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Rights Watch | 14th March 2021

Police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested a suspect nominated in one of two FIRs pertaining to the murder of a man and woman for so-called ‘honour’ in Tappi, Kohat. They claim that the woman and her brother-in-law were likely murdered for having an alleged affair. For more new on human rights abuses, keep reading.

Right Watch | 12th April 2021

Residents of South Waziristan held a sit-in outside the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly to protest delay in compensation for the 2009 military operation.

Rights Watch | 9th April 2021

Police on Thursday arrested a pedophile accused of raping nearly a dozen children in Lahore’s Sanda area. The suspect, who lured minors under the pretext of training them how to use a gun, would allegedly film the assault and blackmail his victims. For more news on human rights abuses, keep reading.

Rights Watch | 8th April 2021

Additional District and Sessions Judge Karachi West Gul Zamir Solangi issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Rehan Baloch and his wife Sundas, who stand accused of facilitating Rehan's brother Imran in abducting, raping, forcibly converting, and marrying an underage Christain girl in 2019. For more news on human rights abuses, keep reading.

Rights Watch | 7th April 2021

Rights and political activists, traders and locals in Karak held a demonstration on Tuesday against the police's failure to apprehend those involved in the rape and murder of four-year-old Hareem Fatima. Protesters threatened of a sit-in if the investigation continues to be delayed. For more human rights news, keep reading.

Rights Watch | 6th April 2021

A 65-year-old khawaja sira guru by the name of Mumtaz was shot dead in her home in Gulshan-e-Latif on Monday. Police believe the motive behind the crime to be jealousy. For more human rights stories, keep reading.

Rights Watch | 5th April 2021

One Muhammad Sharif shot dead his wife, Kulsoom (32), after years of quarreling in Hasilpur, Punjab. The suspect initially claimed his wife was murdered by assailants but later confessed to shooting her following an argument. For more news on human rights abuses, keep reading.

Rights Watch | 3rd April 2021

An Anti-Terrorism Court on Friday extended the judicial remand of seven lawyers accused of storming the Islamabad High Court on February 8., and postponed the hearing on their pre-arrest bail petitions till April 5. For more news on human rights, keep reading.

Rights Watch | 2nd April 2021

Punjab police recovered an abducted 4-year-old girl and arrested her kidnapper from the Mochi Pura area of Kasur within three hours of her disappearance. While the girl has been safely returned to her parents, police are questioning suspect Jamil to ascertain his motive. For more stories on human rights abuses, keep reading.

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UNDP highlights glaring economic inequality in the country

April 20th, 2021; Staff Report; LAHORE; According to the 'National Human Rights Development' report released by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), at least six percent of Pakistan’s gross domestic product (GDP) is handed over to the elite class in the form of direct or indirect privileges.

India’s new laws are discriminating against Kashmiris: UN experts

April 17th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; India’s illegal annexation of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and imposition of new laws in the disputed territory discriminate against Muslim and other minorities in employment and land ownership, UN human rights expert stated in a letter to New Delhi in February.

‘LoC ceasefire commendable, but may not lead to full diplomatic ties’

Foreign policy experts say the recent ceasefire may not lead to full restoration of trade and diplomatic relationship between India and Pakistan but is an opportunity to build up trust between both governments

SAHR pays tribute to Kamran Arif

South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) has praised late Kamran Arif’s consistent contribution towards the protection and promotion of human rights, democratic values and peace in the South Asian region.