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#Justice for Sabeen: Protesters demand inquiry report be made public

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KARACHI: The protesters demanding justice for the attack on activist Sabeen Mahmud gathered outside Karachi Press Club on Thursday. The demand was the same: fix responsibility for Sabeen Mahmud’s murder. The demonstrators wanted the government and the armed forces to disclose the details of the inquiry report. “The acting president had given the Sindh government […]

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HRCP urges action over threats to Thar NGO

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LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed serious alarm over threats of violence made against the staff of AWARE, an NGO working in Tharparkar and nearby districts of Sindh, by a relative of a provincial minister. In a statement issued on Thursday, the Commission said: “HRCP notes with grave concern threats made […]

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Blocking the internet

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If there is a single entity that has the capacity to frighten the living daylights out of virtually any government on the planet, it is the internet. Governments often seek to limit access to the World Wide Web, and have gone as far as developing their own versions of the internet that serves just their […]

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Last-gasp bid to save teenage convict

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KARACHI: A human rights law firm filed a petition on Tuesday in the Sindh High Court (SHC) challenging the black warrants for death row prisoner Shafqat Hussain, who is facing execution on January 14. In 2004, an anti-terrorism court sentenced Shafqat to death while he was just 14 years old. The NGO, Justice Project Pakistan […]

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SC Media Commission recommends freeze on new TV licenses

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By: Hamid Mir ISLAMABAD: The Media Commission constituted by the Supreme Court has recommended to parliament to establish a Media Laws Review Task Force, restructure and rename the Ministry of Information and free Pemra, PTV, APP and PBC of government control. The two-member commission, comprising Justice (retd) Nasir Aslam Zahid and Javed Jabbar, has submitted […]

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Right to information

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RECENTLY, I attended a workshop organised by Shehri, a Karachi-based NGO. The workshop was about the ‘Right to Information and Freedom of Information’ . We were informed that a common citizen is empowered to access all information held by the government (except for the sensitive one) through Article 19A of the Constitution of Pakistan. The […]

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Disaster relief: Failing to help as minister, Sheikh hopes his NGO will fill the gap

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KARACHI: As a minister for relief in Sindh, Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid’s Haleem Adil Sheikh struggled to help the flood survivors. Failing to make much difference, Sheikh now hopes to fill the gap with his new NGO. “I saw children die from a lack of food and the indifferent attitude of bureaucrats,” he recalled […]

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Seminar on violence against women held

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To commemorate the International Women’s Day, a non-government organisation, the Inter Global Human Development Society (IGHDS) on Thursday organised a seminar titled “Journey of decade through violence against women.” A large number of journalists, women, students as well as educationists attended the event. The event started with recitation from the Holy Quran by Hira Rajput. […]

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