July 13, By Rehan Piracha: The Senate has unanimously passed the Torture and Custodial Death (Prevention and Punishment) Bill 2021, setting a punishment of three to 10 years for public officials guilty of torture and custodial deaths.
Peshawar Police have arrested two men including a cleric for waving Afghan Taliban flags during the funeral of a Pakistani-origin militant. Last month, interior minister Sheikh Rashid confirmed the presence of Afghan Taliban in Islamabad
July 3rd, 2021; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; The Sindh Govt has has finally announced a relief program for the victims of the demolition drive being carried out around Karachi’s storm water drains. But activists point towards several gaps and ambiguities in the proposed program.
June 10th, 2021; By Ahmed Saeed; LAHORE; NP Senator Tahir Bizenjo says that PML-N is squarely responsible for the Senate HR committee’s chairmanship to the PTI. He demands the PML-N clarify whether this was the party's decision or Senator Mushaid did it on his own
May 23rd, 2021; By Shaukat Korai; KARACHI; “We are protesting to seek justice for my grandchild,” says mother of Younis Brohi who was allegedly beaten to death by police in Karachi. Holding her late son’s one-and-half-year-old daughter in her arms, she narrates events leading to the death of her son to Voicepk.net.
May 2, 2021; By Munizae Jahangir; LAHORE; Pakistan’s top officials recently indicated that the state would like to ‘mainstream’ the religio-political party Tehreek-e-Labbaik, Pakistan (TLP). But it is still unclear if the ban will remain.

The TTP Timeline in Balochistan

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April 22, By Xari Jalil: The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has been flexing its muscles for a long time in Balochistan now. Historically speaking the TTP has always operated in the tribal areas in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa (KP) especially along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border area.  But now, their presence in Balochistan has gained a strong foothold.
The TLP sprung out of the movement following the assassination of Salman Taseer - now the party had become an asset for the deep state in the last 10 years.

Absar Alam: Shot but not Down

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The attack on veteran journalist Absar Alam has been condemned by international & local rights organizations. The govt has pledged to probe the assault & arrest the assailant, despite a trend of attacks on journalists going unpunished.
A resolution was tabled in the National Assembly Tuesday to call for a debate on the expulsion of the French ambassador, fulfilling a key demand of the government’s deal with the proscribed Tehrik Labaik Pakistan.