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Imran accuses HRCP of promoting foreign agenda

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has criticised the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan for alleging that the Islamabad sit-ins have diverted people’s attention from the current situation of human rights in the country. Addressing participants of the PTI sit-in here on Wednesday, he questioned the sources of HRCP’s funding. “You don’t need to tell […]

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Human Rights in Pakistan

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I have been accused by some friends, that my articles about Pakistan have always been negative. So, hoping to write something positive, I searched through the various local newspapers on the internet, for some upbeat news about Pakistan, but going through the newspapers for the past 3 years, most of the reports that I came […]

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No definition of human rights in Pakistan: Nadia Gabol

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Karachi: The News interviewed Sindh Human Rights Minister Nadia Gabol on Monday and asked her about the state of human rights in Pakistan, food insecurity in Sindh and law and order in Lyari. The excerpts of the interview follow. Q: How do you assess the state of human rights in Pakistan in general and Sindh […]

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Arson attack on Hindu temple in Hyderabad triggers protest

GOHAR ALI KHAN HYDERABAD: A Hindu deity statue was broken and a small temple was partially damaged in early Friday morning arson attack near Fateh Chowk on Tando Mohammad Khan Road, sowing the feeling of insecurity among the religious minority community and triggering street protests. Only a couple of weeks ago, a Dharamshala was set […]

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‘EU can contribute to protecting human rights in Pakistan’

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KARACHI: The European Union has signed a five-year engagement plan with Pakistan that foresees interaction between the two on political, security and trade levels and human rights is the core component of this plan. These thoughts were articulated by Antoine Madelin of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) on Sunday at the second day […]

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HRCP slams dumping of Baloch dead bodies in Karachi

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LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has noted with concern the continued dumping of mutilated bodies of missing Baloch men in Karachi and demanded that the killers be brought to justice. In a statement released on Friday, the commission noted “with great dismay and strongly condemned the fact that there had been no […]

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Poverty and human rights

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By: Anjum Altaf IS poverty a violation of human rights? I was asked recently to speak on the subject and faced the following dilemma: if I convinced the audience it was, would that imply the most effective way to eliminate poverty would be to confer human rights on the poor? Two questions follow immediately: first, […]

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WAR to quit the field

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The news that War Against Rape (WAR) may have to wind up its operations due to a lack of donor funding comes as a blow to human rights in Pakistan. The NGO has been providing critical counselling and legal support to rape victims in Pakistan, and has battled several high-profile cases including that of Kainat […]

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Haroon surprised why Sindh Human Rights Act 2011 not enforced

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KARACHI: Minister Human Rights and Women Development Anis Haroon ordered the Director Human Rights Department to provide immediate financial aid to 500 registered and verified cases in the department. This she ordered while holding a meeting to review the progress of the projects running under the department said a statement issued here on Sunday. The […]

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