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HRW calls on Senate to promptly pass custodial torture bill

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Human Rights Watch has called on Senate of Pakistan to urgently pass the custodial torture bill which will make security offcials accountable for committing offence of torture.

Parliament has become ineffective in enacting law against torture: Farhatullah Babar

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Speaking in the Voicepk.net webinar on custodial torture, former PPP senator Farhatullah Babar has lamented that Parliament has become ineffective in enacting legislation to criminalise torture despite several attempts over the years.

Parliament has become ineffective in enacting law against torture: Farhatullah Babar

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Speaking in the Voicepk.net webinar on custodial torture, former PPP senator Farhatullah Babar has lamented that Parliament has become ineffective in enacting legislation to criminalise torture despite several attempts over the years.

UN urges Pakistan to expedite passage of anti-torture law

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UN has praised the Senate’s approval of an anti-torture law, & urged the govt not to delay passage of the law first prototyped in 2016.

Rights Watch | 20th May 2021

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One Himmat Ali Brohi on Wednesday, shot dead his 18-year-old sister Nisa and their relative Muhammad Ishaq Brohi (alias Meer) under the pretext of karo-kari in Imamuddin Brohi village, Jacobabad. For more news on human rights abuses, keep reading.

Rights Watch | 17th April 2021

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One Muhammad Nawaz, a resident of 77/5-L village in Sahiwal strangled dead his sister Sameer Thursday night after she refused to return to her husband following a domestic quarrel. For more human rights stories, keep reading.

The Long Arm of the Law: Police Violence in 2020

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The murders of Osama Satti in Islamabad, Sultan Nazeer in Karachi and Muhammad Waqas Ahmed in Faisalabad at the hands of law enforcement agencies point toward a system that is content with its history and unofficial policy of brutal police violence meted out to the very people it is meant to protect. Is justice even achievable for innocents caught in the crosshairs?
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Rights Watch | 22nd October 2020

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Trans protection centers planned, ward set up in PIMS to cater to health needs of trans community; ten Kakrali policemen booked for murder and illegal detention in a case regarding the death of a youth due to alleged custodial torture. Elderly man appeals to the Prime Minister to bring back son who has been languishing in an Indian jail despite completing his fourteen-year prison term.