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Probe Asma Jahangir’s death plot, say human rights groups


June 6th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Concerned over Pakistani human rights activist Asma Jahangir's revelations that her country's security establishment was planning to get her killed, Indian human rights groups Wednesday ... Read more...

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Court allows Haqqani to travel abroad


January 30th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 30 (IANS) Pakistan's former envoy to the US Husain Haqqani was Monday permitted to travel abroad by the Supreme Court, which is probing a memo sent to ... Read more...

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‘Pak govt. failed to present Taseer’s murder in right perspective’


April 18th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Apr 18(ANI): Pakistan Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Asma Jahangir has criticized the federal government over its "poor" reaction to the murder of former Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer."The ... Read more...

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‘Sworn enemies’ Musharraf, Sharif and Zardari are ‘famous Facebook friends’!


March 19th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 19(ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif, former President Pervez Musharraf, PML-Q chief Shujaat Hussain, and PTI chief Imran Khan are friends on social networking website ... Read more...

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`Increase in violence against women in Pakistan’


February 16th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 16 (IANS) The incidents of violence against women are increasing in Pakistan, said Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) president Asma Jahangir.Jahangir said violence against women was taking place everyday ... Read more...

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Asma Jahangir says Pakistan’s judiciary not independent as yet


February 11th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 11(ANI): Pakistan's judiciary is not "independent as yet" as people are still not getting justice, Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Asma Jahangir has stated."I do not believe the judiciary ... Read more...

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Lahore HC prevents Blasphemy Law amendment until judicial ruling on Aasia case (Amended)


December 6th, 2010 - 9:29 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec 6(ANI): The Lahore High Court (LHC) prevented any amendment in Pakistan's Blasphemy Law until the judicial ruling on Aasia Bibi, the Christian woman sentenced to death on blasphemy charges, is ... Read more...

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Lahore HC stays Blasphemy Law amendment until judicial ruling on Aasia case


December 6th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec 6(ANI): The Lahore High Court has ordered a stay against making any amendments in Pakistan's Blasphemy Law until the judicial ruling on Aasia Bibi, the Christian woman sentenced to death ... Read more...

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Asma Jahangir assails LHC stay order against presidential pardon for Aasia Bibi


December 1st, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 1 (ANI): Pakistan Supreme Court Bar Association President Asma Jahangir has denounced the stay granted by the Lahore High Court against any action leading to a presidential pardon for Christian ... Read more...

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Blasphemy laws being misused in Pakistan: Asma Jahangir


November 22nd, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 22(ANI): Pakistan's noted human rights activist, Asma Jahangir, has said that blasphemy laws were being misused in the country and have caused negative impressions about the country abroad.Speaking at ... Read more...

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Asma Jahangir awarded UN Bilbao prize for promoting human rights


November 18th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
United Nations, Nov 18 (ANI): Pakistan's noted human rights activist, Asma Jahangir, has been named as this year's winner of the Bilbao Prize- a UN award that recognizes "outstanding individual contribution to ... Read more...

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Police, lawyers clash in Lahore


October 2nd, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Oct 2 (IANS) Judicial services were paralysed in Pakistan's Lahore city Saturday after a clash between lawyers and police turned violent.The clash erupted inside the Lahore High ... Read more...

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Court fines Meera Rs. 3,000 after counsel withdraws marriage dissolution plea


September 18th, 2009 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, September 18 (ANI): Pakistani film actress Meera has been fined Rs. 3,000 by Family Court judge Shazia Khalid, after her counsel withdrew a petition seeking the dissolution of her purported marriage ... Read more...

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Blasphemy accused Christian man dies in Pak jail, police claims ’suicide’


September 16th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Sep. 16 (ANI): A Christian man who was held on blasphemy charges is reported to have committed suicide in a Pakistani prison, while human rights activists are smelling foul play in ... Read more...

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Pakistan cannot afford another spell of army rule: Asma Jahangir


August 13th, 2009 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Aug 13 (ANI): Famous lawyer, human rights activist and Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) chairman Asma Jahangir has said that even the worst democracy is better than an army regime ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s anti-Taliban operations were avoidable: Rights body


June 4th, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 4 (IANS) The intensity of the Pakistani military's anti-Taliban operations in the country's restive northwest could have been avoided "if the militants had been confronted, discouraged, deported and captured ... Read more...

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Indian peaceniks aim to refresh brotherhood spirit with Pakistanis


February 23rd, 2009 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Wagah border (Amritsar), Feb.23 (ANI): While diplomatic circles in India and Pakistan are engaged in formally getting the suspended composite dialogue back on track, peaceniks of both countries are doing their ... Read more...

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Indian delegation in Pakistan to promote peace


February 23rd, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 23 (ANI): A 13-member Indian delegation, comprising eminent civil society members, journalists, peace and human rights activists, crossed the Wagah border on Sunday in a bid to promote peace ... Read more...

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HRCP for greater people-to-people contact between India and Pakistan to establish peace


January 31st, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan.31 (ANI): The chief of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), Asma Jahangir, has said that there is a need of greater people-to-people contact between the citizens of India ... Read more...

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Artists can play major role in peace process: Pakistani painter


January 23rd, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Artists' voices can be both provocative as well as healing and since they represent the people at large they can play a major role in the peace ... Read more...

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Don’t block people to people contact: Asma Jahangir


January 22nd, 2009 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Asma Jahangir, chairperson of Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, Thursday said the people to people contact between India and her country should not be hindered under any ... Read more...

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Nirmala Deshpande remembered in Pak as a peace, HR activist


May 8th, 2008 - 7:55 pm ICT by admin
Lahore, May 8 (ANI): Human rights activists and experts from various fields remembered Gandhian icon Nirmala Deshpande, who passed away in New Delhi on May 1, as an apostle of peace ... Read more...

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Sarabjit’s family perform thanksgiving prayers for his month-long reprieve


March 19th, 2008 - 9:14 pm ICT by admin
By Ravinder Singh Robin Bhikhiwind, Mar.19 (ANI) Members of Sarabjit Singh's family today performed a thanksgiving prayer after the Indian detenu's hanging in a Pakistan jail was postponed to April 30 by ... Read more...

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Asma Jahangir meets Bal Thackeray


March 11th, 2008 - 8:28 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, Mar 11 (ANI): Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) chairperson Asma Jahangir today said that Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray Thackeray had declared that he did not provoke anyone, but only ... Read more...

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Asma prays at Hazratbal Shrine, meets separatists


March 9th, 2008 - 12:24 am ICT by admin
Srinagar, March 8 (IANS) Asma Jahangir, the chairperson of the Pakistan Human Rights Commission (PHRC), Saturday visited the famous Hazratbal shrine situated on the banks of the Dal Lake here and offered ... Read more...

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Pakistani activist Asma Jahangir arrives in Srinagar


March 7th, 2008 - 8:36 pm ICT by admin
Srinagar, March 7 (IANS) Noted Pakistani lawyer and chairman of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) Asma Jahangir arrived here Friday for a daylong visit. Immediately on her arrival here, she ... Read more...

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Peoples Verdict in favour of democratic governance: HRCP


February 20th, 2008 - 6:37 pm ICT by admin
Lahore , Feb 20 (ANI): The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has appreciated the people for giving their verdict in the elections in favour of formation of a democratic government despite ... Read more...

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Pakistan rights body expresses doubts about polls leading to democracy


December 25th, 2007 - 2:04 pm ICT by admin
Lahore, Dec 25 (ANI): The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed doubts about the January 8 general elections leading to democracy in Pakistan. A statement signed by HRPC Chairperson Asma ... Read more...

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Amended Army law reflects martial law: Asma Jahangir


November 14th, 2007 - 10:30 am ICT by admin
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Pakistan must not become another Burma: Asma Jahangir


November 14th, 2007 - 10:24 am ICT by admin
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Pakistan’s Rights body denounces move to amend Army Act


November 14th, 2007 - 8:16 am ICT by admin
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