Najam SETHI, 10 November 2004
29 October 2004
LAHORE: Reports that one man died recently at a private torture cell in the city, proves that the state has failed in stopping human rights violations, according to a statement by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP). Tahir Mohammad Khan, the HRCP chairperson, and Hina Jilani, the (...)
Feroz Mehdi, 13 October 2004
Strong winds greeted us in Ibrahim Hyderi, a coastal village of fisherfolks on the outskirts of Karachi. This was the second day when the fisherfolks had been advised not to go out in the sea for threats of a possible cyclone.
8 October 2004
ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Law, Justice and Human Rights on Thursday approved the draft of a bill against honour killings. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill 2004, which deals with cases of honour killings, was approved under the chairmanship of Rai Mansab Ali Khan, a (...)
Afzal A SHIGRI, 31 August 2004
Northern Areas comprises of five districts namely
Gilgit, Ghizer, Diamer, Skardu and Ghanche. These were
independent valleys ruled by the local Rajas or Mirs.
During the nineteenth century, these areas were
subjugated by the Dogra rulers of Kashmir and were
integrated in the State of Jummu and Kashmir.
Ahmad NAEEM KHAN, 3 June 2004
LAHORE, May 31 (OneWorld) - The custodial death of a
Christian accused of blasphemy in Pakistan last week
has highlighted the harassment of religious
minorities, who often face attacks from fanatics and
apathy from authorities.
16 April 2004
5 February 2004
ISLAMABAD, Jan 31: Human Rights Watch executive director Brad Adams has said the military has an "excessive role" in Pakistan, which ultimately "leads to human rights violations". Speaking at a press conference on the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan premises on Saturday, Mr Adams expressed (...)
Safdar ALI SEEHAR, 20 January 2004
Whenever a nerve-racking crime against women is
reported, there is some protest by the saner elements
for a few days, and then it subsides till a new
tragedy jolts us. Never before have the women of our
society found themselves so brutally victimized and
helpless as they are today.
Imtiaz ALAM, 14 January 2004
A debate has started; both in Pakistan and India, over
the kind of relationship the two countries should
evolve, after long decades of hate-hate relationship.
Focusing on the Joint Press Statement and
understanding reached at Islamabad, the debate is
confined to the prospects of the resolution of the
Kashmir question, without in fact allowing a greater
room for reflection on how and what. While evaluating
the main thrust of the ongoing debate, this author
will place the debate in the much wider context of
Indo-Pak relations and South Asian fraternity.