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Senate Committee in Pakistan Approves Bill for Public Hangings of Rapists Amidst Widespread Concerns

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Senate Committee greenlights a bill for public hangings of rapists amidst widespread concerns. The move, intended to curb rape, faces opposition from various sectors, highlighting fears of increased societal brutality and the inefficacy of public executions as a deterrent.

Rights Watch | 30 Sep 2023

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Senate Panel's Approval of Public Hanging Bill for Rapists Stirs Debate A Senate panel's recent approval of a bill proposing public hangings for rapists has...

Public Sensitization: Solution to Misuse of Blasphemy Laws

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On Tuesday, the Senate Human Rights Committee met in Islamabad to tackle pressing issues surrounding the wrongful application of blasphemy laws.

Senate panel approves law to bar MPs’ arrest after session summoned

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The Standing Committee on Parliamentary Affairs has passed a bill to protect parliamentarians from arrests or detentions after a session of both houses is summoned.

Khokhar to resign from Senate over differences with PPP leadership

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By Rehan Piracha: As PPP Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar, leaves his Senate seat we take a look at some of the issues he took note of as Chairman of the Senate Human Rights Committee from 2018 - 2021. 

Senate panel seeks report over delay in Saifullah Paracha’s release from G-Bay prison

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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.

Once again, Senate panel defers enforced disappearances bill

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A Senate panel on Friday once again deferred consideration on a bill on enforced disappearance after the Interior Ministry sought more time to review objections to a clause which imposes a five-year sentence for lodging fake complaints.

HRW calls on Senate to promptly pass custodial torture bill

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Human Rights Watch has called on Senate of Pakistan to urgently pass the custodial torture bill which will make security offcials accountable for committing offence of torture.

Senate passes bill to criminilise custodial torture and death 

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July 13, By Rehan Piracha: The Senate has unanimously passed the Torture and Custodial Death (Prevention and Punishment) Bill 2021, setting a punishment of three to 10 years for public officials guilty of torture and custodial deaths.

Senate had cleared domestic violence bill

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Opposition senators have clarified that the federal government itself chose to seek review of the domestic violence bill by the Council of Islamic Ideology