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Media curbs, extrajudicial killings, pervasive corruption in Pakistan: US report

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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.

Convict in Goraya-murder plot gets life; more probe to reach his...

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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.

Role of judiciary in upholding democratic rights and processes

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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.

Conflict in Ukraine reminiscent of 1965 war, says billionaire expatriate

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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.

Pakistanis stranded in Ukraine cry out for help

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“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

Pakistan ranked 104th among 167 nations on Democracy Index 2021

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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.

50 Years of Statelessness: The Bengalis of Macchar Colony

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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.

UNCENSORED | Impact of Talibanization on Women in Afghanistan and Pakistan

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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.

SAHR condemns Sri Lankan man’s lynchin and bn

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SAHR condemns murder in pakistan

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کیا شہری ہوا بازی کے وفاقی وزیر غلام سرور خان نے پی آئی اے پر خود کش حملہ کیا؟

Jul 05. 2020: کپٹین خالد تنویر ہیں جنہوں نے اپنی زندگی کے 25 بہترین سال پی آئی اے میں بطور پائلٹ کے گزارے تھے مگر اب انکا نام بھی مشکوک یا جعلی لایسنس رکھنے والے پائلٹس کی لسٹ میں آ گیا ہے جو وفاقی وزیر شہری ہوا بازی غلام سرور خان نے قومی اسمبلی میں پیش کی تھی ...

PALPA terms list about dubious licenses as ‘fake’

Jul 05. 2020: Khalid Tanwir is a retired commercial airline pilot who has given 25 precious years of his life to the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA); he has the experience of thousands of flight hours. But on June 25, 2020, a bombshell ...

International Stories

CJP terms allegations against Teesta Setalvad “preposterous”

Trustees of the Indian human rights organization Citizens for Justice and Peace on Tuesday issued a statement condemning the arrest of Indian activist and journalist Teesta Setalvad by Gujrat Police, which the organization held is an attempt to target her work with victims of the post-Godhra riots of 2002.

مودی کے خلاف بیس سال تک جد و جہد کرنے والی انسانی حقوق کی کارکن تیستا ستلواد گرفتار

گجرات فسادات میں موجودہ انڈین وزیر اعظم نریندر مودی کے کردار خلاف بیس سال تک جد و جہد کرنے والی صحافی اور انسانی حقوق کی کارکن کو سپریم کورٹ کے فیصلے کے بعد جعل سازی اور مجرمانہ سازش کے الزام میں گرفتار کر لیا گیا ہے.

22 years behind bars – A Pakistani jailed in India awaits repatriation

By Xari Jalil: Muhammad Waris who has been in an Indian prison for 19 years but and even after being ‘technically released’ continues to languish for three years in a UP police station waiting to be repatriated.

STATE OF LIMBO: The Forgotten Mentally Challenged Prisoners of India & Pakistan

17 prisoners, believed to be of Indian origin, have been languishing in Pakistan's prisons for over a decade. Due to their mental state, the Interior Ministry and the Indian High Commission have so far been unable to identify their nationality