Workers' Right

Coal-mining: When labour means death

BY ASIM AHMED KHAN: One of the biggest reasons for the hazardous conditions and the rising deaths of miners in Balochistan is the old and outdated mining system which has been here for over 100 years. Even today the 98-year-old Balochistan Mines Act 1923, is in force but even this is not fully implemented.

2022 year of political unrest & instability: HRCP annual report

The year 2022 was a year of political unrest and instability: the legislature and executive struggled with a crisis of credibility, and the judicial overreach, instead of solving ensuing constitutional and political crises, only made matters worse.

Call for BISP inclusion of coal miners’ widows

JI emir from Shangla has called on the government to include the widows of coal miners in income support schemes.

RUDA forcibly acquiring land despite SC order: HRW

According to a Human Rights Watch report published today, farmers face intimidation and criminal charges for challenging unconstitutional land seizures under Ravi Riverfront Project.

Rights Watch | 31 March 2023

Father and Husband Kill Young Wife in the Name of Honour A young wife was killed by her husband and father-in-law in the name of...

Rights Watch | 2nd March 2023

Body of a Mutilated Girl Found in Sack in Haro River   The body of a woman was discovered in a sack and in a mutilated...

Rights Watch | 2 January 2023

6 lakh Dalits held in bonded labour in Sindh Mirpurkhas: Approximately 600,000 Dalits in Sindh are suffering forced labor by landowners, according to the Scheduled...

Pakistani women health workers face 11% gender pay gap: report

Women in Pakistan's healthcare sector are paid 11 percent less than their male counterparts in monthly earnings, according to an ILO-WHO report.

ربڑ کے پائپ کے تشدد سے گھریلو ملازم ہلاک، پانچ افراد...

لاہور کے علاقے ڈیفنس میں مالکان کے تشدد سے ہلاک ہونے والے کم سن گھریلو ملازم کامران کی ہلاکت کے کیس میں پولیس نے پانچ افراد کو گرفتار کر لیا ہے. لڑکوں کا تعلق بہاولپور کے گاؤں سے ہے مگر ابھی تک پولیس کا ان کے گھر والوں سے رابطہ نہیں ہو پایا

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کیا شہری ہوا بازی کے وفاقی وزیر غلام سرور خان نے پی آئی اے پر خود کش حملہ کیا؟

Jul 05. 2020: کپٹین خالد تنویر ہیں جنہوں نے اپنی زندگی کے 25 بہترین سال پی آئی اے میں بطور پائلٹ کے گزارے تھے مگر اب انکا نام بھی مشکوک یا جعلی لایسنس رکھنے والے پائلٹس کی لسٹ میں آ گیا ہے جو وفاقی وزیر شہری ہوا بازی غلام سرور خان نے قومی اسمبلی میں پیش کی تھی ...

PALPA terms list about dubious licenses as ‘fake’

Jul 05. 2020: Khalid Tanwir is a retired commercial airline pilot who has given 25 precious years of his life to the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA); he has the experience of thousands of flight hours. But on June 25, 2020, a bombshell ...

International Stories

Pakistan under scrutiny for reprisals against human rights defenders

The UN Human Rights Council issued a report documenting incidents of reprisals against human rights defenders worldwide. The report included threats and intimidation against the Center for Social Justice and Pashtun activist Fazal ur Rehman Afridi in Pakistan.

UN experts call for protection of sexual and reproductive rights in crises

Approaching World Contraception Day and International Safe Abortion Day, UN experts emphasize the urgent need to protect sexual and reproductive rights, especially in crises. They call for global commitment to access to contraceptives and safe abortion services.

Torkham closure forces stranded Afghans to survive off of charity

Afghan travelers and delivery drivers stranded in Pakistan for the past 8 days must now rely on the charity of locals to get by. A stalemate between Pakistan and Afghanistan casts uncertainty over when they will be allowed to return via Torkham.

Migrant Afghan musicians living without rhythm

After the Taliban imposed a countrywide ban on music, Afghan musicians went into self-imposed exile in Pakistan. With little opportunity to earn through their art, they live without rhythm in their struggle to survive.