FIA has been empowered to act against anyone who intends to spread “rumours and false information against state institutions” on social media after the federal government approved an amendment to the FIA Act with the insertion of the PPC's Section 505 relating to statements conducing to public mischief in its scheduled offences.
“This time people were lobbying that the Taliban had made a mistake and they would not repeat it again,” she said. “People who argue that the Taliban brought security and peace in Afghanistan, should not forget that the Taliban were the reason the region was insecure and under conflict and violating human rights. It’s graveyard security – no one should raise their voices.”
Speaking at the Asma Jahangir Conference 2022, senior parliamentarians called on apex court judges to respect the written word of the Constitution and not overwrite or rewrite on pretext of interpretation or otherwise.
Speaking in the Asma Jahangir Conference 2022's session on ‘Reconstruction and Rehabilitation – Post Floods in Pakistan’, climate and disaster relief experts have warned that IMF loan agreement has become a hindrance in flood rehabilitation efforts as it effectively bars the government from spending development funds during the current year.
Speaking in the session on ‘The Need for Constitutional Courts’ at Asma Jahangir Conference 2022, senior parliamentarians and constitutional experts emphasised upon immediate judicial reforms to make the judiciary more accountable in Pakistan.
The Conference remains a legacy of the late Asma Jahangir and is built upon the principles of her ideology of providing an uncensored and safe space for the advocacy of human rights.
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Program for the 4th Asma Jahangir Conference.
By Xari Jalil: Steven Butler, the Asia Program Coordinator of CPJ, was for the second time detained at the Lahore airport while travelling to attend the Asma Jahangir Conference #AJCONF