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HRCP alarms over revival of Talibanization in South Wazirastan

Lahore : The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) is alarmed over a recent incident where a peace committee in Wana, South Waziristan, has issued a ban on virtually all socio-cultural activities in the region, including preventing women’s movement outside their homes unless they are with a mahram and prohibiting locals ... Read More »

Freedom of press and expression needs to be restored in Balochistan : HRCP

Lahore : The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed grave concern over the prevailing situation in Balochistan in terms of curbs on freedom of expression and a persisting climate of intimidation.  In a statement the Commission said: “HRCP calls upon the government and separatist groups in Balochistan to ... Read More »

HRCP calls for immediate release of Turkish family

Lahore : The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called for the immediate release of Kacmaz’s family, ex-director of Pak-Turk school, including two young daughters, who were abducted in Lahore today. The family had been residing in Pakistan for a year, on UNHCR asylum seeker certificate, allowing them to ... Read More »

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 »

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