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Augustine Jacob becomes first KP activist to receive SP Singha Award
Christian activist and SP Singha Award recipient Augustine Jacob talks to Voicepk.net about his work and how he hopes rights activism in Pakistan can evolve.
The never-ending plight of Dalits
More than 15,000 Dalits are dwelling in Karachi’s dilapidated, ramshackle houses in the Hindu Para locality of Chaneser Goth.
Proposed amendment in Communal Properties’ Ordinance will complicate situation
Chairperson of PCMR, Peter Jacob, and its members Justice (R) Kalash Nath Kohli, and Fatima Atif, in a joint statement on behalf of PCMR, have emphatically rejected the idea of passing an amendment to the ordinance that gives absolute power to an entity or person.
Christian couple narrates how their 13-year-old daughter fell prey to forced conversion and marriage
A Christian couple in Gujranwala narrates the trauma of their 13-year-old daughter’s alleged forced conversion and marriage with a middle-aged married man already a father of five.
Rights Watch | 29th May 2021
The Punjab Child Protection and Welfare Bureau urged children's shelter homes and NGOs to register with the bureau if they have yet to or face jail-time of up to five years and a fine of Rs. 100,000. For more human rights news, keep reading.
Shafqat & Shagufta: Rotting away in prison
For one to be a Christian accused of blasphemy is sufficient grounds for the police, for judges, lawyers and society as a whole to abhor that individual, says senior advocate Saif ul-Malook of the seven-years-long blasphemy case of Shafqat Emmanuel and his wife Shagufta Kausar.
Rights Watch | 27th April 2021
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.
Rights Watch | 9th April 2021
Police on Thursday arrested a pedophile accused of raping nearly a dozen children in Lahore’s Sanda area. The suspect, who lured minors under the pretext of training them how to use a gun, would allegedly film the assault and blackmail his victims. For more news on human rights abuses, keep reading.
Rights Watch | 8th April 2021
Additional District and Sessions Judge Karachi West Gul Zamir Solangi issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Rehan Baloch and his wife Sundas, who stand accused of facilitating Rehan's brother Imran in abducting, raping, forcibly converting, and marrying an underage Christain girl in 2019. For more news on human rights abuses, keep reading.
Rights Watch | 6th April 2021
A 65-year-old khawaja sira guru by the name of Mumtaz was shot dead in her home in Gulshan-e-Latif on Monday. Police believe the motive behind the crime to be jealousy. For more human rights stories, keep reading.