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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 »

HRCP urges rethink on terror fighting plan

Lahore : The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has strongly condemned Monday night’s attack on the police academy in Quetta and demanded reassessment of the counter-terrorism strategy to put an end to the blood-letting. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Commission said: “It is alarming that despite apparent focus ... Read More »

HRCP’s alarm over placing journalist’s name on ECL

Lahore : The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has demanded that all curbs on journalist Cyril Almeida travelling abroad must be immediately withdrawn and any grievance that the authorities might have against him must be dealt with in accordance with the law, due process and universally acknowledged freedoms of opinion ... Read More »

HRCP concerns grow over rights situation in Karachi

Lahore : The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed grave apprehensions over the prevailing human rights concerns in Karachi being aggravated by new problems cropping up in recent months. In a statement issued on Saturday, the Executive Council of the Commission said that it had decided to hold ... Read More »

HRCP calls for action on UN plea on disappearances

Lahore : The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called upon the government to implement the recommendations made by the United Nation’s Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances. The commission has also asked the authorities concerned to pay due attention to the working group’s latest report to the ... Read More »

HRCP slams Quetta massacre, says citizens’ lives must be protected

Lahore : The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has strongly condemned two attacks targeting lawyers in Quetta on Monday in which at least 53 people have been killed. It has also slammed the authorities’ inability to protect citizens through effective counter-terrorism measures. In a statement, the Commission said: “HRCP condemns ... Read More »

HRCP calls for recovery of missing social activist

Lahore : The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed grave concern over the suspected enforced disappearance of social activist Abdul Wahid Baloch who he was travelling from Mirpurkhas to Karachi on July 26. A statement issued by the Commission on Saturday said: “HRCP is alarmed over the reported enforced disappearance ... Read More »

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