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Threats to Gulalai Ismail’s family must stop: HRCP

July 5, 2019 – 12:00 am | No Comment

Lahore:Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) said in a statement on Friday that it was seriously concerned over reports that activist Gulalai Ismail’s family has been threatened in connection with her work as a human rights defender.
HRCP urged the state to investigate the recent raid on Ms Ismail’s house in …

HRCP denounces higher education budget cuts

June 26, 2019 – 12:00 am | No Comment

LAHORE:Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) is concerned that the government’s bid to reduce budgetary expenditure on higher education through the Higher Education Commission (HEC) will affect both existing and prospective students, especially those from poorer vulnerable or marginalised groups.
The state has a duty to ensure that higher education is …

HRCP mission set for KP

June 21, 2019 – 12:00 am | No Comment

LAHORE:Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) will commence a fact-finding mission from Saturday, 22 June 2019, to study the pace and impact of the merger of the former Federally Administered Tribal Agencies (FATA) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The mission team will, in particular, aim to observe and understand any human rights implications …

HRCP secures release of bonded workers

June 14, 2019 – 12:00 am | No Comment

LAHORE:Sixty-three bonded labourers have been recovered from a brick kiln in Basti Pir Ismail near Multan, following a writ petition filed by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP).
In May, HRCP received a complaint from Saghar Hussain, a resident of Basti Pir Ismail, saying that a brick kiln owner in …

HRCP questions Justice Isa reference

June 11, 2019 – 12:00 am | No Comment

LAHORE:The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) is deeply concerned about the timing of, and apparent intention behind, the presidential reference with the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) against the Honourable Justice Qazi Faez Isa under Article 209 of the Constitution.
HRCP believes that the government does not fully appreciate the repercussions …

HRCP demands parliamentary commission on Waziristan

May 27, 2019 – 12:00 am | No Comment

Lahore:The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) is alarmed by the use of military force causing deaths of at least three Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) activists in North Waziristan.
HRCP believes that this will further escalate tensions between PTM supporters and security institutions, consequently leading to a permanent wedge between the …