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HRCP moot demands proper framework to deal with internal displacement

Islamabad, November 26: Pakistan must stop dealing with its many internal displacement situations in an ad hoc manner and adopt a specific framework in line with internal standards on displacement. This was the consensus opinion of the participants at a consultation organised by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on Thursday. The participants included […]

HRCP seeks PM’s intervention to stay execution of paraplegic prisoner

Lahore, November 23: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has written to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to stay the execution of Abdul Basit, a paraplegic death row prisoner detained in Faisalabad prison, after warrants were issued for him to be hanged on November 25. In its letter to the premier, HRCP highlighted that this […]

HRCP says turnout good but obstacles for some women voters

Lahore, November 19: Although serious violence was not reported in the second phase of local government elections in Sindh and Punjab on Thursday, amid good voter turnout, women faced difficulties in a number of places in asserting their right to franchise, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has said. HRCP—which observed the local bodies […]

HRCP demands answers, remedial action after factory tragedy

Lahore, November 11: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called upon the provincial government to ensure that the many breaches of official responsibility revealed by the collapse of a factory building in Sundar Industrial Estate last week, in which more than 50 precious lives were lost, are not swept under the carpet. In […]

Media Monitoring

Condolence on Paris and Saint Denis shooting and bombing

On behalf of the National Commission for Justice and Peace, a rights based organization of Pakistan Catholic Bishops’ Conference, strongly condemns the tragic attack of shooting and bombing on innocent people of Paris and Saint Denis in France on November 13, 2015. As per the reports ISIS has taken the responsibility of killing 129 people […]

SAHR congratulates the people of Nepal on adoption of the new Constitution

Nepal promulgated its new constitution on Sept. 20, 2015 by a majority of the Constituent Assembly. South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR), a regional network of human rights defenders, welcomes this as an important event in Nepal’s progress towards democracy. SAHR is deeply concerned, however, that the continuing blockade of goods along the Indo-Nepal border […]

Human Rights Commissioner marks World Day against the Death Penalty

Islamabad: Christoph Strässer, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office, issued the following statement on 10 October, the World Day against the Death Penalty: “To mark the World Day against the Death Penalty today, we are calling for a worldwide effort to abolish capital punishment! I encourage […]

NCHR report on Kasur child abuse

Islamabad: The National Commission for Human Rights has issued the report of its fact-finding mission that probed the Kasur incident of child abuse. The commission has make the following observations and recommendations: OBSERVATIONS: That, children were sexually abused in village Hussain Khan Wala, Distt Kasur on large scale since 2010.Victims and their parents were being […]

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

پاکستان کا کونسل برائے انسانی حقوق کی نشست سے محروم ہوجانا باعث افسوس ہے

پریس ریلیز لاہور 30 اکتوبر 2015 پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق (ایچ آر سی پی) نے پاکستان کے اقوام متحدہ کی کونسل برائے انسانی حقوق کے لئے دوبارہ منتخب ہونے میں ناکامی پر افسوس کا اظہار کرتے ہوئے اس بات کو یقینی بنانے کے لئے فوری اقدامات کرنے کا مطالبہ کیا ہے کہ پاکستان میں […]

ثقافتی ورثے کو لاحق خطرات

پریس ریلیز لاہور 22 اکتوبر 2015 پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق نے پنجاب حکومت سے کہا ہے کہ وہ اورنج ٹرین منصوبہ پر نظرثانی کرتے ہوئے لوگوں کے ثقافتی ورثے کے تحفظ کے بنیادی حق پر حملہ آور ہونے سے باز رہے۔ کمیشن نے کہا ہے کہ لاہور میں اورنج ٹرین کی خاطر جنرل پوسٹ […]

’سیاسی جماعتیں اب انتخابی اصلاحات پرفوری توجہ دیں‘۔۔۔ ایچ آر سی پی مہنگا ترین ضمنی انتخاب مکمل ہوا

پریس ریلیز لاہور 12 اکتوبر 2015 پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق نے اتوار کو ہونے والے ضمنی انتخاب میں حصہ لینے والی سیاسی جماعتوں پر زور دیا ہے کہ وہ ناخوشگوار انتخابی مہم کو خیر باد کہہ دیں تاکہ سیاست کا رُخ واپس عوام کے اصل مسائل کی طرف ہو سکے۔ کمیشن نے اس بات […]

سزائے موت پر عملدرآمد سے پاکستان کہیں بدعہدی کا شکار نہ ہوجائے

لاہور 09اکتوبر،2015ء پریس ریلیز 10اکتوبر کو سزائے موت کے خلاف عالمی دن کے موقع پر پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق(ایچ آر سی پی) نے حکومت پر زور دیا ہے کہ وہ ایسے حفاظتی اقدامات کرے جس سے اس بات کو یقینی بنایا جاسکے کہ ایسی سزاؤں کے ازسرنوآغاز سے پاکستان ان ذمہ داریوں کی خلاف […]

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Monthly Jehd-e-Haq جہد حق

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Reporters Assaulted, Kidnapped, and Killed With Impunity

| November 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pakistan: Bring Killers of Journalist to Justice Reporters Assaulted, Kidnapped, and Killed With Impunity (New York, November 5, 2015) – Pakistani authorities should conduct a prompt and impartial investigation into the November 4, 2015 killing of journalist and rights monitor Zaman Mehsud, Human Rights Watch said today. Those responsible should be promptly and fairly prosecuted. Gunmen fatally […]

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HRCP monitor murdered in targeted attack in Tank

| November 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Lahore, November 3: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed great sorrow over the killing of Zaman Mehsud, the HRCP monitor for South Waziristan, following a targeted attack in Tank on Tuesday. In a statement, the commission said: “We announce with great sorrow and grief, the passing of Zaman Mehsud, a dedicated member […]

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HRCP hurt at Pakistan losing Human Rights Council seat

| October 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Lahore, October 30: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed regret over Pakistan losing its bid to get re-elected to the UN Human Rights Council and called for urgent efforts to ensure that human rights are “not only observed in Pakistan but also seen to be observed”. In a statement released to the […]

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HRCP slams threat to heritage

| October 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Lahore, October 22: Describing the reported move to destroy a part of the GPO building in Lahore for the Orange Train project as vandalism compounded by arrogance, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called upon the Punjab government to review the project and desist from attacking the people’s basic right to preservation of […]

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Monthly Jehd-e-Haq جہد حق

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Monthly Jehd-e-Haq جہد حق October 2015

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FIDH officials with Nobel Prize

| October 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Tunisian League for Human Rights, FIDH member organisation in Tunisia, alongside the Tunisian bar, UGTT and UTICA have been awarded the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. FIDH warmly welcomes this international recognition of the Quartet and the Tunisians’ essential struggle for democracy, fundamental freedoms, dignity and justice. It is an immense joy and a great […]

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HRCP asks parties to focus on real issues, electoral reform

| October 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Lahore, October 12: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has urged the political parties who contested Sunday’s by-elections to step back from the ‘rough campaigning’ to ensure that politics returned to the real issues of the people. It also called for urgent efforts for meaningful election reform. In a statement issued on Monday, the […]

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Death penalty: HRCP for urgent safeguards to comply with state obligations

| October 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Lahore, October 9: On the eve of World Day against the Death Penalty on October 10, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has urged the government to urgently institute safeguards to ensure that a generalised resumption of executions does not violate Pakistan’s human rights obligations. In a statement issued to the media, the Commission […]

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کچھ نادیدہ قوتیں بنیادی انسانی حقوق کو ملیا میٹ کرنے پر تُلی ہوئی ہیں

| October 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

لاہور 6اکتوبر،2015ء پریس ریلیز پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق نے جمہوریت اور انسانی حقوق کو درپیش خطرات میں اضافے پر گہری تشویش کا اظہار کرتے ہوئے کہا ہے کہ اس وقت سماج میں انسانی حقوق کو نظرانداز کرنے کے علاوہ سول۔ فوجی عدم توازن میں اضافہ ہورہا ہے جس کے باعث جمہوریت اور انسانی حقوق […]

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Emerging Powers Succeeding in Debilitating the Human Rights Council

| October 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Geneva, 2 October 2015 – Behind-the-scenes deals that promote impunity are getting the upper hand over transparent multilateral processes at the UN Human Rights Council. The adoption of a flawed resolution that turns a blind eye to crimes committed by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen is a clear illustration of this. The Council’s failure to […]

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Gathering clouds threaten democracy, rights: HRCP

| October 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Karachi, October 5: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed alarm over growing threats to democracy and human rights amid a combination of neglect of human rights and a ‘civil-military imbalance’. A statement issued at the conclusion of the autumn meeting of the Commission’s Executive Council said: “The HRCP Executive Council notes with […]

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فرقہ وارانہ ہم آہنگی کی روک تھام مشترک نظریات کے فروغ سے ممکن ہے

| September 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

لاہور 30ستمبر،2015ء پریس ریلیز ملک میں فرقہ وارانہ امن کے قیام اور ہم آہنگی کو فروغ دینے کے لیے پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق کے زیر اہتمام علماء کا ایک مشاورتی مکالمہ ہوا جس میں دوسرے شہروں کے علاوہ لاہور، ملتان، کراچی، کوئٹہ، کرم ایجنسی، پشاور، پارا چنار، اکوڑہ، خٹک، کرک اور خیبرایجنسی کے چالیس […]

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HRCP moot says promoting commonalities can check sectarian disharmony

| September 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Lahore, 30 Sept 2015: A consultative dialogue was held at the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan on Wednesday to identify common avenues for the promotion of peace and sectarian harmony among various Muslim sects. The event was attended by more than 40 religious scholars and academics from Lahore, Multan, Karachi, Quetta, Peshawar, Akora Khattak, Karak, […]

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Limiting the use of veto in case of mass atrocity crimes

| September 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

FIDH Statement Limiting the use of veto in case of mass atrocity crimes (New-York, 30 September 2015) FIDH an organisation representing 178 organisations worldwide expresses its support to the idea that permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) should voluntarily agree to refrain from using their veto in situations involving mass atrocity crimes. […]

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