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  • Criticising blasphemy law does not amount to blasphemy: Justice Khosa

    ISLAMABAD: Justice Asif Saeed Khosa of the Supreme Court of Pakistan said on Monday that criticism of the blasphemy law did not amount to blasphemy...

    During today's hearing the bench observed that the entire argument of Qadri’s counsel would be rendered irrelevant if it is not established that then governor Taseer had committed blasphemy...

  • State executions in Pakistan decreased by 73pc in 2016: Amnesty International

    State executions in Pakistan dropped by 73 per cent in 2016 as compared to the previous year, with over 360 convicts put on death row and more than 87 hanged, rights group Amnesty International said in its latest report released on Tuesday...

    According to the report, Pakistan was joined by Iran, Saudi Arabia and Iraq as one of the countries with the greatest number of state executions in 2016, amounting to 87pc of death sentences...

  • Amnesty International urges ban on pellet shotguns in held Kashmir

    SRINAGAR: An international human rights group urged India on Wednesday to immediately ban the use of shotguns by government forces in suppressing protests against Indian rule in India-held Kashmir, saying pellets fired by the weapons have blinded and killed people indiscriminately...

    Amnesty International also criticised Indian authorities for failing to support those who have been injured and disabled by the weapons...

  • 14 Saudis at ‘imminent risk’ of execution: Amnesty International

    DUBAI: Fourteen Saudi Arabians face “imminent” execution after a “grossly unfair mass trial” in which they were convicted of rioting, theft and rebellion, Amnesty International warned on Tuesday...

    The country’s supreme court upheld the death penalty for the 14 men, all Saudi citizens, for charges including rioting, theft and armed robbery and “armed rebellion against the ruler”, Amnesty said...

  • Amnesty International demands probe into Afghan teenager stoned to death

    WASHINGTON: Amnesty International urged Afghan authorities on Wednesday to probe the stoning of an Afghan teenage girl last week and punish those responsible...

    “Amnesty International is abhorred by the news of the stoning of the 19-year-old girl Rokhsahana in Firoz Koh district of Ghour province in Central Afghanistan,” said a statement sent to media offices in Washington...

  • Amnesty International report on Kashmir

    THE Amnesty International has slammed India for lack of accountability for human rights violations in India-occupied Kashmir...

    The report notes July 5, 2015 marked the completion of 25 years since the enactment of AFSPA 1990 (the Armed Forces Special Powers Act) and calls for the immediate removal of the oppressive law...

  • Amnesty International demands recovery of missing social activist Raza Khan

    International rights organisation Amnesty International, in a statement issued on Wednesday, has demanded that the Pakistani government immediately ensure the recovery of missing Lahore-based activist Raza Khan...

    "The Pakistani authorities must take all measures as may be necessary to investigate Raza Khan's fate immediately," Amnesty's Deputy South Asia Director Dinushika Dissanayake said...

  • India abusing 'lawless' detention act in occupied Kashmir: Amnesty International

    The Indian government is widely misusing a law allowing for detention without trial in the Indian-occupied Kashmir region, and fuelling animosity with it, the human rights group Amnesty International said on Wednesday...

    The Public Safety Act (PSA) was a “lawless law” under which the authorities hold children, old people and the disabled, and it should be scrapped, the group said...

  • New cybercrime bill to criminalise spam mail, text messages?

    ISLAMABAD: Uploading photos on Instagram and Facebook or sending emails or text messages to a recipient without their consent may be considered harmless online behaviour, but under the new Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill (PECB) 2015, these actions and many more could land unsuspecting Internet users in jail...

    Nowhere in the world is spam a criminal offence, but it is about to become one in Pakistan,” said Internet Service...

  • From text to visuals

    Intelligent and soft-spoken Mohsin Shafi was born and raised in Sahiwal...

    Interaction with people rooted in their land, slow pace of life and very simple living of a small city helped him grow up as a composed, patient and settled person, who is used to analysing everything through folk wisdom
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