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  • ‘GB’s political parties as good and as bad as Pakistan’s political parties’

    I hope the situation is not taken to the extent that young people decide not to live with Pakistan,” Supreme Court advocate Asma Jahangir said on Friday...

    The former chairperson of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) was speaking at a press conference to launch a report on a HRCP fact-finding mission titled ‘Gilgit-Baltistan: aspiration for identity, integration and autonomy’...

  • 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...

  • Balochistan govt vows to protect social, political rights of native Gwadar citizens

    Balochistan government on Tuesday formed a high-level committee to prepare recommendations in order to protect social, political and economic rights of indigenous people of Gwadar in the aftermath of implementation of multi-billion dollars China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project...

    "All political groups and stake-holders would be consulted in this regard," Balochistan government spokesman Anwar ul Haq Kakar told a press...

  • PPP senator warns govt against falsifying rights situation in Pakistan at UN moot

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Senator Farhatullah Babar has warned the government against any attempt to “falsify” human rights situation in Pakistan at the United Nations review meeting beginning in Geneva (Switzerland) on Monday...

    Talking to Dawn here on Saturday, Mr Babar said that Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif was heading a 14-member delegation at the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) meeting of the UN where he...

  • 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...

  • Pakistan fails to meet MDGs on child rights

    ISLAMABAD: A report on the state of children in Pakistan on Thursday stated that the country had failed to meet the millennium development goals (MDGs) on the rights of children...

    Prepared by the Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (Sparc), the “State of Pakistan’s children 2014” report showed that provinces had done some legislation on the rights of children such as child marriage, compulsory education,...

  • US keeps China, Pakistan and India on intellectual rights watch list

    WASHINGTON: The United States on Thursday kept China and India on its Priority Watch List of trading partners that fail to protect intellectual property rights (IPR), hurting the economy...

    The other countries on the Priority Watch List were Argentina, Algeria, Chile, Indonesia, Pakistan, Russia, Thailand and Venezuela...

  • Serious rights concerns persist in Pakistan: EU

    ISLAMABAD: The European Union says that despite some institutional and legal measures taken by the government of Pakistan in 2016, wide-ranging and serious human rights concerns persist in the country, and that they are exacerbated by a weak criminal justice system, religious extremism and militancy...

    “Security challenges have continued to slow progress on access to justice and the rule of law,” says the EU annual report on ‘human...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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