An HRCP consultation (Lahore, April 20) discussed strategies for better implementation of the 2014 Supreme Court judgement on minorities' religious rights.
HRCP organized a consultation (Islamabad, May 25), on addressing the challenges facing the Kalash community
Participants at an HRCP consultation (Islamabad, May 16) on challenges to effective representation of religious minorities in parliament.

Press Release

HRCP condemns attack on Asma Jahangir’s associates in courtroom

Lahore, June 22: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has strongly condemned an attack by scores of lawyers on renowned lawyer Asma Jahangir’s associates inside a courtroom in the Lahore High Court. In a statement issued on Thursday, the Commission said: “HRCP denounces in the strongest possible terms the assault on Asma Jahangir’s associates. […]

Bangladesh: Conduct a credible investigation into threats of violence andensure protection of Sultana Kamal

We, several international and regional civil society organisations express deep concern over violent threats received by Sultana Kamal, a prominent lawyer and women human rights defender in Bangladesh. Sultana received these threats from the radical Islamist group Hefazat-e-Islam (Hefazat), a coalition of teachers and students of quami Madrasas1 , after expressing her opinion on a […]

HRCP concern over journalist’s killing, serious threats to another

Press release Lahore, June 12: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has condemned the killing of journalist in Haripur and death threats and an apparent attack against another in Lahore. In a statement issued on Monday, the Commission stated: “We have received with great concern reports of targeted killing of Bakhshish Elahi, bureau chief of […]

SAHR Statement on occasion of the campaigns by families of the disappeared reaching 100 days

South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR), a regional network of Human Rights Defenders, is issuing this statement to affirm its solidarity with the families of the victims of enforced disappearance protesting in different areas in the North and East of Sri Lanka. In particular, the network extends its support on the occasion of the 100th […]

Media Monitoring

Internship Programme

Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) is providing a two-month internship opportunity. Hurry up and apply and also help spread the word. HRCP Internship HumanRights SavingHumanity

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

کمرہ عدالت میں عاصمہ جہانگیر کے ساتھی وکلاء پر حملہ قابل مذمت ہے

پریس ریلیز لاہور 22-جون 2017 پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق (ایچ آر سی پی)نے عدالت عالیہ لاہور کے کمرہ عدالت میں معروف وکیل عاصمہ جہانگیر کے ساتھی وکلاء پر درجنوں وکیلوں کے حملے کی شدید مذمت کی ہے۔ بروز جمعرات جاری ہونے والے ایک بیان میں کمیشن نے کہا: ’’ایچ آر سی پی عاصمہ جہانگیر […]

ایک صحافی کا قتل، دوسرے کو سنگین خطرات تشویش کا باعث ہیں

پریس ریلیز لاہور 12-جون 2017   پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق (ایچ آر سی پی) نے ہری پور میں ایک صحافی کے قتل جبکہ لاہور میں دوسرے کو قتل کی دھمکیوں اور ان پر ہونے والے بظاہر حملے کی شدید مذمت کی ہے۔ پیر کو جاری ہونے والے ایک بیان میں، کمیشن نے کہا:’’ ہمیں […]

بدین میں اغواء ہونے والے چار سیاسی کارکنوں کی بازیابی کا مطالبہ

پریس ریلیز لاہور 29-مئی 2017 پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق نے بروز ہفتہ اور اتوار ضلع بدین میں چار سیاسی کارکنوں کی مبینہ جبری گمشدگی کی مذمت کی ہے۔ پیر کو جاری ہونے والے ایک بیان میں کمیشن نے کہا: ’’ہفتے کو رات گئے اور اتوار کو علی الصبح ضلع بدین کے چار مختلف دیہاتوں […]

اظہار رائے پربے جا پابندیاں جمہوریت اور معاشرے کے لیے تباہ کن ہیں

پریس ریلیز لاہور 19مئی 2017 پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق (ایچ آر سی پی) نے اظہار رائے پر بے جا پابندیوں اور خوف وہراس کی فضا پر تشویش کا اظہار کیا ہے اورحکومتی نمائندوں کی طرف سے ایسے بیانات کو بھی تشویشناک قرار دیا ہے کہ سوشل میڈیا پر مسلح افواج کے خلاف ہتک کے […]

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Lahore, May 11, 2017: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has welcomed the removal of 47 individuals’ names from a list under 4th Schedule of the Anti-Terrorism Act in Gilgit-Baltistan, and called for a fair hearing for those remaining on the list. In a statement issued on Thursday, the Commission said: “HRCP welcomes as […]

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Asma criticises ban on women in festival

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LAHORE: Former Supreme Court Bar Association president Asma Jahangir has taken exception to a ban on women from attending traditional “Qaqlasht Festival”. In a statement issued on Thursday, she says this is discrimination and would send a negative message to tourists as well. She states such a violation of women’s rights is against the laws […]

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