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Situation tense following hostile takeover of Lahore by far-right elements

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April 13th, 2021; By Staff Reporter; LAHORE; The situation in Lahore remains tense as one police personnel confirmed dead, while the TLP claim that at least 6 of their activists were killed when police resorted to firing live ammo following yesterday's violence. Is there an end in sight?
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Right Watch | 12th April 2021

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Residents of South Waziristan held a sit-in outside the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly to protest delay in compensation for the 2009 military operation.

Rights Watch | 22nd February 2021

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Jazz launches 3G and 4G services in South Waziristan border areas a month after Prime Minister Imran Khan assured provision of quality internet in the region. Students express relief and joy over finally being able to attend online classes. For more human rights stories, keep reading.

The US ‘war on terror’, the Afghanistan conundrum, and Pakistan’s perspective

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Zahid Hussain talks about his newly published book about how Pakistan has always lived under the shadow of Afghanistan for the US. By Shahrazad Agha
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Rights Watch | 11th February 2021

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30-year-old woman with properties to her name found dead under mysterious circumstances in her home in Chakwal. Police yet to determine sexual assault, but place suspicion on relatives of the woman, who had been living alone after the death of her parents, who may have had an eye on her properties. For more news, keep reading.
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Rights Watch | 9th January 2021

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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.
UN leaders condemn killing of Hazara coal miners

UN leaders condemn terrorist attack on Hazaras

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and President of the United Nations General Assembly Volkan Bozkir condemned the killing of Hazara Shia coal miners in Machh, Balochistan. Meanwhile Prime Minister Imran Khan took to Twitter to assure mourners who have been staging a protest since the past three days that he will visit them soon.
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Rights Watch | 23rd December 2020

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A fourteen-year-old girl was allegedly raped by two men in Bahawalpur some five months back; the rape survivor's father claims that when he had tried to register a complaint, he was brushed aside by the Nowshera Jadid. A case was filed on Monday, December 21. For more stories on human rights concerns, keep scrolling.

APS ATTACK: 6 years on, parents still await justice

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“They are gone and can't come back," says one of the parents. "But we will strive till the end of our days to see that they get justice." Most of the parents of the children martyred during APS massacre have not reached any closure even after the passage of six years. The only times where they have an opportunity for empathy, is when they all collect to remember their lost children. It is only them who can understand the depth of the grief that consumes them.

Journalist Qais Javed killed in Dera Ismail Khan

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A journalist from the Dera Ismail Khan area has been killed inside his own home by unknown people. Pakistan has seen 100 journalists killed in the last 20 years according to CPJ.