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Rights Watch | 3rd April 2021

An Anti-Terrorism Court on Friday extended the judicial remand of seven lawyers accused of storming the Islamabad High Court on February 8., and postponed the hearing on their pre-arrest bail petitions till April 5. For more news on human rights, keep reading.

Young people of different faiths debut their singing chops

Christian, Hindu, Sikh and Muslims youths showcased their singing chops in the fourth season of Voice of Minorities, a talent show aimed at promoting interfaith harmony in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Rights Watch | 2nd April 2021

Punjab police recovered an abducted 4-year-old girl and arrested her kidnapper from the Mochi Pura area of Kasur within three hours of her disappearance. While the girl has been safely returned to her parents, police are questioning suspect Jamil to ascertain his motive. For more stories on human rights abuses, keep reading.

Rights Watch | 1st April 2021

A Peshawar additional and sessions court on Thursday summoned the SHO of the East Cantt police station for failing to register a case against Aurat March organizers for 'anti-Islam' and 'blasphemous' slogans. For more news on human rights abuses, keep reading.

Rights Watch | 30th March 2021

One Sabir Ali, a villager residing in Goth Muhammad Amin in Nasirabad, Balochistan, hacked his daughter to death with an ax and injured her alleged boyfriend for 'honour' on Monday. Police managed to apprehend the accused in a raid. For more stories on human rights abuses, keep reading.

Rights Watch | 16th March 2021

The father of 14-year-old Asma Shumal on Monday pleaded to the higher authorities for the recovery of his daughter in a press conference at the Karachi Press Club. Asma has been missing for the past 40 days and was last traced to Karachi, however police are refusing to cooperate with the aggrieved family. For more news on human rights issues, keep reading.
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Rights Watch | February 25th 2021

PTI minority legislators have slammed their party member Aamir Liaquat Husain for using an image of a Hindu deity in a negative light.

Erasing rape through forced nikkah-namas

In voicepk.net's special webinar, senior analyst and journalist Rashed Rahman together with MPA Musarrat Jamshed Cheema of the PTI, former AIG Gender Crimes Maria Mehmood, former Chair of the PCSW Fauzia Viqar & Executive Director of the AGHS Legal Aid Cell Nida Aly discuss the lacunae in rape laws, barriers to implementation, and inability of the police and the justice system to look past the nikkah-nama and see sexual crimes against women and children.

Two Christian youths accused of blasphemy for reciting verses from Bible in Lahore

February 16th, 2021; By Ahmed Saeed; LAHORE; Model Town police booked two Christian youths for alleged #blasphemy, however, Christian groups state they were implicated in a false case for reciting verses from the Bible in a public park

Hindu worship places in state of decay: Suddle commission

February 13th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; Renovation of the four most revered Hindu temples will lead to religious tourism, says Dr Shoaib Suddle, head of Supreme Court-mandated commission on minorities.