Enviroment and Animal Rights

COP26: Climate emergency, journalism emergency!

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As the UN's COP26 conference is set to begin in Glasgow, Scotland, journalists are putting forth appeals for the right to cover environmental issues

‘UNHRC’s recognition of environmental rights is a step in the right...

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For the first time, the UNHRC voted to formally recognize the right to a clean and sustainable environment. Environmentalists and climate campaigners see this as a result of hard work in activism.

‘UNHRC’s recognition of environmental rights is a step in the right...

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For the first time, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to formally recognize the right to a clean and sustainable environment. Environmentalists and climate campaigners see this as a result of hard work in activism.

Global Citizens’ Assembly launched on climate and ecological crisis

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A group of 100 people begins discussions as part of the world’s first global citizens’ assembly on climate and ecological crises. The Global Citizens’ Assembly will present their findings at the UN COP26 climate summit in November

Suspension of MPAs over dog bites comes under legal scrutiny

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Questions arise as to the legal legitimacy of the courts ordering the suspension of MPAs just for dog bites being reported in their constituency. Lawmakers argue that the local government should instead be held responsible.

Animal rights activist urge for end to inhumane dog-culling practice

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Animal rights activists on Tuesday registered their protest against dog-culling by the authorities and urged for a humane TNVR drive which has proven to effectively control stray dog populations in other countries.

Ravi project case: Over 80 booked in brawl over land acquisition.

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March 3rd, 2021; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; A brawl broke out between employees of the revenue department and protesting farmers in the village Bangla Babakwal of Tehsil Ferozewala, yesterday on March 2 following a meeting between employees of the revenue department with farmers of the area.

Unsafe handling of materials posing threat to population near seaport: SEPA

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February 15th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; Dust emissions from soybean and pet-coke pose a threat to the urban population living near Karachi’s port area, the Sindh Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) said in a report on last year’s deaths from gas leakage in Kemari

Baba Jan & Himmat Begum: Love happens, when ‘Freedom’ meets ‘Courage’

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February 14th, 2021; By Umar Bacha; HUNZA; She bore nine years of heartache, waiting for the day her fiance would finally walk a free and exonerated man.

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کیا شہری ہوا بازی کے وفاقی وزیر غلام سرور خان نے پی آئی اے پر خود کش حملہ کیا؟

Jul 05. 2020: کپٹین خالد تنویر ہیں جنہوں نے اپنی زندگی کے 25 بہترین سال پی آئی اے میں بطور پائلٹ کے گزارے تھے مگر اب انکا نام بھی مشکوک یا جعلی لایسنس رکھنے والے پائلٹس کی لسٹ میں آ گیا ہے جو وفاقی وزیر شہری ہوا بازی غلام سرور خان نے قومی اسمبلی میں پیش کی تھی ...

PALPA terms list about dubious licenses as ‘fake’

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مودی کے خلاف بیس سال تک جد و جہد کرنے والی انسانی حقوق کی کارکن تیستا ستلاواد گرفتار

گجرات فسادات میں موجودہ انڈین وزیر اعظم نریندر مودی کے کردار خلاف بیس سال تک جد و جہد کرنے والی صحافی اور انسانی حقوق کی کارکن کو سپریم کورٹ کے فیصلے کے بعد جعل سازی اور مجرمانہ سازش کے الزام میں گرفتار کر لیا گیا ہے.

22 years behind bars – A Pakistani jailed in India awaits repatriation

By Xari Jalil: Muhammad Waris who has been in an Indian prison for 19 years but and even after being ‘technically released’ continues to languish for three years in a UP police station waiting to be repatriated.

STATE OF LIMBO: The Forgotten Mentally Challenged Prisoners of India & Pakistan

17 prisoners, believed to be of Indian origin, have been languishing in Pakistan's prisons for over a decade. Due to their mental state, the Interior Ministry and the Indian High Commission have so far been unable to identify their nationality

An Ode to the Vulnerable

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