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HRCP for talks with Baloch insurgents

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LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called upon the government to hold immediate talks with Baloch insurgents, both within and outside the country, without any impunity to individuals among them causing grave human rights violations. Launching a report of its fact-finding mission to Balochistan here on Sunday, the commission also urged the […]

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HRCP demand for abolition of death penalty

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HYDERABAD: Scores of activists of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and civil society organisations held a rally here on Thursday to mark the “World Day against Death Penalty”. The participants in the rally led by HRCP coordinator Dr Ashothama and advocate Fazal Qadir Memon urged the government to abolish the death penalty. The HRCP […]

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HRCP welcomes continuation of death penalty moratorium

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LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has welcomed the federal government’s announcement on continuing the moratorium on capital punishment and called for a thorough review of the death penalty regime in the country. In a statement on Friday, the Commission said “HRCP welcomes the government’s statement that it will persist with the moratorium […]

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HRCP dubs church massacre as inhuman

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LAHORE: Condemning the suicide bombings at a Peshawar church on Sunday as inhuman and an affront to the values to uphold which Pakistan was established, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called upon the government to share with the people its strategy to overcome the ongoing faith-based and militant-orchestrated attacks on citizens across […]

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Book on history of journalism in Pakistan launched

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KARACHI: “It was the golden era of journalism when people connected with this profession made big sacrifices while remaining truthful to their work. Writing about the injustices faced by journalists is also a way of taking revenge,” said I.A. Rehman of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. He was speaking at the launch of Dr […]

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Whistleblowers get protection in new KP law

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Right to Information Ordinance (RTIO) was unveiled by the provincial government on Sunday. The ordinance makes it binding upon the government to set up an independent information commission and makes obstruction in access to any record a penal offence punishable by up to two years imprisonment. The ordinance, promulgated by the […]

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HRCP slams killing of 13 labourers

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LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) slammed on Wednesday the execution-style killing of 13 labourers in Balochistan, reportedly hailing from Punjab who were returning home to celebrate Eid. In a statement, the HRCP said: “The HRCP is appalled by the cold-blooded killing of 13 labourers by insurgents in Mach area of Balochistan. An […]

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Fact-finding mission: Rangers spreading fear more than protecting lives: HRCP

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KARACHI: In its latest fact-finding report, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) comes down hard on the paramilitary force and calls it an agent of fear, instead of an agent of security. In its report, titled ‘Extra-judicial acts by Rangers in Karachi’, the human rights organisation took up 11 recent cases of abduction, extra-judicial […]

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HRCP for identifying decomposed bodies

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LAHORE: The HRCP has voiced concern over the discovery of 20 decomposed bodies in Bara area of Khyber Agency. The commission also demanded urgent efforts to ascertain the identity of the victims and end the pervasive insecurity across the country. In a press statement on Friday, HRCP said: “The decomposed bodies of 20 persons found […]

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Targeted attacks claimed most lives: HRCP report

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KARACHI: Some 1,726 people were killed in the city during the fist six months of 2013, showing a steep rise of over 42 per cent against the 1,215 killings recorded during the corresponding period of 2012, says a report. According to the report prepared by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), the single largest […]

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1,100 women in jails across the country: HRCP

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Islamabad: Out of nearly 75,000 prisoners in different jails of the country, around 1,100 were women, reported Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. “The misery of these women prisoner is their families no longer cared for them or stay in contact with them rather than pursuing their cases due to social stigma”, said a official of […]

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Elections revealed fault lines in media, moot told

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KARACHI: “President Ayub said ‘Strengthen my hands’. Then someone else raised the slogan ‘Pakistan first!’ No. The people of Pakistan come first,” said I.A. Rehman, senior journalist and general secretary of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan at the fourth National Media Conference on Tuesday. “Where does democracy fit in this country that still hasn’t […]

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Polio vaccination refusals declined by 60pc in 2012: HRCP

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KARACHI: The polio vaccination refusals declined by about 60 per cent in 2012 when compared to 2011, says State of Human Rights in Pakistan, a report compiled by non-governmental Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP). But Pakistan continues to be one of the only three countries in the world where polio still exists – the […]

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Policy matters: HRCP addresses post-election strategies in Balochistan

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KARACHI: The solution to Balochistan’s problems lies in the provision of basic human rights to its native people, which can only be achieved by pulling out the armed forces and ending the role of secret agencies in the province. These views were expressed by the National Party vice president, Hameed Baloch and Awami Workers Party […]

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