Imdad Khan has been missing for the past six years. His mother is among the several other families of missing persons who joined a protest organized by the Awami National Party (ANP) outside the Peshawar Press Club on Monday. The party held nationwide demonstrations to express solidarity with the relatives of victims of enforced disappearances in the country. By Baseer Qalandhar
“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.
January 5th, 2021; Bureau report; LAHORE; In Tuesday's hearing, a 3-member bench headed by CJP Gulzar Ahmed ordered the KP chair of the Evacuee Trust Property Property Board to restore the Krishna Dwara temple in Karak within 2 weeks
After a period of eight years, General Secretary of the PML-F and former Federal Minister for the Musharraf regime, Muhammad Ali Durrani has entered the political fray, paving the way for a grand national dialogue between the PTI, the Opposition, the judiciary, the people and - unsurprisingly - the military.
Alarming numbers reveal that the conviction rate in GBV cases is only one to two percent. Participants at an AGHS conference discussed special laws on rape and gender-based violence
February 9th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; The Islamabad High Court on Tuesday issued contempt notices to 17 lawyers for their role in Monday’s ransacking of the high court premises as the Islamabad Bar Council called for a strike on Wednesday, rallying behind accused lawyers.
January 24th, 2021; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; Sanghar resident Abdul Sattar Awan has been missing for over 2 months. In a petition filed before the Sindh High Court his brother claims that Sattar was abducted by the police. Police has failed to produce Sattar despite High Court's orders.
In the hotly contested Gilgit Baltistan elections today, there is little space for women candidates, but a few emboldened politicians are determined to win.
January 7th, 2021; Bureau report; LAHORE; Over 2000 AJK school teachers held a protest march in the state’s capital to demand up-gradation of their pay scales. The protesting instructors were brutally baton-charged and tear-gassed by the police.
December 9, 2020; BUREAU REPORT; LAHORE; In a national conference, eminent speakers from Pakistan’s minority community came together to discuss the issue of forced conversions, and how they could be prevented. The conference was organized by the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) and the People’s Commission for Minority Rights (PCMR) with Voicepk.net as an official media partner. The session was moderated by Munizae Jahangir, Editor-in-Chief of Voicepk.net.