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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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Action plan: Govt devises strategy to protect human rights

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ISLAMABAD: The government announced on Thursday a 16-point comprehensive action plan to promote and protect human rights in the country and allocated Rs100 million for its effective implementation. Minister for Human Rights Zahid Hamid announced the plan, flanked by Minister of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid and Special Assistant to the Prime […]

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PM for conservation of forests, wildlife

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed for early completion of the ongoing projects for conservation of forests and protection of wildlife in the country. He issued the instructions during the briefing at Lal Suhanara National Park Wednesday. The prime minister had overnight stay in the park and he was briefed about wildlife and forest […]

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Raising awareness: Minorities need to be aware of their rights: civil society

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MITHI: Civil society activists have urged people belonging to minority communities to be aware of their rights. Prof Noor Ahmed Janjhi, a research scholar, said that due to lack of awareness about their rights, people belonging to minority communities face multiple challenges. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the ‘Awareness Month on Minority Rights’ organised […]

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PM urges steps to ensure child safety

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Min­i­ster Nawaz Sharif has urged all provincial governments to take measures for implementing the recommendations of the National Comm­ission for Human Rights to ensure a safe environment for children. According to a statement released by the PM Office on Thursday, the provinces have been asked to put in place the requisite policy and […]

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Environmental impact study of Lakhra power project conducted

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HYDERABAD: The Sindh Environmental Protection Agency (Sepa), regional office Hyderabad, has conducted the environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the proposed 660MW coal-fired Lakhra power project at Jamshoro district. The assessment shows improvement in ambient air quality, as well as increased socio-economic benefits to the community in the form of employment and business opportunities, according to […]

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Politicians, activists urge to expedite work on Hindu marriage bill

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KARACHI: Politicians and human rights activists shared their views on the Hindu marriage bill in an open-debate seminar organised by the Sindh Rural Partner Organisation (SRPO) at Marriot Hotel in Karachi on Wednesday. SRPO is an organisation that works for the protection of human rights, women and children’s rights. However, SRPO has now decided to […]

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Necessary recommendations: EPA asked to set emission limits, monitor airborne pollution

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ISLAMABAD: The concentration of toxic particulates in the federal capital’s ambient air exceed the standard set by the National Environmental Quality Standards (NEQS), says a report. The report, prepared by an independent commission, has recommended the Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA) to revise quality standards and set emission limit, run an assessment campaign to monitor […]

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Environment protection: ‘Pakistan highly vulnerable to climate change’

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LAHORE: “Pakistan is grappling with a number of environmental issues such as floods, glacial lake outburst floods, tropical cyclones, heat waves, shifting rainfall and river flow patterns, declining groundwater levels, droughts, expanding desertification, aridity and sea-level rise,” WWF-Pakistan Senior Director Ejaz Ahmad said on Monday. He was addressing a press conference that the WWF-Pakistan and […]

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‘Some communities within minorities are ignored’

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KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Minorities Gayan Chand Israni has said that the government is giving priority to protection of rights of minorities in Sindh. He was speaking at a media briefing on protection of minority rights organised by the Sindh Rural Partner Organisation (SRPO) at a local hotel here on Tuesday. “The government will ensure […]

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Senate adopts PPP bills against honour killing, rape and privatization

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ISLAMABAD: Three bills of the Pakistan People’s Party regarding honour killing, rape and privatisation were adopted by the Senate on Monday. The three bills referred to the joint sitting include ‘The Privatisation Commission (Amendment) Bill, the Anti-honour Killing (amendment) Bill and the Anti-Rape Laws (Criminal Laws Amendment) Bill, all initially moved by PPP former Senator […]

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Hard life of senior citizens made even harder

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ISLAMABAD: Although, a national level policy for the protection of elderly persons was drafted and finalised by the Ministry of Capital Administration and Development (CADD) in 2012, it has yet to be presented before parliament for final approval. Meanwhile currently, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) is the only province where there is an approved law for protection […]

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Killing shows govt failure to implement witness protection law

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KARACHI: The killing of a key witness to the murder of Sabeen Mahmud late last week has again highlighted the failure of the provincial government to implement the law on witness protection that has been demanded by groups and individuals working for human rights and legal issues. The Sindh government’s ambitious plan to make ‘hefty […]

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Govt has failed to protect journalists: PFUJ chief

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BRUSSELS: The president of International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) Jim Boumelha said Tuesday that sacrifices rendered by journalists for the freedom of press and media in Pakistan will not be in vain. He was speaking to a delegation of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) at the IFJ head office in Brussels. Deputy secretary-general IFJ […]

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