Freedom Of Expression
Usman Dar, a leader of Pakistan Tehrik Insaf, was detained by police for several hours along with party workers in Sialkot over attempting to hold a public gathering on a church school ground despite protests by the local Christian community.
US State Department has listed gross human rights violations committed against various groups, including journalists in Pakistan, according to the annual Pakistan 2021 Human Rights Report released recently.
On the death anniversary of human rights defender I. A. Rehman, prominent civil society activists and family members shared their memories of him in an event organized by the HRCP
"During unfavorable circumstances, people used to come up to him & ask him about the way forward. He used to tell them to just do your part,” said Salima Hashmi, at a memorial dedicated I.A Rehman, on the final day of the yearly Faiz Festival.
The journalist community of Pakistan on Monday held demonstrations outside major press clubs of the country to protest the government’s PECA (Amendment) Ordinance 2022