Legal Issues

Death-row murder convict acquitted after spending six years in jail

AGHS Legal Aid Cell has helped a destitute death-row convict get an acquittal in a murder case after spending six years in jail.

PFUJ will move IHC against FIA for Shahid Aslam arrest

A local court in Islamabad has given two-day remand of journalist Shahid Aslam to FIA. He was arrested for allegedly leaking the tax records of Gen. Bajwa to Fact Focus. However, Fact Focus has denied having any links with Aslam.

Bill on enforced disappearances lands in parliamentary limbo

Raza Rabbani urges NA speaker to refer bill on enforced disappearances to joint sitting for passage after lower house broke parliamentary tradition and rules by passing amendments in the Senate's amended version in October 2022

Notification for Punjab CM’s removal set aside

The LHC on Thursday set aside the chief secretary's notification of denotifying Punjab CM Pervaiz Elahi, accepting his petition challenging the governor's order to denotify him. All eyes are on Elahi who is yet to comply with instructions from PTI chief Imran Khan to dissolve the provincial assembly.

NHCR to consider petition for stopping forced deportation of Afghan asylum...

The National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) is to consider a petition seeking its intervention to prevent any forced deportation of Afghan asylum seekers in the country.

Peshawar High Court acquits rapist after he marries victim

The Peshawar High Court has acquitted a rape convict after a compromise with the victim, a 20-year-old woman with hearing and speech disabilities, whom he has married.

Rights Watch | 22 December 2022

Peshawar High Court orders historic Panjtirath Hindu temple to be cleaned He was hearing a petition about the state of disrepair of the historic temple...

NA passes bill to abolish death penalty in narcotics cases

The National Assembly has passed an amendment bill to abolish the death penalty in narcotics cases, commuting the sentence to life imprisonment.

Sindh human rights body empowered to check business-related abuse  

Sindh Assembly has unanimously passed an amendment bill to allow the Sindh Human Rights Commission to visit business premises to check any abuse of the rights of employees.

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Pakistan awaiting Indian nod for consular access to girl arrested there

The Foreign Office on Thursday said it is awaiting Indian response to a consular access request for Pakistani girl #IqraJeewani who was arrested there in Jan. Her father appealed to both governments to expedite her repatriation on compassionate grounds.

The Professor who prompted a series of resignations in universities across Afghanistan

Meet Obaidullah Wardak, a professor from Kabul University who prompted a series of resignations in universities across Afghanistan in solidarity with female students.

Taliban ban women from universities in Afghanistan

A letter by the Ministry of Higher Education instructed universities to immediately suspend access to female students on 20 December 2022.