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  • Afghan clerics uneasy as civil rights movement gains momentum

    KABUL: Powerful religious leaders in Afghanistan are growing uneasy about the challenge to their authority posed by rare civil rights protests in Kabul and widespread anger over the lynching of a young woman wrongly accused of burning a Quran...

    “We ask the government to tell them (civil rights groups) to stop...

  • Civil society activists demand protection for Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum chairman

    A group of civil society representatives appealed to the Sindh government on Monday to take notice of alleged high handedness of a provincial minister's brother who is accused of harassing Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF) Chairman Syed Mohammad Ali Shah...

    Speaking at a press conference in Hyderabad, they urged the civil society, media and rights bodies to rise to the occasion to save Shah, whose life they said is at stake in the...

  • Our ‘civil society’

    ABOUT 20 years ago, ‘civil society’ was touted as the final frontier of democratisation...

    Even before it came to Pakistan, ‘civil society’ had birthed a purportedly independent workers movement in Poland called Solidarity which triggered the end of the Cold War...

  • Civil society points out lacunae in anti-women violence bill

    LAHORE: Members of the civil society have raised concern at the draft Punjab Protection of Women Victims against Violence Bill 2015 which is expected to be passed in the Punjab Assembly...

    “We welcome the law secretary’s initiative to make an effort to take on civil society’s recommendation, but the Punjab government must follow Sindh’s lead, and bring forth a Bill that effectively addresses all offences against women,” she said... ...

  • Civil society protests attack in Karachi

    ISLAMABAD: The civil society on Wednesday gathered outside the National Press Club (NPC) to protest the murder of over 40 people from the Ismaili community in Karachi...

    “Today the same Mujahideen that waged war in Afghanistan are perpetrating sectarian violence within Pakistan, yet the establishment has not entirely given up on its historic policy...

  • Civil society organisations want re-election on Dir seat

    PESHAWAR: Civil society organisations on Wednesday expressed concern about the absence of women voters in the recent PK-95 Lower Dir by-election and demanded re-election in the constituency...

    Addressing a news conference at the Peshawar Press Club, Aurat Foundation resident director Shabina Ayaz said during a visit to the PK-95 constituency, a fact-finding committee of civil society organisations learned that a local jirga had...

  • Civil society demands justice

    On Tuesday, civil society activists and journalists gathered outside the National Press Club to protest the killing of Sabeen Mahmud, a social activist and director of The Second Floor (T2F) who was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Karachi on April 24...

    This reflects the degree of intolerance in our society...

  • Civil society protests Sabeen’s murder

    The mood was grim as civil society activists, politicians and journalists gathered outside the National Press Club (NPC) on Tuesday to protest the target killing of social activist Sabeen Mahmud...

    Protesters holding placards and pictures of the slain activist lamented that the space for civil society discourse is shrinking with each passing day and because of the policies of the military establishment, intolerance in society is...

  • 30 journalists, civil society representatives given Agahi awards

    ISLAMABAD: As many as 30 mediapersons and civil society representatives were given Agahi awards at a ceremony held at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) on Saturday...

    Master Ayub, a civil defence official by profession, has been teaching children of slums in a park at Sector F-6 for the last 28 years...

  • Civil society condemns Sabeen’s murder

    PESHAWAR: Members of the Pakhtunkhwa Civil Society Network on Saturday protested the killing of rights activist, Sabeen Mehmud in Karachi and described it a very unfortunate incident...

    Speaking on the occasion, Zar Ali Khan Afridi, chairman of Tribal NGOs Consortium, Taimur Kamal, coordinator of PCSN, and Qamar Naseem said that human rights defenders were not safe in Pakistan...

  • Civil society challenges PK-95 election result

    ISLAMABAD: Civil society activists on Monday submitted a petition to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) challenging the results of the by-elections in PK-95, Lower Dir, on the grounds that women were not allowed to vote...

    The petition which was initiated by human rights activist Farzana Bari, was signed by activists from various non-governmental organisations including Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP)...

  • Civil society, literati censure PTV for airing programme ‘insulting’ to Pakhtuns

    PESHAWAR: Poets, artists, political activists and members of civil society organisations staged a protest demonstration outside Peshawar Press Club on Monday to condemn the airing of a programme by the state-run Pakistan Television (PTV) seen as insulting to Pakhtuns...

    The protest was headed by Awami National Party general secretary Mian Iftikhar Hussain, Pakhtunkhwa Olasi Tehreek convener Dr Said Alam Mehsud, Farooq Firaq, members...

  • Civil society speaks out for Parachinar victims

    LAHORE: The civil society on Saturday protested terrorist attack in Parachinar that claimed more than 110 lives and expressed solidarity with the families of the slain...

    The Civil Society Network and Rawadari Tehreek staged a protest at Charing Cross to express grief over the loss of lives in Parachinar and Ahmedpur East...

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