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On Tuesday, three suicide bombers attacked Pakistani police and paramilitary personnel in the provincial capital, killing at least six personnel and wounding 15 others. In a statement following the attack, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) took "grave notice of the alarming spike in ...
Activists have raised concern over the security of rights workers in Pakistan following a "burglary-style raid" on the house of the editor of an annual report on the country's state of human rights. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) said in a statement that two armed men broke into the ...

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), a non-profit Rights group, launched its annual report on Monday, highlighting the "grim markers" of the state of Human Rights in the country in 2017. ... Ahmadis are a sect that consider themselves Muslim, but whose faith is rejected by the Pakistani state.
The damning report card issued by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan says people continue to disappear, sometimes because they criticize the ... commission spokesman I.A. Rehman said at the release of the report, which accused Pakistani authorities of ignoring "intolerance and extremism.".
The concern was raised at the launch of the annual report of Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), titled `State of Human Rights in 2017.' The launching event was ... As at November 2017, Pakistani prisons held 82,591 prisoners (down from 84,315 in 2016), the report said. Pakistan due to ... Rights
A report by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) revealed on Monday that the number of deaths linked to terrorism continued to decline in the ... However, the report added that international travel remained especially problematic for the citizens as Pakistani passport continued to be ranked ...

The damning report card issued by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) says people continue to disappear in Pakistan, sometimes ... greater Rights to women and removing legal restrictions on social exchanges between sexes, which remain segregated in many parts of the Pakistani society. Human Rights
LAHORE: Given the vicissitudes of Pakistan's political situation, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) demands that free and fair elections be held as scheduled this ... It is imperative that every citizen of Gilgit-Baltistan enjoy the same freedoms that the Constitution accords to Pakistani citizens.
Why has the legislation not taken heed of the Senate's Committee on Human Rights, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances to criminalise this practice,” the association of Pakistani doctors raised the serious questions.
Hussain Naqi of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), renowned human right activist I A Rehman, renowned Supreme Court lawyer ... the Amnesty International are also demanding from the Pakistani government to ensure the earliest recovery of all missing activists including Raza Khan.
When Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai returned to her home country after six years, she received a hero's welcome: She met with .... the existing blasphemy laws to avenge personal grievances,” Dr. Mehdhi Hassan, chairman of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, told VOA.
These are also counterproductive to the nation and peace-building,” it reads. The academics also called upon political parties to play their role in expanding democratic space by resisting this practice. Human Rights Commission of Pakistan also urged Pakistani authorities to take robust measures to end ...
Pakistani Court Ruling Aims to Publicly Identify All Religious Minorities ... The independent Human Rights Commission of Pakistan called on the government to counter it immediately. ... The ruling is the latest in a long series of attempts by officials to clearly distinguish between religions in Pakistan. A 1974 ...
According to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, nearly 10,000 people have gone missing in the country since 2001, with nearly 3,000 still unaccounted for. In 2016 alone, there were 728 disappearances. The HRCP and human rights activists say these numbers are significantly under reported.
Last weekend, Mahira Khan appeared on BBC's HARDtalk and of course, fans of the superstar and Pakistani cinema were glued to their screens. ... It's endemic, it's domestic, it's pervasive and groups in Pakistan like the HRCP talk about the reality that a women is raped in Pakistan every 2 or 3 hours.
DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — On December 2, 2017, 40-year-old Raza Khan, a Pakistani political activist, disappeared from his home. ... Pakistan is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for activists and reporters: According to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, nearly 10,000 ...
Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) had moved the SC against Singh government and others for failing to catch the culprit behind the murder of Rehman, the director of Orangi Pilot Project. The petition states that there were “material mistakes made by the initial investigating officer as well as the ...

The session was organised by 'Pakistan India People's Forum for Peace and Democracy' (PIPFPD), moderated by famous literary figure and President PIPFPD, Kishwar Naheed, here at office of Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on Tuesday. Sharing his views on the occasion, O. P. Shah said ...
The session was organized by `Pakistan India People's Forum for Peace and Democracy' (PIPFPD), moderated by famous literary figure and Presidnet PIPFPD, Kishwar Naheed, here at office of Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP). Sharing his views on the occasion, O. P. Shah said there was a ...
Shah, who is currently on a visit to Pakistan, made these remarks while addressing a session at Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on Monday where ... Some 20 years ago we started this struggle with some Pakistani academia and writers to mitigate the hostility between the two countries.
After seeing his struggle, he was made secretary of Communist Party of Pakistan. He had been fighting against dictators but never bowed before any brutal force. IA Rehman said Jam Saqi was also a member of the Council of Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) for some years. Hussain Naqi ...
LAHORE: The government of Pakistan missed yet another opportunity to show its commitment to address key human rights issues during a United Nations (UN)-backed review on Thursday, FIDH and its member organisation, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) said Friday. Pakistan's human ...
“For the first time in my life, I could actually smell hunger.” This is how Asma Jahangir described her first encounter with a bonded kiln worker who had managed to escape and walked into her office seeking help. This was in the early years of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) when she ...
LAHORE: Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on Wednesday said that the Islamabad High Court's (IHC) recent ruling requiring a declaration of faith was a cause for serious concern. “The HRCP is appalled by the recent IHC ruling that makes a declaration of faith mandatory for government and ...
Asma, by then an internationally known Pakistani human rights activist, was detained along with scores of supporters ahead of a rally in support of ... Chairperson of The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) Asma Jehangir (L) and her companion A.R. Rehman pose with the annual report 'State of ...
Last month one of modern Pakistan's most extraordinary women died. Tributes described Asma Jahangir as a champion of human rights and a defender of the oppressed. But it's hard to see who will now take on her fights, as the BBC's M Ilyas Khan reports. It has been said that no combination of the ...
HYDERABAD: Speakers at a conference organised by Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) called for the elimination of bonded labour, reported a local English newspaper. The speakers urged the government and concerned authorities to take concrete and meaningful steps to eliminate bonded ...
He advised against testing of patience of the tribespeople further and demanded implementation of recommendations of the Fata Reforms Committee without any delay. Kamran Arif, a legal expert and former vice-chairman of Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), appreciated the superior courts ...
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday, while hearing a petition filed by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) against the Singh government, said that it will supervise the progress of the newly-constituted Joint Investigation Team (JIT) in the Perveen Rehman murder case ...
... Centre for Social Justice, NOW Communities, Pakistan Fisher Folk Forum, Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (PILER), Legal Aid and Awareness Services (LAAS), Khwendo Kor, Noor Education Trust, SPARC, Takra Qabailee Khwendy, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), ...
... Pakistan Fisher Folk Forum, Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research, Legal Aid and Awareness Services (LAAS), Khwendo Kor, Noor Education Trust, SPARC, Takra Qabailee Khwienday, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), National Council for Minority Rights, and the Human ...
She accepted the place of sharia in the legal system of Pakistan, but battled its harsher interpretations. In 1987 she helped set up the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), the first of its kind, to keep an eye on things. Her presence on the Lahore High Court and later as the first woman president of ...
In 1981, she and her sister co-founded the first all women's law firm in Pakistan. In 1987, they founded the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. During her lifetime, Jahangir received multiple human rights awards, honorary degrees and other awards from universities, think tanks and governments.
LAHORE - The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) says it is devastated by the sudden passing away of its co-founder Asma Jahangir: exemplary lawyer, human rights icon, pro-democracy champion, friend and mentor par excellence, and a brave comrade of the poor and the disadvantaged.
She has served as chairwoman of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, and was widely respected for her outspoken criticism of the country's militant ... She was a tireless advocate for inalienable rights of all people and for equality - whether in her capacity as a Pakistani lawyer in the domestic justice ...
LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) is outraged that the case of Junaid Hafeez, who was arrested in March 2013 after a student group accused him of blasphemy , has been transferred to yet another new judge and his right to a fair trial has been further undermined. It is feared ...
In its wake, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) said there were at least 598 extrajudicial killings in 2014 and an additional 343 the following year. A preliminary investigation headed by Sanaullah Abbasi, chief of Karachi's Counter Terrorism Department, said the encounter involving Mehsud ...
The family left Pakistan several years ago to settle in Kuwait from where they moved to Italy and became Italian citizens, Gujjar said. Two of the woman's brothers live in Germany. There are no credible official figures on honour killing because they often go unreported. According to Human ...
She was co-founder of the AGHS law firm (1980), AGHS Legal Aid Cell (1983), Women's Action Forum (1981), and the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) (1986). She was involved in the launch of Pakistan–India People's Forum for Peace and Democracy, 1994, and of South Asians for Human ...
LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed concern over the recent actions of the administration of the Punjab University against a number of students. In a statement issued on Monday, the commission said: “HRCP has expressed serious concern over alleged ...
LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on Monday expressed grave concern over the recent actions of the Punjab University (PU) administration against a number of Pashtun and Baloch students. In a statement, the commission said, “HRCP has expressed serious alarm over the ...
Barely three days after the launch of the State of Human Rights in 2017 report in Lahore, its editor Maryam Hasan -- a consultant engaged to edit the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) annual report -- received some unwelcome visitors at night. The annual reports are a detailed ... Rights
The Pakistani military airlifted Miss Yousafzai by helicopter hours after a Taliban gunman boarded a bus in the Swat town of Shangla, shooting her in the ... The visit was cheered by many in Pakistan, including Marvi Simed, a member of the executive council of Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, who ... Rights
LAHORE: Former premier Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz expressed grief over demise of prominent lawyer Asma Jahangir. The former premier, his daughter and other PML-N leaders visited the residence of the deceased human rights activist and extended their condolences to members of ... Rights
Paying tribute to the former Supreme Court Bar Council president and Human Rights Commission of Pakistan founding president who passed away in Lahore on Sunday, participants from different walks of life and varied parts of Sindh said that the spirit to achieve equity in society would be sustained at ... Rights
As the protest simmers in the Pakistani capital amid the hunt for the suspended SSP, extrajudicial killings in the country are back in the limelight. Human-rights groups ... According to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, more than 2,000 people were killed in fake encounters in 2015. HRCP statistics ... Rights
She has served as chairwoman of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, and was widely respected for her outspoken criticism of the country's militant ... She was a tireless advocate for inalienable rights of all people and for equality - whether in her capacity as a Pakistani lawyer in the domestic justice ... Rights
Saiyid said Pakistan has also lost a versatile actor. Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) Director I.A. Rehman said Asma bravely faced dictators. He lauded her services to downtrodden and poor people as well as women and minorities. KLF co-founder Dr Asif Farrukhi condoled the sudden ... Rights
Jahangir co-founded and chaired the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) and received several national and international awards for defending, ... The Pakistani government conferred one of the country's highest civil awards on her for her struggle to uphold the rule of law and protect rights. Rights
Zaid Hamid, a controversial political commentator known to have a liking for conspiracy theories, compared her to a Pakistani politician who is accused of ... Jahangir was one of the founders of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, a forum that went on to highlight rights violations across the country. Rights


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