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SUICIDAL SINDH: Why are so many from Scheduled Castes killing themselves?

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BY XARI JALIL: The suicide rates in Sindh especially among the Scheduled Castes are at an alarmingly high rate. Our investigative report finds out the reasons why so many people in this community resort to killing themselves. The answers are grim.
Water scarcity in Sindh worsens

Drought-like situation in Sindh as water scarcity worsens

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While Sindh has remained water scarce since the past 20 years, a combination of severe climatic conditions and unequal distribution is destroying lands and livelihoods.

‘Sedition cases an attempt to stop gatherings at GM Syed’s hometown’

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By Rehan Piracha: scores of people including women were arrested by the Jamshoro police and slapped with Sedition and terrorism charges. Writer Taj Joyo and his family were some of them.

UNHRC expresses grave concern over enforced disappearances of Sindhi minorities

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May 5th, 2021; By Asra Haque; LAHORE; The UNHRC has expressed its concern regarding a 'pattern' of enforced disappearances of minorities and political and rights activists in Sindh. The letter comes as Pakistan draws international ire over its gross Human Rights violations.

HRCP pushes back against jirga system

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February 6th, 2021; Bureau Report; LAHORE; On Friday, February 6, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) organized an event titled “Jirgas in Sindh and Judicial System,” to raise awareness about the pitfalls of the prevalent archaic practice in the province. The event was organized under the HRCP’s “Voice and Visibility” program through which HRCP has partnered with local stakeholders to raise public awareness about social evils that have had severe impacts on society’s marginalized communities.  

‘46% of victims of forced conversions are under 18’

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In a national conference, eminent speakers from Pakistan’s minority community came together to discuss the issue of forced conversions, and how they could be prevented. The conference was organized by the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) and the People’s Commission for Minority Rights (PCMR) with Voicepk.net as an official media partner. The session was moderated by Munizae Jahangir, Editor-in-Chief of Voicepk.net.

46% of victims of forced conversions are under 18

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December 9, 2020; BUREAU REPORT; LAHORE; In a national conference, eminent speakers from Pakistan’s minority community came together to discuss the issue of forced conversions, and how they could be prevented. The conference was organized by the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) and the People’s Commission for Minority Rights (PCMR) with Voicepk.net as an official media partner. The session was moderated by Munizae Jahangir, Editor-in-Chief of Voicepk.net.

Sindh Bar Council elections back on track after protests die down

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According to the notification released on Friday in Karachi, RO Salman Talibuddin, also the Advocate General (AG) Sindh, said that no member would be allowed entry to cast votes in the polling area without wearing a mask and will have to provide satisfactory evidence of being enrolled with the SBC.

‘Parliamentary committee must examine forced conversions situation in Punjab’

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According to evidence the CSJ and PCMR has released a list where out of 74 reported cases of alleged forced conversions and abductions, 55 of them were minor girls from the Christian community, 18 girls were from Hindu and one from the Kalash community.

Campaigners call for new, independent body for missing persons

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Speaking at a webinar, organized by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), to mark the International Day of Enforced Disappearances, I A Rehman said the present inquiry commission had proved ineffective in dealing with cases of enforced disappearances as its head was now chairman of the National Accountability Bureau.