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Families of missing persons claimed that security forces killed at least five listed missing persons in allegedly staged encounters in Ziarat.
A 14-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy were sexually assaulted in separate incidents in Chak Jhumra on Sunday. In both incidents, locals were able to apprehend the suspects before surrendering them to the police
In the charge-sheet submitted to a judicial magistrate, Dadu police confirmed Asmat Rajput, a fourth-year MBBS student, took her life because she was being blackmailed by Shaman Solangi and his family with a fake marriage certificate.
Four men were killed while two others were injured in an armed clash between two groups of the Marfani tribe in Garhi Yasin, Shikarpur district, on Sunday, May 23. The incident was the result of a three-year-old 'honour' dispute. For more stories on human rights abuses, keep reading.
In a letter penned to the Sindh government officials as well as Chairperson of the National Commission on the Status of Children and the Sindh Child Protection Authority, the Helpline Trust has raised concerns over the exploitation and employment of minors as sweepers by the Sindh Solid Waste Management Board in Karachi. For more news on human rights concerns, keep reading.
IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah termed the Federal Investigation Agency's use of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act against journalists the ‘worst example of censorship’ during a hearing in the case of journalist Asad Ali Toor. For more human rights news, keep reading.
Eagle Squad officers on Wednesday allegedly opened fire on a car at Sariab Road, Quetta, killing 22-year-old student Faizan Jattak and injuring his cousin. Balochistan Government Spokesperson Liaquat Shahwani assured justice to the slain youth's family. For more news on human rights issues, keep reading.
A Lahore anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Monday adjourned till March 11 hearing for the jail trial of Abid Malhi and Shafqat Bagga, accused in the motorway gang-rape incident, following cross-examination of four prosecution witnesses. For more human rights-related stories, keep reading.
Landi Kotal and Bara tehsils of Khyber district get civil courts under directives of the PHC to facilitate access to justice to former-FATA residents. District headquarters in Jamrud to be shifted in two months, following which all courts in the district will be made functional. For more human rights stories, keep reading.