Concerns have beenraised by legal fraternity and others over Imaan Mazari and Ali Wazir’s arrest under Anti-Terrorism Charges. Mazari was arrested outside Adiala Jail on Monday, followed by a three-day physical remand under CTD.
August 25, 2023 By Maryam Missal LAHORE Advocate Imaan Zainab Mazari-Hazir and Ali Wazir of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) were awarded bail by an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Islamabad on Monday. However, despite being granted bail in both cases, Mazari remains...
August 25, 2023 By Maryam Missal LAHORE Human rights lawyer Imaan Mazari-Hazir's scheduled bail hearing today in an Islamabad Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) was delayed by another two days due to the absence of the presiding judge. No other duty judge was reportedly...

In the Shadow of the Blasphemy Law

Pakistan's blasphemy laws cast a dark shadow on religious minorities, fostering fear, discrimination, and violence. Recent amendments fuel concerns, as misuse and ambiguity persist, threatening justice and coexistence.
National Commission for Minorities Bill 2023" after concerns from civil society. Violations of UN Paris Principles & 2014 Jillani judgement cited. Activists urge for a rights-focused approach, not religious. Calls intensify for a bill from the Ministry of Human Rights.
Official Secrets (Amendment) Bill passed by National Assembly with minor changes. Government allies express discontent, cautioning against its potential future use against current administration members.
The coalition parties of the PML-N-led ruling alliance, civil society, and lawyers have rejected the amendment bill of the Official Secrets Act, terming it "an attack on democracy.
NCSW Chairperson presented the revised Child Marriage Restraint Act to the Minister of Human Rights who pledged to table the proposed amendment bill in the concluding session of the National Assembly.
Reporting sexual and gender-based crimes can be extremely intimidating for many. In recent years, the Punjab Police has taken significant steps to make police stations safe places for women.
AGHS Legal Aid Cell held a two-day training session for over 50 service providers from Lahore. The workshop discussed Anti-Rape Act 2021 which extends its scope to men and transgender survivors of rape, as well as the application of the Act at the grass roots.