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Over 1,700 killed in Karachi in 2012: Report


September 10th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) A total of 1,725 people, including 78 children, were killed in Pakistan's port city of Karachi in the first eight months of this year, says a ... Read more...

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`Hindus in Pakistan angry, helpless’


April 10th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Hindus in Pakistan are feeling "angry and helpless" after being targeted in a spate of incidents, including abductions and forced conversion of girls, says a ... Read more...

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1,000 Pakistani women killed for honour in 2011


March 23rd, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 23 (IANS) Nearly 1,000 women and girls in Pakistan were victims of honour killings during 2011, a human rights group said.At least 943 women were killed last year ... Read more...

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Pakistani Hindus in duress, says daily


March 13th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 13 (IANS) Hindu families in Sindh province were living in fear and insecurity due to their young women being forcibly converted, said a leading daily that called upon ... Read more...

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Hindus fleeing Balochistan: Daily


March 6th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 6 (IANS) There has been a surge in Hindu families fleeing Pakistan's Balochistan province as they feel insecure, a daily said Tuesday, adding that around 100 families have ... Read more...

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Our people are very frustrated with violence: Pakistan rights panel chief (Interview)


August 21st, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Pakistanis are "very frustrated" with the state of affairs in their country where violence and abductions are now a way of life, says the ... Read more...

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Hazare has many fans in Pakistan: Activist


August 20th, 2011 - 9:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) He is battling corruption in India, but Anna Hazare has gained many fans in Pakistan.So says Zohra Yusuf, 61, the new chairperson of the Human ... Read more...

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U.S. drone strikes kill 21 in North Waziristan


August 10th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by BNO News
MIRANSHAH, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. drone strikes early Wednesday morning killed at least 21 people in Pakistan's volatile North Waziristan area, local media reported.The air strikes were launched at around 2:20 ... Read more...

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Sikhs barred from Pakistan gurdwara


July 20th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 20 (IANS) A human rights panel of Pakistan has described as "scandalous" the barring of Sikhs from a gurdwara in Lahore.The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan noted with ... Read more...

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U.S. drone strikes kill 11 suspected militants in Pakistan


June 20th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by BNO News
PARACHINAR, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Suspected U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan's volatile tribal region killed at least eleven suspected militants on Monday, officials said.According to SAMAA TV, an unmanned aircraft launched four ... Read more...

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Abducted Pakistani journalist is dead, says media (Second Lead)


May 31st, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 31 (IANS) Pakistani journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad, who went missing Sunday amid speculation that he had been seized by the intelligence agency ISI, was Tuesday found murdered, ... Read more...

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Pakistani journalist abducted by ISI? (Lead)


May 31st, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 31 (IANS) A Pakistani journalist missing since Sunday after he alleged links between Al Qaeda and some navy officials has been taken away by Pakistan's spy agency ... Read more...

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Pakistan human rights commission urges release of missing journalist


May 31st, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 31 (IANS/AKI) The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed grave concern over the disappearance of journalist Saleem Shahzad and over reports that say he might ... Read more...

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Drone strikes are counter-productive: Gilani


May 2nd, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 2(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has said that drone attacks are counter-productive and have an adverse impact on the military and the political strategy against terrorism.Gilani also ... Read more...

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Imran Khan sets 30 days deadline over US drone strikes


April 25th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Apr 25(ANI): Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan has said that if the Pakistan People's Party (PPP)-led federal government fails to stop US drone strikes within 30 days, protesters will block all NATO ... Read more...

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Sit-in against U.S. drone attacks begins in Pakistan


April 24th, 2011 - 1:35 am ICT by BNO News
PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Thousands of people are expected to gather for a two-day sit-in over U.S. drone attacks in Pakistan's tribal areas, Ary news television reported Saturday.Supporters of cricket hero-turned-politician ... Read more...

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Mukhtaran gangrape accused’s acquittal seen as setback to women’s rights in Pakistan


April 22nd, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, April 22(ANI): The acquittal of five of the six accused in the Mukhtaran Mai gangrape case by Pakistan's Supreme Court is being seen as a setback to women's rights in the ... 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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Both US and Pak will fail in fight against terrorism if not together: Gilani


April 18th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr 18(ANI): Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has insisted that Pakistan and the United States have to fight terrorism in a combined manner, and warned that both risk failing if ... Read more...

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Pak F-16 fighter jets can’t target US drones: Rehman Malik


April 18th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr 18(ANI): Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that the Pakistan Air Force cannot shoot down unmanned US drones.Malik said the altitude of the drones is much higher than ... Read more...

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Pakistan rights report highlights problems of Hindus, Sikhs


April 15th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 15 (IANS) Stating that about 25 percent of Sikhs in Orakzai Agency were forced to leave their homes and 27 Hindu families sought asylum in India due ... Read more...

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2,542 people killed in militant attacks, 900 in US drone attacks in Pak in 2010: HRCP


April 15th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 15(ANI): Over 2,500 people were killed in militant attacks in Pakistan in 2010, and at least 900 others lost their lives in US drone strikes in the tribal areas during ... Read more...

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US drones killed 957 Pakistani civilians in 2010


April 14th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 14 (IANS) A total of 957 Pakistani civilians were killed in American drone attacks in the country 2010, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan said in its annual ... Read more...

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US drone attacks killed over 900 people in Pakistan in 2010: Report


April 14th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 14(ANI): Over 900 people were killed in US drone attacks in Pakistan's tribal areas, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has said in its annual report.The United States does ... Read more...

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Pak Govt. not to disclose Baloch missing persons list


April 7th, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr.7 (ANI): The Pakistan Government has decided not to disclose the identity of 57 missing persons from Balochistan, after two top agencies requested the list be treated as classified."The two agencies ... Read more...

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HRCP concerned over ‘abduction of Hindus, extra-judicial killings’ in Balochistan


January 27th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Quetta, Jan 27(ANI): The Balochistan chapter of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed its deep concern over lawlessness, increasing incidents of abduction of Hindus, recovery of mutilated bodies and ... Read more...

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Pak Supreme Court moved for calling in army to stop bloodbath in Karachi


January 22nd, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 22(ANI): A petition has been moved in Pakistan's Supreme Court over the continuous target killing incidents in Karachi.Advocate Tariq Asad filed the petition under Article 184(3) of the ... Read more...

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‘Shariat Court verdict seeking reversal of provisions discriminatory against Pak women’


December 26th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec 26 (ANI): The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed alarm at the Federal Shariat Court (FSC) decision seeking reversal of several provisions of the Women's Protection Act, 2006.The ... Read more...

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Zardari wants Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law reviewed: Sindh Assembly member


December 12th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Dec 12 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari wants the country's Blasphemy Law to be reviewed, a minority member of the Sindh Assembly has revealed.MPA Pitanbar Sewani, speaking at the ... Read more...

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Killing of missing Baloch persons during Eid “unreservedly condemnable”: HRCP


November 24th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Nov 24 (ANI): The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called the killing of six missing persons, whose bullet-riddled bodies were found from different parts of Balochistan during the Eid ... Read more...

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“Karachi will witness ethnic cleansing like Bosnia if govt doesn’t wake up”


November 19th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Nov 19 (ANI): Karachi may witness ethnic cleansing like that in Bosnia, if the government continues its apathy towards ethnic clashes and target killings rampant in the city, the Secretary ... 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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Pak SC makes history by issuing notices to spymasters in missing persons case


November 13th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 13 (ANI): The Pakistan Supreme Court made history on Friday by putting on notice the powerful spymasters of Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), Military Intelligence (MI) and Intelligence Bureau (IB) ... Read more...

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Musharraf cronies, PPP backing Asma to beat Pak CJ loyalists in SCBA polls


October 27th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Quetta, Oct 27 (ANI): With the crucial Supreme Court Bar Association polls taking place today, old cronies of former president Pervez Musharraf are pinning strong hopes on candidate Asma Jahangir to ... Read more...

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HRCP calls for open judicial inquiry into alleged inhuman torture of prisoners


October 12th, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Oct 12 (ANI): Expressing outrage at the inhuman torture and humiliation of several death row prisoners at the Toba Tek Singh District Prison, as well as official indifference to demands for ... Read more...

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