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Rights Watch | 8th May 2021

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IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah termed the Federal Investigation Agency's use of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act against journalists the ‘worst example of censorship’ during a hearing in the case of journalist Asad Ali Toor. For more human rights news, keep reading.

Rights Watch | 7th May 2021

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Eagle Squad officers on Wednesday allegedly opened fire on a car at Sariab Road, Quetta, killing 22-year-old student Faizan Jattak and injuring his cousin. Balochistan Government Spokesperson Liaquat Shahwani assured justice to the slain youth's family. For more news on human rights issues, keep reading.

Talks on with outlawed TLP to end impasse, says govt

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April 19th, 2021; By Ahmed Saeed & Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; Today the situation remains tense at the Chowk Yateem Khan in Lahore, with violent clashes between police and TLP supporters on Sunday. Sheikh Rashid Ahmed says talks were underway to resolve the week-long impasse

Justice, not vengeance: State violence against the TLP

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April 18th, 2021; By Asra Haque; LAHORE; Viral videos of the Punjab Police savagely thrashing who appear to the recently proscribed Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) workers has social media reeling in horror at the excess brutality being meted out to citizens.

Rights Watch | 17th April 2021

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One Muhammad Nawaz, a resident of 77/5-L village in Sahiwal strangled dead his sister Sameer Thursday night after she refused to return to her husband following a domestic quarrel. For more human rights stories, keep reading.

13 year old commits suicide in lockup under police watch

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March 15th, 2021; By Baseer Qalandar; PESHAWAR; A 13-year-old boy from the Safaid Sang Malazai area of Peshawar committed suicide by hanging himself in the lockup of the West Peshawar police station on Sunday, March 14. Seventh-grader Shahzeb was the youngest of two sisters and two brothers.

The Long Arm of the Law: Police Violence in 2020

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The murders of Osama Satti in Islamabad, Sultan Nazeer in Karachi and Muhammad Waqas Ahmed in Faisalabad at the hands of law enforcement agencies point toward a system that is content with its history and unofficial policy of brutal police violence meted out to the very people it is meant to protect. Is justice even achievable for innocents caught in the crosshairs?
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Rights Watch | 9th March 2021

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A Lahore anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Monday adjourned till March 11 hearing for the jail trial of Abid Malhi and Shafqat Bagga, accused in the motorway gang-rape incident, following cross-examination of four prosecution witnesses. For more human rights-related stories, keep reading.

حکومت سرکاری ملازمین کو پچیس فیصد ایڈ ہاک اضافہ دینے پر رضا مند، گرفتار...

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تحریر: احمد سعید; گزشتہ روز کی ہنگامہ خیزی اور پر تشدد واقعات کے بعد بلاآخر حکومت نے سرکاری ملازمین کے مطالبات مانتے ہوے تنخواہوں میں پچیس فیصد "ایڈ ہاک" اضافے کی منظوری دے دی ہے

“Cancel your protest or else,” Punjab police tells detained farmers’ leader

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February 9th, 2021; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; Farmers’ Leader, Chaudhry Anwar was detained inside a police van in Lahore for 12 hrs. Senior police officials threatened him with severe consequences if he fails to call off a farmers’ protest scheduled for the end of this month.