(National): Shahbaz Sharif arrested from Lahore

Lahore: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested the President of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the leader of opposition in National Assembly outside the Lahore High Court on Monday. He was arrested after a two-member bench comprised of Justice Sardar Ahmed Naeem and Justice Farooq Haider cancelled his bail. At the time of his arrest, some skirmishes were seen between the NAB officials and PML-N workRead More…

(National): WDD, UN boy launch framework to support gender mainstreaming

Lahore:Women Development Department (WDD) Punjab and UN Women Pakistan launched Punjab Women Development Policy (PWDP) 2018 Implementation Framework on Thursday with an objective to integrate gender focused activities in the work plans of all government departments and institutions to ensure gender mainstreaming in provincial planning. The provincial government developed the PWDP 2018 to systematically eradicate aRead More…

(National): Promotion of decent work opportunities in brick kiln sector of Pakistan

Lahore:Julien Harneis, United Nations Resident Coordinator (UNRC), Islamic Republic of Pakistan visited the first brick kiln adopted zigzag technology in Pakistan. This technology is environment friendly, and reduce emissions from brick kilns and cut pollution. Tayab Ikram, owner of the brick kiln, explained the transformation of brick kilns from conventional to modern technology in detail. Since August 2020, PunjRead More…

(National): WDD, PCSW, UN body launch report on ending violence against women

Lahore:Women Development Department (WDD) Punjab, the Punjab Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) and UN Women Pakistan launched a seminal report on ‘Gap Analysis of Legislation related to Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW) in Punjab’ on Tuesday. The aim of this report is to review the existing provincial legal framework in the light of national and international obligations of Pakistan and provide a detRead More…

(Cricket): HRCP alarmed by surge in blasphemy cases against Shia community

Lahore:The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) is gravely concerned at the recent surge in blasphemy cases being registered against sectarian and religious minorities, particularly the Shia community, and the potential for ensuing sectarian violence. Anecdotal evidence suggests that over 40 such cases may have been registered under the blasphemy laws in the last month alone. HRCP believes that the state hasRead More…

(Assembly): Punjab Assembly adopts supplementary resolution

Lahore: The Provincial Assembly of the Punjab on Friday adopted a private member’s supplementary resolution urging the provincial government to clean water drain and provide relief to the flood affected people of the mover’s constituency, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The House met for an hour and seven minutes. The sitting started at 1123 hours against the scheduled time Read More…

(City): HRCP urges criminalizing of enforced disappearances

Lahore:On International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) said that it reminds the government of its pledge to criminalize enforced disappearances.   “Not only must this heinous practice be recognized as a distinct, autonomous offence and the perpetrators held strictly accountable, but victims and their families must also be compensated for all thRead More…

Modi regime usurped rights of Kashmiris: Buzdar

Lahore:Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar said Saturday that on Indian Independence Day, the people of Jammu and Kashmir were protesting over illegal Indian occupation. He in a statement that every child of Pakistan was standing by oppressed Kashmiris. He reiterated Pakistan and Kashmir were bounded in a relationship which was unbreakable and the Pakistani nation was standing by their Kashmiris brethren witRead More…

CM Punjab seeks improvement in Lahore’s sanitation

Lahore:Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Saturday paid a surprise visit to different areas of provincial metropolis without protocol. Buzdar reprimanded MD Lahore Waste Management over his poor performance and expressed his displeasure over the poor sanitation arrangements in some areas of the city. The chief minister inspected the civic facilities and sanitation arrangements on Mall Road, Jail Road,Read More…

Detained fisherfolk to mark independence meaningfully

Lahore:The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) calls on the Pakistani and Indian governments to renew their commitment to bilateral peace as they celebrate their national independence, by securing the release of over 300 fisherfolk languishing in each other’s jails. In both cases, fisherfolk tend to hail from poor, marginalized coastal communities and, too often, are simply forgotten if arrested by their Read More…