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Expressing concern: SCBA wants autonomy for rights commission

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ISLAMABAD: The head of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) S Ali Zafar has expressed concern over the federal government’s indifference to the National Commission on Human Rights (NCHR), a statutory organisation purpose-built for the enforcement of fundamental rights. In a written statement, the president has recommended that the rights body should be granted administrative […]

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Limiting powers: Rights watchdog barters autonomy for funds

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ISLAMABAD: In a bid to secure funds from the government for its regular operations, the national watchdog on human rights violations has decided to scale down some of its activities. In exchange for limiting its role, officials at the ministry of human rights say the government has assured that funds for the body will be […]

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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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NCHR calls for establishing trauma, counselling centres for Kasur victims

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ISLAMABAD: The National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) in order to ensure speedy justice to the victims of Kasur’s child sex scandal will seek monthly progress report from the chief secretary of Punjab. The NCHR also will hold frequent interactions with the joint investigation committee through the office of the inspector general of police, Punjab. […]

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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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