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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.
The tried and true smart lockdown policy might not work for the recent COVID-19 wave in which the UK variant, a far more transmissible mutation of the original virus, is wreaking havoc in Pakistan.
March 12th, 2021; By Staff Reporter; LAHORE; Pakistan has finalized a deal with a Chinese company for the purchase of COVID vaccine doses but critics say despite the agreement the country will not have enough doses on time to vaccinate the entire population.
Landi Kotal and Bara tehsils of Khyber district get civil courts under directives of the PHC to facilitate access to justice to former-FATA residents. District headquarters in Jamrud to be shifted in two months, following which all courts in the district will be made functional. For more human rights stories, keep reading.
Basyakhel police registered case against five for gunning down a 25-year-old man and his 18-year-old paramour for 'honour' in Kokalkhel Surani village in Bannu. For more stories on human rights concerns in Pakistan, keep reading.
Police on Sunday lodged a case against one Muneeb, a resident of Sohailabad in Dijkot, for abducting and sexually assaulting a six-year-old boy from his neighbourhood. The accused is currently at large. For more stories on human rights violations in Pakistan, keep reading.
13 year old boy who had been lured by malicious persons via online game PUBG was found raped and murdered in Nankana Sahib two days after he had disappeared. Family claim that two other boys have disappeared from their area under similar circumstances, and that despite repeated complaints, the police failed to take the matter seriously.
December 22nd, 2020; By Ahmad Saeed; LAHORE; A report released by the Federal Ministry of Human Rights and the UNDP states that Pakistan’s prisons are overcrowded by 134%, with many inmates at risk of contracting the coronavirus due to their advanced age and poor health.
Dining at restaurants in Islamabad barred over rising infections; 6 Peshawar localities under smart lockdown; 15 public school students in Tank infected; 100 healthcare workers lost to COVID-19 till date; coronavirus infections on rise in North Waziristan.
Barang tehsil's first police station inaugurated in Memola Town; Rawalpindi police move court to open inquiry into death of youth who sustained bullet wounds during a police raid; polio vaccination campaign in Thorhi Bijar village of Qambar-Shahdatkot district in Sindh temporarily disrupted by local imam.