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Human Rights Watch slams move to curb press freedom with PMDA

Human Rights Watch slams move to curb press freedom with PMDA

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As the Human Rights Watch denounces the proposed PMDA as a move to curb freedom of expression, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry made it clear that the government will not budge on clauses regarding "fake news" and the rights of journalists

Rights Watch | 14th July 2021

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An Islamabad court on Monday granted police a four-day extension to the physical remand of five suspects seen sexually harassing a couple in a series of viral videos.
Zubair Mujahid

Report demands probe in journalists murder: involvement of MQM, Mirpurkhas police suspected

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Press freedom watchdogs have called upon the authorities to explore the suspected involvement of Mirpurkhas police and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in the 2007 murder of journalist Zubair Mujahid

Lawyers convention resolves to resist attacks on media and judiciary

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The All Pakistan Lawyers Convention on Assault on Judiciary and Media was held on Thursday under the auspices of the SCBA in partnership with the PBC, the HRCP, the PFUJ, AGHS and SAFMA. The convention unanimously resolved to resist persistent attacks on the media and the judiciary by a hybrid authoritarian regime and its above-the-law perpetrators.

Rights Watch | 2nd June 2021

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Islampura police have registered a case against a 24-year-old man for allegedly abducting a toddler on her way to a neighbour's house for Quran lessons and raping her. The three-year-old was later dumped on a street, but was found and taken to a hospital for treatment. The suspect is currently at large. For more stories on human rights abuses and concerns, keep reading.

Asad Toor attack: Journalists hold demonstrations, call for arrest of assailants

Journalists, civil rights organizations and political activists on the call of the PFUJ held demonstrations in major cities today to condemn the attack on journalist Asad Toor, terming the incident an attack on free speech and press.

Rights Watch | 8th May 2021

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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 | 6th May 2021

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A Judicial Magistrate (East) on Wednesday granted police three-day custody of a suspect accused of sexually assaulting a ten-year-old girl in Karachi's Essa Nagri neighbourhood on Tuesday. For more news on violence against women and children, keep reading.

Rights Watch | 30th April 2021

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Nowshera police on Thursday arrested Mufti Sardar Ali Haqqani for delivering a 'provocative' speech against women educators, doctors and nurses in a video that went viral on social media. He was granted bail by a judicial magistrate on submitting two surety bonds. For more news on human rights, keep reading.

Rights Watch | 27th April 2021

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A woman languishing in pain for the past three days in Peshawar's Hayatabad Medical Complex after she was on fire by her husband and in-laws succumbed to her injuries on Monday. For more news on human rights abuses, keep reading.