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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’ […]

HRCP slams killing of disappearance victim in Sindh

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Media Monitoring

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

HRCP condemns Peshawar incident

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 […]

Urdu Press Releases

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 […]

بہتر انتظام کے ذریعے مزید اموات کو روکا جاسکتا ہے: ایچ آر سی پی

لاہور 23 جون 2015ء پریس ریلیز پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق نے شدید گرمی کے سبب ملک بھر خصوصاً کراچی میں ہونے والے انسانی جانوں کے نقصان پر شدید اضطراب کا اظہار کرتے ہوئے مطالبہ کیا ہے کہ انسانی جانوں کے مزید نقصان کو روکنے کے لئے فوری اقدامات کئے جائیں۔ منگل کے روز جاری […]

ملک میں ہونے والے بلدیاتی انتخابات میں گلگت۔ بلتستان کی تقلید کی جائے: ایچ آر سی پی

پریس ریلیز لاہور 09 جون 2015ء پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق نے گلگت۔بلتستان کی قانون ساز اسمبلی کے انتخابات پرامن طور پر اور قرینے کے ساتھ کروانے کی تعریف کرتے ہوئے توقع ظاہر کی ہے کہ پاکستان کے دوسرے علاقے آئندہ بلدیاتی اور عام انتخابات میں گلگت۔بلتستان کی تقلید کریں گے۔ ایچ آر سی پی […]


Promoting Humanitarian Values and Human Rights in the Fight against Extremism

“Promoting Humanitarian Values and Human Rights in the Fight against Extremism” Master training workshop held at HRCP Secretariat Lahore on 19-21 October 2012             Main themes and resource persons Background and evolution of human rights movement and moves towards its implementation (Mr. Muhammad Tehseen: Director SAP-PK)   Different types of extremism, their impact on our […]

A lecture on Votes and Human Rights

A lecture on Votes and Human Rights was held at the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan office. It was said that democracy is the best form of government despite shortcomings in its process of voting and nature of representation in parliament. Those who attended and spoke on the topic included; professor Imdad Chandio of Khairpur […]

Health dialogue on measles outburst in Sindh

HRCP Task Force Hyderabad and Civil Society Organization jointly hosted a Health dialogue on recent outburst of measles cases in Sindh at Hyderabad Press Club, in which 22 representatives of various NGO and media persons participated. The speakers expressed concern that more than 200 children had died and 15,000 were suffering from the disease but the health ministry and concerned departments […]

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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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