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Shia lawyer killed in targeted attack

By: Riaz Ahmad PESHAWAR: The former vice chairperson of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan’s (HRCP) provincial chapter and a prominent lawyer belonging to a Shia family, Malik Jarar Hussain was gunned down in what appeared to be a targeted attack on Gulbahar Road Friday morning. Hussain was on his way to drop his children […]

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Hazaras: a community of great patience

By: HASSAN RAZA FOLADI RECENTLY the Hazara community has shown great patience and raised their voices in a peaceful and disciplined manner by reciting the Holy Quran all night and without putting any sort of threat to the state apparatus or public properties, against the authorities who have always turned a blind eye for Hazara […]

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Security forces allowing extremists to attack minorities: Human Rights Watch

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ISLAMABAD: The Human Rights Watch has accused the government of having failed to act against abuses committed by security and intelligence agencies which are letting extremist groups to attack religious minorities. “The authorities did little to address attacks against journalists and human rights defenders, and committed serious abuses in counter-terrorism operations,” the HRW said in […]

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Genocide of Shias, the judiciary and the LeJ

By: Dr Zaeem Zia The terrorists of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan and Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan are bailed out and they continue their ruthless butchering of fellow Muslims As time passes, we as a nation are becoming increasingly insensitive to the murder of fellow Pakistanis. Although the majority of people are against persecution, they are helpless to do […]

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Protest against Quetta killings

LAHORE: Human rights activists demanded stern action against the people involved in the killing of the Shia community and violence in the name of religion in the country. They staged a protest in front of the Lahore Press Club on Monday which was participated in by Neelam Hussain, Nasreen Shah, Samina Rehman, Irfan Mufti, Samson […]

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Protest over carnage cripples life across Sindh

KARACHI: A day of mourning and protest was observed on Sunday in the entire Sindh on a call given by the Majlis Wahdat-i-Muslimeen (MWM) which was supported by the Shia Ulema Council (SUC) and various political and religious organisations, including the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, against the Jan 10 Quetta carnage targeted against the Shia sect. […]

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Protests against Quetta carnage continue across the country

KARACHI: A strike was observed on Sunday in most parts of the country including Karachi, Multan, Hyderabad, Lahore, Islamabad and Quetta against Thursday’s blasts in Balochistan’s provincial capital. Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf flew to Quetta on Sunday to meet locals holding a protest alongside the bodies of family members killed in one of […]

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Quetta’s dead remain unburied

Shias demonstrate and sit between the coffins of bomb blast victims in Quetta on January 12, 2013. Shia families refusing to bury their dead after twin bombings in Pakistan’s troubled southwestern city of Quetta vowed to continue their sit-in protest until the army takes over security. As the devastated Shia protesters in Quetta continued their […]

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Candlelight vigil for victims of Quetta blasts

By: Ikram Junaidi ISLAMABAD: Human rights activists held candlelight vigil on Friday for the victims of Quetta blasts amid moving scenes. Some women activists were literally crying as they also lost their young colleague, Irfan Khudi Ali, during blasts in Quetta on Thursday, which mowed down around 110 children, men and women. Irfan Khudi Ali, […]

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Desperate Hazaras want army rule in Quetta

By: Saleem Shahid QUETTA: Hundreds of people belonging to the Hazara Shia community staged a sit-in on Alamdar Road on Friday and refused to bury the dead till the army takes control of Quetta. The death toll from Thursday’s three blasts rose to 104 after nine more people died of their. The Human Rights Commission […]

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Human Rights Watch slams authorities over Shia massacre in Quetta

NEW YORK: The Pakistani government’s persistent failure to protect the minority Shia community from sectarian attacks by militant groups is reprehensible and amounts to complicity in the barbaric slaughter of Pakistani citizens, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday. In a statement, the HRW said the government should immediately hold accountable those responsible for ordering and […]

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