Minorities And Marginalised Communities

“Do not push our people over the edge”: PTM responds to...

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March 17th, 2021; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; Mansehra police have registered an FIR against PTM supremo Manzoor Pashteen over treason charges amongst others. PTM leader Alamzai Mahsud has warned that such shameful tactics risk further inflaming an already volatile situation.

Mazari promises meeting with PM by month end as deadline expires

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March 15th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; A promised deadline for a meeting of family members of victims of enforced disappearances with Prime Minister Imran Khan passed on Monday as Shireen Mazari, Federal Minister for Human Rights, assured them of a meeting in the last week of March.

Sikh Marriage Act: Never implemented, now to be ammended

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March 15th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; The Sikh Marriage Act, landmark legislation passed three years ago to give legal status to Sikh marriages in Punjab, is to be amended without ever being implemented in the province, according to minority legislators from the community.

Converted minor boy reunites with Hindu parents after a year of...

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March 11th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha and Ahmed Saeed; LAHORE; A converted minor Hindu boy in Bahawalpur on Wednesday was reunited with his parents after a legal battle of one and half years. The Asma Jahangir Legal Aid Cell provided legal aid to the boy’s father to secure his release from the Child Protection Bureau.

Aurat March issues charter of demands

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Aurat March's Charter of Demands for 2021 under this year's theme of "Patriarchy ka Pandemic" tackles the concerns of women and gender minorities in accessing quality and equitable healthcare in Pakistan, especially in a pandemic environment.

ANP calls for ‘unearthing hidden hands behind leader’s murder’

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March 2nd, 2021; By Hidayat Ullah; CHAMAN; Asad Khan Achakzai's family & the Awami National Party have questioned the murder investigation. While the situation in Chaman remained tense following the martyr's burial on Sunday.

ANP holds demo for missing persons

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Imdad Khan has been missing for the past six years. His mother is among the several other families of missing persons who joined a protest organized by the Awami National Party (ANP) outside the Peshawar Press Club on Monday. The party held nationwide demonstrations to express solidarity with the relatives of victims of enforced disappearances in the country. By Baseer Qalandhar

Parliamentary panel recommends certificate for conversion

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February 18th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; As part of a proposed bill on prevention of forced conversion, a parliamentary panel has recommended that a legally adult person should be allowed to convert his/her religion following a certificate issued by a judge after a personal appearance.

Two Christian youths accused of blasphemy for reciting verses from Bible...

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February 16th, 2021; By Ahmed Saeed; LAHORE; Model Town police booked two Christian youths for alleged #blasphemy, however, Christian groups state they were implicated in a false case for reciting verses from the Bible in a public park

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International Stories

‘LoC ceasefire commendable, but may not lead to full diplomatic ties’

Foreign policy experts say the recent ceasefire may not lead to full restoration of trade and diplomatic relationship between India and Pakistan but is an opportunity to build up trust between both governments

SAHR pays tribute to Kamran Arif

South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) has praised late Kamran Arif’s consistent contribution towards the protection and promotion of human rights, democratic values and peace in the South Asian region.

Afghan peace process in no jeopardy despite Taliban statement: experts

March 30th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; Experts say the peace process in Afghanistan is no danger despite recent statements by the United States and the Taliban over meeting the American troops withdrawal deadline from the war-ravaged country under the Doha peace accord.

MYANMAR CRACKDOWN: “They can get us anytime”

March 10th, 2021; By Hamid Riaz & Xari Jalil; LAHORE; They live in fear, even as they a pushback against the brutalities of the military junta. Myanmar's situation is slowly worsening as more and more people join a civil disobedience movt and face a relentless crackdown.