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Lawyers, activists hail likely appointment of first-ever female PHC CJ

Lawyers and activists welcome the likely appointment of Justice Musarrat Hilali as the first woman chief justice of the Peshawar High Court (PHC) upon the retirement of two senior judges this month.

Rights Watch | 20 March 2023

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Two-Year-Old Boy Abducted, Found Dead in Lahore  On Sunday, the police reported that a two-year-old boy, who had been taken away, was found dead in...

Rights Watch | 18th February 2023

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Peshawar High Court Grants Bail to Man Accused of Sexual Abuse Under Pretext of Marriage   A man accused of sexually abusing a woman under the...

Peshawar High Court acquits rapist after he marries victim

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The Peshawar High Court has acquitted a rape convict after a compromise with the victim, a 20-year-old woman with hearing and speech disabilities, whom he has married.

Rights Watch | 22 December 2022

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Peshawar High Court orders historic Panjtirath Hindu temple to be cleaned He was hearing a petition about the state of disrepair of the historic temple...
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Rights Watch | 21st April 2021

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Police registered cases for three separate sexual assaults that took place on Tuesday in Khurrianwala. Among the survivors is an eight-year-old girl who was reportedly molested by three men while out playing in a street. For more human rights news, keep reading.

Convicted prisoners cant access medical facilities; petition filed

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November 12th, 2020; Bureau Report; PESHAWAR; Shabbir Gigyani, senior Peshawar lawyer has filed a petition against a serious lack of medical facilities for those convicted by military courts. There are at least 50 inmates who are suffering from medical complications but have not gotten treatment, which is a violation of their basic human rights.
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PHC denies petition for orders to produce Idris Khattak

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Jul 17, 2020: The Peshawar High Court on Thursday, July 16, 2020, turned down a petition to produce orders for the habeas corpus of human rights defender and missing persons advocate Idris Khattak, who has been missing himself for the past eight months ...
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Rights Watch | 26th June 2020

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PHC Approves Sex Reassignment for Woman: The Peshawar High Court on Thursday, June 25 ordered the Hayatabad Medical Complex (HMC) to facilitate sex reassignment surgery for a woman looking to transition to male. According to the ...
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Rights Watch | 14th May 2020

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Woman Kills Husband For Abuse: A Faisalabad woman was arrested on Wednesday, May 13, for slitting her husband’s throat and then dumping his body in some bushes with the aid of four yet unknown male accomplices ...