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Democracy faces threat from politicians: Bilawal

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LAHORE: The second session of the Asma Jahangir Conference titled “Justice for Empowerment” concluded at a local hotel here on Sunday. The second day discussions were espoused by the late Asma Jahangir’s work and activism. A wide range of discussions focused on protection of fundamental rights, justice for all and impunity for none, freedom of […]

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LHC takes up treason plea against Sharif, journalist today

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LAHORE – Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif will appear before the Lahore High Court (LHC) today in a petition seeking registration of a treason case against him, ex-premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and a journalist for trying to defame state institutions, said sources. In the last hearing, Justice Mazahir Ali Naqvi had summoned Nawaz Sharif, issued […]

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Raising awareness: Minorities need to be aware of their rights: civil society

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MITHI: Civil society activists have urged people belonging to minority communities to be aware of their rights. Prof Noor Ahmed Janjhi, a research scholar, said that due to lack of awareness about their rights, people belonging to minority communities face multiple challenges. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the ‘Awareness Month on Minority Rights’ organised […]

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HRW urges Pakistan to bring killers of Zaman Mehsud to justice

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New York: Pakistani authorities should conduct a prompt and impartial investigation into the killing of journalist and rights monitor Zaman Mehsud, said Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday. Gunmen fatally shot Mehsud on November 4, while he was riding his motorcycle in the Tank, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. “We killed him because he was writing against us. […]

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‘Human rights violation cases show an upward trend during four years’

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Cases of human rights violation have shown an upward trend during the last four years, revealed the report of Human Rights Wing of Ministry of Law, Justice and Human Rights. “Human rights violation cases including acid burning, domestic violence, murder, rape, kidnapping, sexual assault, harassment, missing persons, torture, target killing, extra judicial killing and killing […]

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NA body on Law Justice and Human Rights meets

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Law Justice and Human rights Thursday met under the Chairmanship of Chaudhry Mahmood Bashir Virk. The chairperson National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW) briefed on its activities during 2014 to June 2015. She stated about NCSW mission introduction and monitoring of its progress implementation and promotion […]

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ICJ terms SC judgment a blow to human rights

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ISLAMABAD: The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has expressed disappointment over the Aug 5 Supreme Court majority judgment upholding the 21st Amendment and termed it “a blow to human rights and the rule of law in Pakistan”. “This judgment squarely puts Pakistan at odds with its international obligations and weakens the Supreme Court’s hard won […]

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Revamping standards: Shahbaz says use of IT can curb crime

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LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Thursday that use of information technology could curb crime and facilitate provision of justice to the people at police stations. He was chairing a meeting convened to review the law and order situation and security arrangements in the province at the Arfa Karim Software Technology Park. Sharif ordered […]

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Art from the depths of the heart

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Karachi: For many, art is just a money minting exercise which involves the artists conjuring up situations and transposing them on to the canvas. However, there are those for whom art is a reflection of their innermost feelings; prompted by the gale of the weaker moments in life when one capitulates to temptations and urges, […]

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Minor raped girl demands justice

KARACHI – The rape of a seven-year old poor girl in the camps of the flood affected people, set up at the Super Highway, has once again exposed the brutality and callousness of our social system, while the helpless father of the victim demands unprecedented punishment for the criminals. Addressing a press conference at the […]

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