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The National Assembly has passed an amendment bill to abolish the death penalty in narcotics cases, commuting the sentence to life imprisonment.
A child protection court in Kohat has sentenced to death a man who sexually abused his 14-year-old daughter for four years.
Pakistan's first transgender medical graduate, Dr. Sarah Gill, was appointed for a house job in Karachi's JPMC. While congratulating her, Sindh CM Murad Ali Shah said that the provincial govt will provide job opportunities for trans people in all fields
A rickshaw driver saved five children from abduction in Karachi’s Baldia Town when he alerted police to the suspicious behaviour of the man riding with them. For more news on human rights concerns, keep reading.
After spending eight years in jail, the LHC has acquitted a Christian convict on death row for murder by giving him the benefit of doubt. AGHS represented Gulfam Masih as part of its free legal aid services to destitute and vulnerable prisoners.
May 19th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; UN experts have called upon Pakistan to urgently halt the execution of Munawar Ali, who was sentenced to death despite being a minor at the time of the alleged offence and urged the President to grant his mercy petition after serving 20 years in prison.
Police on Tuesday arrested a man for abducting and raping a twelve-year-old girl in his home in the jurisdiction of the Jand police station in Attock. A case was registered after a medical examination confirmed sexual assault. For more news on human rights abuses in Pakistan, keep reading.
March 10th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; The Lahore High Court on Tuesday acquitted a man in a murder case after spending 10 years in jail. Lawyers from the Asma Jahangir Legal Aid Cell pleaded his appeal against conviction before the high court.
March 9th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; The Lahore High Court on Tuesday overturned the murder conviction of a woman on death row, for the last four years, citing insufficient evidence. The Asma Jahangir Legal Aid Cell pleaded her appeal as part of free legal aid for destitute women convicts.
February 19th, 2021; By Staff Reporter; LAHORE; United Nations’ experts on human rights have lauded Pakistan’s Supreme Court for commuting the death sentence of three mentally challenged inmates. The body has also called upon judiciaries worldwide to follow the example set by the SC of Pakistan.