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Rights Watch | 26th February 2021

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Lahore High Court Chief Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan issues termination orders for a Punjab Judicial Academy official indicted for sexually harassing and threatening a female colleague. For more stories related to human rights and the legal fraternity of Pakistan, keep reading.
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Rights Watch | 24th February 2021

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21 year old Iram, wife of Zeeshan, succumbed to injuries sustained during brutal torture by her husband and in-laws in Lahore's Nishtar Colony. Deceased's family alleges Iram was regularly brutalized by her husband of two years. A case has been registered against the accused. For more human rights stories, keep reading.

ANP holds demo for missing persons

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Imdad Khan has been missing for the past six years. His mother is among the several other families of missing persons who joined a protest organized by the Awami National Party (ANP) outside the Peshawar Press Club on Monday. The party held nationwide demonstrations to express solidarity with the relatives of victims of enforced disappearances in the country. By Baseer Qalandhar

Baloch missing persons camp takes to D-Chowk

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After days of radio silence on the government's end, the Baloch missing persons camp took to Islamabad's D-Chowk to stage a sit in. Joined by parliamentary leaders, civil society activists and student groups, the protest is their last ditch effort to ensure the release and return of their loved ones.
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Rights Watch | 11th February 2021

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30-year-old woman with properties to her name found dead under mysterious circumstances in her home in Chakwal. Police yet to determine sexual assault, but place suspicion on relatives of the woman, who had been living alone after the death of her parents, who may have had an eye on her properties. For more news, keep reading.
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Rights Watch | 21st January 2021

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Balochistan Home Minister assures ANP leaders of the government's efforts for the recovery of ANP Balochistan chapter information secretary Asad Khan Achakzai; Faisalabad girl who has been residing at a women's shelter since November was found to be three months pregnant as a result of sexual assault; FC soldier who gunned down Karachi University student Hayat Baloch last year has been awarded the death penalty by a district and sessions court
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Rights Watch | 19th December 2020

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Lahore police on Friday arrested one Naveed for strangling his sister to death for honor just days before her wedding. Naveed said he had heard unsavory rumors of her ‘character’. For more stories on human rights issues, continue reading.
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Rights Watch | 14th December 2020

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Interior Ministry to provide Rs. 4.3 million in compensation to wife of computer engineer Sajid Mehmood who has been missing for the past four years. The amount takes into account the money Mehmood would have provided for his family. For more stories, keep reading.

An unbearably long wait for a missing father

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November 14th, 2020; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; To mark a year since rights activist Idris Khattak's Enforced Disappearance Voicepk talks to his daughter Talia Khattak who details a rare meeting with her father last month.

Idris Khattak is still a victim of enforced disappearance: UN experts

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UN human rights experts have said the concealment of human rights activist Idris Khattak’s fate and whereabouts to this day constitutes a continued offense of enforced disappearance.