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E-Bulletin – January – March 2017

HRCP mourns passing of Mrs Qamar Zafar A. Chaudhry

Press release Lahore, April 17: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) mourns the passing away of Mrs Qamar Zafar A. Chaudhry, a valuable member of the HRCP family. Mrs Chaudhry always took considerable interest in the activities of the Commission, in particular in matters related to the freedom of thought and the rights of […]

12 former SCBA presidents denounce brutal murder of Mardan student

Press release Monday, April 17: Twelve former Presidents of the Supreme Court Bar Association have expressed their deep anguish and concern over the brutal lynching and murder of Mashal, a student of Abdul Wali Khan University (AKWU).  The brutal manner in which students of Abdul Wali Khan University killed their own colleague and attacked others […]

Mardan lynching: HRCP calls for justice, steps to stop brutalization of society

Lahore, April 14: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed grave alarm over a student’s lynching by a mob at Abdul Wali Khan University in Mardan on Thursday. It has urged effective steps to bring all those involved to justice and to tackle the panic and horror among citizens, especially students and the […]

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SAHR appeals to Afghanistan and Pakistan to formulate a joint strategy to confront terrorism and insurgency plaguing their nations

South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR), a regional human rights organization, is deeply concerned about the tense situation arisen between Afghanistan and Pakistan owing to Pakistan’s instant reaction to the deadly terror attack in Lahore and the horrendous massacre of pilgrims at the Shrine of Sufi Saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan Sharif, Sindh. Violence […]

Press Release: Condolence on Suicide Bombing at the Shrine of Sufi Saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan Sharif

The National Commission for Justice and Peace, a rights based organization of Pakistan Catholic Bishops’ Conference, strongly condemned the horrific incident of bombing at the Shrine of Sufi Saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan Sharif. As per the reports up to 88 devotees were slain in the attack but the death toll is increasing by […]

SAHR expresses concern on the increasing visa restrictions in South Asia

South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) a regional human rights network, is concerned about the increased visa restrictions in the region. Recently, Ms. Sultana Kamal, a prominent lawyer and human rights activist in Bangladesh, who is also a SAHR Bureau Member, was denied visa to visit India in December 2016. She is the present chairperson […]

The killing of Zaman Mehsud

A message from Nepal

Dear all, I am shocked to hear the assassination of Zaman, he sent me some pictures just few days back!!!!  I have no words to express how saddened that I am to hear this. My deepest condolence to you all.

Amnesty International’s condolences for the terrible loss of Zaman Mehsud

Dear HRCP Friends, On behalf of my colleagues at Amnesty International,  I would like to extend our deepest condolences for the loss of your colleague Zaman Mehsud and to express our solidarity in this tragic moment! We knew Zaman Mehsud through his work in South Waziristian, he has been a devoted human rights defender. We […]

Amnesty’s call

AI Index: ASA 33/2817/2015 4 November 2015 Pakistan: Immediately investigate killing of human rights defender and journalist Zaman Mehsud Amnesty International condemns the targeted killing of a journalist and human rights defender Zaman Mehsud on 3 November and urges the government to take immediate steps to ensure a prompt, independent and effective investigation and to […]

German embassy’s statement

“German Embassy shares the grief and sorrow of Pakistan’s human rights and media community about the murder of Zaman Mehsud, journalist and monitor of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. Our thoughts are with his family and with all those who have lost a dear friend and highly esteemed colleague. We trust that perpetrators will […]

Urdu Press Releases

قمرظفراے۔چوہدری کی اہلیہ کی وفات دکھ کا باعث ہے

پریس ریلیز لاہور 17-اپریل 2017   پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق نے مسزقمرظفر اے۔ چوہدری کی وفات پرگہرے دکھ کا اظہارکیا ہے مرحومہ ایچ آرسی پی کے گھرانے کا ایک اہم فرد تھیں۔ مسز چوہدری کمیشن کی سرگرمیوں، خاص طورپرفکر کی آزادی اورخواتین کے حقوق جیسے معاملات میں ہمیشہ سے سرگرم رہی ہیں۔ ان کی […]

مردان میں طالبعلم کے قاتلوں کے خلاف کارروائی؛ اورمعاشرتی بربریت کے خاتمے کے لیے اقدامات کیے جائیں

پریس ریلیز لاہور 14-اپریل 2017   پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق(ایچ آرسی پی) نے جمعرات کے روز عبدالولی خان یونیورسٹی مردان میں ہجوم کے ہاتھوں ایک طالبعلم کی ہلاکت پرشدید تشویش کا اظہارکیا ہے۔ کمیشن نے مطالبہ کیا ہے کہ اس واقعے میں ملوث تمام افراد کو انصاف کے کٹہرے میں لانے اوروحشیانہ قتل کے […]

انسانی حقوق کے کارکنوں کی تضحیک کرنا، پی ٹی آئی کے خلاف سائبر قانون کا استعمال باعث تشویش ہے

15-مارچ، 2017 پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق(ایچ آرسی پی) نے ایک اہم سیاسی رہنما پر سائبر کرائم قانون کے تحت مقدمہ چلانے سے متعلق حکومتی نمائندوں کے بیانات پر تشویش کا اظہار کیا ہے۔ کمیشن نے اس بات پر بھی سخت تشویش ظاہر کی ہے کہ چند ارکان پارلیمان ملک کی ایک نامور انسانی حقوق […]

انسانی حقوق کی خواتین کارکنان کے تحفظ کو یقینی بنایا جائے: ایچ آر سی پی

07-2017مارچ پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق (ایچ آر سی پی) نے خواتین کے عالمی دن کے موقع پر حکام سے مطالبہ کیا ہے کہ وہ انسانی حقوق کی خواتین کارکنان کے کردار کو تسلیم کریں اور انہیں امتیازی سلوک، ایذادہی اور حملوں سے تحفظ فراہم کریں۔ منگل کو جاری ہونے والے ایک بیان میں کمیشن […]

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Asma criticises ban on women in festival

| April 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

LAHORE: Former Supreme Court Bar Association president Asma Jahangir has taken exception to a ban on women from attending traditional “Qaqlasht Festival”. In a statement issued on Thursday, she says this is discrimination and would send a negative message to tourists as well. She states such a violation of women’s rights is against the laws […]

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HRCP elects new office-bearers

| April 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lahore, April 2: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) elected its new office-bearers for a three-year term (2017-2019) here on Sunday. Dr Mehdi Hasan was elected chairperson and Uzma Noorani co-chairperson. The provincial vice-chairpersons were: Habib Tahir (Balochistan), Kamran Arif (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Salima Hashmi (Punjab) and Asad Iqbal Butt (Sindh). Naazish Ata-ullah was elected […]

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Security-centric approach damaging rights: HRCP

| April 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lahore, April 02: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called for the government and the judiciary to take more interest in protecting the citizens’ rights and ensure that the state distinguishes itself by promoting rights and does more to prevent violations. A statement issued at the conclusion of the HRCP Council and annual […]

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HRCP’s concern over maligning of HRDs, specter of cyber law use against PTI

| March 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lahore, March 15: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has voiced grave concern over government representatives’ statements regarding trying a key political leader under the cyber crime law. The Commission also expressed serious alarm over some parliamentarians seeking to malign the country’s leading human rights defender for questioning how members of judiciary conduct themselves. […]

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Monthly Jehd-e-Haq جہد حق

| March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

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Eight Demands on March 8: HRCP moot urges opening up spaces for women human rights defenders

| March 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

  8 March 2017 On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP)held a conference “opening up spaces for women human rights defenders” in Islamabad. Among others, KishwarNaheed, MarviSirmed, FauziaSaeed, Mangla Sharma, Tahira Abdullah, Farieha Aziz, SheemaKermani, I. A.Rehman, and Harris Khalique spoke at the event. The participants at the […]

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Press Release: Recognise & protect women human rights defenders, HRCP to govt

| March 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lahore, March 7: On the eve of International Women’s Day, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called upon the authorities to recognize the role of women human rights defenders and protect them from discrimination, harassment and attacks. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Commission said: “Women rights defenders are subject to the […]

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HRCP demands across-the-board action against terrorists

| February 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lahore, February 17: Strongly condemning the Sehwan Sharif suicide bombing and a series of terrorist attacks in the country over the last few days, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has demanded decisive crackdown on all manifestations of violence, especially in the name of faith. In a statement issued on Friday, the Commission said: “HRCP is […]

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Monthly Jehd-e-Haq جہد حق

| February 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

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HRCP appalled by anchor’s ceaseless hatemongering

| February 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lahore, February 10, 2017: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed grave concern over a vicious campaign by a TV anchorperson against several renowned journalists and rights defenders in a tirade that has been going on for weeks. In a statement issued on Friday, the Commission said: “HRCP has been horrified by the licence […]

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International Law and Human Rights must be our Compass

| February 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

New York, Paris, 31 January 2017 – President Donald Trump is putting the United States out of step with international human rights principles of non-discrimination and the protection of refugees, declared FIDH today, the worldwide movement for human rights. “Let us be perfectly clear: refugees are not terrorists, they are the first victims of terror,” […]

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Pakistan – Disappearance of human rights defender Samar Abbas

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

On 14 January 2017, the family of missing human rights defender Mr. Samar Abbas registered a First Information Report (FIR) at Ramna Police station in Islamabad regarding his disappearance from Islamabad on 7 January 2017. Samar Abbas is the president of the Civil Progressive Alliance Pakistan (CPAP). CPAP is a human rights group based inKarachi […]

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HRCP demands bloggers’ recovery, end to climate of fear

| January 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lahore, January 14: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed alarm over a growing sense of insecurity among civil society activists following disappearance of several bloggers over the last fortnight. It has called for their immediate recovery. In a statement issued on Saturday, the Commission stated: “The authorities are surely aware of a climate of […]

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Monthly Jehd-e-Haq جہد حق

| January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

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Another accidental death reported at Gadani ship-breaking yard

| January 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

KARACHI: The abrupt death of a young worker on Sunday afternoon at the Gadani ship-breaking yard number 69 further reinforced the lack of safety measures in place despite repeated accidents that have resulted in several casualties. Dilshaad, 24, was taking a break at cargo ship Snowdon, owned by Aamer Sattar, when the lock of the […]

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