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HRCP shocked at killing of T2F director, demands justice

Lahore, April 25: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has strongly condemned the assassination of renowned activist and human rights defender Sabeen Mahmud. The Commission demanded that Sabeen’s killers must be held to account and immediate steps must be taken to address the escalating threats and violence against rights defenders across Pakistan. In a statement […]

HRCP demands govt’s focus on economic crisis, denial of rights

Lahore, April 19: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has demanded that the elected government and parliament take ownership of the litany of challenges facing the country, rather than ceding space to the establishment. It is critical for the political leadership to realise that no army operation can be effective or stabilising unless it […]

HRCP slams order to cancel Balochistan talk at LUMS

Lahore, April 10: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed grave alarm and dismay over the authorities ordering the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) to cancel a discussion on Balochistan. HRCP called it unfortunate that that had happened on a democratic government’s watch. The Commission said in a statement issued on Friday: […]

Youhanabad incidents: HRCP for fair-handed probe

Lahore, March 28: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed serious concern at the Youhanabad Christian community’s complaints of police highhandedness in rounding up people on the suspicion of their involvement with the lynching and burning of two young men and the state of fear that prevails in the locality. The Commission has […]

HRCP demands release of activist picked up in Turbat

Lahore, March 24: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has slammed the ‘disappearance’ of one of its activists, Shahdad Mumtaz, in Turbat and demanded that Shahdad must be accorded due process if he is suspected of any crime, or immediately released by the security forces that had detained him on Saturday. In a statement […]

Peshawar carnage Condemned

پاکستان ہندوکونسل کی افواجِ پاکستان سے موثر عسکری آپریشن کی استدعا

پاکستان ہندوکونسل کی افواجِ پاکستان سے موثر عسکری آپریشن کی استدعا، ایک منٹ کی خاموشی، شمعیں روشن کیں، متاثرہ خاندانوں کا غم پوری پاکستانی قوم کا مشترکہ غم ہے، ڈاکٹر رمیش کمار ونکوانی   کراچی / اسلام آباد (18دسمبر2014ئ): پاکستان میں بسنے والی ہندوبرادری کی ملک گیر نمائندہ تنظیم پاکستان ہندوکونسل نے اپنی ایگزیکٹو کمیٹی […]

Barbaric attack on Army Public School in Peshawar: NCJP

National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP), Human Rights body of the Catholic Church strongly condemns the tragic and barbaric attack by terrorists on Army Public School, in cantonment area of Peshawar. We grieve and stand with the families of the children of the affected and killed in this cowardly etc. National Director, Fr. Emmanuel […]

SAHR Condemns the Massacre in Peshawar

South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) condemns the massacre at the Army Public School in Peshawar where 141 people have been killed of which 132 are children. Our thoughts are with the bereaved families and pray for the speedy recovery of those that have been injured. The horrific incident is yet another example of the […]

Nomad Gallery Islamabad

Lets express our strongest condemnation on the Peshawar Army Public School’s children’s Killings.   Various organisations and individuals have given protest calls to condemn the brutal act of killing of school children and show solidarity with grieved families.   3:00: Protest call by AWP, Pashtun Nationalist Parties and Student Unions in front of the Islamabad […]


ASR condemns the bombing of the school…this is more important at the moment…we must fight back!

Urdu Press Release

حکومت معاشی بحران اور حقوق کی پامالیوں کا نوٹس لے

لاہور 19اپریل،2015ئ پریس ریلیز پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق (ایچ آر سی پی) نے مطالبہ کےا ہے کہ منتخب حکومت اور پارلیمنٹ فوج کے لےے میدان کھلا چھوڑنے کی بجائے ملک کو درپیش متعدد چیلنجوں پر قابو پائے۔ سیاسی قیادت کو اس بات کا احساس ہونا چاہئے کہ کوئی بھی فوجی آپریشن اس وقت تک […]

ایچ آر سی پی کے متحرک کارکن کی”جبری گمشدگی“ کی مذمت

لاہور 24مارچ،2015ئ پریس ریلیز پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق نے تربت میں اپنے ایک متحرک کارکن شاہ داد ممتاز کی”گمشدگی“ کی شدید مذمت کرتے ہوئے مطالبہ کیا ہے کہ اگر شاہ داد پر کسی جرم میں ملوث ہونے کا شبہ ہے تو ان کے خلاف قانون کے مطابق کارروائی کی جائے یا پھر سکیورٹی فورسز […]

اقلیتوں کے تحفظ کے لیے موثر اقدامات کئے جائیں

لاہور 16مارچ،2015ء پریس ریلیز پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق (ایچ آر سی پی) نے لاہور میں گزشتہ اتوارکو دو گرجاگھروں پر ہونے والے حملوں کی مذمت کی ہے اور وفاقی وصوبائی حکومتوں سے مطالبہ کیا ہے کہ مذہبی اقلیتوں کے حقوق کے تحفظ کے لیے فیصلہ کن کارروائی کی جائے تاکہ بڑے سانحات سے بچا […]

پھانسیوں پرعائد پابندی کا مکمل خاتمہ باعث تشویش ہے

لاہور 11مارچ،2015ء پریس ریلیز پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق نے سزائے موت کے تمام قیدیوں کو پھانسیاں دینے کے حکومتی فیصلے پر شدید تشویش کا اظہار کیا ہے۔ بدھ کو جاری ہونے والے ایک بیان میں کمیشن نے کہاکہ ”دہشت گردی کے واقعات میں ملوث مجرموں کو پھانسی دینے کے لیے پھانسی پر عائد پابندی […]

ماما قدیر اور دو دیگرکارکنوں کوبیرونِ ملک سفر سے روکنا قابل مذمت ہے

لاہور 05مارچ،2015ء پریس ریلیز پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق نے انسانی حقوق کے ان تین بلوچ کارکنون کو بیرون ملک سفر کرنے سے روکے جانے کی شدید مذمت کی ہے جنہیں حکام نے مطلع کیا تھا کہ ریاست مخالف سرگرمیوں کی وجہ سے ان کے نام ایگزکٹ کنٹرول لسٹ (ای سی ایل) میں شامل ہیں۔ […]

Media Monitoring

Indonesia: Planned executions “a shameful stain” for President Widodo

Paris, Jakarta, 24 April 2015 – The planned execution of 10 inmates convicted of drug-related offenses is a shameful stain on President Joko Widodo’s policymaking, FIDH and its member organization KontraS said today. The two organizations reiterate their appeal to President Widodo for a halt to all executions and the commutation of all death sentences. […]

Pakistan: Dismay after assassination of Ms. Sabeen Mahmud in Karachi

Paris-Geneva, 27 April 2015 – The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (a joint programme of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture OMCT) expresses its dismay over the assassination of Ms. Sabeen Mahmud on 24 April 24 2015 in Karachi, and calls upon Pakistan authorities to investigate and bring the perpetrators of […]

STATEMENT on Sabeen Mahmud’s murder From concerned members of LUMS faculty and student body

Last night, we heard the shocking news of Sabeen Mahmud’s callous murder in Karachi following a debate on Balochistan. The debate, held at T2F, was entitled “Unsilencing Balochistan – Take 2”. As is now well known, this session was inspired by a roundtable on Balochistan to be held at LUMS on 9 April with the […]

For Immediate Release

(Islamabad/Bangkok, 27 April 2015) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), together with its Pakistani member Bytes for All, strongly condemns the killing of Sabeen Mahmud. The groups also call on the government of Pakistan to ensure the protection of human rights defenders and bring perpetrators of the brutal murder of Sabeen […]


South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR), a democratic regional network, discussed common issues of human rights across the sub-region with special reference to enforced or involuntary disappearances. Experts including civil society activists, lawyers, as well as family members of victims of enforced disappearances participated in the discussion. The International Convention for the Protection of All […]

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