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Civil society calls for arrest of Rashid Rehman’s killers

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LAHORE: The Joint Action Committee for Peoples Rights has called for the arrest of the killers of lawyer and Human Rights Commission of Pakistan’s Multan coordinator Rashid Rehman and demanded state protection for lawyers and journalists working on controversial cases in a protestmeeting held at Aiwan-e-Iqbal on Thursday. In honour of Rehman, who was killed […]

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They are killing freedom of expression!

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Evolving democracies like Pakistan have sharper contradictions between major power institutions. As it is a young democracy, the struggle between different power centres is noisy and dirty. At the same time, it is worrying for all democrats because democracy has been killed in its infancy many a time by military dictators. The present strain in […]

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Age of intolerance

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Rashid Rehman’s brutal killing — for doing his duty as a lawyer — must be viewed along with the (similar) assassinations of Justice (R) Arif Iqbal Bhatti, Governor Salmaan Taseer, and federal minister Shahbaz Bhatti. A judge, leading members of government, and now a defence counsel have been killed for trying to ensure that no […]

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HRW seeks action against lawyer’s killers

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NEW YORK: Calling on the Pakistan government to conduct a prompt and impartial investigation into the assassination of human rights activist and lawyer Rashid Rehman, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday that those responsible should be fully and promptly prosecuted. It also urged the government to repeal the “blasphemy law” forthwith. In a press statement, […]

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HRCP rally slams killing of activist

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LARKANA: To condemn the brutal murder of HRCP’s Multan task force coordinator Rashid Rehman, activists of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, Progressive Youth Commission and other rights bodies took out a procession in Shahdadkot on Sunday. Carrying banners and placards, the protesters led by Abdul Wahab Pandrani and Murad Pandrani marched on the main […]

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Write and wrong

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It is easy to talk about media ethics, very difficult to practise them — ever since I have started to lecture in an honorary capacity with the Coalition for Ethical Journalism in Pakistan, this is the standard response I get when interacting with fellow practitioners. I think the only reason many journalists listen to me […]

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Pakistan not a safe place for HR defenders

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LAHORE: The Centre for Human Rights Education (CHRE) has strongly condemned the assassination of the veteran human rights activist and Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) Coordinator in South Punjab Region Rashid Rehman in Multan on May 7 on Wednesday. The CHRE in a press statement issued on Thursday said Rashid Rehman was getting life […]

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HRCP mourns the loss of Rahman

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LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan is deeply grieved at the killing of its Multan Task Force Coordinator, advocate Rashid Rahman. Rashid was a committed rights activist and lawyer and had been associated with HRCP for over 20 years. It must be recalled that on April 10, through a statement, the commission had brought […]

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