Human rights activists and experts while discussing the plight of Pakistani and Indian prisoners in either country's jails, have called for the revival of the joint judicial commission on prisoners.
November 8th, 2020; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; Hundreds of workers held a protest march against rising unemployment & inflation and worker's rights violations. The marchers demanded justice for Ashfaq Langriyal, a protesting farmer who died at the hands of the Lahore police, early this week.
November 5th, 2020; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; Ashfaq Langriyal, a protesting farmer, beaten, tear-gassed & sprayed with chemical-laden water has died while under treatment at Lahore's Jinnah Hospital, today. Farmers claim that the hospital is delaying the release of the body of the deceased.
November 4th, 2020; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; Farmers from across Punjab gathered near Thokar Niaz Baig Lahore to demand an increase in the support price of Wheat to at least Rs2000 per 40Kg but were met with waves of intense repression by the Lahore police.
November 3rd, 2020; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; Today, hundreds of Kiln Workers staged a protest against the government's decision to shut down brick kilns from Nov 8th. Per the worker’s while, kiln owners have been given subsidies & Tax Breaks, no such provision has been made for the workers.
October 20th, 2020, By Ayesha Mir; LAHORE; Braving the cold, sans any food and water, Lady Health Workers have finally ended their seven-day long protest at D-Chowk after the federal government finally capitulated to their demands.
October 15th, 2020; Anas Malik & Asra Haque; ISLAMABAD; All Pakistan Clerks Association, Lady Health Workers Union, govt employees & pensioners held a joint protest against the govt's anti-worker policies.
September 23rd, 2020; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; PTM, North Waziristan, held a protest today demanding Justice For Nahida, a female healthcare worker who was shot & killed on her way back from work, 2 days ago. Her death has raised concerns about the Security of Polio workers operating in KPK, under the recently launched "Polio Eradication Drive"
Healthcare workers in Pakistan are getting increasingly restless with their situation: ever since the Coronavirus pandemic hit the country, they have been repeatedly asking for Personal Protection Equipment (PPEs), but to no avail. On April ...