Former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Sunday said the government was introducing black laws to suppress sane political voices. Addressing the Asma Jahangir Conference on Sunday, Gilani said, “Our government, instead of suppressing the sit-in, protected it, but today...
The two-day Asma Jahangir Conference last Saturday and Sunday quite unobtrusively developed into a people’s assembly. Each of the scores of speakers offered a few words by way of tribute to Asma Jahangir and then started telling the audience...
LAHORE: The two-day ‘Asma Jahangir Conference 2019 – Roadmap for Human Rights’ concluded here on Sunday. At least 120 international and national intellectuals, jurists, politicians, human rights activists, media persons and notables delivered their speeches at 20 sessions of the...
LAHORE: Speakers in a session at the Asma Jahangir Conference on Sunday prescribed respect for the 18th Amendment and provincial autonomy that it provides, curtailment of government expenditure, protection of human rights, strengthening of democracy and rule of power...
LAHORE: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leaders said they have to decide whether the country should be run according to the Constitution or not, allaying concerns that protest for democratic rights has been...
LAHORE: “We have created two Pakistans – one for the masses and the other for the elite,” says economist Kaiser Bengali. The elite class has created a parallel economy by setting up industries, organisations and services. “All those who got amnesty...

Asma Jahangir Conference kicks off

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LAHORE: On the first day of “Asma Jahangir Conference 2019 – Roadmap for Human Rights”, experts proposed three reforms in dealing with cases of sexual harassment against women and children, here Friday. The proposals are: timely alarm in such cases,...

Ajoka Theatre

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Ajoka Theatre Saira aur Maira A Tribute to Asma Jahangir  Scene-wise Synopsis Scene 1. Women in Black-shrouds moving menacingly on stage. A girl, in search of her mother, is frightened to find demonic faces instead. Scene 2. Seema Jameel’s office. Saira, running away from her pursuers,...
LAHORE: Speakers at the Asma Jahangir Conference here on Sunday termed the current accountability law in vogue in the country a bad piece of law and called for an across-the-board accountability. Addressing at the Legislative, Judicial & Executive Responsibility towards...
AGHS Legal Aid Cell in collaboration with the Pakistan Bar Council has organised a three-day Asma Jahangir Conference at Avari Hotel from 9 am to 6 pm, starting on Friday. Multiple sessions will be held on women’s and children’s rights,...