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Govt, opposition must resolve crisis through parliament: HRCP

The opposition and the government must hold serious and meaningful dialogue in Parliament to resolve the ongoing political crisis in the interest of the people, concluded HRCP in its meeting. It forewarned politicians against looking towards the military for any mediation

JAC slams vilification of civil society organisations

The Joint Action Committee for Peoples’ Rights has defended a report of the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) to the UN Human Rights Council, condemning a vilification campaign against civil society organisations.

HRCP holds memorial on death anniversary of I. A. Rehman

On the death anniversary of human rights defender I. A. Rehman, prominent civil society activists and family members shared their memories of him in an event organized by the HRCP

Enact protection bill for minorities, demands civil society from PM

The Joint Action Committee for People’s Rights (JAC) - around 37 human rights groups - have also drafted an open letter urging the Prime Minister to take legal as well as administrative measures to protect minorities 

Lawyers convention resolves to resist attacks on media and judiciary

The All Pakistan Lawyers Convention on Assault on Judiciary and Media was held on Thursday under the auspices of the SCBA in partnership with the PBC, the HRCP, the PFUJ, AGHS and SAFMA. The convention unanimously resolved to resist persistent attacks on the media and the judiciary by a hybrid authoritarian regime and its above-the-law perpetrators.

Nation must protest Hazara killings: civil society

January 7th, 2021; By Ahmad Saeed; LAHORE; The civil society on Thursday staged a demonstration at Liberty Roundabout to protest the heinous killings of Hazara Shias in Mach, calling upon the government to accept all demands of the victims’ families.

Civil society expresses outrage on Macch incident

The brutal incident at Machh and the lack of the response shown by the government has given the civil society much to be angry about. They denounced the lack of government writ and demanded protection for marginalised citizens like the Hazaras.

Civil society not satisfied with Karachi incident report

A statement issued by the ISPR said that there was intense public pressure on the ISI and the Rangers' officials to take immediate action on the incident of desecration of Mazar-e-Quaid and therefore, the officers acted overzealously, creating an unwarranted situation that led to a misunderstanding between the two state institutions.

Civil society expresses reservations on severe penalties in child sexual abuse cases

October 22nd, 2020; Bureau report; PESHAWAR; The KP govt has proposed amendments to the Child Protection Act to include harsher penalties, such as public executions, which civil society activists say is unconstitutional

Mother of five battered to death

Jun 18, 2020: In a tragic incident a 32 year old woman Hajra Bibi, who was a native of the northern Baluchistan district Qila Saifullah (Muslimbagh) was tortured to death by her husband Muhammad Sadiq and his brother Inamul Haq over a domestic ...