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MPs back move to protect holy sites of minorities

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ISLAMABAD: In a rare show of unity, members of the lower house rose above partisanship and passed a unanimous resolution asking the government to take steps on a “priority basis” to safeguard the holy places of minorities. The multi-party backed resolution, which also demanded the deployment of special security personnel at minorities’ places of worship, […]

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CJ hints at guidelines for protecting minorities

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ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani on Tuesday hinted at framing guidelines for law-enforcement agencies for protection of minorities’ rights. “We believe that the Constitution has set goals, pledges and commitments that the nation has vowed to live by and to achieve these dreams we may develop guidelines for the protection of rights of minorities,” […]

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HRCP calls for release of labourers

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LAHORE: The HRCP has called for the release of three labourers and two Coast Guard personnel believed to be in custody of an insurgent group in Balochistan. In a statement issued here on Friday, the commission said that Baloch Liberation Front (BLF) had two Coast Guard personnel and three labourers in their custody. The commission […]

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HRCP aghast at denial of permission to visit ‘mass graves’

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QUETTA: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has expressed concern over government’s refusal to allow right activists and media personnel to visit Balochistan’s Totak area where human bodies were found in unconventional graves. A meeting of the HRCP presided over by its Balochistan chapter chairman Tahir Hussain Khan was held on Monday to review the […]

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Non-Muslim residents of Lyari afraid of returning home

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KARACHI: “There were five of them,” she said while holding her young child with one arm and hiding her face with the other. That’s how the young mother of three, and a victim of gang-rape, started narrating her ordeal at a press conference called at the Karachi Press Club by the Human Rights Commission of […]

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Celebrating Human Rights Day

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Sir: International Human Rights Day is observed on December 10 every year. This day is significant for the world leaders to recognise the rights of human beings, declared by the United Nations in the Universal Human Rights Convention (1948). Recalling human rights and their implementation are two sides of the same coin. Today, the world […]

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HRCP speaks out for women’s cause

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LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on Tuesday observed the International Human Rights Day by focusing on the local theme of violence against women. It also organised a demonstration and a number of activists, holding placards that depicted data about violence against women, stood at Liberty roundabout for more than two hours to […]

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Over 8,500 human rights violations reported in 20 months

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ISLAMABAD: A total of 8,648 incidents of human rights violation have been reported in the country between January 2012 and Sept 15 this year, according to a document of the Ministry of Law, Justice and Human Rights submitted to parliament. The document shows that 239 rights violations have been recorded in Islamabad, 1,599 in Punjab, […]

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