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In a letter penned to the Sindh government officials as well as Chairperson of the National Commission on the Status of Children and the Sindh Child Protection Authority, the Helpline Trust has raised concerns over the exploitation and employment of minors as sweepers by the Sindh Solid Waste Management Board in Karachi. For more news on human rights concerns, keep reading.
IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah termed the Federal Investigation Agency's use of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act against journalists the ‘worst example of censorship’ during a hearing in the case of journalist Asad Ali Toor. For more human rights news, keep reading.
Eagle Squad officers on Wednesday allegedly opened fire on a car at Sariab Road, Quetta, killing 22-year-old student Faizan Jattak and injuring his cousin. Balochistan Government Spokesperson Liaquat Shahwani assured justice to the slain youth's family. For more news on human rights issues, keep reading.
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?
Commuters in Karachi on Friday clashed with rally-goers protesting against target killing of Hazara Shia coal miners in Balochistan last week. For more news on the human rights situation in Pakistan, check out Rights Watch.