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17 prisoners, believed to be of Indian origin, have been languishing in Pakistan's prisons for over a decade. Due to their mental state, the Interior Ministry and the Indian High Commission have so far been unable to identify their nationality
Police arrested one Sibtain Khan for opening fire on five Khawaja Siras in their home in Upper Channia, Mansehra district, before fleeing Sunday night. Four survivors are in critical condition despite emergency surgery.
Only 16 out of 633 women inmates in Punjab prisons have been provided free legal assistance under the Women in Distress and Detention Fund Act, according to a petition in the Lahore High Court seeking a court direction to the provincial government for making available such assistance to all women prisoners.
Gujrat police on Thursday arrested two men for impersonating officers, and harassing and filming children in the nude. Raids are being conducted for the arrest of a third suspect.
Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed announced a three-month reduction to jail terms for prisoners on account of Eid Milad-un-Nabi.
Punjab police recovered an abducted 4-year-old girl and arrested her kidnapper from the Mochi Pura area of Kasur within three hours of her disappearance. While the girl has been safely returned to her parents, police are questioning suspect Jamil to ascertain his motive. For more stories on human rights abuses, keep reading.
The family of a married woman who was murdered by her stalker staged a protest outside the Rawalpindi Press Club, and appealed to the Prime Minister for immediate justice. The Punjab Bar Council and the Lahore High Court Bar Association threaten to stage protests if FIRs lodged against 32 lawyers involved in the attack on the Islamabad High Court are not discarded. Overcrowding in Punjab’s prisons went down from 146 percent to 37 percent in the past decade.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government introduced its Human Rights Action Plan on mechanisms for the protection of the rights of citizens, especially women, in the province. For more stories on human rights, keep reading.
A fourteen-year-old girl thwarted her kidnappers on Friday when she raised an alarm in front of a judge in the Rawalpindi Judicial Complex. The girl had been brought to court to record her statement that she had 'willingly eloped' with one of her abductors. For more stories related to human rights concerns, keep reading.
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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