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HR commission rejects ministry’s report over Mina tragedy

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ISLAMABAD: The National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) has rejected a report of the religious affairs ministry about the stampede that took place in Mina, Saudi Arabia, last year during Haj and which claimed lives of hundreds of pilgrims. An official of the commission said it had sought a report from the ministry following receipt […]

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Pakistani prisoners in Saudi Arabia

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Earlier this month, headlines were made when self-styled, swivel-eyed holy warrior Zaid Hamid resurfaced in Pakistan after spending several weeks in a Saudi jail. While the facts of his case are still unclear, it was alleged that Hamid had been arrested for publicly criticising the Saudi regime. News of Hamid’s incarceration sent his followers on […]

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Pemra warns against criticism of Saudi response to Mina tragedy

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ISLAMABAD: The government asked Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Wednesday to take notice of talk shows and broadcasts discussing the Mina tragedy and criticising the Saudi handling of the crisis. In a statement issued directly to the top management of news channels through an SMS, Pemra said, “Some channels are airing programmes on […]

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