Minorities And Marginalised Communities

Khairpur police fail to recover Hindu boy abducted 5 days ago

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Police have failed to recover a Hindu boy kidnapped five days ago in Ranipur town of Khairpur district. Surprisingly, no case has been registered regarding the incident as of yet.

COIED is a burden on exchequer, must justify its existence: IHC

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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has said the Commission on Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances (COIED) had not been able to effectively achieve its object of bringing an end to the impunity against ‘enforced disappearances’ despite a decade of its existence.

Parliamentarian Ali Wazir detained at Jinnah hospital Karachi, claims 2 attempts...

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PTM leader and parliamentarian Ali Wazir was pictured detained barefoot with torn clothes at Jinnah Hospital Karachi. The images generated public outcry, with civil society and human rights activists demanding his release and condemning the still-undecided 16-month-old charges against him.

خودکشیوں کا گڑھ: غذر جاگ اٹھا

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گزشتہ پانچ سالوں میں مجموعی طور پر گلگت بلتستان میں دو سو سے زیادہ خودکشیاں ہوئی ہیں جن میں زیادہ خودکشیاں ضلع غذر میں ہوئیں _ اب نوجوانوں نے حکومت سے مطالبہ کیا ہے کہ وہ خودکشیاں کی روک تھام کے لیے فوری اقدامات لے

Baloch women speak out in aftermath of Sindh police brutality

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BY XARI JALIL: The return of Karachi University students Doda Elahi and Gamshad Baloch on Tuesday, June 14, has spread a wave of relief across the protesting Baloch community.

A sliver of sustenance to vulnerable communities in budget

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Voicepk.net talks with economic experts Qais Aslam and Haris Gazdar to understand whether the federal budget provides protection to vulnerable communities in the country.

Displaced and forgotten Afghans seek basic rights from international community

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Over 1,700 Afghan families are holding demonstrations in Islamabad for the last two months, protesting the inhumane treatment meted out to women and children since they crossed into Pakistan following the Taliban takeover in August last year.

SUICIDAL SINDH: Why are so many from Scheduled Castes killing themselves?

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BY XARI JALIL: The suicide rates in Sindh especially among the Scheduled Castes are at an alarmingly high rate. Our investigative report finds out the reasons why so many people in this community resort to killing themselves. The answers are grim.

Haq Do Tehreek sweeps LG polls in Gwadar

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After a historical protest for the rights of the people of Gwadar late last year, the Haq Do Movement continues to make waves by clinching the most seats in Gwadar local polls

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PALPA terms list about dubious licenses as ‘fake’

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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