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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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Killings go down, encounters on the rise in 2014, says HRCP report

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KARACHI: The ongoing targeted operation might have been able to reduce the crime rate on the streets of Karachi in 2014 but it seems to have quadrupled the number of people killed in alleged encounters with the city’s law enforcement agencies. According to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan’s (HRCP) annual report for 2014, around […]

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HRCP concerned over undermining of civilian institutions

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KARACHI: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed concern over what it terms undermining of civilian institutions in the country soon after the general elections and coming of the new government to power. “Parliament and media are being undermined,” said eminent lawyer and HRCP’s former chairperson Asma Jehangir at a press conference at […]

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