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The Joint Action Committee (JAC) in Lahore on Wednesday expressed concerns over the Jaranwala incident and discussed the future of religious intolerance in the region on Wednesday in Lahore.
Defenders of human rights on a national and international level have spoken out against the arson event that took place in Jawaranwala, Faisalabad, on Wednesday.
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) urges accountability & transparency in state institutions to address human rights challenges in Sindh. Rise in police encounters and crime, impacting marginalized communities. Women/girls face infrastructure hurdles. Education & healthcare gaps persist. Positive steps, but more needed.
The HRCP in its fact-finding report on Balochistan demands to end the interference of law enforcement and security agencies in Balochistan’s political affairs and civilian administrative matters.
The opposition and the government must hold serious and meaningful dialogue in Parliament to resolve the ongoing political crisis in the interest of the people, concluded HRCP in its meeting. It forewarned politicians against looking towards the military for any mediation
Rights and press bodies have condemned PEMRA’S ban on live coverage of events outside the Islamabad Judicial Complex. They say such a ban infringes people right to know and PEMRA should not have power to impose such restrictions.
PTI chief Imran Khan on Monday challenged the PEMRA's ban on broadcasting his speeches in the LHC while media and human rights organisations opposed the restriction on free speech in the country.
Political parties must consider a constitutional amendment that envisages a separate chapter on local governments, determining their guiding principles, according to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan's national conference report on local government.
A recent HRCP report reveals the involvement of local administration of Gujranwala and police in the persecution of Ahmadiya community, recommending increased police capacity, training for civil administration, and implementation of 2014 Supreme Court judgment for improved safety and security.
While Valentines day is celebrated by young couples expressing their love for each other, the grim reality for many others comes in the form of being killed in the name of honour.