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HRCP calls on government to criminalize torture

June 25, 2020 – 11:57 pm | No Comment

LAHORE:Rafiullah alias Amir, who was beaten and paraded naked in Peshawar two days ago, is not the first victim of police brutality. Unfortunately, this is yet another glimpse of the policing culture in Pakistan that manifests itself in the form of unlawful detention, torture, and custodial death and rape, compounded …

HRCP slams extrajudicial murder of rights activist

June 19, 2020 – 12:00 am | No Comment

LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on Friday condemned the extrajudicial murder of Niaz Hussain Lashari, a 22-year-old labour rights activist, in Karachi and a member of Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (Arisar).
Originally from the town of Dakhan in district Shikarpur, Lashari was arrested in Karachi on charges of …

Energy sector emits 80% air pollutants in Punjab

June 17, 2020 – 12:00 am | No Comment

Lahore:The energy sector occupies 80 percent of the total air pollutants emissions in Punjab, says the new Economic Survey of Pakistan 2020.
According to the survey, the emissions of NOx, being the main pollutant responsible for smog formation, are highest from the transport sector (58 percent). Industry and power collectively hold …

Haq inquires about health of Zardari

June 12, 2020 – 12:00 am | No Comment

Lahore:Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Amir Senator Sirajul Haq on Friday telephoned PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to inquire after the health of former President Asif Ali Zardari.
According to a statement issued from the JI headquarter Mansoora, both the leaders discussed the prevailing situation in the country and they also declared the federal …

Baloch flays govt on missing persons’ issue

June 12, 2020 – 12:00 am | No Comment

Lahore:Jamaat-e-Islami Deputy Amir Liaqat Baloch has said the PTI government has also failed to address the issue of missing persons like its predecessors’ regimes of the PML-N, the PPP and Parvez Musharraf.
In a statement issued from Mansoora on Friday, he called for legislation on the issue of forced kidnapping. He …

Stun batons to enforce Covid SOPs amounts to torture, says HRCP

June 9, 2020 – 12:00 am | No Comment

LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) said on Tuesday that it was shocked to learn that the district administration and local police in Faisalabad had used stun batons to enforce Covid-19-related standard operating procedures (SOPs).
In a statement, HRCP said: “This is in flagrant violation of both Article 14 …