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‘Local governments can help combat human rights violations’

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LAHORE: Punjab Human Rights and Minorities (HR&MA) Minister Ejaz Alam has said people could be protection across the province with the help of the Local Government Department. Addressing newly-elected representatives at the Local Government Academy in Lala Musa on Tuesday, the minister said the local governments, in collaboration with the Human Rights Department, could provide better […]

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Rangers’ policing powers undermine human rights: HRCP

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Karachi: The special policing powers that allow paramilitary soldiers to arrest people without a warrant and any concrete evidence, keep them in custody for 90 days, and torture or humiliate suspects in their custody violate the principles of human rights, the chief of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan said in a talk with The […]

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MQM stages protest against Amnesty International

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KARACHI: Hundreds of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) workers staged a protest demonstration at the Karachi Press Club on Thursday against the Amnesty International while leaders of the ruling party warned that if harm came to MQM’s founding chief Altaf Hussain, ‘the city would burst into flames’. Without naming any particular individual, political party or a […]

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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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PPP Human Rights Cell demands constitution of NCHR

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Islamabad: Pakistan Peoples Party Human Right Cell has demanded of the government to constitute the National Commission for Human Rights without delay as required by the law. PPP HR Cell in a resolution expressed concerns in the delay of formation of NCHR particularly delay in appointment of its Chairperson. The text of the resolution is […]

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Asma, Tahira want immediate operation but no human rights abuses

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ISLAMABAD: As air strikes by the PAF against TTP continue in North Waziristan and fears of civilian deaths and abuses of human rights increase, a leading activist, Asma Jahangir says the operation should no longer be delayed but extreme caution must be taken to avoid human rights violations, as seen in the past. Asma Jehangir […]

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Human rights violations on the rise in South Asia

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KARACHI: Even though the present-day world is called a liberal world, the “global South” is still not a liberal society and human rights violations are constantly on the rise there. These observations were made by Dr Azra Anjum, a former professor of political science at the University of Karachi, while speaking at a workshop titled […]

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The SC disposed of 187,754 HR cases under CJ

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ISLAMABAD: Giving an exceptional performance, the Supreme Court of Pakistan under Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry decided 187,754 out of a total of 232,265 human rights cases, an astounding 80 percent. These cases were in addition to 114 suo moto notices disposed of relating to problems and difficulties faced by the common people during his […]

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World Human Rights Day today

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Lahore: Like other parts of the globe, World Human Rights Day-2013, marking the adoption of ‘Universal Declaration of Human Rights’ by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10th 1948, is being observed here with a resolve to continue efforts for protection of human rights. To mark the day, different organisations will hold seminars, walks, […]

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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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Senate body concerned about human rights violations

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights on Wednesday asked the ministry of defence to complete and forward its recommendations over draft legislation on forced disappearance by June 30. The committee will then present the proposed law in the Upper House of parliament for further deliberation. The committee expressed serious reservations over rising trend […]

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Military rejects Human Rights Watch report as ‘pack of lies’

ISLAMABAD: Military rejected on Saturday Human Rights Watch World Report 2013, which accused it of abuses in counter-terrorism operations and maintaining links with extremist groups, as “a pack of lies”.“The recent Human Rights Watch (HRW) report is a pack of lies, propaganda driven and totally biased,” a military spokesman said while commenting on the report. […]

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