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Threatened, tortured, killed, sacked – HRCP report highlights plight of jouralists

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June 2nd, 2021; Staff Report; LAHORE; The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has put out a detailed policy brief discussing a diverse set of issues faced by working journalists in Pakistan, the report also makes concrete policy suggestions on how to address some of these challenges.

Rights Watch | 7th April 2021

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Rights and political activists, traders and locals in Karak held a demonstration on Tuesday against the police's failure to apprehend those involved in the rape and murder of four-year-old Hareem Fatima. Protesters threatened of a sit-in if the investigation continues to be delayed. For more human rights news, keep reading.

Kamran Arif breathes his last

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April 2nd, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; Human rights lawyer and staunch campaigner against torture and death penalty, Kamran Arif, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, due to complications from COVID.

PPP’s words and actions on students’ unions issue must not differ: Raza Rabbani

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February 17th, 2021; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; There has definitely been a dichotomy between the “words and actions” of the Pakistan People's Party leadership on the issue of restoring Students Unions, said Senator Rabbani, while responding to a question by voicepk.net.

HRCP report on Karachi floods reveals number of reasons

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December 24th, 2020; Bureau Report; LAHORE; On Wednesday the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) released an in-depth fact-finding report on the devastating urban floods that occurred in Karachi this year.

Gender based violence complaints have intensified in COVID

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December 10th, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; Complaints related to domestic and online violence has intensified during the COVID period in the country, according to key findings of a report by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan presented at a webinar to mark Human Rights Day on December 10.

گلگت – بلتستان کے انتخابات غیر اطمینان بخش ہیں: ایچ آر سی پی

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بیورو رپورٹ; لاہور; پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق (ایچ آر سی پی) نے تشویش کا اظہارکرتےہوےکہا ہے کہ آزاد انتخابی جائزہ کاروں، اورچار واقعات میں ایچ آر سی پی کے جائزہ کاروں کی ٹیم کو گلگت میں ووٹوں کی گنتی کے دوران پولنگ سٹیشنوں میں داخل ہونے کی اجازت نہیں دی گئی۔

Observers not allowed during vote count in some GB polling stations: HRCP

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November 17th, 2020; BUREAU REPORT; LAHORE; Although the HRCP chief said, the polling process was largely peaceful and orderly, the shortage of polling staff meant that voting entailed long queues. Most polling stations were overcrowded and Covid-19-related SOPs were largely ignored by polling staff, polling agents and voters, she added. In more remote areas, polling was delayed by up to an hour, in part due to poor weather. HRCP was concerned to see that no special arrangements had been made to facilitate persons living with disabilities at polling stations.

No evidence that death penalty deters crimes, states EU Ambassador Kaminara

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October 13th 2020; By Asra Haque; LAHORE; EU Ambassador to Pakistan Kaminara stated that there is no evidence that the #DeathPenalty deters an offence, rather it is the certainty of being caught that helps reduce crimes.
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Waziran’s death must be investigated properly: HRCP

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Jul 15, 2020: In a press release issued on behalf of Dr. Mehdi Hasan, Chairperson of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) the death of Waziran Begum has been seriously condemned and a proper and impartial investigation ...