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Overcrowding in Pakistan’s prisons increase risk of corona among inmates: report

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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

Zafar Mirza, Asst. to PM on National Health Services: Will The Lockdown Be Extended...

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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...
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Transgender community awaits government’s aid to survive lockdown

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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

Ingrid Johansson, Ambassador of Sweden: Sweden’s Different Approach to Deal with Coronavirus

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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

Maleeka Bokhari, Parliamentary Secretary for Law & Justice: Release women, juveniles & elderly prisoners

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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...
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LHC petition pushes for prisoners’ release

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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...