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Allegedly abducted by the police over 2 months ago, the whereabouts...

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January 24th, 2021; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; Sanghar resident Abdul Sattar Awan has been missing for over 2 months. In a petition filed before the Sindh High Court his brother claims that Sattar was abducted by the police. Police has failed to produce Sattar despite High Court's orders.

A “Judicial Crusade” against ‘ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCES’

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January 13th, 2021; Staff Reporter; LAHORE; Summons, fines & threat of arrests in 2021 has seen a series of actions taken by the higher courts against the govt's inability to recover victims of enforced disappearance.

LHC bans virginity test countrywide

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January 4th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; In a historic judgment, the Lahore High Court on Monday banned the two-finger test and the hymen test of female rape victims across the country, declaring the procedures unscientific, discriminatory, illegal and unconstitutional.

جیلوں میں گنجائش سے زیادہ قیدی موجود، کورونا کا خطرہ بڑھ...

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وفاقی وزارت انسانی حقوق کی جانب سے جاری کردہ ایک رپورٹ میں انکشاف کیا گیا ہے کہ پاکستان کی جیلوں میں قید بہت سے قیدی اپنی زیادہ عمر اور خرابی صحت کی وجہ سے کورونا وائرس کا شکار ہونے کے خطرے سے دوچار ہیں.

‘Minor’s custody wont be given to anyone if parents still alive’

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There have been 21 cases of conversions of mostly Hindu and Christian minor girls only in Bahawalpur in the past few years; around 162 questionable conversions had been reported in the media between 2013 and 2020.

Mehar Sattar: Farmer not Terrorist

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December 13, 2020; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; Mehar Sattar returned home this September after spending over 4 years in jail including almost 2 in solitary confinement. Though his passion for helping the oppressed remains firm he still fears being dragged back to a cage.

“اگر گرفتاری کی ویڈیو نہ بناتا تو لاپتا افراد میں شامل...

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دو دن قبل اونچی  آواز میں موسیقی سننے اور غیر قانونی اسلحہ رکھنے کے جرم میں گرفتار ہونے والے ڈی جے بٹ کا کہنا...

راوی کنارے نیا شہر ہماری لاشوں کے اوپر ہی بن سکتا...

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دسمبر ٦ ٢٠٢٠ تحریر: احمد سعید اور حامد ریاض; لاہور; تحریک انصاف'کی حکومت نے راوی کنارے نیا جدید شہر بسانے کے منصوبے سے کافی توقعات وابستہ کر رکھی ہیں مگر اس زمین پر رہنے والوں نے حکومت کو تنبیہ کی ہے کہ اگر انھیں بے گھر کیا تو ان کے لئے مارو یا مر جاؤ والی صورتحال پیدا ہو جاے گی

“If the bulldozers come, it will be like a war”

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December 6th, 2020; By Hamid Riaz & Ahmad Saeed; LAHORE; “You cannot have sewage, industrial, residential and medical waste being dumped into the stormwater drains that feed the Ravi and then dream of a clean river by setting filtration plants at the river itself,” he points out. “The source of the problem of water pollution lies somewhere else and not at the river.”

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