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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.
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.
Opposition senators have clarified that the federal government itself chose to seek review of the domestic violence bill by the Council of Islamic Ideology
March 12th, 2021; By Hamid Riaz & Ahmed Saeed; LAHORE; Senate chairman election kicked-off with revelations by opp lawmakers that they have discovered spy cameras installed around & inside the booth. Voicepk.net spoke to ex-DGs of the IB & MI about the technical details of the 'operation'.
February 18th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; As part of a proposed bill on prevention of forced conversion, a parliamentary panel has recommended that a legally adult person should be allowed to convert his/her religion following a certificate issued by a judge after a personal appearance.
The Act from 2017 was never fully implemented but this move is a blatant attempt to stop citizens from exercising their right to know. WAF states that those who have moved the Bill seem not to know the role of a parliament in a democracy.
HIV cases increasing in Pakistan: The UNAIDS 2020 report names Pakistan as one of two countries in Asia reporting “sharp increases” in HIV infections. The report provides updates on the current state of the HIV epidemic and ...
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