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HRCP condemns attack on Asma Jahangir’s associates in courtroom

Lahore : 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 ... Read More »

HRCP concern over journalist’s killing

Lahore : 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, ... Read More »

HRCP expressed grave alarm over a student’s lynching

Lahore : The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed grave alarm over a student’s lynching by a mob at Abdul Wali Khan University in Mardan on Thursday. It has urged effective steps to bring all those involved to justice and to tackle the panic and horror among citizens, ... Read More »

Ethnic profiling will damage counter-terrorism effort: HRCP

Lahore : The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed grave concern over instances of ‘apparent racial profiling’ and ‘stereotyping’ as the authorities try to clamp down on militancy and terrorism in Punjab. In a statement issued on Monday, the Commission said: “HRCP is aghast at the administration in ... Read More »

HRCP demands across-the-board action against terrorists

Lahore : Strongly condemning the Sehwan Sharif suicide bombing and a series of terrorist attacks in the country over the last few days, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has demanded decisive crackdown on all manifestations of violence, especially in the name of faith. In a statement issued on Friday, ... Read More »

HRCP appalled by anchor’s ceaseless hatemongering

Lahore : The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed grave concern over a vicious campaign by a TV anchorperson against several renowned journalists and rights defenders in a tirade that has been going on for weeks. In a statement issued on Friday, the Commission said: “HRCP has been ... Read More »

HRCP demands quick recovery of missing activists

Lahore : The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed grave concern over four rights activists going missing in Lahore and Islamabad over the last few days. It has demanded their immediate recovery. In a statement issued on Monday, the Commission said: “HRCP is greatly alarmed by Waqas Goraya and Asim ... Read More »

Lahore closure denied people’s right to use thoroughfares: HRCP

Lahore : The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has voiced grave concern over the cavalier manner of the authorities in closing down Lahore on Wednesday, apparently to prevent a protest. In a statement issued on Thursday, the Commission said: “HRCP is shocked by the manner in which the government ... Read More »

There is no right without the right to freedom of expression: HRCP

Lahore : To mark the international day for Human Rights, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) organized a conference entitled ‘no right without the right to freedom of expression’, at the press club of Lahore; followed by a demonstration outside the club. The speakers at the conference included Ms. ... Read More »

HRCP praises law on conversions, urges enforcement

Lahore : The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has welcomed criminalization of forced conversion by the legislature in Sindh and urged the authorities to ensure that the law is enforced. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Commission said: “In adopting Sindh Criminal Law (Protection of Minorities) Bill the ... Read More »

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