Minorities And Marginalised Communities
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and President of the United Nations General Assembly Volkan Bozkir condemned the killing of Hazara Shia coal miners in Machh, Balochistan. Meanwhile Prime Minister Imran Khan took to Twitter to assure mourners who have been staging a protest since the past three days that he will visit them soon.
January 5th, 2021; Bureau report; LAHORE; In Tuesday's hearing, a 3-member bench headed by CJP Gulzar Ahmed ordered the KP chair of the Evacuee Trust Property Property Board to restore the Krishna Dwara temple in Karak within 2 weeks
January 4th, 2021; By Asim Ahmad Khan; QUETTA; Families of the Hazara coal miners continue their sit-in at the western bypass Quetta, as the govt lodge an FIR of the incident after 35 hours. The protesters say they will not bury the bodies unless the govt assures them of justice.
50 journalists worldwide attacked and killed during 2020; Pakistan among top 5 worst countries.
December 24th, 2020; By Ahmad Saeed; LAHORE; Meet Rani Khan, a transgender who gave up dancing and begging to become a reformer. She runs a seminary in Islamabad and claims that many in her community want to quit begging and dancing, but they have no other means to earn their livelihood
December 25th, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; The COVID pandemic has restricted but not dampened the spirit of close to 3.5 million Christians celebrating Christmas day in Pakistan.
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.
December 19th, 2020; By Ahmad Saeed; GWADAR/LAHORE; The Gwadar fencing project may isolate entire communities that had been traversing the lands freely for years. Many claim the project assails people's fundamental liberty of movement.
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.
Human rights activists and experts while discussing the plight of Pakistani and Indian prisoners in either country's jails, have called for the revival of the joint judicial commission on prisoners.