US State Department has listed gross human rights violations committed against various groups, including journalists in Pakistan, according to the annual Pakistan 2021 Human Rights Report released recently.
A British Pakistani-origin man has been jailed for life for plotting to assassinate Pakistani blogger Ahmed Waqas Goraya as police continue their investigations into establishing the identity and whereabouts of his handler.
Full transcript of Supreme Court Justice Qazi Faez Isa’s address on Role of Judiciary in Upholding Democratic Rights and Processes, delivered as a guest of honour of the Asma Jahangir Lecture 2022, hosted by SOAS Pakistan Society and Bloomsbury Pakistan in London on March 8.
Mohammad Zahoor, the richest Pakistani-origin expatriate in Ukraine, says the conflict in his adoptive homeland reminds him of the 1965 war between India and Pakistan.
“Right now I am talking to you from a basement I am hiding in. Russia is carrying out heavy aerial and ground bombardment of the city I live in. I cannot even imagine stepping out of my shelter,” says Wajid, a Pakistani citizen currently enrolled in a medical university in Kharkiv
Classified as a 'hybrid regime', Pakistan was ranked 104th among 167 states on the global Democracy Index 2021, compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). As for the region, ahead of Afghanistan, Pakistan trailed Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and India among South Asian states on the index.
Half a century on - 50 years after West Pakistan lost its eastern counterpart - those who had taken the painstaking journey all the way to present-day Pakistan, travelling in a state of starvation and poverty, and hoping for better times to come – are living today in a country that has not even declared them its own. They live hopeless lives, scarred by frustration. Whatever little they earn is not enough to feed their families.
Speakers at the Asma Jahangir Conference 2021 – Challenges to Human Dignity raised alarm over the crumbling humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, and appealed to Pakistan and the international community to push the Afghan Taliban to ensure rights and dignity to Afghan women and girls.