A new coalition has been launched in Pakistan to combat disinformation and safeguard public interest journalism against threats to its credibility, Iqbal Khattak, executive director of Freedom Network Pakistan, told Voicepk.net on Tuesday.
Hundreds of burqa-clad women marched in Gwadar demanding the release of Maulana Hidayat ur Rehman, Haq Do Tehreek chief. Led by Senator Mushtaq Ahmed, they chanted against the governments and called for ending enforced disappearances. Rehman's bail has been granted in 18/19 cases, but he remains in custody.
An Additional District and Sessions court in Islamabad has convicted a rape accused sentencing him to imprisonment for the remainder period of his natural life. The convict raped a foreign national while working with her as a security guard.
Rights and press bodies have condemned PEMRA’S ban on live coverage of events outside the Islamabad Judicial Complex. They say such a ban infringes people right to know and PEMRA should not have power to impose such restrictions.
Even 5 years after the former FATA region was merged with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, its citizens are still looking to the State for their basic constitutional rights, says a high level fact finding mission conducted by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan.
Lahore High Court grants protective bail to Imran Khan in 9 cases, including 8 terrorism charges. Islamabad High Court temporarily suspends non-bailable arrest warrants until March 18 in Toshakhana case. Tumultuous situation at Zaman Park.
The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) declares "self-perceived identity" un-Islamic, sparking controversy over the Transgender Persons (Rights of Protection) Act. While expressing concern for intersex and transgender people, CII suggests amendments to bills presented by Senators. Transrights activists call for empathetic response and protection of fundamental human rights.
Granaz family who was released from an alleged private jail of Sardar Abdul Rehman Kethran demanded an impartial probe of the matter. They say that Balochistan Police forced them to give a statement in favour of the provincial minister.
Senior lawyers say the use of police force for a routine operation such as Imran Khan's arrest warrant was completely unnecessary.
The prison authorities in KP have declined to send appeals of five death-row prisoners convicted by military courts to the Supreme Court and their execution is likely to go ahead without them exercising their right of appeal, lawyer-activist Shabbir Hussain Gigyani has told Voicepk.net.