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IHCBA supports judiciary, condemns campaign against IHC judge

July 8, 2024 By Bilal Baseer ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court Bar Association (IHCBA) held a press conference on Monday, July

Destruction of Ahmadi Place of Worship on Eid Confirms Community’s Fears

June 17, 2024 By Xari Jalil LAHORE Attacks on Ahmadis and their worship places increased

FUUAST students protest against ban on unions and suspension of admission

Student union members from the Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science, and Technology (FUUAST) organized

Ahmad Farhad: No reason given by ATC for bail rejection

  June 5, 2024 By Xari Jalil LAHORE A written order of Ahmad Farhad – who was abducted on May 15 - was released late Tuesday night, but does not

Ahmad Farhad still missing despite AGP’s promise; Defence Secy, ISI official summoned

May 24, 2024 By Bilal Baseer ISLAMABAD Ahmad Farhad, who was abducted since May 16, is yet to be brought to court, despite the promise made by the Attorney General

Activists push for an end to enforced disappearances

May 22, 2024 By Bilal Baseer ISLAMABAD In a court proceeding on Tuesday, Attorney General Mansoor Awan promised to take responsibility for the recovery of Kashmiri poet Ahmad Farhad. On

HRCP’s annual report marks 2023 as a year of economic hardships

Staff Report ISLAMABAD: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, released its annual report, ‘State of Human Rights in 2023’, and called for economic justice

Experts warn new cyber crime agency may suppress dissent

May 6, 2024 By Bilal Baseer ISLAMABAD The government of Pakistan on May 3, 2024 announced the formation of the National Cyber Crime Investigation Agency (NCCIA), replacing the Federal Investigation

How overdevelopment is threatening Ayubia’s natural harmony

April 19, 2024 BILAL BASEER Ayubia National Park, once a sanctuary for Pakistan's rich biodiversity and breathtaking landscapes, now faces an imminent threat of destruction as its indigenous flora and

Aurat March demands justice for missing Hindu child

Aurat March Islamabad organized a protest outside the National Press Club on Saturday calling for the recovery of Priya Kumari, and lambasted the state for

Aurat March calls for justice in F9 park rape case

March 30, 2024 By BILAL BASEER ISLAMABAD The Aurat March activists gathered outside Fatima Jinnah Park F9, Islamabad, on March 29 to urge an investigation

Calling for broader consultation and inclusivity on minority rights issues, leaders of human rights organisations reject the National Commission for Minorities Rights 2024 bill at a press conference in #Islamabad

Read: https://voicepk.net/2024/07/rights-groups-demand-withdrawal-of-controversial-minority-bill/

@PeterJacobCSJ

لاہور کی مقامی عدالت نے اینکر پرسن عائشہ جہانزیب کی جانب سے تشدد کے الزام پر ان کے شوہر کا دو روزہ جسمانی ریمانڈ منظور کرتے ہوئے پولیس کی تحویل میں دے دیا۔ مشہور ٹی وی پروگرام میزبان عائشہ جہانزیب نے پیر کو اپنے شوہر کے خلاف تشدد کے الزام میں تھانہ سرور روڑ میں فرسٹ انفارمیشن

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Justice #AaliaNeelum took oath as the first woman Chief Justice of the #Lahore High Court (LHC) in a landmark judicial appointment. The oath-taking ceremony was held at #Punjab Governor House in the presence of Chief Minister @MaryamNSharif

The next episode of #FrontlinePakstan drops tomorrow !

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@farzanaalispark @ANPMarkaz

Legal and rights experts express concern over the government’s decision to authorize #ISI to intercept and trace calls and messages for national security. They hold that the decision violates the #humanrights guaranteed in the constitution of #Pakistan

https://voicepk.net/2024/07/isi-authority-to-intercept-calls-is-unconstitutional-say-experts/

IHC Judge Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb hears the case of #AtiqurRehmanAbbasi, missing for over 20 years. The court summons the AGP for assistance in the next hearing on this critical matter

Read: https://voicepk.net/2024/07/ihc-summons-agp-over-missing-person-case-pending-for-two-decades/

The Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has firmly rejected the government's justification for banning social media platform #X, citing national security threats. @Pakistan_Press argues that even if concerns about national security are valid, a complete ban without a clear timeline

A 22-year-old inmate awaiting trial was allegedly killed with the involvement of prison staff in #AdialaJail, and his body was then taken to District Headquarters Hospital (DHQ) to conceal the truth. The Sadar Bairuni police have filed a first information report (FIR) based on

Seven members of the #Pakistan Bar Council condemn the government's notification to authorize #ISI to tap citizens' private conversations. They also object to the defamatory campaign against Justice Tariq Mehmood Jahangiri.

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Ministry of Information notification issued on July 8 announces federal cabinet authorization for #ISI to intercept and trace calls and messages.

https://voicepk.net/2024/07/civil-society-outraged-by-government-granting-isi-authority-to-intercept-calls-for-national-security/

#Censorship #Pakistan

ڈیرہ غازی خان خاتون کے ناک پر چھری پھیر کر زخمی کرنے اور ناک کاٹنے کی کوشش کرنے کی ویڈیو سوشل میڈیا پر وائرل پولیس نے مقدمہ درج کر لیا، ایک ملزم گرفتار ۔ ویڈیو وائرل ہونے سے قبل خبر کو منظرعام پر لانے والے مقامی صحافی پر جھوٹی خبر پھیلنے کا مقدمہ درج کیا گیا تھا ۔

Javeria Siddique , #ArshadSharif’s widow, says she was grateful to the #Kenyan judiciary – "I must begin my work in getting justice from SC, where my husband’s murder case has been pending since Justice Umar Ata Bandial retired."

Read: https://voicepk.net/2024/07/arshad-sharif-granted-justice-in-kenya-now-awaiting-sc-action-says-journalists-widow/

@javerias

#TikTok has revealed in its Q1 2024 Community Guidelines Enforcement Report that 166.99 million videos were removed globally for violating community guidelines, representing 0.9% of all uploads.

Notably, over 20 million of these videos were from #Pakistan.

Approximately 93.9pc

The Ministry of Law and Justice, with the support of @Asma_Jahangir and the UPSCALE programme, held its first panel discussion in a series of events aimed at increasing awareness of the Anti-Rape Act 2021

https://voicepk.net/2024/07/improving-pakistans-response-to-sexual-violence-a-discussion-on-the-implementation-of-the-anti-rape-act-2021/

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The Ministry of Interior defends the ongoing ban on #socialmedia platform X, citing it as a 'threat to peace and national security’.

In its reply submitted to the #Sindh High Court (SHC), the ministry said those within society engaged in defaming state institutions are using

Below @MunizaeJahangir, co chairperson of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan @HRCP87 demands stern legal action against certain clerics who have been spreading hate and misogyny on social media.
In their content, the hardliners have been telling people to pull their

People have taken to #socialmedia to criticize a viral video against #women, and demand immediate action against such hateful content

Read: https://voicepk.net/2024/06/a-video-goes-viral-and-how-absurd-it-is/

@FIA_Agency @MaryamNSharif

Controversy surrounds Azm-e-Istehkam amid criticism and protests

In a June 22 meeting of the Central Apex Committee on the National Action Plan, Prime Minister #ShahbazShareef approved “a reinvigorated and re-energized national counter-terrorism campaign… with consensus of all

“It is difficult for people to resist sloganeering, such as by #TLP. Similarly, we are unable to control the activities of the #LalMasjid in #Islamabad,” Dr Kaleem Imam, former IG #Punjab

Full show: https://youtu.be/5JhMV7QfuJ4

#RightsWatch

“#lynching is occurring against all faiths in #Pakistan. A mob has no religion, psyche, or owner. Once charged, a crowd seeks pleasure and becomes uncontrollable” – Dr Kaleem Imam, former IG Punjab.

Full show: https://youtu.be/5JhMV7QfuJ4

#RightsWatch @KaleemImam

“When the state does not stop violent activities of religious or ethnic parties, violence is ought to thrive. Selective policing further erodes people’s confidence in the state” – Dr Kaleem Imam, former IG #Punjab

Full show: https://youtu.be/5JhMV7QfuJ4

#RightsWatch @KaleemImam

“Rest assured, the state is pursuing the case of #Ahmadi attacks over #Eid, under the Constitution and the Criminal Procedure Code” – Syed Farhad Ali Shah, prosecutor general #Punjab

Full show: https://youtu.be/5JhMV7QfuJ4

#RightsWatch

“#Misinformation spreads rapidly on #socialmedia, and there is no regulatory authority to monitor it” – Syed Farhad Ali Shah, prosecutor general Punjab.

Full show: https://youtu.be/5JhMV7QfuJ4

#RightsWatch

Defence Minister @KhawajaMAsif hinted at the possibility of cross-border strikes to target militant hideouts in #Afghanistan.

In an interview with Voice of America, the defence minister said #Kabul had been “exporting” terrorism to #Pakistan and the “exporters” were being

پی ٹی آئی اور جے یو آئی آف کے قبائلی جرگوں نے آپریشن عزم استحکام کی مخالفت کر دی ۔ آپریشن سے پہلے پارلیمان منظوری لینے کا مطالبہ ۔آپریشن کے خلاف قراردادیں منظور ۔ افغانستان سے متصل تجارتی راستے بھی کھلنے کا مطالبہ ۔

مزید پڑھیں
https://urdu.voicepk.net/2024/06/pti-and-juif-jirgas-oppose-operation/

@PTIofficial #JUIF

In a letter addressed to the #UN Security Council, the @HRCP87 highlights #humanrights violations occurring under the #Taliban’s rule, including discrimination against women and religious minorities in #Afghanistan.

#KhyberPakhtunkhwa government has announced that it will table a bill on protection of journalists in the provincial assembly to combat impunity for crimes against media practitioners.

The announcement was made by Advisor to Chief Minister on Information @BaristerDrSaif at a

اسلام آباد ہائیکورٹ کے احکامات پر 15 سال سے خیبر پختونخوا کے لاپتہ شہری ہارون محمد کے اغواء کا مقدمہ خیبرپختونخوا پولیس نے سابق کمانڈنٹ محسود اسکاؤٹس کرنل مجاہد حسین کے خلاف درج کر لیا۔

اسلام آباد ہائیکورٹ کے جسٹس میاں گل حسن اورنگزیب نے 15 سال سے خیبر پختونخوا کے لاپتہ شہری

The scourge of #childmarriage and forced conversion will persist unless collective action is taken to challenge these practices

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#Peshawar High Court directed @PTAofficialpk to remove all ‘blasphemous and objectionable’ material from #TikTok. A two-member bench of the PHC directed the authority to submit a progress report within seven days about removal of the said material from TikTok. it issued the

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Pakistan is failing to uphold press freedom promises, say rights activists

March 27, 2024 By Bilal Baseer Abbasi Digital rights activist Osama Khilji

Chief Justice IHC orders immediate decision on Toor’s bail application

Chief Justice of IHC has instructed the trial court to reach a

Hearing on Toor’s bail plea adjourned 

A special court of FIA adjourned the hearing of journalist Asad Ali

CSJ calls for commission to protect minorities

Participants of the meeting organized by the CSJ demanded institutional safeguards to

Aurat March condemns police blockade in Islamabad

Aurat March holds press conference outside the Islamabad Press Club, condemns police

Journalist Asad Ali Toor to remain held as the court gives additional remand

As the FIA extends Asad Ali Toor’s physical remand, a debate on

Resilience & Resistance: Feminist Mela brings women together

'Not only are we susceptible to being attacked by the right-wing, but

Hazara Women in Pakistan: Loop of Displacement

“I don’t know when this loop of displacement will end,” she says.

Afghan refugees: a political football for Pakistan

"When we came from Afghanistan we thought the situation in Pakistan would