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Haqqani’s lawyer quits, criticizes memo commission


January 2nd, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 2 (IANS) Pakistani lawyer Asma Jehangir has refused to represent former envoy to the US Husain Haqqani in the memo case, saying she has "no confidence" in the ... Read more...

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Pakistan apex court judge to head Osama probe panel


June 21st, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) Pakistan's Supreme Court Monday accepted the government's request to allow Justice Javed Iqbal to head the probe into former Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's ... Read more...

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Pak Interior Minister rules out military courts


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 3 (ANI): Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik has ruled out the possibility of establishing military courts by amending the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997."The democratic government will never establish military courts ... Read more...

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Pak Govt not taking ‘burning’ Balochistan problem seriously: Asma Jehangir


March 10th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Quetta, Mar 10(ANI): Pakistan's Supreme Court Bar Association President Asma Jehangir has said the government has never been serious about resolving the problems of Balochistan.Addressing a seminar titled "On Critical Issues of ... Read more...

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Zardari, Gilani, Musharraf felicitate Asma on winning SCBA presidential election


October 28th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 28 (ANI): Pakistan Supreme Court Advocate and noted human rights activist Asma Jehangir has won the annual elections of Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), becoming the first ever woman ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s bar association elects its first woman chief


October 28th, 2010 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 27 (IANS) Supreme court advocate and human rights activist Asma Jehangir Wednesday became the first woman to be elected president of Pakistan's Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), a media ... Read more...

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Rights group raps Pakistan for anti-Taliban militia


March 22nd, 2010 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 22 (DPA) The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) Monday criticised the military for forcing civilians to form anti-Taliban militias and use them as "proxies" in extra-judicial killings in ... Read more...

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Pak Human Rights Commission slams invocation of ECL


December 19th, 2009 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec. 19 (ANI): The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has expressed concern over the invocation of the Exit Control List Ordinance (ECL), under which the government can restrict certain people from ... Read more...

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ISPR rejects HRCP’s ‘mass grave’ allegations


August 19th, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.19 (ANI): The Pakistan Army has rejected the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan's (HRCP) report alleging that the security forces are involved in extra-judicial killings and human rights abuses in ... Read more...

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Probe into Mumbai attacks will define India-Pakistan ties: SAFMA


January 31st, 2009 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Lahore, Jan 30 (IANS) The future of Pakistan-India relations depends on the investigation into the Mumbai attacks, a senior official of the South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA) said here Friday.Imtiaz Alam, ... Read more...

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SAFMA says Mumbai attacks probe to decide fate of Pak-India ties


January 30th, 2009 - 11:22 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan. 30 (ANI): South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA) Secretary General Imtiaz Alam has said that future of Pakistan-India relations depends on the investigation of Mumbai terror attacks. Addressing a news ... Read more...

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Pak committed to investigate Mumbai terror strikes: Envoy


January 22nd, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): Pakistan High Commissioner to India Shahid Malik has said that Islamabad is committed to investigating the Mumbai terror strikes and wants to bring the peace process ... Read more...

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India, Pakisan activists promote peace at Amritsar seminar


January 12th, 2009 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar, Jan. 12 (ANI): Indian and Pakistani social and peace activists besides religious leaders attended a special seminar on Sunday, intended to defuse the growing tensions between countries since the Mumbai ... Read more...

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Indo-Pak peace activists meet at Attari to defuse tensions


January 12th, 2009 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 12 (ANI): Peace activists from Pakistan and India met at the Attari border to defuse the growing tensions between the two countries in the wake of the Mumbai terror ... Read more...

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PML-N takes legal advice on Zadaris eligibility and impeachment


August 25th, 2008 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Aug 25 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-N Chief Nawaz Sharif has consulted with renowned lawyer Farooq Ahsan and other senior members of legal fraternity on the eligibility of Pakistan Peoples Party ... Read more...

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Indian, Pakistani activists in candlelight vigil at border


August 15th, 2008 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Attari border (Punjab), Aug 15 (IANS) Peace activists from India and Pakistan Thursday night kept a candlelight vigil at the Attari-Wagah land border. It was for the first time that activists from ... Read more...

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Sarabjits family wants to meet Pak PM to seek clemency


April 27th, 2008 - 2:29 pm ICT by admin
Lahore, Apr.27 (ANI): The family of Sarabjit Singh, the Indian man on death row in Pakistan, is making every effort to get his execution order of May 1 revoked, and has ... Read more...

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Pak civil society strives for Musharrafs ouster: Asma Jehangir


April 17th, 2008 - 4:40 pm ICT by admin
Lahore, Apr 17 (ANI): Human Rights Commission of Pakistan Chairperson Asma Jehangir has said that the civil societys struggle would continue until President Pervez Musharraf is ousted.Speaking at a seminar ... Read more...

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Pak only half alive in 2007, says its rights body


March 30th, 2008 - 1:16 pm ICT by admin
Lahore , Mar.30 (ANI): The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has said that the country was only half alive in 2007 due to the repeated violation of human rights, and ... Read more...

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Asma Jehangir favours Sarabjit Singhs release


March 20th, 2008 - 6:32 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Mar 20 (ANI): Human Rights Commission of Pakistan Chairperson Asma Jehangir said on Thursday that Sarabjit Singh, the Indian awaiting gallows in a Pakistani jail, should be released and ... Read more...

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Pakistan should return Sarabjit to India: Asma Jehangir


March 20th, 2008 - 3:38 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Pakistan should return Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, noted human rights activist Asma Jehangir said here Thursday. Both countries should return each other's prisoners, she added. "India and ... Read more...

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Sarbjeet’s fate in Musharraf’s hands: Asma Jehangir


March 18th, 2008 - 12:29 am ICT by admin
Lucknow, March 17 (IANS) Chairman of Pakistan's Human Rights Commission Asma Jehangir said here Monday that the fate of Sarabjit Singh, Indian national on death row in Pakistani jail, is in the ... Read more...

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Human rights watch should continue in Pakistan: Asma Jehangir


March 9th, 2008 - 7:17 pm ICT by admin
Ahmedabad, Mar 9 (ANI): Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) chairperson Asma Jehangir has said that despite the change in political set up in her country, there is a need to keep ... Read more...

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Pak rights body wants early transfer of power to elected representatives


February 26th, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by admin
Lahore, Feb 26 (ANI): The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has demanded an immediate meeting of the newly elected representatives of national and provincial assemblies of Pakistan and early transfer of ... Read more...

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Asma Jehangir says Pakistan Government is waging a war on its people


January 12th, 2008 - 5:15 pm ICT by admin
Lahore, Jan 11 (ANI): The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan Chairperson Asma Jehangir has accused the Government of declaring a war upon the people of Pakistan in a game of high stakes.Unarmed ... Read more...

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Sharif seeks US intervention in restoring pre-Nov 3 judiciary


December 4th, 2007 - 1:21 pm ICT by admin
Lahore, Dec 4 (ANI): Former Pakistan Prime Minister has appealed to the US to play a role in restoring the pre-November 3 judiciary in the country.I reiterate my demand for restoring ... Read more...

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Difficult to work with Musharraf, says Benazir after release


November 16th, 2007 - 11:59 am ICT by admin
Lahore, Nov 16 (ANI): Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has said it was difficult for her to work with President Pervez Musharraf because he had taken Pakistan "back towards military dictatorship" Bhutto made ... Read more...

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Musharraf criticised for tactics to suppress democracy in Pak


November 14th, 2007 - 10:23 am ICT by admin
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Mukhtar Mai’s visit to US uncertain


November 14th, 2007 - 10:23 am ICT by admin
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Canadian diplomat denied permission to meet Asma Jehangir


November 14th, 2007 - 10:19 am ICT by admin
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UNHRC must intervene in Pakistan: Human rights group


November 14th, 2007 - 10:16 am ICT by admin
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Ban Ki-Moon unmoved by Pak protest over his statement over emergency


November 14th, 2007 - 10:14 am ICT by admin
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Pak Govt lodges protest with Ban Ki-Moon, says emergency is an internal matter


November 14th, 2007 - 8:35 am ICT by admin
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Ban Ki-Moon, UNHCR express concern over emergency in Pakistan


November 14th, 2007 - 8:32 am ICT by admin
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Asma Jehangir urges Pakistan’s friends to persuade US to stop supporting Musharraf


November 14th, 2007 - 8:29 am ICT by admin
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