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HRCP expresses alarm over growing threats to democracy and human rights

Lahore: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed alarm over growing threats to democracy and human rights amid a combination of neglect of human rights and a ‘civil-military imbalance’. A statement issued at the conclusion of the autumn meeting of the Commission’s Executive Council said: “The HRCP Executive ... Read More »

Stop hanging of a disabled man Abdul Basit: HRCP

Lahore : The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called upon the President to stay the hanging of Abdul Basit who lost the use of his legs due to tuberculosis,is a paraplegic man, which is scheduled for Tuesday (Sept 22) and grant him reprieve.Abdul Basit was convicted of murder case in ... Read More »

HRCP issues fact finding report in Kasur child abuse case

Lahore: An HRCP – AGHS fact-finding mission has received credible testimonies indicating large-scale sexual abuse of children over many years in village Husain Khan Wala in Kasur district. It is clear that a heinous crime has been committed against children. The references made to a land dispute in the village ... Read More »

HRCP demands for a reality check of anti-terror drive

Lahore: While offering condolences to the families of the victims of the Attock terrorist blast the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called upon the federal and Punjab governments to reappraise their strategy for fighting terrorism. In a statement issued here today the commission said: “The Human Rights Commission ... Read More »

HRCP demands thorough probe, prosecution in child abuse case

Lahore: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed grave concern over sexual abuse of children in Kasur and demanded prompt investigation, prosecution and effective steps to save the children from sexual violence. In a statement issued on Monday, the Commission said: “HRCP is horrified to learn of the ... Read More »

HRCP slams killing of disappearance victim in Sindh

Lahore: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed grave concern over the killing of a victim of enforced disappearance in Sindh, stating that the murder represented growing intolerance of all manners of disagreement in the country. In a statement issued on Monday, HRCP condemned the killing of Raja Dahir ... Read More »

HRCP’s alarm over sectarian, ethnic violence in Balochistan

Lahore: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed grave concern over the recent targeted sectarian and ethnic violence in Balochistan. It has called for punishing the perpetrators and for addressing the root causes that allow such violence to persist. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Commission said: ... Read More »

HRCP calls for a clear plan for sustainable development

Lahore: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called upon the government to seriously prepare for realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as these targets correspond to Pakistani people’s aspirations in nearly all fields of life. In a statement issued here today the commission said: “The international community is busy ... Read More »

HRCP alarmed over record executions

Lahore: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed grave concern that the number of executed death row prisoners in Pakistan this year reached 135 on Wednesday, the highest for any year in a decade. HRCP has called for halting executions and abolishing capital punishment. In a statement issued on ... Read More »

HRCP welcomes polls in KP, slams violence, curbs on women’s vote

Lahore: While welcoming the conclusion of local government elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed its concern that the rifht of women to cast their vote continued to be denied and the arrangements made for the maintenance of law and order and for smooth polling ... Read More »

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