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HRCP concerned over moves to revive the Protection of Pakistan Act

Lahore : The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed concern over moves to revive the Protection of Pakistan Act (POPA), which had expired on July 15, and urged the government to avoid resorting to laws that violate the fundamental rights enshrined in the Constitution. In a statement issued ... Read More »

HRCP condemns ‘ridiculous’ Council of Islamic Ideology recommendations

Lahore: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has condemned the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) recommendations that call for violence against women, among other regressive, illegal or redundant advice contained in a ‘model’ law purportedly designed to protect women’s rights. In a statement , the Commission said: “As much ... Read More »

HRCP aghast at girl’s jirga-ordained murder

Lahore: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has strongly condemned the brutal killing of a 16-year old girl following a jirga’s decision to punish her for her supposed role in helping a couple find happiness together. In a statement issued on Friday, the Commission said: “It is impossible to ... Read More »

HRCP demands probe into activist’s abduction, custodial death of MQM worker

Lahore: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed grave alarm over law enforcement personnel abducting and detaining without any charge for 10 days a political activist from Naushero Feroze, as well as over the death of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) worker Aftab Ahmed, who had been in Rangers’ ... Read More »

HRCP demands probe into land takeover practices of real estate behemoth

Lahore: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has demanded an urgent and thorough investigation into the land acquisition practices in Karachi by the largest real estate developers in the country and expressed concerns over reports of use of the state’s coercive powers to deprive rightful owners of their land. In ... Read More »

HRCP cautions against strong-arm tactics against AMP peasants

Lashore: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed serious concern over the administration denying peasants associated with Anjuman Muzareen Punjab (AMP) their right to peaceful protest and holding a convention aimed at drawing attention to the long struggle for their right to the land they have been cultivating ... Read More »

HRCP annual report launched on 1st April 2016 at Islamabad

Lahore: Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has issued annual report about the state of Human Rights in Pakistan during 2015.The report is launched in Islamabad today. The salient features of the report is written below; Laws and lawmaking The federal parliament made 20 laws. The president promulgated 12 ordinances. The provincial legislatures ... Read More »

HRCP aghast at Dr Asim’s deteriorating mental health

Lahore: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has expressed grave concern over a report about deterioration of mental health of Dr Asim Hussain, a former federal minister, and his treatment in the custody of paramilitary forces in Karachi. In a statement released to the media on Wednesday, the Commission said: ... Read More »

HRCP’s concern over failure to recover Zeenat Shahzadi

Lahore: HRCP has expressed grave concern over the failure of the police and security agencies to recover Zeenat Shahzadi, who had gone missing in Lahore at a time when she was striving for the recovery of a missing person. Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, HRCP Vice-chairperson Nazish Attaullah, HRCP ... Read More »

HRCP condemns Lahore massacre

Lahore: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has strongly condemned Sunday’s brutal bombing in Lahore and expressed grave concern over the militants’ ability to launch devastating attacks despite the ongoing crackdown. HRCP also expressed alarm over a violent crowd arriving unhindered in the federal capital from Rawalpindi and staging ... Read More »

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