Rights Watch | 12th June 2020

Rights Watch

Academic Freedom

Khairpur police arrested Assistant Professor Sajid Soomro of the Shah Abdul Latif University over allegations of blasphemy on Wednesday.

JUI-F is now pressurizing Bhitai Nagar police of Hyderabad to lodge a similar FIR against Sindh University Teachers’ Association president Dr. Arfana Mallah.

Asma Jahangir legal aid cell, Human rights commission of Pakistan, Women’s action forum, Aurat March, Academics have also condemned the threats.

Missing Activist

Civil society and human rights’ activists protested to demand the safe recovery of missing activist Idris Khattak at Karachi Press Club on Thursday.

Demonstration was organised by Joint Action Committee as it had been 7 months since Khattak was forcibly disappeared from the motorway near Swabi, KP.

Press Freedom

Masked men tried to enter the house of a senior journalist Imtiaz Alam around on June 11, they were stopped by personal security but vandalized a CCTV camera.

This is the second time when unknown men have tried to enter Alam’s house. The first time they held his staff and family hostage while the journalist was not home.