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PAKISTAN: A year of unjust and impunity for the murderer of two Fisherfolk activists

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Fisherfolk Activists Haji Abubakar

Statement : The Fisherfolk community in Pakistan is considered the poorest of the poor, dwelling in slum settlements along the 1129 kilometres coastline with no basic amenities. A high level of poverty prevails in all the capital assets and makes a sustainable livelihood for the fishermen in Pakistan extremely difficult. Human poverty, social poverty, financial poverty and natural poverty calamities ensure that this class of people live under the poverty level. The discrimination against the fisherfolk has been continued for centuries but no government has taken any interest in bettering the lifestyle of these poor people. Read More...

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PAKISTAN: Genocide of main source for the lively hood of fishing community

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Article : Mangrove tree is a specialized marine ecosystem consisting of a group of plants growing in muddy, loose and wet soils in tropical and sub-tropical areas, comprising of shallow, coastal waters, deltas and estuaries or lagoons. The specific regions where these plants occur are termed as 'mangrove ecosystem'. These are highly productive, if the genocide is continued it would undermined the lively hood of whole fishing community. Since the mangrove forests are the nurseries of crab and shrimps, therefore the massive harvesting of the mangrove forest directly affect the fisherwomen as they practice to catch the crabs and shrimps from these nurseries while their men are away for long fishing trips. Read More...

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Constitutional Petition on AHRC Appeal by the Sindh High Court

Constitutional Petition on AHRC Appeal by the Sindh High Court

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  • Letter from the International Network for Economic, Social & Cultural Rights written to the President of Pakistan against the murder of two fisherfolk activists and the threats and acts of violence directed against human rights defenders [download PDF]