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Lahore tops the list of most polluted cities in the world

According to a WHO report, Lahore ranked first among the most polluted cities in the world with Peshawar ranking fifth. The report is based on data collected in the year 2022. 

Kurram residents fear sectarian violence, police claim situation normal

Residents of Kurram tribal district fear a repeat of 2007's sectarian violence, following the May 4 killings of six Shia people. However, the police claim ‘everything is normal’, terming the killings part of a century-old land dispute.

‘Now They’ve Come For the Activists’

12 hours after the abduction of human rights defender Jibran Nasir, his FIR was filed, and the police say it is investigating, but his whereabouts remain unknown. Meanwhile civil society has expressed its outrage.

Rights Watch | 2 June 2023

8-Year-Old Afghan Girl Raped in Broad Daylight in Islamabad An 8-year-old Afghan girl was raped by a street criminal in broad daylight in Islamabad. Despite...

PBC calls for restraint in military trials of civilians

Reiterating its stance that civilians should not be tried in military courts, the PBC has called on the authorities to exercise extraordinary care and restraint in the military trials of May 9 rioters.

‘73% rise in terrorist attacks in Pakistan since fall of Kabul’

A report compiled by PIPS shows a 73% rise in terrorist attacks and a 138% rise in deaths due to terrorist attacks in Pakistan since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.

‘Rape out of question’; IG Prisons refutes PTI claims of abuse...

IG Prisons Punjab Farooq Nazir categorically denies allegations of maltreatment of female prisoners belonging to PTI within jail premises. He says that the female section is under 24/7 surveillance through 60 CCTV cameras, and is out-of-bounds for all males.

Rights Watch | 1 June 2023

Man sentenced to life for killing boy A man has been given a life imprisonment sentence and fined Rs800,000 for the murder of a young...

Anti-torture Law must be implemented thouroughly: HRCP report

The HRCP on Tuesday released its evaluation of the anti-torture act. The Commission found that although the legislation is progressive, implementation and accountability remain areas of concern.

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کیا شہری ہوا بازی کے وفاقی وزیر غلام سرور خان نے پی آئی اے پر خود کش حملہ کیا؟

Jul 05. 2020: کپٹین خالد تنویر ہیں جنہوں نے اپنی زندگی کے 25 بہترین سال پی آئی اے میں بطور پائلٹ کے گزارے تھے مگر اب انکا نام بھی مشکوک یا جعلی لایسنس رکھنے والے پائلٹس کی لسٹ میں آ گیا ہے جو وفاقی وزیر شہری ہوا بازی غلام سرور خان نے قومی اسمبلی میں پیش کی تھی ...

PALPA terms list about dubious licenses as ‘fake’

Jul 05. 2020: Khalid Tanwir is a retired commercial airline pilot who has given 25 precious years of his life to the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA); he has the experience of thousands of flight hours. But on June 25, 2020, a bombshell ...

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Prominent Journalist Sami Ibrahim Missing Amidst Intensifying Crackdown on PTI

Concerns rise as senior journalist & TV anchorperson Sami Ibrahim goes missing amidst state crackdown on PTI. Islamabad police are investigating the situation, but no conclusions yet.

Pakistan, India must repatriate prisoners: NCHR

These arbitrary arrests of fishermen on both sides indicate the rise of a potential humanitarian crisis in the making — with more than 650 Indian fishermen currently in Pakistani jails and another 100+ Pakistani fishermen residing in Indian jails.