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Parliament has become ineffective in enacting law against torture: Farhatullah Babar

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Speaking in the Voicepk.net webinar on custodial torture, former PPP senator Farhatullah Babar has lamented that Parliament has become ineffective in enacting legislation to criminalise torture despite several attempts over the years.

Parliament has become ineffective in enacting law against torture: Farhatullah Babar

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Speaking in the Voicepk.net webinar on custodial torture, former PPP senator Farhatullah Babar has lamented that Parliament has become ineffective in enacting legislation to criminalise torture despite several attempts over the years.

Parliamentarian Ali Wazir detained at Jinnah hospital Karachi, claims 2 attempts made on his...

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PTM leader and parliamentarian Ali Wazir was pictured detained barefoot with torn clothes at Jinnah Hospital Karachi. The images generated public outcry, with civil society and human rights activists demanding his release and condemning the still-undecided 16-month-old charges against him.

9/11: US human rights abuses have left behind Islamophobia

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The twentieth anniversary of the September 11 attacks is a moment both to remember the victims and to reassess the profoundly misguided aspects of the US government response.

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.

Rani Bibi: Condemned to be Free

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Rani was arrested and charged with the murder of her husband. Even though the police found no physical evidence connecting her to the crime, she was still arrested and even convicted. The only reasons given were that she was last seen with her husband before his disappearance. Not only did the legal system pin the crime of murder on a minor girl and jailed her for so long, it also ignored her appeals.

DR NASEEM BALOCH: A bone chilling account of torture after abduction

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“Was it you who wanted to go to toilet,” a soldier touched my shoulders. “Yes,” I said. He untied my hands and led me outside. In the toilet, my blindfolds were removed. One was allowed to relieve himself with eyes open. Such small gestures of kindness make you feel grateful to your captors.
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Rights Watch | 23rd July 2020

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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 ...
Youth murdered in police custody in Balochistan

Amanullah torture case at a standstill

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Jul 21, 2020: The investigation into the extrajudicial killing of Ahsanullah of district Kharan, Balochistan, seems to have hit a dead end as no suspect has yet been brought forward. Ahsanullah had allegedly succumbed to police torture while he ...

Man found dead in lockup raises question on custodial violence

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Jul 15, 2020: In a twisted turn of events, Pir Bux Khaskheli, who had been taken into police lockup at the Piromal police station in Sanghar for his alleged hand in a murder, was discovered with a noose around his neck, hanging lifeless from ...