Speaking at the Asma Jahangir Conference 2022, legislators, lawyers and activists have called for expediting legislation on enforced disappearances and arbitrary detentions to resolve the issue of missing persons in the country.
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
Speaking in the session ‘Mainstreaming Radicalism: Legitimizing Extremists – Impact on Minorities' at the Asma Jahangir Conference 2022, minority legislators and representatives of minority communities have called on the government to end forced conversions as well as the disenfranchisement of the scheduled castes in Pakistan.
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.
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.
“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.”
In the Asma Jahangir Conference 2022's session on transgender law, panelists held that the transgender community is entitled to all rights available to Pakistani citizens, including equality and protection against discrimination.
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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.