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Pakistan opposes move of UN to appoint Special Rapporteur on Afghanistan in March

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The Human Rights Council has decided to appoint a Special Rapporteur in March to monitor the situation of human rights in Afghanistan following adoption of an EU-sponsored resolution.

UN rapporteurs call for halting death-row convict’s execution

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May 19th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; UN experts have called upon Pakistan to urgently halt the execution of Munawar Ali, who was sentenced to death despite being a minor at the time of the alleged offence and urged the President to grant his mercy petition after serving 20 years in prison.

UN experts laud Pakistan for commuting death sentences of mentally ill inmates.

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February 19th, 2021; By Staff Reporter; LAHORE; United Nations’ experts on human rights have lauded Pakistan’s Supreme Court for commuting the death sentence of three mentally challenged inmates. The body has also called upon judiciaries worldwide to follow the example set by the SC of Pakistan.

Spotlight on Pakistan amid re-election to UN Human Rights Council

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October 14th, 2020; Bureau report; LAHORE, ISLAMABAD; Civil Society congratulates Pakistan on re-election into United Nations Human Rights Council. But cautioned that the re-election has put the country’s commitment to promoting and protecting human rights under the spotlight for the next three years.