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Senate panel seeks report over delay in Saifullah Paracha’s release from G-Bay prison
The Senate human rights standing committee has sought a report from the foreign ministry over the delay in the release of Saifullah Paracha, the oldest Pakistani prisoner detained in Guantanamo Bay prison.
Rights Watch | 21st May 2021
80% of accused in rape trials were acquitted by Islamabad's court, mainly due to faulty investigation, weak prosecution and victims/families opting for out-of-court settlements. For more news on human rights abuses, keep reading.
Shafqat & Shagufta: Rotting away in prison
For one to be a Christian accused of blasphemy is sufficient grounds for the police, for judges, lawyers and society as a whole to abhor that individual, says senior advocate Saif ul-Malook of the seven-years-long blasphemy case of Shafqat Emmanuel and his wife Shagufta Kausar.
Rights Watch | 29th April 2021
One Rubina, who had been gravely wounded after being stabbed by her husband Ejaz some days back , succumbed to her injuries while under treatment at a hospital on Wednesday. Her husband had assailed her following a minor altercation. For more human rights news, keep reading.
Overcrowding in Pakistan’s prisons increase risk of corona among inmates: report
December 22nd, 2020; By Ahmad Saeed; LAHORE; A report released by the Federal Ministry of Human Rights and the UNDP states that Pakistan’s prisons are overcrowded by 134%, with many inmates at risk of contracting the coronavirus due to their advanced age and poor health.
Zafar Mirza, Asst. to PM on National Health Services: Will The Lockdown Be Extended...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTnb8AaZQIA Find out in this exclusive interview with Zafar Mirza, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services. Mirza speaks of the government’s plan...
Transgender community awaits government’s aid to survive lockdown
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut7VCAxNrPY As the shut down in Punjab has entered into its third week, the downtrodden and marginalized segments of society are bearing the brunt of...
Ingrid Johansson, Ambassador of Sweden: Sweden’s Different Approach to Deal with Coronavirus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TGVRhZ-MT0 While the rest of Europe is in lockdown, Swedes are enjoying spring sitting in cafes and restaurants or going to the cinema. Sweden has...
Maleeka Bokhari, Parliamentary Secretary for Law & Justice: Release women, juveniles & elderly prisoners
Pakistan’s prisons are currently severely over-capacity, with a disproportionate amount of women, children, elderly offenders, physically and mentally incapacitated detainees, under-trial offenders and petty...
LHC petition pushes for prisoners’ release
Petitions at IHC, SHC and PHC also seek immediate release of prisoners to contain the virus Staff Report While human rights’ activists have been pushing the...