17 prisoners, believed to be of Indian origin, have been languishing in Pakistan's prisons for over a decade. Due to their mental state, the Interior Ministry and the Indian High Commission have so far been unable to identify their nationality
Dr Radhika Coomaraswamy has been appointed new chairperson of SAHR along with Dr Roshmi Goswami as its co-chairperson. Munizae Jahangir and Ahmed Rafay Alam are new bureau members from Pakistan.
UN experts have expressed their deep concern over the lack of attention to rights violations perpetrated against Ahmadiyyas.
Dr. Chris Schmotzer, has been awarded the top German civil award, Order of Merit, for outstanding contribution to the treatment of leprosy in Pakistan.
“They are gone and can't come back," says one of the parents. "But we will strive till the end of our days to see that they get justice." Most of the parents of the children martyred during APS massacre have not reached any closure even after the passage of six years. The only times where they have an opportunity for empathy, is when they all collect to remember their lost children. It is only them who can understand the depth of the grief that consumes them.
May 19th, 2021; By Munizae Jahangir; LAHORE/GAZA; "The Israelis cannot ask to be good victims. We cannot compromise on our blood. We will keep fighting for our dignity," says Gaza resident & rights lawyer Raji Sourani in an exclusive interview with Munizae Jahangir.
Speakers at the Asma Jahangir Conference 2021 – Challenges to Human Dignity raised alarm over the crumbling humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, and appealed to Pakistan and the international community to push the Afghan Taliban to ensure rights and dignity to Afghan women and girls.
May 17th, 2021; By Suneel Malik; LAHORE; Although, the adoption of the EP’s resolution does not entail an automatic revocation to Pakistan’s GSP+ status, it is still important to assess what may be the cost to losing such a trade concession with EU.
Nazim Jokhio’s righteous anger may just have stemmed from the fact that these rich foreign guests swoop down like their own hunting falcons, to exploit these areas, leaving little behind besides death and destruction.
Half a century on - 50 years after West Pakistan lost its eastern counterpart - those who had taken the painstaking journey all the way to present-day Pakistan, travelling in a state of starvation and poverty, and hoping for better times to come – are living today in a country that has not even declared them its own. They live hopeless lives, scarred by frustration. Whatever little they earn is not enough to feed their families.