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  • ‘Imperative to ensure universal education’

    LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) core committee member Chaudhry Sarwar on Wednesday said policies of the rulers are a threat to their own authority and that they should divert their attention to national development rather than making money...

    In order to tackle terrorism and extremism, he said, it was imperative to ensure universal education...

  • Our universal banking mistake

    In short, the universal banking model is what is really at stake in the search for the right mix of management and operations at banks in Europe and, indeed, in the US...

    In America, the universal bank is a relatively new creation...

  • Why the universal banking model isn’t working

    WASHINGTON: Scarcely a day goes by without news of disappointing financial results or top-level leadership changes at universal banks — those all-purpose financial institutions that were supposed to benefit from synergies and economies of scale among their many businesses...

    Many universal banks haven’t returned their cost of equity for years...

  • Cut '8 days of military spending' for universal education: Malala

    “It may appear as a huge number but the reality is it is not much at all,” Malala said at a UN education summit in Oslo, as she returned to the city for the first time since picking up the Peace Prize with child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi in December last year...

    Malala, who in 2012 survived after being shot in the head for her support of girls' schools in Pakistan, met in June with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim to discuss...

  • IHK rights commission orders Indian Rs1m compensation for army jeep 'human shield'

    The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) in India-held Kashmir (IHK) on Monday directed the state government to compensate Farooq Dar, a man who was tied to a jeep by allegedly by the Indian army as a human shield, Indian Rs 1 million, Times of India reported...

    "The commission, however, did not direct the Indian Army to provide compensation, saying "it doesn't have jurisdiction"...

  • Senate body lambasts govt plan to form ‘duplicate’ human rights commission

    ISLAMABAD: The Senate Human Rights Committee on Wednesday expressed serious reservations over the creation of a ‘parallel human rights body under the executive,’ claiming it undermines the existing National Commission on Human Rights (NCHR)...

    The issue came up before the Senate Human Rights Committee today after a motion moved by Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Senator Farhatullah Babar last month was referred by the upper house to the...

  • Aziz urges visiting OIC human rights commission to highlight Kashmiris' plight

    A high-level delegation of the Organisation of Islamic Countries' (OIC) Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) called on Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz in Islamabad on Monday...

    Welcoming the delegation, Aziz, who is Pakistan's de facto foreign minister, discussed human rights violations by occupation forces in India-held Kashmir, which had intensified since July 2016...

  • National Commission for Human Rights dysfunctional for over three months

    ISLAMABAD: The National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) has been dysfunctional as the process to appoint its chairman and members could not be started even after more than three months...

    On the other hand, the employees of the commission fear that the organisation may not be made functional due to sour relations between the prime minister and leader of the opposition in National Assembly, who have to pick the names through...

  • 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)...

    However, Mr Khan has continued to criticise the commission, and raised issues such as the excessive use of vehicles, employees’ appointments and the cost of air conditioners... ...

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