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Bill on enforced disappearances lands in parliamentary limbo

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Raza Rabbani urges NA speaker to refer bill on enforced disappearances to joint sitting for passage after lower house broke parliamentary tradition and rules by passing amendments in the Senate's amended version in October 2022

Speakers call for early legislation on enforced disappearances 

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Speaking at the Asma Jahangir Conference 2022, legislators, lawyers and activists have called for expediting legislation on enforced disappearances and arbitrary detentions to resolve the issue of missing persons in the country.  

Rights Watch | 20th August 2022

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The wife of suspect Sheikh Danish Ali, initially identified as a maid in the FIR, has sought bail for the viral sexual assault, kidnapping and torture case of a BDS student.

Rights Watch | 19th August 2022

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The wife of suspect Sheikh Danish Ali, initially identified as a maid in the FIR, has sought bail for the viral sexual assault, kidnapping and torture case of a BDS student.
Rights Watch | 18th August 2022

Rights Watch | 18th August 2022

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The Lahore High Court on Wednesday assisted a mother in recovering her minor son from the illegal custody of her husband, who is employed as a domestic worker at the residence of Khawar Manika.
Rights Watch | 17th August 2022

Rights Watch | 17th August 2022

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Pakistan’s Global Hunger Index ranking low Welthungerhilfe and Concern Worldwide have listed Pakistan amongst the top 25 countries facing food insecurity, however noting some improvement...
Ziarat encounter killings

“Missing persons, not militants” – Families protest Ziarat encounter killings

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Families of missing persons claimed that security forces killed at least five listed missing persons in allegedly staged encounters in Ziarat.

Military strongly condemns enforced disappearances: Rana Sanaullah

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Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah says that Pakistan's military leadership strongly condemns the practice of enforced disappearances, and urged an end to it through dialogue with stakeholders
Rights Watch | 27th June 2022

Rights Watch | 27th June 2022

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In an interview with a private news channel, Federal Minister for Human Rights Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada claimed that some missing persons were in contact with Kulbhushan Jadhav, and suggested that the issue of missing persons be handled by security agencies rather than a commission

Protest against Baloch KU students disappearance enters fourth day

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Family, friends and concerned civil society activists have been staging a sit-in outside the Karachi Press Club for the past four days calling for the recovery of two forcibly disappeared Baloch students.