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Haq Do Gwadar Movement Leader Maulana Hidayat-ur-Rehman Arrested Amid Demands for...

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Maulana Hidayat-ur-Rehman, a leader of the Haq Do Gwadar Movement, was arrested by police this Friday morning. He has been booked in 17 FIRs for allegedly disturbing public peace and the alleged murder of a policeman. However, the details of the case are unclear, as the internet has been shut down in the area.

Study on political party manifestos regarding minority rights

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A study conducted by the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) in Pakistan has found that political parties in the country have failed to deliver on their promises to protect and empower religious minorities. The study analyzed manifestos from the elections held in 2008, 2013, and 2018 for all seven major parties in the country and tracked the progress made on the implementation of pre-election pledges.

Women’s Rights and Online Harassment in Pakistan: The Struggle of the...

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Navigating the dangers of online harassment: Pakistani women's rights activists share their stories

Protests in Iran ‘between hope and horror’

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Reflecting hope and horror the protests in Iran showcase young people fighting and dying for human rights and personal liberties. 

16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM: The exploitation and murder of Trans Women

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On Day 6 of our 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence, we highlight the plea of trans women and the Khwaja sira community. 

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.

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. 

FIA gets powers to act against anti-state social media posts

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FIA has been empowered to act against anyone who intends to spread “rumours and false information against state institutions” on social media after the federal government approved an amendment to the FIA Act with the insertion of the PPC's Section 505 relating to statements conducing to public mischief in its scheduled offences.

53 journalists murdered in Pakistan from 2012 to 2022

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By Xari Jalil: A report by Freedom Network gives shocking statistics about killers of journalists who enjoy complete impunity from the law.

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