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Imran Khan lectures India, but bigotry is coded into law and idea of Pakistan
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Imran Khan lectures India, but bigotry is coded into law and idea of Pakistan

The Pakistani state is constitutionally geared to be bigoted and genocidal

Pakistani journalists oppose proposed law likely to further muzzle media
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Pakistani journalists oppose proposed law likely to further muzzle media

The legislation envisages the establishment of a new regulatory body called the Pakistan Media Development Authority

Pakistani talk show host Hamid Mir suspended after criticising military
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Pakistani talk show host Hamid Mir suspended after criticising military

Journalists and press freedom advocates often accuse Pakistan’s military and its agencies of harassing and attacking journalists. The government insists it supports freedom of speech.

Pakistani journalist Matiullah Jan 'abducted' from Islamabad; family, rights groups call for safe return
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Pakistani journalist Matiullah Jan 'abducted' from Islamabad; family, rights groups call for safe return

Jan had called a crackdown on the country's media outlets 'a systematic attempt by the military and its intelligence agency to assert control.

Riots break out in Pakistan's Sindh province after police book Hindu school principal for 'blasphemy'
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Riots break out in Pakistan's Sindh province after police book Hindu school principal for 'blasphemy'

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan shared a video of protesters breaking the infrastructure of the school in Sindh province and expressed concern over the situation

Outrage as Afzal Kohistani, whistleblower of 2012 honour killing, shot dead in Paksitan's Abbottabad
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Outrage as Afzal Kohistani, whistleblower of 2012 honour killing, shot dead in Paksitan's Abbottabad

Women's rights activists condemned the murder of Afzal Kohistani, whistleblower in a 2012 'honour killing' case that has shone a years-long spotlight on female victims — and the men who defend them — in Pakistan

Pakistan General Election: Political parties, rights organisations decry 'blatant and aggressive' rigging ahead of polls
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Pakistan General Election: Political parties, rights organisations decry 'blatant and aggressive' rigging ahead of polls

Human Rights Commission of Pakistan recently decried the 'blatant, aggressive and unabashed' attempts to manipulate the upcoming General Elections.

Pakistan's clampdown on human rights defenders highlighted by attack on editor of HRCP annual report
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Pakistan's clampdown on human rights defenders highlighted by attack on editor of HRCP annual report

Days after the launch of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan's annual report in Lahore, its editor Maryam Hasan had her home 'burgled' by miscreants who took away her laptop, hard drives, mobile phones

Remembering Asma Jahangir: Notes on the life and legacy of Pakistan's indomitable 'lioness'
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Remembering Asma Jahangir: Notes on the life and legacy of Pakistan's indomitable 'lioness'

It would be an uphill task to try to do justice to what Asma Jahangir accomplished | #FirstCulture

Asma Jahangir, a gutsy rights activist who pulled no punches when criticising either India or Pakistan
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Asma Jahangir, a gutsy rights activist who pulled no punches when criticising either India or Pakistan

Asma Jahangir found herself opposing the other two military rules as well. She was there at the forefront of every difficult moment in Pakistan, opposing Zia and Musharraf alike, standing up for women and minorities, for peace with India and against military intervention in the democratic process.

UN chief Antonio Guterres pays tribute to Asma Jahangir, lauds her courage in campaigns for justice and equality
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UN chief Antonio Guterres pays tribute to Asma Jahangir, lauds her courage in campaigns for justice and equality

The United Nations Secretary-General has paid tribute to Pakistan's "human rights giant" Asma Jahangir following her death by cardiac arrest at the weekend, praising her courage in campaigns for justice and equality for all.

Asma Jahangir dies at 66: Pakistan human rights activist fought for persecuted minorities, opposed military regime
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Asma Jahangir dies at 66: Pakistan human rights activist fought for persecuted minorities, opposed military regime

Noted Pakistani lawyer and haman rights activist Asma Jahangir passed away on Sunday after a cardiac arrest, media reports said.

'He was writing against us': Taliban claim killing of Pakistani journalist Zaman Mehsud
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'He was writing against us': Taliban claim killing of Pakistani journalist Zaman Mehsud

A gunman on a motorbike shot dead a Pakistani journalist in the country's restive northwest on Tuesday and hours later the Taliban claimed the killing, bringing to 71 the number of journalists and media workers killed in Pakistan since 2002.

Pakistani journalist Zaman Mehsud killed by unknown gunmen
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Pakistani journalist Zaman Mehsud killed by unknown gunmen

A senior journalist was shot dead on Tuesday by unknown gunmen in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region, police said.

Pakistan child sexual abuse: Lahore High Court turns down request for judicial inquiry
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Pakistan child sexual abuse: Lahore High Court turns down request for judicial inquiry

Pakistan's judiciary has rejected a request by the Punjab government to form a judicial commission to probe the country's biggest child abuse scandal involving nearly 300 children.

Sarabjit's security was compromised: Pak rights watchdog
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Sarabjit's security was compromised: Pak rights watchdog

Sarabjit Singh could not have been fatally attacked within the prison "without the knowledge and support of prison guards and the authorities", Pakistan's leading rights watchdog said today.