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  • Trump administration drops human rights in Bahrain F-16 deal

    WASHINGTON: The Trump administration has told Congress it plans to approve a multi-billion-dollar sale of F-16 fighter jets to Bahrain without the human rights conditions imposed by the State Department under President Barack Obama...

    If finalised, the approval would allow Bahrain to purchase 19 of the jets from Maryland-based Lockheed Martin Corp...

  • Human rights ministry restored

    ISLAMABAD: Less than a month after Pakistan lost a seat in the top United Nations human rights body, the PML-N government has restored the ministry of human rights which it had merged with the ministry of law and justice after coming to power in 2013...

    The major tasks for the ‘reactivated’ ministry of human rights include representation of Pakistan in international organisations and conferences, pursuing issues and addressing...

  • Human rights ministry launches awareness drive about women's right to inheritance

    The Ministry of Human Rights has launched an awareness campaign to educate people about the rights of women to inheritance under Islamic jurisprudence and the Constitution...

    Speaking on the matter, in a video message released by the ministry, Council of Islamic Ideology Chairman Dr Qibla Ijaz said, "It is shameful that women are talked out of their inheritance through emotional blackmail and family pressure...

  • Human Rights Day: State reminded of responsibility to protect rights of people

    LAHORE: Rights activists have reminded the state of its responsibility to protect the rights of its people and asked it to take steps to promote tolerance in society...

    Holding a demonstration in connection with the Human Rights Day outside the Lahore Press Club on Thursday, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan members and other participants remembered those activists who sacrificed their lives but they stood tall for the cause... ...

  • ‘NA body on human rights should focus on rights violations’

    ISLAMABAD: Members of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Human Rights argued on Tuesday that the parliamentary panel should concentrate on human rights violations in the country instead of criticising the National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR)...

    It was also claimed at committee meetings that the commission was under the administrative control of the Ministry of Human Rights and could not make decisions on its own; a...

  • Pakistan elected as member state of UN Human Rights Council

    Pakistan, along with 11 other countries, was elected as a member state of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council by the body's General Assembly on Monday, securing more than two-thirds of the vote...

    Pakistan's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi congratulated the country on its "diplomatic success" on her Twitter account and said that the "victory is a manifestation of the international community's...

  • Monitoring group offers mixed review of human rights in Pakistan

    The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan on Wednesday offered a mixed report card in its annual look at the state of human rights in the country, welcoming the enactment of new laws to protect women but decrying an uptick in religiously motivated vigilantism...

    The independent monitoring group said Pakistan was among the world's most prolific enforcers of the death penalty, having executed 87 prisoners in 2016...

  • Kashmir unrest: Pakistan urges EU, OIC to take notice of human rights abuses

    ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office on Wednesday apprised the European Union and the Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC) to raise voice against human rights violations by security forces in India-held Kashmir...

    Briefing the diplomats from European Union (EU) countries about the Kashmir situation, Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry urged the European countries to raise their voice against the blatant human rights violations committed by...

  • Call for legal reforms to safeguard human rights in Pakistan

    QUETTA: Parliamen-tarians, lawyers, trade union leaders, civil society activists and members of business community urged the federal and provincial governments to improve the human rights situation in the country because doing so was their constitutional obligation...

    Legal and institutional reforms were necessary for ensuring protection and promotion of human rights, said speakers at a forum organised here by the Democracy Reporting...

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