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Rights Watch | 26th February 2021

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Lahore High Court Chief Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan issues termination orders for a Punjab Judicial Academy official indicted for sexually harassing and threatening a female colleague. For more stories related to human rights and the legal fraternity of Pakistan, keep reading.

Much Ado About Nothing: Will enforced disappearances be criminalized, or is it just...

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February 24th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; The issue of enforced disappearances has haunted the country for decades now but the government's stance on expediting legislation does not seem to be too encouraging.
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Rights Watch | 24th February 2021

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21 year old Iram, wife of Zeeshan, succumbed to injuries sustained during brutal torture by her husband and in-laws in Lahore's Nishtar Colony. Deceased's family alleges Iram was regularly brutalized by her husband of two years. A case has been registered against the accused. For more human rights stories, keep reading.

Baloch missing persons camp takes to D-Chowk

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After days of radio silence on the government's end, the Baloch missing persons camp took to Islamabad's D-Chowk to stage a sit in. Joined by parliamentary leaders, civil society activists and student groups, the protest is their last ditch effort to ensure the release and return of their loved ones.
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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.

20 missing persons return home in Balochistan

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February 2nd, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; Twenty people, who were victims of enforced disappearances in Balochistan, has finally returned home to their families, over the last few days. But almost 300 still remain unaccounted for. Details given by a Balochistan based organization, Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) reveal that there are around 295 people who have still not returned to their families.
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Rights Watch | 21st January 2021

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Balochistan Home Minister assures ANP leaders of the government's efforts for the recovery of ANP Balochistan chapter information secretary Asad Khan Achakzai; Faisalabad girl who has been residing at a women's shelter since November was found to be three months pregnant as a result of sexual assault; FC soldier who gunned down Karachi University student Hayat Baloch last year has been awarded the death penalty by a district and sessions court

Sindh high court reprimands government over non-recovery of missing persons

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January 18th, 2021; Bureau Report; LAHORE; Sindh High Court (SHC) seeks reply from the federal government over the non-recovery of five citizens allegedly abducted by the state several years ago.

A “Judicial Crusade” against ‘ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCES’

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January 13th, 2021; Staff Reporter; LAHORE; Summons, fines & threat of arrests in 2021 has seen a series of actions taken by the higher courts against the govt's inability to recover victims of enforced disappearance.
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Rights Watch | 19th December 2020

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Lahore police on Friday arrested one Naveed for strangling his sister to death for honor just days before her wedding. Naveed said he had heard unsavory rumors of her ‘character’. For more stories on human rights issues, continue reading.