Minorities And Marginalised Communities
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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