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Amnesty expresses concern over executions in Pakistan

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NEW YORK: Human rights are fast becoming a casualty in the drive to wipe out fanatical groups like the militant Islamic State group and Boko Haram, the head of Amnesty International warned as the watchdog released its annual report on the state of human rights around the world. “What is unique to 2015 is that […]

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‘Military courts will violate the right to fair trial’

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KARACHI: Military courts will be a violation of the right to fair trial, an article of a UN convention signed by the Pakistani government, claimed Human Rights Commission of Pakistan chairperson Zohra Yusuf on Saturday. Military courts came under attack as journalists and activists expressed concerns about the fairness of the trials at a seminar […]

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Politicians, media, traders won’t be tried in military courts

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ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Saturday categorically stated that the military courts would not be used to hold trials of politicians, businessmen and media persons and only terrorism-related trials would be conducted in these courts. Addressing a press conference here, the minister emphasised that the country’s judicial system would continue to carry […]

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Foreign media hails Pakistan’s decision on capital punishment

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s decision to lift the moratorium on capital punishment and try the terror suspects in military courts reflects the government’s strong resolve to defeat terrorism and is “an extraordinary move under extraordinary circumstances”, foreign media said on Monday. The international media in its editorials and articles is highlighting the setting up of military courts […]

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Labour and HR bodies urged to work together for a social change

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Karachi: Secretary General of Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) I A Rahman, on Sunday, asked the trade unions and human rights organisations to work together for a social change and implementation of all the fundamental rights and international conventions, otherwise, the national security paradigm in Pakistan would create hindrances in dispensation of the fundamental […]

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