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Rights Watch | 13 Nov 2023

Domestic Dispute Turns Violent: Man Stabs Wife and Attempts Suicide in Karachi In Orangi Town, Karachi a distressing incident unfolded when a 60-year-old man named...

Rights Watch | 10 Nov 2023

Woman Sets Herself Ablaze Over Dowry Theft in Muzaffargarh A 35-year-old woman from Khangarh, Qadirabad, self-immolated after her household items, including dowry belongings, were stolen....

‘Women working with NGOs will either face expulsion or forced marriage’...

Nov 4, 2023: The local clergy in Patan, District Kohistan has issued a decision that if women working with NGOs are seen on field with men, they would face either expulsion from the area or forced marriage with a local. 

‘They can end everything with a single bullet’

Imran Deen Hamiri was tortured by the Taliban for standing up for civil rights and girls’ education in Afghanistan, and had to flee with his family for safety. He says that if they are deported, they will certainly be executed.

Livelihoods of Afghan refugees erased in anti-encroachment drives

Around 200 Afghan pushcart vendors have been left in the lurch after an anti-encroachment drive in Board Bazar. Meanwhile, the district admin says they are considering plans for a model bazaar.

Military Courts Only Strain Relationship Between Army and Civilians

Senior Lawyer and Military Law Expert Col (r) Inam ur Rahim said that the Supreme Court's verdict has permanently closed the door to civilian trials in military courts. He added that military courts only strain the relationship between the Army and civilians.

Afghan artists look to Peshawar High Court to stay deportations

114 refugee musicians have petitioned the Peshawar High Court against the forced repatriation of Afghan nationals in light of the threats they face back at home.

Refuge in art

When their worlds ended at the hands of the Taliban, Mahnaz and Aafia travelled to Pakistan where they found new life through art. Faced with deportation, they cannot bear to imagine parting with their paint brushes.

HRCP policy paper calls for constitutional amendment to strengthen local governments

Despite over a dozen court orders and several citizen demands, local government has at best only been erratic in the country. HRCP's policy paper gives recommendations how to strengthen the LG system especially through an amendment in Article 140-A.

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International Stories

EU GSP+ review highlights rights violations, media curbs in Pakistan

In an evaluation report regarding Pakistan’s GSP+ status, the EU voiced concerns over rising cases of enforced disappearances, curbs on free speech, as well as civilian trials in military courts in the wake of May 9 riots.

Why Is Pakistan Scapegoating Afghan Refugees?

NOVEMBER 18: Appointed by the generals, the puppet government, which lacks constitutional authority to conceive and implement such monumental decisions, claimed that it would improve Pakistan's precarious security and help its crumbling economy.

‘Treat them under international law’: Afghan migrants gather at Chaman border to finally leave Pakistan

November 15, 2023: Olus Yar Khan Achakzai, the spokesperson of the protest says that the government has already announced that the refugees must leave by November, but that the refugees must be treated under international law and convention.

‘Death awaits me there’ – Afghan journalists in Pakistan fear being deported

Forcibly returning Afghan journalists who have fled to Pakistan would be a flagrant violation of international law and completely unacceptable, warns international organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and urges Pakistan to provide protection to them.