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

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. […]

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

  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 […]

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

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 […]

HRCP demands across-the-board action against terrorists

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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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

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 […]

انسانی حقوق کے کارکنوں کی فوری بازیابی یقینی بنائی جائے

پریس ریلیز لاہور 09جنوری،  2017 پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق نے گذشتہ چند دنوں کے دوران لاہوراوراسلام آباد میں انسانی حقوق کے چارکارکنوں کی گمشدگی پرتشویش کا اظہار اوران کی فوری بازیابی کا مطالبہ کیا ہے۔ پیرکوجاری ہونیوالے ایک بیان میں کمیشن نے کہا: ” ایچ آرسی پی کو 04 جنوری کو وقاص گورایا اورعاصم […]

لاہور شہر کی بندش سے عوام کے شاہراہوں کے استعمال کا حق متاثر ہوا ہے

پریس ریلیز لاہور 05جنوری، 2017 پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق نے اس امر پر شدید تشویش کا اظہار کیا ہے کہ حکام نے بروز بدھ لاہور بند کرنے کے لیے انتہائی غیر ذمہ دارانہ طریقہ کار اختیار کیا۔ حکام کے اقدام کا بظاہر مقصد ایک احتجاج کو رکوانا تھا۔ جمعرات کو جاری ہونے والے ایک […]

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January 5, 2017: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has voiced grave concern over the cavalier manner of the authorities in closing down Lahore on Wednesday, apparently to prevent a protest. In a statement issued on Thursday, the Commission said: “HRCP is shocked by the manner in which the government chose to practically shut […]

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