Press Release

Lawyers’ killing by cops points to deep-rooted problem: HRCP

Lahore, May 26: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has slammed the killing of two lawyers in Daska in targeted police firing, and called for a thorough look at the police modus operandi to ensure that force is used to protect citizens rather than killing them. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Commission […]

HRCP’s concern over operation in Kalat

Lahore, May 22: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed concern over reports of civilian casualties in a security forces operation conducted in Kalat district and called details of the operation to be shared. In a statement issued on Friday, the Commission said: “HRCP has noted with concern reports of an operation launched […]

HRCP, ICJ demand clarification on juveniles’ trial by military courts

Lahore, May 21: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) have expressed deep concern that following the 21st amendment, juveniles suspected of committing offences related to terrorism could end up being tried by the newly constituted military courts. In letters sent to the prime minister and the interior […]

HRCP slams massacre in Karachi bus attack

Lahore, May 13: The barbaric killing of members of the Ismaili community in a bus attack in Karachi is highly condemnable, but it deserves more than mere words of censure and sympathy from the authorities, the political parties and the civil society, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) said on Wednesday. In a statement, […]

Media Monitoring

Orange in the Occupied Palestinian Territory The company recognizes its responsibility – the State shareholder should halt its support of Israeli settlements

Paris, 27 May 2015 – On the day of the annual meeting of Orange shareholders, 27 May 2015, civil society organisations (NGOs and unions)* urge the company and the French State, a shareholder in the group, to intervene and put a halt to human rights violations to which they would be contributing indirectly through their […]

Joint Statement of Korean civil society organizations calling for immediate humanitarian aid for Rohingya boat people

Approximately 8000 ethnic and religious minority Rohingya peoples and Bangladeshi migrants who left Myanmar (Burma) and Bangladesh to escape to Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia are slowly dying on sea due to the respective governments’ refusal to allow migrants ashore. The government of Thailand, which is the mid-way stopover for these migrants, has recently closed off […]

Mushawarat condemns Egyptian death sentences

New Delhi, 18 May, 2015: The continuous barrage of wholesales death sentences against the political opponents of the military regime in Egypt proves that the putschist generals are still not ready for any reconciliation with the country’s only democratically-elected President and his supporters, said the All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat (AIMMM), the umbrella body of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

وکلاءکی ہلاکت پر ایچ آر سی پی کا اظہار افسوس

لاہور 26مئی 2015ء پریس ریلیز پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق (ایچ آر سی پی) نے ڈسکہ میں پولیس فائرنگ سے دو وکلاءکی ہلاکت پر گہرے دُکھ کا اظہار کرتے ہوئے کہا ہے کہ ایسی صورت حال میں پولیس کی طرف سے اختیار کئے جانے والے طریق کار اور رویے کو تبدیل کرنا ضروری ہے تاکہ […]

قلات میں سکیورٹی فورسز کے آپریشن سے متعلق ایچ آرسی پی کی تشویش

لاہور 22مئی 2015ء پریس ریلیز پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق (ایچ آر سی پی) نے ضلع قلات میں سکیورٹی فورسز کے ایک آپریشن میں شہریوں کی ہلاکت کی اطلاعات پر تشویش کا اظہار کرتے ہوئے مطالبہ کیا ہے کہ عوام کو آپریشن کی تفصیلات سے آگاہ کیا جائے۔ جمعہ کو جاری ہونے والے ایک بیان […]

کراچی : بس میں ہونے والے قتل وغارت گری کی مذمت

لاہور 13مئی 2015ء پریس ریلیز کراچی میں ایک بس پر حملہ کے نتیجے میں ہونے والے قتل وغارت گری کی شدید مذمت کرتے ہوئے پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق نے کہا ہے کہ ارباب اقتدار، سیاسی جماعتوں اور سول سوسائٹی کی جانب سے اس واقعے کی محظ مذمت، ملامت اور اظہار ہمدردی ہی کافی نہیں۔اسماعیلی […]

انسانی حقوق کے محافظین کے تحفظ کے لیے مطالبات پر مشتمل منشور کی منظوری

اسلام آباد 07مئی 2015ء پریس ریلیز پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق (ایچ آر سی پی) نے جمعرات کو ایک مشاورت کا اہتمام کیا۔ مشاورت کے اختتام پر 11نکاتی منشور منظور کیا گیا جس میں حکومت سے مطالبہ کیا گیا کہ انسانی حقوق کے محافظین کی سلامتی وتحفظ کو یقینی بنایا جائے اور ان کے کام […]

Events

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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HRCP grieved over death of Norwegian ambassador

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Lahore, May 8: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has expressed deep sorrow over the death of Norwegian Ambassador Leif H. Larsen, in a helicopter crash in Gilgit-Baltistan on Friday. In a statement, the Commission said: “HRCP is deeply saddened by the death of Lief Larsen and condoles with the Norwegian government and people, his […]

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HRCP event adopts charter of demands for protecting HRDs

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Islamabad, May 07: A consultation organised by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) here on Thursday concluded with an 11-point charter of demands calling upon the government to ensure safety and protection for human rights defenders and to facilitate their work. The consultation, attended by a large number of civil society representatives, began with a […]

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

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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 […]

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

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