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HRCP for a reality check of anti-terror drive

Lahore, August 17: While offering condolences to the families of the victims of the Attock terrorist blast the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called upon the federal and Punjab governments to reappraise their strategy for fighting terrorism. In a statement issued here today the commission said:

Child abuse in Kasur: HRCP demands thorough probe, prosecution

Lahore, August 10: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed grave concern over sexual abuse of children in Kasur and demanded prompt investigation, prosecution and effective steps to save the children from sexual violence. In a statement issued on Monday, the Commission said: “HRCP is horrified to learn of the child sexual abuse […]

HRCP demands responsible action in Islamabad land recovery drive

Lahore, August 2: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called upon the authorities engaged in an anti-encroachment operation in Sector I-11 of Islamabad to act in a responsible manner and to pay attention to the housing needs of the people being evicted. In a statement, the Commission said: “HRCP does not justify encroachment and […]

Karachi action mustn’t undermine due process, right to criticise institutions: HRCP

Lahore, July 28: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called for greater transparency and due process in the Rangers’ operation in Karachi and expressed concern over actions that can undermine citizens’ right to criticise and question actions of state institutions. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Commission stated: “In the ongoing Rangers’ […]

Media Monitoring

Syria: Finally free, Mazen Darwish must now be acquitted

Paris-Geneva, 10 August 2015 – The release today of prominent human rights defender Mazen Darwish, after three years and a half of detention, is a great relief, said the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders. Despite his release, Mazen Darwish, like his colleagues Hussein Ghrer and Hani al-Zaitani, has been charged with “publicising […]

AZERBAIJAN Journalist Rasim Aliyev murdered as human rights crackdown continues in aftermath of European Games

10 August 2015 – The Sport for Rights coalition, of which FIDH and OMCT are members within the framework of the Observatory, resolutely condemns the brutal murder of Azerbaijani journalist Rasim Aliyev, who died on 9 August in a Baku hospital, after he was severely beaten on 8 August by a group of people. Rasim […]

Pakistan : Government defies EU and international law and executes presumed juvenile offender

Paris, Lahore, 4 August 2015 – In the early hours of 4 August 2015 the Pakistani authorities executed Shafqat Hussain, believed to be a juvenile offender, in defiance of international law, basic human rights, and appeals by civil society, EU and UN officials to stay his execution. “The execution of Shafqat Hussain is the latest […]

Syria: Selective application of amnesty leaves Mazen Darwish in jail

Paris-Geneva, 24 July 2015 – Granted amnesty, Hussain Ghrer and Hani Al-Zaitani were released on 17 July and 18 July 2015, respectively. Both had been arbitrarily detained since February 2012, for promoting freedom of expression and monitoring gross human rights violations committed in Syria. The Observatory welcomes their release, but expresses its extreme concern for […]

HRCP condemns Karachi incident

SAHR Statement condemning the killing of civilians in Karachi

South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR), a democratic regional network of human rights defenders, strongly condemns the attack on members of the Ismaili sect, killing 47 and injuring a dozen more, by gunmen in Karachi, Pakistan. On 13 May, six armed men on three motorbikes had opened fire on a bus carrying a group of […]

PAKISTAN INDIA PEOPLES’ FORUM FOR PEACE & DEMOCRACY (India)

PRESS STATEMENT May 14, 2014   Pakistan-India Peoples’ Forum for Peace & Democracy (PIPFPD) strongly condemns the brutal attack in Karachi where 47 people including women were gunned down. The attackers targetted an Ismaili community bus. Jundullah, an anti-shia militia and a splinter group of Tehrik-e-Taliban, has claimed responsibility for the attack.   The killing […]

Pakistan: Arrest, Prosecute Sectarian Killers

(New York, May 14, 2015) – The Pakistan government should investigate and bring to justice those responsible for the May 13, 2015 attack on members of the Ismaili Shia community in Karachi that killed 43 people, Human Rights Watch said today. An extremist group called Jundullah, a splinter group of the Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP), or Pakistani […]

Karachi incident calls for appropriate and immediate action to counter religiously motivated terrorism: CHRE

Centre for Human Rights Education- Pakistan, an organization working to promote religious tolerance and respect of religious diversity has strongly condemned the barbaric attack on the Ismaili community (a group of Shia Muslims) in which at least 46 died and 24 injured including children reportedly.     Mr. Samson Salamat, Director of the Centre for […]

Urdu Press Releases

وفاقی اور پنجاب حکومتیں دہشت گردی سے متعلق حکمت عملی کا از سر نوجائزہ لیں

لاہور 17اگست،2015ء پریس ریلیز اٹک میں گزشتہ روز ہونے والے دہشت گردی کے حملہ میں جاں بحق ہونے والے افراد کے خاندانوں سے اظہار تعزیت کرتے ہوئے پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق نے وفاقی اور پنجاب حکومتوں سے کہا ہے کہ وہ دہشت گردی کے خلاف اپنی حکمت عملی کا ازسر نو جائزہ لیں۔ آج […]

اسلام آباد میں اراضی واگزار کروانے کی مہم میں ذمہ دارانہ انداز اختیار کیا جائے

لاہور 02اگست،2015ء پریس ریلیز پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق (ایچ آر سی پی) نے سیکٹرآئی الیون) (II-I، اسلام آباد میں تجاوزات مخالف آپریشن میں مصروف حکام سے مطالبہ کیا ہے کہ وہ ذمہ دارانہ انداز میں کارروائی کریں اور بے دخل ہونے والے لوگوں کی رہائشی ضروریات پر توجہ دیں۔ کمیشن نے اپنے ایک بیان […]

مستحکم ترقی کے لیے واضح منصوبہ بنایا جائے

لاہور 03جولائی2015ء پریس ریلیز پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق (ایچ آر سی پی) نے حکومت سے مطالبہ کیا ہے کہ وہ مستحکم ترقیاتی اہداف کے حصول کے لیے سنجیدگی سے تیاری کرے کیونکہ یہ اہداف تقریباً تمام شعبوں میں پاکستانی عوام کی خواہشات کی ترجمانی کرتے ہیں۔ آج جاری ہونے والے ایک بیان میں کمیشن […]

ایچ آر سی پی کوآئی اے رحمن کی شریک حیات کی وفات کا شدید دُکھ ہے

لاہور 25 جون 2015ء پریس ریلیز پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق (ایچ آر سی پی) نے ایچ آر سی پی کے سیکرٹری جنرل آئی اے رحمن کی شریک حیات توصیف رحمان کی وفات پر گہرے دُکھ کا اظہار کیا ہے۔ جمعرات کو جاری ہونے والے ایک بیان میں کمیشن نے کہا: ”ہمیں ایچ آر سی […]

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HRCP slams killing of disappearance victim in Sindh

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Lahore, July 27: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed grave concern over the killing of a victim of enforced disappearance in Sindh, stating that the murder represented growing intolerance of all manners of disagreement in the country. In a statement issued on Monday, HRCP condemned the killing of Raja Dahir Bhambhro, who […]

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India and Pakistan urged to stop ceasefire violations and restore peace along the border Joint Statement

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Lahore, July 24: We, members of the Pakistan India People’s Forum for Peace and Democracy strongly condemn the ceasefire violations and firings taking place on the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border (IB) or Working Boundary (WB) along the bordering regions of India and Pakistan. Even though this issue was highlighted in the […]

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Unprecedented Discussions at the UN on a Business and Human Rights Treaty: Will States Walk the Talk?

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Geneva, Paris – 13 July 2015.- This past week marked the first session of historic discussions within the United Nations Intergovernmental Working Group (IGWG) towards a treaty on human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises. The process represents an unprecedented opportunity to effectively address the prevention and remedy of human rights abuses involving […]

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SAHR Statement on the occasion of the meeting between the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan

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South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR), a regional, democratic network of human rights defenders welcomes the meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on 10 July 2015. The two Prime Ministers held a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit to discuss, among other […]

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Historic US Supreme Court Ruling Legalises Same-Sex Marriage across USA

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In a 5 – 4 ruling delivered on 26 June 2015, the US Supreme Court determined that the right to marriage equality was protected by the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution. The decision in the case, Obergefell v Hodges, means that same-sex marriage is now legal in all 50 US states. Crucially, and in stark […]

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HRCP’s alarm over sectarian, ethnic violence in Balochistan

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Lahore, July 8: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed grave concern over the recent targeted sectarian and ethnic violence in Balochistan. It has called for punishing the perpetrators and for addressing the root causes that allow such violence to persist. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Commission said: “HRCP has noted […]

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HRCP calls for a clear plan for sustainable development

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Lahore, July 03: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called upon the government to seriously prepare for realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as these targets correspond to Pakistani people’s aspirations in nearly all fields of life. In a statement issued here today the commission said: “The international community is busy finalizing the […]

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NSA/Surveillance: Damning new revelations and still no judicial inquiry

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Paris, 25 June 2015 - FIDH and LDH recall that they filed a complaint in July 2013 aimed at the NSA, the FBI and their surveillance practices under the PRISM programme. After more than 18 months since the opening of the preliminary investigation into the case, the Paris Prosecutor had still not made clear how it […]

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HRCP condoles passing of I. A. Rehman’s wife

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Lahore, June 25: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed its deep sorrow and grief over the demise of Tauseef Rehman, wife of HRCP Secretary General I. A. Rehman. In a statement on Thursday, the Commission said: “We the members of the HRCP family are deeply saddened by the passing of Tauseef Rehman, Mr […]

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HRCP on executions: human dignity should be respected all year round

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Lahore, June 23: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has welcomed the suspension of executions in Ramazan and called for an unbiased assessment of a general resumption of hangings. In a statement issued on Tuesday, HRCP said: “The Commission welcomes the government decision to stop executions ‘in reverence for the Holy month of Ramadan […]

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High death toll in heat wave alarming: HRCP

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Lahore, June 22: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed alarm over the high death toll amid the prevailing heat wave, especially in Karachi, and called for urgent interventions to prevent further loss of life. In a statement issued on Monday, the Commission said: “The high number of fatalities across the country as […]

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