Rights Watch | 19 January 2023

Afghan Nationals Forced to Flee Due to Food Shortages and Job Losses Under Taliban Control Afghan nationals are fleeing their country due to a shortage of food and job opportunities, as well as the harsh attitude and restrictions imposed by...
The Lahore High Court on Wednesday extended interim relief of reinstating Pervaiz Elahi as Punjab chief minister till Thursday when it will resume hearing his petition challenging the Governor's order to denotify him from his office. The court ordered that Elahi would continue with his earlier undertaking of not dissolving the assembly in the period.
Balochistan home minister Ziaullah Langove had visited the HDT's two-month-long protest camp on Sunday night for talks. However, negotiations failed, and soon after the govt delegation left, the police began its crackdown.
Senior Lawyers have read the Supreme Court’s decision in the Faisal Vawda case as a window of opportunity for Nawaz Sharif to reverse his longtime disqualification through SC and reenter in electoral politics.
Senator Azam Nazeer Tarar issued his resignation as Minister of Law and Justice on October 24 after the Asma Jahangir Conference where members of the audience made derogatory comments about the armed forces and former Army Chief General Bajwa.
A female officer's removal as head of district police in Layyah has brought the issue of 'political interference in the police department into the spotlight with the apex court seeking a record of all police transfers in the last eight years.
The conflict between the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial government and the local government regarding the demolition and reconstruction of the 65-year-old old Masjid Speen Jamaat on University Road in Peshawar has intensified as authorities dispute the restoration plans.
A national conference held by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) in partnership with the Friedrich Naumman Foundation for Freedom (FNF), has called for a constitutional amendment to protect the form and tenure of local governments and to ensure that fiscal decentralisation enables local bodies to carry out their functions effectively.
By Rehan Piracha: As PPP Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar, leaves his Senate seat we take a look at some of the issues he took note of as Chairman of the Senate Human Rights Committee from 2018 - 2021. 
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.