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Surge in ‘encounter’ killings: HRCP

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KARACHI: There has been an increase of over 63 per cent in the number of people killed in ‘encounters’ with personnel of law enforcement agencies between January and February in 2015 as compared to the first two months of 2014, though the total number of overall killings that took place during the same period has […]

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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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‘Take a stand for our children’

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LAHORE: Offices of district child commissioners have been set up in the province to address issues of child abuse and safeguard the rights of children, Punjab Ombudsman Javed Mahmood said. The offices will be supervised by district advisers. The ombudsman was addressing participants of a workshop on child rights in connection with the 25th anniversary […]

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Human rights violations

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The formation of a national network of civil society organizations on January 16, 2015 in Karachi augurs well for the critical cause of pursuing the implementation of Human Rights (HR) in the country. The conglomerate of these associations has resolved to play the role of a watchdog to monitor conforming with the conditions of the […]

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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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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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SC demands comprehensive report on protection of minorities’ rights

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By: ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed dissatisfaction over the report submitted by the federation and provinces regarding steps taken for the protection of minorities and termed it just a piece of paper. The court directed the federal government to consider appointment of permanent Chairman for National Commission for Minorities ruling that the chairman […]

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Persecuted minorities

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TRIBULATIONS of minorities in Pakistan seem to be unending. Whether they are Hindus in Umerkot, Sikhs in Peshawar, Ahmadis in Gujranwala, Christians in Joseph Colony in Lahore or Shia Hazaras in Quetta, none of them have been able to avert the wrath of our intolerant and bigoted society. Perhaps, Pakistanis need to revisit the ideological […]

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Qaim orders IGP to ensure minorities’ safety

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Karachi: In the wake of the recent murder of two Hindu brothers in Hyderabad, the chief minister directed the police chief on Monday to prepare a foolproof security plan for the protection of minorities. Presiding over a meeting held in connection with the World Minorities Day, Qaim Ali Shah also formed an investigation team headed […]

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Minorities’ rights

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RECENTLY the Supreme Court ordered the government to establish a task force for the protection of the places of worship of minorities. This is a historic decision by the apex court. The minorities are thankful to the chief justice for this decision. Now this is the government’s turn to fulfil its duties towards protecting minorities […]

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Justice for minorities

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The Supreme Court is often accused of being an institution that goes beyond its remit in adjudicating the case. That it often has to do so says more about the lack of governance in the country than power lust on the part of the judges. If we had a government that did its job, the […]

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HRCP condemns ‘politically motivated’ police action in Lahore

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LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has strongly condemned police attack on Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri’s residence in Model Town on Tuesday, in which eight people were killed and at least 90 injured. In a statement issued here on Wednesday, the Commission said, “HRCP condemns in the strongest words possible the unfortunate events on Tuesday […]

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Eight killed in police-PAT clash

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LAHORE: At least eight people, including two women, were shot dead and over 85 others injured on Tuesday during a clash between police and workers of the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) and the Minhajul Quran International (MQI). They were allegedly fired upon by the police for resisting the removal of illegal barriers and iron gates […]

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Pakistan needs ban on forced conversion: group

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WASHINGTON: Pakistan needs to overhaul laws to ban forced conversions which are leading to rape or other abuse against hundreds of non-Muslim girls each year, an advocacy group said Wednesday. The Movement for Solidarity and Peace, which campaigns against religious violence in Pakistan, said that forced conversions generally involve the abductions of girls or young […]

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