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Women’s exclusion from top governance slots alarming: HRCP

Lahore: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called for addressing the ‘near-complete exclusion’ of women from top governance positions in the country. A press statement issued by HRCP on Saturday, as part of its media campaign ahead of International Women’s Day (March 8), said that even though women ... Read More »

Women’s under-representation in judiciary must be addressed: HRCP

Lahore : The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has stressed the urgent need for addressing the severe under-representation of women in the higher judiciary. As part of HRCP’s media campaign, ahead of International Women’s Day (March 8), the Commission on Friday drew attention towards women’s under-representation in Pakistan’s legal profession, particularly ... Read More »

HRCP calls for National Action Plan review

Lahore: While strongly condemning the Charsadda terrorist attack the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called for a critical reappraisal of the operations against terrorists and a more stringent implementation of the National Action Plan, especially the agenda for dealing with centres and organizations responsible for the training of ... Read More »

HRCP expresses deep sorrow over the passing of Aslam Azhar

Lahore, December 30: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed its deep sorrow over the passing of Aslam Azhar and called it a great loss for Pakistan. In a condolence statement, the Commission said: “The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) joins the nation in mourning the loss of Aslam Azhar, whose many ... Read More »

HRCP alarmed by Pak opposition to UN resolution for rights defenders

Lahore: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has expressed its alarm and serious dismay over Pakistan voting last week against a United Nations General Assembly resolution that called for recognising the role of human rights defenders (HRDs) and the need for their protection. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Commission ... Read More »

HRCP hurt at Pakistan losing Human Rights Council seat

Lahore: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed regret over Pakistan losing its bid to get re-elected to the UN Human Rights Council and called for urgent efforts to ensure that human rights are “not only observed in Pakistan but also seen to be observed”. In a statement ... Read More »

ECP needs to facilitate election observers :Senator Pervaiz Rashid

Lahore: Minister for Information Senator Pervaiz Rashid said on Sunday that Election Commission of Pakistan needs to facilitate election observers in line with its commitment to electoral transparency. In a statement, the minister said that independent observation of elections by organizations like The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) and Human Rights Commission ... Read More »

HRCP slams threat to heritage

Lahore: Describing the reported move to destroy a part of the GPO building in Lahore for the Orange Train project as vandalism compounded by arrogance, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called upon the Punjab government to review the project and desist from attacking the people’s basic right ... Read More »

HRCP demands urgent steps to recover girls abducted from Karachi

Lahore: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called upon the authorities for urgent action to recover three girls reportedly abducted from Karachi in early September and has also voiced alarm over the consistent failure to tackle abduction and trafficking of women. In a statement issued on Friday, the Commission ... Read More »

HRCP asks parties to focus on real issues, electoral reform

Lahore: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has urged the political parties who contested Sunday’s by-elections to step back from the ‘rough campaigning’ to ensure that politics returned to the real issues of the people. It also called for urgent efforts for meaningful election reform. In a statement issued on ... Read More »

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