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PAKISTAN: Government deports Turkish family violating UNHCR’s asylum status and Court’s stay order

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information regarding the forced deportation of a Turkish family. They had been granted asylum status by the United Nations ...

PAKISTAN: Prosecute ruling party legislator for spreading religious hatred

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information. It regards the hate speech against a religious minority group, the Ahmadi Muslims. It was delivered by a member...

PAKISTAN: Capital punishment still an excuse as deterrent against terrorism and other crimes

On 10 October 2017, the 15th World Day Against the Death Penalty aims at raising awareness about the reasons why people living in poverty are at a greater risk of being sentenced to death and executed...

PAKISTAN: Disability Dreams!

By Dr.Rakhshinda Perveen In an inequitable world Women have greater (19%) prevalence rate of disability rate in comparison to men who have 12% of this share. Large-scale researches have established th...

PAKISTAN: Protests in Azad Kashmir against enforced disappearances by intelligence agencies

A strong resentment from the people of Pakistani held Kashmir against the enforced disappearances, torture, and other criminal activities of Pakistani intelligence agencies, have led to a series of pr...

PAKISTAN: Impunity and violence against Transgender community rises

Pakistan’s transgender community is the most ostracised and beleaguered community in the country. Shunned for being gender less, they are restricted to begging, prostitution and dancing, to earn the...

PAKISTAN: A call to recover the Turk teacher and his wife and daughters who have disappeared after arrest

Despite being the host country of the highest number of refugees of the world, Pakistan is still not a signatory to the 1951 Refugee Convention or to its 1967 Protocol. The result is that the issues a...

PAKISTAN: Biased textbooks glorify false researches against non-Muslims

An article from Daily Times forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission Salman Ali One sided history, false references, half-truths and a biased approach — this is what you will find in Pakistani...

PAKISTAN: State infringement of peoples’ rights allows militancy to continue unabated

By: Javeria Younes In the face of the world pointing accusatory fingers at the State for harbouring terrorists and militants, plus US President Trump’s threat of sanctions against Pakistan, State Of...

PAKISTAN: UN critiques reprisals and intimidation suffered by human rights defenders

A new United Nations report (A/HRC/36/31) warns that a growing number of human rights defenders around the world are facing reprisals for cooperating with the UN on human rights. The report, ‘Cooper...

PAKISTAN: Justice Providers Disregard Missing Persons Issues

An article from Voice of Baloch Missing Persons forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission By Naser Ullah Baloch Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) is a non-political organization. It initiat...

PAKISTAN: Police officials refuse to file case against perpetrator for rape of blind woman

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information regarding the rape of a blind woman at gun point by the brother of an influential government official. The area ...

PAKISTAN: The police personnel should be sensitised to gender based violence and other gender issues

An article from Daily Times forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission Dr Rakhshinda Perveen Police is the first respondent to Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Violence Against Women & Girls (V...

PAKISTAN: Teacher’s hateful remarks led to killing of a Christian student

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information regarding the death of a 17-year-old Christian student, after the continuous hateful remarks of a teacher. The s...

PAKISTAN: Missing Persons!

By: Salman Ali The executive and judicial branches of Pakistan’s state must take serious actions against enforced disappearances and on cases of missing persons As a citizen of Pakistan, I am very m...

PAKISTAN: Policing system plagued by pervasive corruption

When thinking of police officers in Pakistan, inept, corrupt and intimidating are some of the first thoughts that come to mind. Their attitude towards complainants and victims of crime are particularl...

PAKISTAN: International Day of Victims of Enforced Disappearances – Government refuses to criminalize the menace

A joint statement of Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), World Sindhi Congress (WSC), Voice of Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) and Rightsnow on the  International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disa...

PAKISTAN: Peasant disappeared for refusing bonded labor contract as his family seeks justice

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information regarding the abduction and illegal confinement of a peasant, Nawaz. He was abducted by a local influential man,...

PAKISTAN: Intelligence agencies using blasphemy to gag criticism of its atrocities

Blogger Ahmed Waqas Goraya, who disappeared earlier this year along with four other social media activists, has recently revealed the names of his abductors. Mr. Goraya posted on his Facebook page tha...

PAKISTAN: A human rights defender disappeared by Rangers at the alleged behest of a multi-national Oil Company

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information regarding the disappearance of a young activist by the Pakistan Rangers. He was organizing villagers protesting ...