a delegation of European Parliament led by Jean Lambert on Tuesday. […]

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Right to information

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THE right of citizens to have the state and bureaucracy answer questions is of such significance and has such a wide-ranging impact that the first session of the UN General Assembly in 1946 adopted Resolution 59-1 calling for an international conference on the freedom of information. It noted that this “is a fundamental human right […]

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Health care: a basic human right or plain good luck?

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KARACHI: “A poster, a simple, arresting image combined by a powerful piece of text, can be a force for change,” believes Poster For Tomorrow, a community of artists who came together in 2009 to make visual displays, in specific posters, a primary medium of activism. In 2015 a basic human right was once again selected […]

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PECB 2015: Federal govt urged to retool cybercrimes bill

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PESHAWAR: The Federal Ministry of Information Technology’s move to stall fresh debate on the cybercrimes bill has disappointed stakeholders, especially civil society associations and NGOs. Expressing grievances, members belonging to Pakhtunkhwa Civil Society Network (PCSN) and Tribal NGOs Consortium described the federal government’s move as a bid to affect the right of privacy and freedom […]

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Govt given two months for revival of environment council

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Friday gave two months to the Punjab government for revival of the Environment Protection Council (EPC). Advocate Ahmed Qayum, secretary of the Lahore High Court Bar Association, filed a petition saying the environment pollution was not being controlled due to non-functionality of the EPC. He said citizens were not […]

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‘Human rights violation cases show an upward trend during four years’

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Cases of human rights violation have shown an upward trend during the last four years, revealed the report of Human Rights Wing of Ministry of Law, Justice and Human Rights. “Human rights violation cases including acid burning, domestic violence, murder, rape, kidnapping, sexual assault, harassment, missing persons, torture, target killing, extra judicial killing and killing […]

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Sabeen’s murder investigation inches forward as suspicion falls on religious extremists

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KARACHI: Sabeen Mah­mud, rights activist and founder of social forum The Second Floor, might have been targeted by religious extremists, said a senior police official on Wednesday. “A strong possibility is that Sabeen was targeted by a banned militant outfit,” said DIG-South Dr Jamil Ahmed while addressing a press conference at his office. In reply […]

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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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Complete shutdown in KP to mourn school carnage

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PESHAWAR: All educational institutions and markets remained closed across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, as educationists, traders and lawyers observed complete strike and shutdown on Wednesday to mourn the Tuesday’s carnage of students at the Army Public School, Peshawar, and condemn the militant attack. Funeral prayers in absentia for the victims were also held in all the districts […]

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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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Taliban massacre 131 schoolchildren: Principal among 141 dead in attack on Army Public School, Peshawar

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PESHAWAR: In the deadliest terror attack in the country’s history, 131 schoolchildren and 10 other people were killed when heavily armed militants stormed an army-run public school here on Tuesday morning. Security officials and doctors said that the Principal of the Army Public School & College, Tahira Qazi, was among the nine staff members killed. […]

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