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‘LoC ceasefire commendable, but may not lead to full diplomatic ties’

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Foreign policy experts say the recent ceasefire may not lead to full restoration of trade and diplomatic relationship between India and Pakistan but is an opportunity to build up trust between both governments

Hope for peace

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20 years after the Neemrana Declaration in 2000 where civil societies pledged to strengthen regional interaction, journalists Mandira Nayer and Munizae Jahangir speak across borders to Nandita Das, Mohammad Hanif, Syeda Hamid, and Salima Hashmi on whether the dream for peace can be realized.

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

Resolve journalists’ issues within 3 months, PFUJ tells govt

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The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) on Friday gave the government a three-month deadline to resolve the ongoing media crisis which has severely compromised the independence of media in the country.

Pakistan among five most deadliest countries for journalists in 2020: RSF

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50 journalists worldwide attacked and killed during 2020; Pakistan among top 5 worst countries.

‘Minor’s custody wont be given to anyone if parents still alive’

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There have been 21 cases of conversions of mostly Hindu and Christian minor girls only in Bahawalpur in the past few years; around 162 questionable conversions had been reported in the media between 2013 and 2020.

Judicial body for cross border prisoners’ rights must be revived

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Human rights activists and experts while discussing the plight of Pakistani and Indian prisoners in either country's jails, have called for the revival of the joint judicial commission on prisoners.

TTP splinter groups unite to launch offensive on Pakistan

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September 21, 2020 A high-level meeting of banned outfits with a history of targeting Pakistan has united under TTP banner in Afghanistan and has vowed to launch attacks on Pakistan, particularly Mian Iftikhar Hussain (ANP) and Aftab Khan Sherpao. LEAs are war of the merger....

Rights Watch | September 3rd 2020

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40 million polio vaccinations planned Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health, Dr. Faisal Sultan announced plans to coordinate with the provinces to...

Campaigners call for new, independent body for missing persons

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Speaking at a webinar, organized by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), to mark the International Day of Enforced Disappearances, I A Rehman said the present inquiry commission had proved ineffective in dealing with cases of enforced disappearances as its head was now chairman of the National Accountability Bureau.