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Ingrid Johansson, Ambassador of Sweden: Sweden’s Different Approach to Deal with Coronavirus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TGVRhZ-MT0 While the rest of Europe is in lockdown, Swedes are enjoying spring sitting in cafes and restaurants or going to the cinema. Sweden has...

Maleeka Bokhari, Parliamentary Secretary for Law & Justice: Release women, juveniles & elderly prisoners

Pakistan’s prisons are currently severely over-capacity, with a disproportionate amount of women, children, elderly offenders, physically and mentally incapacitated detainees, under-trial offenders and petty...

EXCLUSIVE: ‘The Rights Agenda’ with Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari

Our reporter in Lahore, Haider Kaleem interviews the chairperson of Pakistan Peoples Party & Standing Committee on Human Rights (National Assembly)     Haider Kaleem: What role will the Pakistan Peoples Party...

In Conversation with Orhan Pamuk – A voicepk.net Exclusive

 Speaking exclusively to voicepk.net, Turkish novelist & Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk converses with journalist and host of Aaj TV's "Spot Light", and painter and rights activist Salima Hashmi during...

Razi Ahmed at the Lahore Literary Festival

EXCLUSIVE: In Conversation with Mohsin Dawar

In a voicepk.net exclusive, Munizae Jahangir (journalist and host of Aaj TV’s “Spot Light”) sat down with member of the National Assembly and one of the leaders of the Pashtun Tahafuz...

جلیلہ حیدر کانام ای سی ایل پر، 7 گھنٹے لاہور ایئرپورٹ حکام کی تحویل میں رہنے کے بعد رہائی

بلوچستان سے تعلق رکھنے والی انسانی حقوق کی سرگرم کارکن اور وکیل جلیلہ حیدر کو لاہور ایئرپورٹ حکام کی جانب سے 7 گھنٹے تحویل میں رکھنے کے بعد رہا...

پاکستان بار کونسل کے نو منتخب نائب چئیرمین اور معروف ترقی پسند وکیل، عابد ساقی سےخصوصی گفتگو

عابد ساقی 16 جنوری 2020 کو پاکستان بار کونسل کے چئیرمین منتخب ہوئے، انہوں نے اس کے قبل بھی بار کونسلز میں مختلففرائض سر انجام دئیے اور ملک میں...

Rana Sanaullah Softens Stance on Death Penalty, Calls for Reformation of Prisoners

LAHORE: In a drastic change from his earlier stance, former law minister of Punjab and PML-N's MNA Rana Sanaullah says that Pakistan should move towards abolishing the death penalty. “Pakistan needs...

“Who Killed Benazir Bhutto?” Heraldo Munoz in conversation with Munizae Jahangir

Dec 27th marks the death anniversary of Benazir Bhutto, a renowned face of Pakistan’s political legacy and an icon of feminine power in one of the most challenging societies...

Justice Gulzar becomes the 27th Chief Justice of Pakistan

Justice Gulzar Ahmed becomes the 27th Chief Justice of Pakistan on 21st December, 2019. Watch our exclusive video to know more about him.   Reported by Ayesha Nazar.

Senior Advocate Abid Saqi on the Punjab Institute of Cardiology Incident

Senior Advocate Supreme Court Bar Association Abid Saqi speaks exclusively to voicepk.net’s Munizae Jahangir on how lawyers are being randomly arrested in relation to the Punjab Institute of Cardiology...

Shireen Mazari & Nafisa Shah demand that student unions be restored in the National Assembly

On 10th December 2019 at the National Assembly, Federal Minster for Human Rights Shireen Mazari and MNA Nafisa Shah vocalized the need to lift the ban on student unions...

Washington Post's Christian Caryl talks about the astonishing collaboration of right-wing trolls situated in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, USA, and even Israel in the aftermath of Jamal Khashoggi's assassination.

Firdous Ashiq Awan assures no injustice will be done to students as it is against the PM’s vision

In an interview with journalist Munizae Jahangir, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister, Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan, stated that the government was in full support of reinstating student unions....

Punjab Police Inspector General Shoaib Dastagir to be Summoned in Senate Committee for Human Rights on Charging Students for Sedition

Chair Human Rights Committee in Senate, Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar, from Pakistan People's Party (PPP) says the Senate committee will summon the Punjab Police Inspector General (IG), Shoaib Dastagir to...

Wusat Ullah Khan at AJCONF: “Why does the state need to practice cowardice?”

Writer and columnist for BBC Urdu, Wusat Ullah Khan, appealed for state accountability during the panel on "Social Media & Freedom of Expression" at AJCONF . "Give us answers,...

Legal Fraternity Reaction to CJP Suspension of Notification Granting Extension to COAS Qamar Bajwa

Pakistan's top advocates weighed in on the legal ramifications and significance of Justice Asif Saeed's Khosa decision to suspend govt-issued notification to extend Chief of Army Staff, Qamar Bajwa's...

Jalila Haider on persecution of minorities in Pakistan

Jalila Haider, a human rights advocate and activist, spoke for the panel on "Religious & Ethnic Minorities Under Siege in South Asia" at AJCONF 2019. In her opening statement,...

Muhammad Hanif on Hong Kong Protest and Missing Persons in Baluchistan

Munizae Jahangir speaks with Humayun Zaman Mirza, Chairman Jammu Kashmir Human Rights Commission at Faiz Festival

Munizae Jahangir Speaks with Humayun Zaman About the Plight of Kashmiris

Munizae Jahangir speaks with Humayun Zaman Mirza, Chairman Jammu Kashmir Human Rights Commission at Faiz Festival

MNA Mehnaz Akbar shares worrying data on children issues.

MNA Mehnaz Akbar reveals startling data on Pakistan's #Children. Just these numbers reveal how grim the situation is.

Manizeh Bano of SAHIL on Child Sexual Abuse

Manizeh Bano raises some serious questions about the Child Sexual Abuse in Kasur. She says in the past 6 months 40 cases have been reported but no investigation is...

Knut Otsby – United Nations Resident & Humanitarian Coordinator for Pakistan

Knut Otsby, United Nations Resident & Humanitarian Coordinator for Pakistan, talks about human rights issues in Pakistan and explains how he is working in partnership with Pakistan to address...

EU activities about Human Rights in Pakistan

EU Ambassador Designate to Pakistan, Her Excellency Androulla Kaminara, explains EU programs and policies on human rights, and tools of cooperation with Pakistan.

Netherlands’ Human Rights Ambassador to Pakistan, H.E. Bahia Tahzib Lie, at AJCONF

Netherlands' Human Rights Ambassador to Pakistan, H.E. Bahia Tahzib Lie, talks about her country's commitment to human rights issues. She also talks about the Netherlands' engagements in different activities...

Azam Tarar rebuts Attorney-General’s claim that LHC’s decision on Sharif had humanitarian grounding

In a news conference, Attorney-General for Pakistan Anwar Mansoor Khan, along with Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan says that the matter...

The Dharna Is Not Going Anywhere

Akram Durrani provides that the Azadi March's leadership disregard Sheikh Rashid's statements that the Maulana was due to turn back. The dharna is still on-going.

We Are Open to Discussions on In-House Change

While the JUI-F remains adamant in their demand for the resignation of Prime Minister Imran Khan, Akram Durrani claims that in-house change is a topic that will be on...

Is JUIF even interested in Election Reforms?

In an exclusive interview, Munizae Jahangir asks Akram Durrani (Leader of the Opposition, Provincial Assembly Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) if the Rahbar Committee has reached an agreement on reforms in the...

PPP’s Ch Manzoor on Army chief’s extension

PPP's Ch Manzoor questions why the extension is given to the Army chief

Judge Sapnara at AJCONF 2019

Her Honour Judge Khatoon Sapnara is a Circuit Judge and is authorized to act as a Judge of the High Court of England and Wales. She speaks ardently at...

Baroness Kennedy of the Shaws at AJCONF 2019

"Without independent lawyers and judges, rights are meaningless" One of Britain's most distinguished lawyers, Baroness Helena Kennedy of The Shaws, QC FRSA, Director of IBAHRI (International Bar Association's Human...