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SAHR condemns arrest of Bangledeshi journalist, demands immediate release

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May 22, 2021; By Ahmed Saeed; LAHORE; South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) has expressed concerns over the arrest of senior Bangladeshi journalist, Rozina Islam, under the draconian Official Secrets Act. She has been reporting on corruption in the health sector for the past month

Political and civil society organizations mark Black Day for Palestine

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May 21st, 2021; By VoicePk Staff; LAHORE; Political parties and civil society organisations held demonstrations in Lahore on Friday to mark Black Day for Palestine, condemning the Israeli aggression in Gaza and West Bank.

“We will not give up”: Palestinian human rights lawyer Raji Sourani

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May 19th, 2021; By Munizae Jahangir; LAHORE/GAZA; "The Israelis cannot ask to be good victims. We cannot compromise on our blood. We will keep fighting for our dignity," says Gaza resident & rights lawyer Raji Sourani in an exclusive interview with Munizae Jahangir.

We will fight till our last breath: Palestinian students

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May 18th, 2021; By Hamid Riaz, Ahmed Saeed & Hassan Raza; LAHORE; Along with the killing of innocent children, West Bank and Gaza now presents a picture of bombed houses, severed communication links and closed borders, say Palestinian students at a demonstration against the Israeli aggression in Lahore.

US calls for cessation of Israel-Palestine hostilities

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May 18th, 2021; By Asra Haque; LAHORE; As US President Joe Biden finally joins the call for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, the Un General Assembly announces a meeting to discuss the Palestinian question.

The UN report hailed as a weapon for the Palestinians

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May 18th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; Voicepk.net revisits key recommendations of the UN report praised as 'a kind of weapon for the Palestinians' to try Israel for war crimes committed in West Bank and Gaza. Late Pakistani human rights icon Asma Jahangir was one of the members of the UN mission tasked with investigating Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories in 2012.

Religious freedom and Pakistan’s GSP Plus status

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May 17th, 2021; By Suneel Malik; LAHORE; Although, the adoption of the EP’s resolution does not entail an automatic revocation to Pakistan’s GSP+ status, it is still important to assess what may be the cost to losing such a trade concession with EU.

2,107 Pak prisoners to return home from KSA

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May 11th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; After two years of Saudi promise, over 2000 Pakistani prisoners in Saudi Arabia will finally be repatriated home under an agreement signed between Islamabad and Riyadh on exchange of convicted prisoners.

وزیراعظم کا یورپی یونین کے تحفظات دور کرنے کا عندیہ

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مئی ٤ ٢٠٢١; تحریر: ریحان پراچہ; لاہور; وزیراعظم عمران خان نے عندیہ دیا ہے کہ پاکستان ختم نبوت کے قانون پر سمجھوتہ نہیں کرے گا لیکن یورپی یونین کے تحفظات دور کرے گا جس کا احاطہ حالیہ یورپی پارلیمان کی قرار داد میں کیا گی

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