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Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed announced a three-month reduction to jail terms for prisoners on account of Eid Milad-un-Nabi.
A rickshaw driver saved five children from abduction in Karachi’s Baldia Town when he alerted police to the suspicious behaviour of the man riding with them. For more news on human rights concerns, keep reading.
In a letter penned to the Sindh government officials as well as Chairperson of the National Commission on the Status of Children and the Sindh Child Protection Authority, the Helpline Trust has raised concerns over the exploitation and employment of minors as sweepers by the Sindh Solid Waste Management Board in Karachi. For more news on human rights concerns, keep reading.
February 6th, 2021; Bureau Report; LAHORE; The Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) has noted that Lahore has become the epicenter of polio transmission in Punjab, casting doubt on the efficacy of the provincial government’s anti-polio eradication program. In its 19th monitoring report, the IMB noted that Punjab had remained free of sustained wild poliovirus transmission for more than two years, until mid-2018. “Lahore has become the epicenter of this transmission, with continuous detection of positive environmental samples and periodic incidence of polio cases,” the board said. According to the IMB assessment, the suboptimal quality of anti-polio eradication campaigns in parts of Lahore, many with migrant Pashtun communities, is largely responsible. The board warned that ‘it puts Lahore at risk of becoming an endemic reservoir like other provincial capitals that reinfect other parts of the country’.
13 year old boy who had been lured by malicious persons via online game PUBG was found raped and murdered in Nankana Sahib two days after he had disappeared. Family claim that two other boys have disappeared from their area under similar circumstances, and that despite repeated complaints, the police failed to take the matter seriously.
Barang tehsil's first police station inaugurated in Memola Town; Rawalpindi police move court to open inquiry into death of youth who sustained bullet wounds during a police raid; polio vaccination campaign in Thorhi Bijar village of Qambar-Shahdatkot district in Sindh temporarily disrupted by local imam.
September 22nd, 2020; Bureau Report; LAHORE; A five-day nationwide polio campaign has begun with the aim of reaching 40 million children across the country with the lifesaving vaccine after a seven-month suspension during the COVID outbreak.
September 20th, 2020; By Nadia Subahi; PESHAWAR; Health officials struggle to vaccine 200,000 children left out of the polio drive after parents refused to allow vaccination.
ICJ slams Pakistan's Committee on Enforced Disappearances for not being able to hold even a single culprit accountable in 9 years. Faisalabad police baton-charged Faisalabad workers protesting against lay-offs
Pakistan-born quantum astrophysicist Nergis Mavalvala becomes first woman to be appointed dean of MIT's School of Science. Know more in Rights Watch.