A protest sit-in reached its second day at the Fida Hussain Chowk in Turbat on Friday, November 24, after a total of four people were killed in an encounter by the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD). Three were identified, as Shakoor Baloch, Saif Baloch, and Balach Mola Bakhsh while one remains unknown.
In an evaluation report regarding Pakistan’s GSP+ status, the EU voiced concerns over rising cases of enforced disappearances, curbs on free speech, as well as civilian trials in military courts in the wake of May 9 riots.
Despite multiple pleas to present a resolution in support of the Supreme Court’s verdict declaring the court martial of civilians null and void, Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani on Monday shot down the attempt, stating that the matter was 'sub-judice'.
With a total of four appeals pending before the SC against its Oct 23 verdict against military court trials of civilians, questions surround the interim government’s right to file the appeals. Voicepk.net talked to some legal experts to explain.
Afghans in one of D. I. Khan’s largest refugee camp face the harrowing reality of police harassment, threat of deportation, and the struggle for dignity as Pakistan intensifies its crackdown on illegal migrants.
Once again a fresh wave of disappearances has hit Balochistan’s youth. A total of 12 Baloch, two of whom a father and son, have been reported since the start of November. University going student activists Sameer Baloch and Sherdil Baloch are the latest victims of enforced disappearances in the province.
NOVEMBER 18: Appointed by the generals, the puppet government, which lacks constitutional authority to conceive and implement such monumental decisions, claimed that it would improve Pakistan's precarious security and help its crumbling economy.
Zainab and Rahima’s sole source of income are the carpets they and their family weave by hand. Not only did they face starvation due to the Taliban’s ban on women participating in trade, as Hazara Shias, they are also in the crosshairs of ISIS back in Afghanistan. If deported, Pakistan will have signed off on their death warrants.