TOP HUMAN RIGHTS STORIES
September 26th, 2020; By Farzana Ali; RAJGAL VALLEY; Around 12,000 families from the Rajgal valley in Tirah have been living in caves for the past decade, displaced by the long and arduous war against militants. They are not recognized as IDPs & therefore do not benefit from govt’s aid program.
September 25th, 2020; By Shaukat Korai; KARACHI' A report released by a JIT, working on the Baldia Factory Case, contained concrete evidence against the MQM. The report names MQM leader Hamad Siddiqui as the mastermind of the incident. To this day, Hamad remains at large.
September 25th, 2020; By Rehan Piracha & Ahmed Saeed; LAHORE; Shireen Mazari, Federal Minister for Human Rights, clarified that the FIA did not lodge FIRs against journalists and social media activists under the country's cybercrimes law, adding though that the agency has received a complaint against 12 journalists.
September 24th, 2020; Bureau Report; LAHORE: FIA has charged journalists Aizaz Syed, Umar Cheema, Ammar Masood, Asad Ali Toor, Ihtisham Afghan, Murtaza Solangi among 49 media activists under PECA for activities ‘found detrimental against the state institutions, especially against the security forces of Pakistan’.
2 children in Qilla Abdullah, Balochistan, have contracted polio since the beginning of the year. Authorities are racing to close the immunity gap before more children fall prey to the disabling & deadly disease
September 21, 2020 A high-level meeting of banned outfits with a history of targeting Pakistan has united under TTP banner in Afghanistan and has vowed to launch attacks on Pakistan, particularly Mian Iftikhar Hussain (ANP) and Aftab Khan Sherpao. LEAs are war of the merger....
--2 female students of govt girls higher secondary school in DG Khan test positive for COVID-19 --5 more teachers in various institutions in Rawalpindi contract virus, infected individuals isolated while schools remain open --409 infections from schools & colleges in Balochistan reported so far --Coronavirus re-infections reported in Karachi, patients suffering more severe symptoms
--HRCP condemns unverified reports of FIA cases against 49 journalists --Punjab Ombudsman Against Harassment in Workplace, releases Workplace Harassment toolkit --Multiple rapes & Gang Rape incidents involving women & children reported in Okara, Toba Tek Singh, Chiniot & Sialkot --Woman gunned down by father-in-law in Jamshoro in Honour Killing incident.