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HRCP concerned over extrajudicial killings in Karachi

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KARACHI: While there have been major successes in the Rangers-led operation in the city that began two years back, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has raised concerns over a rise in extrajudicial killings and lack of transparency in the way the paramilitary force operates. Speaking to Dawn, HRCP chairperson Zohra Yusuf said there had […]

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300,000 people have left Balochistan, says HRCP chief

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QUETTA: Zohra Yusuf, the chairperson of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), has said that Balochistan has been made a fertile place for armed religious extremists under a plan and as a result about 300,000 Shias, Zikris, and Hindus have migrated to other areas of the country. Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, […]

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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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HRCP office-bearers elected

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LAHORE: Zohra Yusuf was re-elected chairperson and Kamran Arif advocate co-chairperson of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) here on Sunday. They were re-elected for 2014-16 in the election held in the commission’s annual general meeting. The vice-chairpersons elected are: Tahir Husain Khan advocate (Balochistan), Sher Mohammad Khan advocate (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Nazish Ataullah (Punjab) […]

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HRCP demands probe into killings of MQM workers

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LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has noted with serious concern that while the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) continues to voice concerns about abduction, torture and extra-judicial killings of its workers, steps have not been taken to investigate the charges. In a statement on Monday, HRCP Chairperson Zohra Yusuf said: “The commission has […]

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HRCP seeks steps to protect Clifton temple

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KARACHI: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has urged the chief justice of Pakistan to protect over-150-year-old Hindu temple that is threatened by under-construction underpasses and flyover in Clifton. In a letter to the chief justice on Friday, HRCP chief Zohra Yusuf noted that business interests in complicity with Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) officials had […]

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Towards media reforms?

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By: ZOHRA YUSUF WHILE there is much hand-wringing in society on the powerful and irresponsible role the media has assumed for itself in Pakistan, little attention was paid by the media itself to the report released by the two member media commission appointed by the Supreme Court in January 2013. The authors of the report, […]

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