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Judicial body for cross border prisoners’ rights must be revived

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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.

“Our children go to bed hungry”- Workers’ hold protest in Lahore

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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.

Farmer dies after police charge on protestors

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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.

Police brutalizes farmers peacefully protesting in Lahore

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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.

Workers decry unplanned closure of brick kilns

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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.

Toiling coal miners have no safety regulations

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October 20th, 2020; By Umar Bacha; SHANGLA; With the growing demand for fuel in winters, coal miners looking to make a living risk life and limb to toil in dangerous conditions, while the government turns a blind eye.

Lady Health Workers conclude seven day sit-in after successful negotiations

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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.

Government employees and labor unions hold joint protest against government

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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.

‘This place will never be safe for us: Killing of lady...

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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"

Stressed Healthcare Workers Resort To Hunger Strike

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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 ...

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Was there a lone survivor in the Machh incident?

January 9th, 2021; By Ahmad Saeed & Asim Ahmad Khan; QUETTA/LAHORE; By Ahmad Saeed; LAHORE; A statement by the Afghan Embassy revealed that a person named Rasul had survived the Mach Incident and is currently being held by the Balochistan Police.

‘German sister’ gets top award for work on leprosy

Dr. Chris Schmotzer, has been awarded the top German civil award, Order of Merit, for outstanding contribution to the treatment of leprosy in Pakistan.

APS ATTACK: 6 years on, parents still await justice

“They are gone and can't come back," says one of the parents. "But we will strive till the end of our days to see that they get justice." Most of the parents of the children martyred during APS massacre have not reached any closure even after the passage of six years. The only times where they have an opportunity for empathy, is when they all collect to remember their lost children. It is only them who can understand the depth of the grief that consumes them.