Minorities And Marginalised Communities

‘Balochistan’s youth has never stopped facing forced abductions’

Once again a fresh wave of disappearances has hit Balochistan’s youth. A total of 12 Baloch, two of whom a father and son, have been reported since the start of November. University going student activists Sameer Baloch and Sherdil Baloch are the latest victims of enforced disappearances in the province.

Death by starvation or execution: Hazara Shia refugees dread forced deportation

Zainab and Rahima’s sole source of income are the carpets they and their family weave by hand. Not only did they face starvation due to the Taliban’s ban on women participating in trade, as Hazara Shias, they are also in the crosshairs of ISIS back in Afghanistan. If deported, Pakistan will have signed off on their death warrants.

Empowering the daughters of Sanitation Workers

NOVEMBER 17: The Khushali program aims at breaking the cycle of societal challenges for the 30 Christian female students. The program aims to liberate them from the constraints imposed by the caste system.

‘I am being stopped from protests because I say it like...

NOV 11: After Mohsin Dawar was stopped from attending the Chaman sitin, this week, Maulana Hidayat-ur Rehman was also detained in his office and stopped from being part of the demonstration. The political leader says the reason is because they say things like they are and are scared of their speeches.

‘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. 

Baloch student beaten by police is on judicial remand

By Xari Jalil: Fareed Baloch is said to be a hardworking student completely devoted to his studies, but the Lahore police is insistent that he is involved in narcotics. Baloch students are angry at the treatment they have to face while studying in Punjab's institutions.

Returning Afghans forced to surrender owned goods, livestock at border

Pakistani authorities have barred Afghan migrants being repatriated via the border from taking their cattle and any other trade goods with them, depriving them of economic certainty back home.

Religious minorities fleeing militants’ gunpoints in KP

Becoming a widow has not stopped Sumbul in pushing forth. She has used the tragedy to turn to strength by working hard to provide for her children. But it is hard to find this resilience as a growing number of families from the religious minorities are leaving KP to flee the militants there.

Refugee children’s education threatened by deportation

Quetta's Qadirabad village is host to 40,000 Afghan refugees. Their children, who since 2009 have been studying in the village’s sole open-air volunteer school, now face uncertainty as the caretaker government pushes for deportation.

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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.