Rights Watch | 29 March 2023

Litigant Couple Shot Dead on Way Home from Family Court in Sukkur Couple on way home from family court in Sukkur shot dead, allegedly due to a case related to the woman's second marriage.  The assailants stopped their car and shot...
  By Rehan Piracha & Xari Jalil LAHORE Outdated and discriminatory bail laws from the Colonial era, and rampant neglect by the state authorities in Pakistan have not only resulted in overcrowding in Pakistani jails and prisons, but have also deprived prisoners...
The opposition and the government must hold serious and meaningful dialogue in Parliament to resolve the ongoing political crisis in the interest of the people, concluded HRCP in its meeting. It forewarned politicians against looking towards the military for any mediation
Lawyers and activists welcome the likely appointment of Justice Musarrat Hilali as the first woman chief justice of the Peshawar High Court (PHC) upon the retirement of two senior judges this month.
According to data received by Voicepk, the conviction rate in cases of sexual abuse including rape remained at 3.6%. Out of 7988 cases, only 160 people were punished by the courts for committing sexual offences. The 65% of people who faced trial for sexual crimes got acquitted by the trial courts.
Speakers have emphasized the need for women’s greater participation in the political process to meet the growing economic, environmental, and societal challenges
An anti-terrorism court in Islamabad on Tuesday remanded Bol News channel bureau chief Siddique Jan in police custody for a single day after his arrest in connection with clashes outside the Federal Judicial Complex.The arrest has been condemned widely by rights bodies.
A new coalition has been launched in Pakistan to combat disinformation and safeguard public interest journalism against threats to its credibility, Iqbal Khattak, executive director of Freedom Network Pakistan, told Voicepk.net on Tuesday.
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.
Even 5 years after the former FATA region was merged with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, its citizens are still looking to the State for their basic constitutional rights, says a high level fact finding mission conducted by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan.