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Asma wins UN human rights prize

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UNITED NATIONS: The late Asma Jahangir, a renowned human rights defender in Pakistan, was named on Friday by the United Nations as one of the winners of the 2018 UN Human Rights Prize. Others who share the award include Tanzanian activist Rebeca Gyumi, Brazilian activist Joênia Wapichana and a human rights organisation, Front Line Defenders. […]

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Rights issues: Govt to table bills regarding torture, custodial deaths

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ISLAMABAD: Government was working on various bills regarding torture and custodial death, rights of persons with disability and prohibition of corporal punishment which would be tabled in National Assembly soon. She was talking to United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Representative Vibeke Jensen who had called on her on Friday. They discussed relevance of […]

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Senate body announces roadmap for protecting freedom of expression

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights has announced the roadmap for protection of freedom of expression and said that there will be public hearing on the matter saying that freedom of expression is getting equal to facing death in the country. The meeting of Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights chaired by 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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Impact of SC judgement on minorities’ rights discussed

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KARACHI: A year ago the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) passed a judgement for the protection of rights of religious minorities and to review its progress and implementation, the Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (Piler) organised a consultation meeting on Tuesday where representatives of civil society and religious minorities gathered to share their […]

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