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HRCP for promptly addressing threats to legal community in Quetta

Lahore, August 11: The HRCP has voiced grave concern over a bomb blast in Quetta on Thursdaythat sought to target a judge of the Federal Shariat Court. It has demanded prompt action to ensure protection for lawyer and judges. In a statement, the Commission said: “It is difficult not to see the explosion in Quetta […]

HRCP slams Quetta massacre, says citizens’ lives must be protected

Lahore, August 8: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has strongly condemned two attacks targeting lawyers in Quetta on Monday in which at least 53 people have been killed. It has also slammed the authorities’ inability to protect citizens through effective counter-terrorism measures. In a statement, the Commission said: “HRCP condemns in the strongest possible terms […]

HRCP calls for recovery of missing social activist

Lahore, August 6: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed grave concern over the suspected enforced disappearance of social activist Abdul Wahid Baloch who he was travelling from Mirpurkhas to Karachi on July 26. A statement issued by the Commission on Saturday said: “HRCP is alarmed over the reported enforced disappearance of social activist Abdul Wahid […]

SAARC ministers reminded of human rights tasks

Lahore, August 03: South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR), a regional network of human rights defenders, draws the attention of the Home Ministers of the SAARC countries gathered in Islamabad, Pakistan, to serious issues that threaten the promotion of human rights, democracy and peace in the region. Human rights defenders across South Asia continue to […]

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SAHR Expresses Concern on the Curtailment of the Freedom of Expression in the Maldives

South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR), a regional network of human rights defenders, strongly condemn the legalization of the Anti-Defamation and Freedom of Expression Act by The Maldivian Parliament on 9 August, 2016 and for not addressing the serious concerns raised and amendments suggested by civil society, political parties, and the international community. The law […]

Disappearance of human rights defender Abdul Wahid Baloch

On 4 August 2016, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) formed a Fact Finding Committee to investigate the disappearance of human rights defender Mr Abdul Wahid Baloch on 26 July 2016 near a highway toll plaza in Karachi. Abdul Wahid Baloch is a human rights defender who has called for justice for the Baloch […]

Pakistan: ICJ condemns attack on lawyers and others in Quetta

The ICJ has deplored a suicide attack at a hospital in Quetta, which killed dozens of people today, in the deadliest attack ever on lawyers in Pakistan and among the worst anywhere. Many of those killed were lawyers, who had been gathered at a hospital in Quetta following the killing of former president of the Balochistan […]

New ICJ Report on “Military Injustice in Pakistan”

In January 2015, Pakistan empowered military courts to try civilians for terrorism-related offences as part of its 20-point “National Action Plan”, adopted by the Government following the horrific attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar. The National Action Plan envisioned military courts to be a short-term “solution” to try “terrorists”, to be operational only […]

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

کوئٹہ کی قانونی برادری کو لاحق خطرات کا ازالہ کیا جائے

پریس ریلیز لاہور 11اگست، 2016 پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق (ایچ آر سی پی) نے جمعرات کو کوئٹہ میں ہونے والے بم دھماکے پر شدید تشویش کا اظہار کیا ہے جس میں وفاقی شرعی عدالت کے ایک جج کو نشانہ بنانے کی کوشش کی گئی۔ کمیشن نے ججوں اور وکلاء کے تحفظ کو یقینی بنانے […]

ایچ آر سی پی کی کوئٹہ سانحے کی مذمت، حکومت سے شہریوں کے تحفظ کا مطالبہ

پریس ریلیز لاہور 08اگست، 2016 پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق نے پیر کو کوِئٹہ میں وکلاء کے خلاف دو حملوں کی شدید مذمت کی ہے۔ جن میں کم ازکم 53 افراد جاں بحق ہوئے۔ کمیشن نے حکومت کی جانب سے شہریوں کے تحفظ کے لیے دہشت گردی اور منظم جرائم کے انسداد کے لیے موثر […]

اسسٹنٹ پولیٹیکل ایجنٹ کی جانب سے دو قاتلوں کی رہائی کا فیصلہ قابل مذمت ہے

پریس ریلیز لاہور 22 جون، 2016 پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق (ایچ آر سی پی) نے ایک اسسٹنٹ پولیٹیکل ایجنٹ کی جانب سے جرگے کے حکم پران دو افراد کوبری کرنے کے فیصلے کی شدید مذمت کی ہے جنہوں نے نام نہاد غیرت کے نام پر اپنے ماموں اور اپنی بھابی کو قتل کرنے کا […]

اسلامی نظریاتی کونسل کی مضحکہ خیز سفارشات قابل مذمت ہیں

پریس ریلیز لاہور 27مئی ، 2016 پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق (ایچ آر سی پی) نے اسلامی نظریاتی کونسل (سی آئی آئی) کی ان سفارشات کی مذمت کی ہے جن میں خواتین کے خلاف تشدد اور دیگر رجعت پسند ، غیر قانونی اور فضول تجاویز کو اس ’’ماڈل ‘‘ قانون کا حصہ بنانے کا مطالبہ […]

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