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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.

Top Officials Want Enforced Disappearances ‘Legalized’

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As the protests against enforced disappearances grow louder and the world marks the International Day for Enforced Disappearances, in Pakistan, it may be the other way round.

Yet another chance for peace?

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July 27th, 2021; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; The Jani khel Peace March to Islamabad has been called off, once again, after successful talks with a Govt Jirga comprising of Military & Civil officials as well as elders of the Wazir Tribe. While some youth expect another betrayal by the Govt.

مطالبات پورے نہ ہوۓ تو اقوام متحدہ تک جائیں گئے: گل عالم وزیر

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جولائی ١٦ ٢٠٢١; تحریر: فرزانہ علی; پشاور; بنوں کے علاقے جانی خیل میں قبائلی رہنما ملک نصیب خان وزیر کے قتل کے خلاف دھرنا سترہ روز سے جاری ہے. قبائل سربراہ ڈاکٹر گل عالم وزیر کا کہنا ہے کہ انتظامیہ معاملے کے حل میں سنجیدہ نہیں اس لئے اب وہ اسلام آباد کی طرف مارچ کریں گے

LANDMINES: Pakistan’s War On Terror Has Left Terror Behind

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June 14th, 2021; By Farooq Mehsud; S.WAZIRISTAN; On June 1, 3 children from S.Waziristan were killed in a mine blast. Several people from the region face the danger whereas the govt has only responded with empty promises & outright apathy.

LANDMINES: Pakistan’s War on Terror has Left Terror Behind

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July 12th, 2021; By Farooq Mehsud; SOUTH WAZIRISTAN; On the June 1, three children from S.Waziristan were killed in a mine blast. Their story is common. Several people from the region face the danger whereas the govt has only responded with empty promises & outright apathy.

The Janikhel’s long battle for peace

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June 11th, 2021; By Hamid Riaz, Hassan Raza & Arshad Mohmand; LAHORE/PESHAWAR; "Govt is offering me money. I say to them 'bring me your fathers & your sons & let me kill one of them & then accept money in exchange for their lives just like you are expecting me to," says Rafiullah, son of the slain tribal elder.

Rights Watch | 22nd February 2021

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Jazz launches 3G and 4G services in South Waziristan border areas a month after Prime Minister Imran Khan assured provision of quality internet in the region. Students express relief and joy over finally being able to attend online classes. For more human rights stories, keep reading.

The US ‘war on terror’, the Afghanistan conundrum, and Pakistan’s perspective

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Zahid Hussain talks about his newly published book about how Pakistan has always lived under the shadow of Afghanistan for the US. By Shahrazad Agha
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Rights Watch | 8th February 2021

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Ahmedpur East police launch search operation for three men, including a police constable, for kidnapping and raping two sisters in illegal captivity over the course of several days. A resident of Leerwani village in district Jacobabad gunned down his niece and her alleged paramour for 'honour'. 15,000 IDPs and their families stage protest after being deprived of government rations for the past three months.