LHC postpones the hearing of Junaid Hafeez’s case till May after a brief hearing today. Hafeez's father says his son is in high spirits in jail and optimistic to get justice from the courts.
Veteran playwright and educator Shoaib Hashmi passed away today after a prolonged illness, with an outpouring of grief from thinkers and writers across Pakistan.
Rights and press bodies have condemned PEMRA’S ban on live coverage of events outside the Islamabad Judicial Complex. They say such a ban infringes people right to know and PEMRA should not have power to impose such restrictions.
Pakistan's Federal Shariat Court declares Transgender Act 2018 against Islamic teachings. Activists reject ruling, say it will lead to increased violence and discrimination against transgender community.
Journalists' freedom under threat in Pakistan as arrests and violence continue. The Lahore Press Club condemns the violation of press rights and physical assault on journalists. Harassment and false charges must stop. International community urged to protect press freedom and human rights.
Mobile data services restored, but social media platforms like Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook remain blocked in Pakistan. Users resort to VPNs, facing slow speeds and downtime. Suspension initiated to curb misinformation, but human rights concerns raised. Losses in telecom and e-commerce sectors estimated at Rs. 2.49 billion.
May 17th, 2021; By Ahmed Saeed; LAHORE; Veteran politician Javed Hashmi has accused the government of political victimization as the district administration in Multan launched an early morning operation on Monday to demolish buildings owned by the senior politician allegedly built on state land.
Student Javed Baloch was abducted on May 4 from Khuzdar city and remains missing since. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has brought the matter of Enforced Disappearances in the NSC.

Remembering Madeeha

Voicepk.net pays tribute to rights activist and theatre icon Madeeha Gauhar on her death anniversary on April 25
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