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  • LITERARY NOTES: Remembering Krishan Chander and Akhter-ul-Iman

    Both have recently come up with special issues, remembering two of Urdu literature’s towering figures: Krishan Chander and Akhter-ul-Iman...

    In these works, gadha, or donkey, symbolizes common man and by depicting its plight Krishan Chander satirizes the political system and social circumstances in India, though this more or less applies to Pakistan, too...

  • Minority faith groups should feel their rights are the most secure in Pakistan: Supreme Court

    While wrapping up proceedings in a suo motu case pertaining to the preservation of minorities' rights in Pakistan, a three-member bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal, directed that the state make special considerations for people belonging to minority faiths at the provincial and federal levels...

    "[The rights of] minorities should be taken into as much consideration as the rights of special needs children are [in...

  • Formation of minority rights commission demanded

    PESHAWAR: Speakers at a meeting on Tuesday demanded establishment of minority rights commission to highlight issues faced by minorities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and immediate approval of the Minority Property Protection Bill by the provincial assembly for implementation...

    The meeting organised by South Asia Partnership of Pakistan (SAP-Pk) at a local hotel was attended by leaders of minority groups, civil society activists and...

  • Minority and human rights to garner more attention: Punjab govt

    LAHORE: Punjab Government has decided to set up minorities affairs and human rights department across the province, in 36 districts...

    Speaking to Dawn News, Provincial minister for Minorities affairs and Human Rights Khalil Tahir Sandhu said that the government doesn't want a repetition of the Kot Radha Kishan event which took the lives of a Christian couple...

  • Sindh CM visits church and temples, vows to protect minority rights

    KARACHI: On National Day for Minorities, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah visited the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Swami Narayan Temple and Guru Nanak Darbar and lauded the contribution of the religious minority communities to country’s progress...

    CM Shah said the Pakistan Peoples Party and his government were committed with the cause of minorities’ rights...

  • Call for early establishment of minority rights commission

    KARACHI: Celebrating the legislation for the protection of minorities, representatives of religious minority communities and rights organisations on the occasion of International Human Rights Day demanded early establishment of a Minority Rights Commission in true spirit of the law...

    Featuring music, songs and dance as well as prayers and worship, the event was organised by the South Asia Partnership Pakistan (SAP-PK) on Saturday at...

  • India in no position to pontificate on terrorism, minority rights: FO

    Islamabad on Friday rejected the "gratuitous remarks" by the spokesperson for the Indian Ministry of External Affairs regarding the state of minorities in Pakistan and baseless allegations regarding terrorism...

    "As a perpetrator of unabated state terrorism in occupied Kashmir and systemic state-sponsored discrimination against its own minorities, India is in no position to pontificate on the issue of terrorism or minority rights...

  • 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... ...

  • How much is Pakistan losing by ignoring its largest minority?

    Even if one ignores the ugly social dimension, the exclusion of this segment incurs a high cost to the economy, estimated at about Rs127 billion annually in Pakistan...

    Excluding people with disabilities incurs a high cost to the economy of at about Rs127 billion annuallyMoving from the margins: Mainstreaming persons with disabilities in Pakistan, the Economist Intelligence Unit’s report produced for the British Council, emphasised...

  • What being a minority in the US taught me about minorities in Pakistan

    Take a look: A song for LahoreI grew up in Pakistan meeting people who did not identify as traditional Muslims and yet, never felt alien...

    I do not think religion has much to do with the goodness of a person but the social narrative around ‘religious minorities’ in Pakistan did make me view these individuals in a different light...

  • In Pakistan execution drive, militants are a minority

    ISLAMABAD: When Pakistan resumed executions after the massacre of 134 pupils at Peshawar’s Army Public School last December, the government promised hangings would help deter Islamist militants...

    Hangings resumed on Monday (today) after a hiatus for the holy month of Ramazan, and the findings raise questions over whether Pakistan's capital punishment is having the desired effect...

  • ‘Small minority behind anti-Pakistan bill’

    ISLAMABAD: United States Senator John McCain has assured former president Asif Ali Zardari that a bill currently before the US Senate for branding Pakistan a “sponsor of terrorism” will not succeed...

    According to a press release issued by the PPP media centre on Saturday, the US senator talked to Mr Zardari by phone and both leaders discussed bilateral and international issues, including those related to the current situation as 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...

  • ‘State is criminalising human rights voices in Pakistan’

    KARACHI: Minority rights and a look at the history and future of human rights in Pakistan were the main topic of the discussion during an online interactive dialogue titled ‘Human Rights Vision 2020 & Beyond’ on Wednesday...

    The event was organised by Ziauddin University (ZU) in connection with the International Human Rights Day...

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