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16 DAYS AGAINST GBV: Each year 1000 girls are forcibly converted

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At least 1000 girls and women are forcibly converted each year across Pakistan, including Hindus and Christians.

HRCP conference calls for constitutional amendment to protect local governments

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A national conference held by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) in partnership with the Friedrich Naumman Foundation for Freedom (FNF), has called for a constitutional amendment to protect the form and tenure of local governments and to ensure that fiscal decentralisation enables local bodies to carry out their functions effectively.

What will happen if the new Army Chief is not decided...

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The process of appointing the Army Chief has started and all eyes are on the President and whether he will stop the Prime Minister's advice or not. What will happen if the decision of the new army chief is not made by the day General Bajwa retires?

Rights Watch | 22 November 2022

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  Court issues death penalty for man who killed wife infront of their children Islamabad Court sentenced a man named Nasir Hussain who slit his wife's...

Shahbaz Gill’s indictment in sedition case deferred till Dec 3

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A trial court in Islamabad on Tuesday adjourned proceedings for the indictment of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Shahbaz Gill in a sedition case till December 3.

‘After nine years of hard work the accused were punished but...

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Parveen Rehman's sister Aqeela Ismail has expressed her disappointment over the decision to release her sister's alleged killers.

HRCP dissatisfied with court ruling in Perween Rahman murder case

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HRCP Chairperson Hina Jilani expresses dissatisfaction over the acquittal of all five persons accused of the murder of Orangi Pilot Project (OPP) director Perween Rehman and calls on the state to reflect on its ability to provide justice to victims of violence.

Transgender “Moorat” March held in Karachi

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First ever "Moorat March" (transgender march) held in the historic Frere Hall on November 20 in Karachi to celebrate gender identity and condemn discrimination. 

Digital Rights Foundation holds its annual National Privacy Conference

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Digital Rights Foundation's held it's annual National Privacy Conference bringing together experts from the field to reflect on the state of privacy rights and violations in Pakistan.

SHC to hear man’s plea for recovery of 4 daughters

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The SHC has admitted for hearing a petition by an elderly Karachi citizen in which he sought recovery of his four daughters held captive in Gujrat and Rahim Yar Khan for over two years.

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6 Indian fishermen arrested for violating Pakistan’s territorial waters

Pakistan has arrested six fishermen for illegally hunting in Pakistan’s territorial waters, according to a spokesperson for Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PSMA).

Media under Siege in Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan

Award-winning journalists Steven Butler, Hamid Mir, Daniel Bastard, and others discuss the increasing attacks against journalists and whether there is a siege against the media at the 4th Asma Jahangir Conference.

Speakers call on India, Pakistan to initiate talks on Kashmir

Speakers at the #AJCONF session on Kashmir have called on India and Pakistan to initiate dialogue over the disputed region stalled for several years due to hostilities between the South Asian states.

CPJ’s Steven Butler has troubled arrival at Lahore Airport

By Xari Jalil: Steven Butler, the Asia Program Coordinator of CPJ, was for the second time detained at the Lahore airport while travelling to attend the Asma Jahangir Conference #AJCONF