Rights Watch | 23 Oct 2023

Man arrested in Karachi for 'honour' killing of his brother and sister-in-law Karachi police apprehended a man on Saturday for allegedly murdering his sibling and sister-in-law in the city's Jeddah Hazara Colony in an "honour" related incident. Ittehad Town Station...
Despite over a dozen court orders and several citizen demands, local government has at best only been erratic in the country. HRCP's policy paper gives recommendations how to strengthen the LG system especially through an amendment in Article 140-A.

Rights Watch | 14 Oct 2023

179 Detained on Blasphemy Charges, 17 Sentenced, Senate Committee Inquires In Pakistan, 179 people are currently detained and facing blasphemy charges, with 17 already sentenced, according to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). The Senate Human Rights Committee received this...
Lawyers & artists raise concerns about Lahore High Court's contempt notice to actors and a paint company for depicting a courtroom in a TV ad. Lawyers believe the court should avoid wasting court time on such trivial issues.
A recent report by HRW highlights concerns over IMF's policies allegedly undermining human rights & inadequately addressing social spending during COVID19.
Scores of students and rights activists in Turbat took to the streets in protest of enforced disappearance of a Baloch youth, Salim Baloch. Salim has been missing since July 4. The HRCP has demanded authorities to release Salim Baloch.
International Fact-Finding Mission raises serious concerns over human rights violations in Iran, especially against women & girls.
Shahzadi Rai is among the first two transgender women to be elected to the KMC. She says that she entered politics to increase representation of her community, but now she aims to take practical measures to secure their rights.
MNA Ali Wazir has been once again arrested at a security check post in N. Waziristan today, while police deny he is in their custody. Wazir, along with Manzoor Pashteen, had been summoned by the FIA for allegedly inciting the public against the Armed Forces.
Families of May 9 accused who are being tried in military courts at present claim they have yet to be granted visitation rights. Furthermore, they have been completely left in the dark as to how their trials are proceedings.