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Gone missing: Two months on, family still struggles to find Baloch journalist

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KARACHI: Haji Abdul Razzaq Baloch, 42, made sure he attended every protest held for the people who went missing in Balochistan. “These are our brothers who have gone missing. Some day when I would be gone, you would have to do the same,” the tall man with a bushy moustache would say. Little did he […]

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HRCP finds flaws in polls, offers solutions

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LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has recommended a serious initiative to revamp the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), redefine its priorities and reduce bureaucrats’ meddling in political affairs. The recommendations have been made in the HRCP’s preliminary report on Elections 2013 based on its monitoring of the electoral process before and on […]

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Democracy a Greek innovation

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KARACHI: While most people hold the institution of democracy synonymous with the US, a poster exhibition currently on at the Arts Council under the joint aegis of the Arts Council and the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), sets the record straight. One of the posters from Greece reads, “Democracy: a Greek product, 2,500 years […]

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Shia lawyer killed in targeted attack

By: Riaz Ahmad PESHAWAR: The former vice chairperson of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan’s (HRCP) provincial chapter and a prominent lawyer belonging to a Shia family, Malik Jarar Hussain was gunned down in what appeared to be a targeted attack on Gulbahar Road Friday morning. Hussain was on his way to drop his children […]

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Human Rights Commission of Pakistan demands swift recovery of abducted NGO workers

LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has condemned Thursday’s abduction of four volunteers working with an NGO in Karachi, and urged the government to act swiftly to secure their release. In a statement issued on Friday, the commission said, “The HRCP strongly condemns the abduction from Maripur, Karachi, of four NGO workers and […]

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Human Rights Commission of Pakistan on measles deaths

LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan on Wednesday slammed the rising death toll in the measles epidemic that has claimed the lives of nearly 500 children across the country in the last few weeks. In a statement, the commission said: “HRCP notes with great alarm that hundreds of children have died of measles in […]

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Human Rights Commission of Pakistan criticises Dr Qadri

LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has said that following the Supreme Court (SC) order for the arrest of the prime minister, the threats to democratic dispensation have escalated enormously. The HRCP said in a statement on Tuesday: “It is difficult to measure the misfortune of the luckless people of Pakistan that their […]

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Perils to democracy have soared after SC order: Human Rights Commission of Pakistan

LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has said that following the Supreme Court’s (SC) order for the arrest of the prime minister, the threats to democratic dispensation have escalated enormously. The commission said in a statement on Tuesday: “It is difficult to measure the misfortune of the luckless people of Pakistan that their […]

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Chaos descends

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has aptly summed up the mayhem and turmoil unleashed by the developments in the country in the last 72 hours. “It is difficult to measure the misfortune of the luckless people of Pakistan that their state is coming apart at the seams,” the HRCP said after the Supreme Court […]

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Human Rights Commission of Pakistan expresses serious concern at escalation in terrorist attacks

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has slammed the killing of over 100 people in a string of bombings in Quetta and other attacks in Mingora and Karachi on Thursday, and demanded that the government take immediate steps to clamp down on the murdering mayhem. In a statement issued on Friday, the Commission said, […]

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Desperate Hazaras want army rule in Quetta

By: Saleem Shahid QUETTA: Hundreds of people belonging to the Hazara Shia community staged a sit-in on Alamdar Road on Friday and refused to bury the dead till the army takes control of Quetta. The death toll from Thursday’s three blasts rose to 104 after nine more people died of their. The Human Rights Commission […]

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Human Rights Commission of Pakistan for steps to undo brutalisation of society

LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed concern over a steep rise in incidents and manifestations of violence across the country and called for concerted efforts to undo the damage done to the social fabric by brutalisation of society. In a statement on Friday, the commission said: “The HRCP notes with great […]

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Human Rights Commission of Pakistan slams gruesome Mastung attack

LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has condemned the gruesome killing of Shia pilgrims in an attack on Iran-bound buses in Mastung on Sunday and called the government to put an end to the appalling bloodshed. In a statement issued on Monday, the Commission said: “It is unfortunate that on this last day […]

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Human Rights Commission of Pakistan calls for collecting data of conversions

KARACHI: Speakers at a meeting on Saturday called that a survey be conducted to find out the number of forcibly converted minority community members, particularly young Hindu girls in Sindh, so that a comprehensive report be prepared and discussed with the government. They were speaking at the meeting organised by the Human Rights Commission of […]

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