Rights Watch | September 9th 2020

ICJ slams Pakistan's Committee on Enforced Disappearances for not being able to hold even a single culprit accountable in 9 years. Faisalabad police baton-charged Faisalabad workers protesting against lay-offs


ICJ slams probe body on missing persons

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) criticized the Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances (COIED) for failure in holding even a single perpetrator responsible in 9 years. Victims and families left without redress; COIED mandate not be extended after Sept 14

Blasphemy suspect sent on remand

A court in Peshawar has remanded into police custody Bashir Mastan accused of committing blasphemy through a viral video. A Lahore court has awarded a death sentence to a Christian man, Asif Pervaiz, for alleged blasphemous text messages in 2013.

PHC seeks records of military court convictions

Peshawar High Court has sought records of conviction of suspected militants by military courts from the government by October 13. The court was hearing 3,110 petitions filed by convicts and family members for the release of convicts.

Polio case in Pishin

A child was diagnosed with polio in Pishin district. There have been a total of 18 polio cases in Balochistan while 69 cases have been reported across the country this year.

Police baton-charge sacked mill workers

Faisalabad police have baton-charged dozens of workers for protesting against the layoff of 3,800 employees of a textile mill. The demonstrators had blocked the traffic on Sheikhupura-Faisalabad road to call for the restoration of the sacked workers.