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Rights Watch | 14th May 2022
The administration of a North Karachi school banned a driver, accused of molesting a 14-year-old female student, after receiving an official warning. The mother of the girl said the school did nothing despite repeated complaints.
Rights Watch | 18th April 2022
A 14-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy were sexually assaulted in separate incidents in Chak Jhumra on Sunday. In both incidents, locals were able to apprehend the suspects before surrendering them to the police
Rights Watch | 10th February 2022
The Sindh High Court on Wednesday directed DIG and SSP of Mirpurkhas to submit a detailed report to the Chief Justice of the investigation into the alleged gang-rape of two girls in Naukot. For more stories, keep reading.
Rights Watch | 24th May 2021
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.
Rights Watch | 8th May 2021
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.
Rights Watch | 7th May 2021
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 Long Arm of the Law: Police Violence in 2020
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?
Rights Watch | 9th January 2021
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.