Missing Persons

Naaru’s mother to PM: Find my son

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"I will ask him, What’s the purpose of being a PM when you are helpless," says Rahat, mother of missing journalist Naaru

‘You can’t deny a Pakistani rights given even to outsiders, Khattak...

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“It is against the constitution to deprive your own citizens of rights which you have awarded to foreign nationals accused of the same crime.”

PM will meet Naaru’s family, Mazari assures IHC

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Federal Minister Shireen Mazari on Thursday assured the IHC that PM Imran will meet family members of Mudassar Naaru, a journalist missing for the last 3 years.

Screening of film on missing persons blocked

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For weeks Amina Masood Janjua had been planning to launch her book, ‘We Are Disappeared’ and screen a film with the same name

Silencing a People’s Assembly

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“Everything is a risk in Pakistan: If you defend women, it's a risk. If you defend non-Muslims, it's a risk. If you discuss religion, it's a risk. But you can't really sit there like a vegetable in your own society. And I'm committed to that society... and I feel I need to turn around and speak as I should.”

False claim of enforced disappearance will lead to 5 years in...

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False claim of enforced disappearance punishable by up to 5 years

Civil Society demands dissolution of COIED

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A provincial consultation meeting called for the establishment of a joint platform against enforced disappearances in Pakistan.

9/11: US human rights abuses have left behind Islamophobia

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The twentieth anniversary of the September 11 attacks is a moment both to remember the victims and to reassess the profoundly misguided aspects of the US government response.

Bill on enforced disappearances inches towards vote in NA

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A much-awaited bill on enforced disappearances has cleared another hurdle in the lower house of parliament

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