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ANKARA: Turkey's border guards are indiscriminately shooting and forcibly returning Syrian asylum seekers, who are trying to cross into Turkey, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) said. According to the watchdog, Syrians are trying, in particular, to escape violence in Idlib and Afrin and find asylum in Turkey, ...
LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples' Party (PPP) will address the public on Monday at the historic Mochi Gate ground, to show support to the Kashmiri people for ... He called upon the world community to play its due role in seeking an end to the brutalities, violation of human rights and the reign of terror unleashed ...

“Pakistan calls upon the international community to urge India to respect the Human Rights Charter, put an immediate end to the gross human rights violations of innocent Kashmiris in the IoK and ensure expedited resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in line with the UNSC Resolutions and the ...
... black, Pakistan accused India of violating human rights of Kashmiris a day after attacking them with anti-tank missiles. While Pak army has been bombarding Indian civilian areas with missiles and mortar shells along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch and Rajouri district, Pakistani ...
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan High Commissioner (HC) to Canada Tariq Azim Khan, on Friday, met Amnesty International Secretary General (SG) Alex Neve, ... The high commissioner underlined that Canada is considered as the flag bearer and champion of human rights, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin ...
SAN JOSE: The families of victims of human rights abuses under former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori testified on Friday at an international human rights tribunal, asking the court to annul the controversial pardon of the former leader late last year. Fujimori, who served as president during the 1990s, ...

Pakistan has continuously violated human rights by allowing terrorist attacks on Christians, maintaining broad and abusive blasphemy laws, and ... The Pakistani government's response to such attacks has been to arrest Christian pastors for lacking the security measures required under the 2015 Punjab ...
The case ─ focused on ascertaining the period of disqualification of a member of parliament under the constitutional article ─ is being heard by a five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice ...
PYONGYANG: North Korea has denounced US President Donald Trump's administration as a “gross violator of human rights” its state media reported Wednesday. The official Korean Central News Agency released its English-language report on Pyongyang's annual white paper on US human rights ...
ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Human Rights (MOHR) in Islamabad is set to hold the first-ever international conference on human right issues in the country ... and achievements, projection of provinces in strengthening and implementing human rights in Pakistan, and a special show of Pakistani Art and Culture.
Activists from the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) carry placards during a demonstration in Islamabad, Pakistan on October 10, 2015. ... This week's visit by Indonesia President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to Pakistan may determine how Zulfiqar Ali spends his final days – on death row in ...
“We think there is a lot of room for improvement in human rights and labour rights situation in Pakistan, particularly, the last year was very worrisome for rights activists in which on one hand the government started adopting coercive policies to undermine the non-government organizations and international ...
Pakistani activists estimate that there are as many as a thousand “honor” killings every year. “Pakistan's security forces remained unaccountable for human rights violations and exercised disproportionate political influence over civilian authorities,” Adams said. “For this to change, the government will need ...
People chant slogans and hold signs to condemn the rape and killing of 7-year-old girl Zainab Ansari in Kasur, during a protest in Peshawar, Pakistan January ... Yesterday, Pakistani news anchor Kiran Naz went on the air with her young daughter to protest on camera the rape and killing of Zainab Ansari, ...
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan has ordered 27 international aid groups to shut down for working in unauthorised areas, spurring human rights ... The Save the Children aid group fell afoul of the government in 2011, when it was linked to a Pakistani doctor recruited by the CIA to help in the hunt that led to ...
“We met people in Pakistan who were much more courageous in coming out than immigrants and second-generation immigrants living in Europe. … In Europe they experience less discrimination and do not risk their life at the hand of intolerant people who consider being gay to be a form of blasphemy.”.
The Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday said that Pakistan should stop violating the human rights of former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, who ... Pakistani officials had confiscated the mangalsutra, bangles and bindis belonging to Jadhav's wife and mother, and had also asked his wife Avanti ...

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and European Union signed Grant Financing Agreement on Promotion of Human Rights in Pakistan amounting to Euro 9.6 million. The agreement will support the continued efforts of the government of Pakistan for the promotion of human rights. The agreement also envisages ...
In late September -- less than three weeks after newly instated Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi attended the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly in New York -- two Christian boys employed as cleaners at a hospital in Pakistan were arrested for violating the country's blasphemy laws.
On December 2, 2017, human rights activist Raza Mehmood Khan went missing prompting fears for his safety. Khan was last seen at an open event on extremism in the city of Lahore, Pakistan. Khan, aged 40, was a member of the Aghaz-e-Dosti (Beginning Of Friendship) group, which is working towards ...
These rights are protected under the Pakistani constitution and international human rights law. ... International humanitarian and development organizations working in Pakistan employ thousands of Pakistanis, contribute hundreds of millions of US dollars to the national economy, and, working alongside ...
Pakistan's Constitution serves as an anchor and guarantor of fundamental freedoms and human rights of all Pakistanis.” The statement said that Pakistan's government is emphasising on the creation of an inclusive society as envisioned by the Father of the Nation, Quaid-e-Azam, Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
After authorities in October cut down more than 200 mature trees in 24 hours to make way for the expansion of Attaturk Avenue, near the Prime Minister's office, the National Commission for Human Rights, backed by the Supreme Court of Pakistan, stepped in to halt plans to cut more than 400 additional ...
ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that violent extremism poses a severe threat to human rights in the country, which needs to be tackled carefully. In his message on Human Rights Day, the PPP chairman expressed concern at what he called ...
LAHORE: Youth Forum for Kashmir (YFK) on Sunday organised a protest demonstration from the Aiwan-e-Iqbal to the Lahore Press Club against human rights violations inside the Indian-held Kashmir (IHK) and on the Line of Control (LOC) by the Indian army and its paramilitary forces. A large number of ...
Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December to commemorate the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal ... 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28 and 36 of the Constitution of Pakistan guarantee equal citizenship and protection of rights of minorities.
LAHORE (Dunya News)- Pakistan—like other countries across globe—is observing Human Rights Day 2017 today but situation here demands emergency measurements. Punjab—Pakistan's largest province in terms of population with 110 million people—has only allocated Rs800 million for whole ...
He said that Pakistan's domestic human rights situation was also a matter of great concern. Citing the example of the 2014 Model Town Massacre, Moonis Elahi said that it was one of many cases where the government was itself playing the role of a perpetrator of violence on the people instead of the ...
LAHORE: Human rights activists have decided to hold a protest tomorrow (Monday) outside Lahore Press Club for the recovery of activist Raza Khan, who went missing on December 2 after attending an event in Lahore. Talking to Daily Times, peace activist Diep Saeeda said that the protest was being ...
“Human rights” is a concept which the West has been using to lecture developing countries for very long time, and Western countries use their own standards to define the concept,” said Wang Youming, the director of the Institute of Developing Countries under the China Institute of International Studies.
Salman Sufi of Pakistan added to list of top 5 men from around the world who worked to end violence against Women. ... UN agencies working to engage men and boys in gender equality and John Prendergast, a human rights activist and former Director for African Affairs at the National Security Council.
RAWALPINDI, PAKISTAN, NOVEMBER 25: Pakistani police commando is seen alert beside a buring police van which was set on fire by protesters after ... Former Human Rights Commission chairperson and activist lawyer Asma Jahangir took to Twitter to express the fear: “Quaid's Pakistan defeated and ...
Hindus, a minority in Pakistan and Bangladesh, are facing violence, according to members of the community staying as refugees in Delhi's Yamuna Pusta and Kapasheda areas. They have questioned the silence of human rights activists on the persistent humanitarian crisis in their home countries. Geeta ...
More severe options include declaring Pakistan a state sponsor of terrorism or sanctioning individual Pakistani leaders suspected of having ties with the Taliban. ... Earlier this year, the Trump administration denied Egypt $96 million in aid and delayed another $195 million over human rights concerns.
Just imagine the astronomical improvement of human rights that would have been achieved if India and Pakistan had remained one or if they had formed an economic union like the one we see in Europe – the European Union. Millions of lives have been lost due to the Partition and its dismal and dividing ...
“The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the bereaved families and to the Government and people of Pakistan. He wishes a speedy recovery to the injured,” said a statement issued by his Spokesman Stephane Dujarric, following the attack that took place in the city of Peshawar when dozens of ...
The Working Group undertook periodic review of human rights situation in Pakistan. The Pakistani delegation was led by Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif at the meeting. Senator Ayesha Raza Farooq, Barrister Zafarullah Khan, special assistant to the prime minister on law, and other senior officials assisted ...
During Pakistan's latest Universal Periodic Review, where UN member countries weigh in on each other's human rights records, Pakistan said that after examining of 2,416 disappearances that happened between March 2011 to November 2016, the commission traced 1,798 of the people to either being at ...
On Monday over two dozen countries criticized Pakistan's human rights record at the universal periodic review (UPR) of UN Human Rights Council. The criticism came not only from developed countries like the U.S. and U.K but also from developing countries like Ethiopia and Namibia. Majority of the ...
Pakistan's government has formed a regulatory body to monitor and block ... the situation,” Zohra Yusuf, a Pakistani human rights activist, told VOA. ... In some cases, when courts have not charged suspects, Pakistanis have ...
APDP shared the findings with a human rights commission in India, which after completing its investigation acknowledged the presence of ...
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan says the myth of Indian democracy is fully exposed to the world in the wake of ever-rising human rights violations and ...
Pakistani journalists and civil society activists hold placards against the ... ISLAMABAD: Human rights activists have expressed concern over ...
ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Human Rights Mr. Mumtaz Ahmed Tarar said that Pakistan was fully committed to protect human rights of all ...
As Human rights remain a sensitive topic in Pakistan, the focus at this early stage of Human Rights work in the provinces needs to lie on basic capacity ...
The Pakistani envoy said this victory is a very clear message to those ... Maleeha Lodhi said Pakistan will highlight the issue of human rights ...
On Sunday, the Pakistani government deported a Turkish educator and ... In keeping with its recent election to the UN Human Rights Council, ...
To secure the UN Human Rights Council membership, Pakistan ... Proceedings before Pakistani military courts fall short of national and ...
Human rights concerns in Pakistan include an increase in ... The Pakistani government failed to amend or repeal the blasphemy law provisions ...
Just five days ago, a Pakistani court handed three of them the death ... Pakistan today won UN General Assembly Human Rights Council election. ... Pakistan's passport application requires all Pakistanis to condemn the ...


 

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