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Armed men ‘raid’ HRCP editor’s house after annual report published

LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has condemned the “burglary-style” raid on the house of the editor of its recently released annual State of Human Rights report. In a press statement released on April 20, Friday, the HRCP said two armed men broke into the house of its editor Maryam Hasan on April 19 and…

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Syria shelling puts aid delivery in Ghouta at risk; death toll hits 940

Douma, Syria: Fresh shelling of Eastern Ghouta endangered a vital aid delivery on Friday, nearly three weeks into a blistering Syrian regime offensive that has seized more than half of the rebel enclave. More than 940 civilians have been killed since Russia-backed government forces launched an assault on the last opposition bastion near Damascus on…

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Civilian suffering worse than ever in 7-year Syria war: UN

Beirut, Lebanon: The living conditions of civilians inside Syria are worse than ever, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said Friday, with the conflict set to enter its eighth year. “The conditions faced by civilians inside Syria are worse than ever, with 69 percent languishing in extreme poverty,” Grandi said during a visit to Lebanon….

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Russians are more reliable allies than Americans!

By Jawad Akram There was a time from 1945-91, when the World was divided into two blocs, one bloc was of United States (US) – Western Bloc, and the other was of Soviet Union (USSR) – Eastern Bloc. Both blocs had their own allies worldwide, and they fought a long Cold War. At the end…

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77 dead as Syria enclave pounded ahead of expected ground assault

HAMMURIYREH: Heavy Syrian bombardment killed at least 77 civilians in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta on Monday, a war monitor said, as regime forces appeared to prepare for an imminent ground assault. The escalation came as pro-government forces were also expected to enter the northern Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin, to take a stand against a month-old Turkish…

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Senate pays tribute to late Asma Jahangir

ISLAMABAD: Senators on Tuesday eulogized the services rendered by late Asma Jahangir for restoration of democracy, judiciary and human rights and said she would be remembered forever for her great efforts against dictators. They were of the views that she never compromised on principles and stood firmly against un-democratic forces and dictators. The vacuum created…

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Asma Jahangir demise: Pakistan mourns loss of its human rights champion

NEWS DESK: Pakistan went into mourning as eminent lawyer and human rights activist Asma Jahangir breathed her last on Sunday. She was admitted to a private hospital last night over cardiac problem, where she breathed her last. She was 66. According to reports, she had been suffering from cancer and remained under treatment for years….

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“Are you so scared of educated people now?”

By Minerwa Tahir KARACHI: Are you so scared of educated people now? Classical dancer and human rights activist Sheema Kermani asked this question while addressing a press conference at the Karachi Press Club on the mysterious death of philosopher Prof Dr Hasan Zafar Arif. Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), headed by Asad Iqbal Butt,…

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Funeral prayer of Kasur firing victims offered

KASUR: The funeral prayer for the eternal peace of the people who were killed in yesterday’s straight fire by police in Kasur, have been offered Thursday evening. The outraged people including the families of the bereaved families were out on roads since this morning to protest the killing of Shoaib and Muhammed Ali. The outraged…

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Shehbaz Sharif forms JIT to probe Zainab incident

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that the accused of raping and murdering a minor girl in Kasur will not remain unpunished. In a statement from Lahore, on his return from Kasur after meeting the bereaved family, he said that he has directed the police to arrest the accused immediately, so that he may…

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Lawyers raise voice for Zainab in different cities

Grief-stricken people of Pakistan are raising their voice for Zainab, who was murdered after sexual abuse in Kasur. The lawyers suspended their activities in courts in protest in different cities. Know more here.

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Protesters rampage through DHQ hospital Kasur

Grief-stricken infuriated protesters barged into Kasur hospital where the bodies of the people who were yesterday shot to death were kept. The angry protesters vandalized the hospital and raised slogans against the government. They took away the bodies of their dead. Know more in this report.

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Watch: Heli shots of protests in Kasur

The outrage continues over the brutal incident of sexual assault and murder that happened to little Zainab in Kasur. Watch here the clip of demonstrators protesting with bodies of their dead placed on the road in Kasur outside DHQ.

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Rana Sana assures earliest arrest of Kasur culprit

LAHORE: Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah Thursday said all resources are being tapped into for the earliest arrest of the culprit involved in sexual assault and murder of little Zainab. Talking to Samaa, the law minister said the arrest of perpetrator of the heinous crime will the foremost step towards the justice, adding, “I hope…

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Countrywide protest continues against Zainab incident

KASUR: The grief and gloom over the brutal incident that happened to little girl Zainab has gripped entire country especially Kasur where violent protest is still in progress on rampage on Thursday. The atmosphere of the city is filled with gloom and rage ever since the body of seven-year old girl was found dumped on…

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Chief Justice grieves over Zainab incident

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar Thursday said little Zainab was the daughter of entire nation and the brutal incident that happened to her caused heads of the entire nation to drop in shame. Heading a three-judge bench hearing Al-Razi medical College case, he voiced grief over the sexual assault and subsequent…

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PM Abbasi directs action over Zainab incident

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet has strongly condemned the barbaric incident of Kasur and directed to take strict action against the perpetrator of the heinous act. The meeting was held in Islamabad on Wednesday with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the chair. The cabinet also offered Fateha for the martyrs of terrorist incident in Quetta…

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Strange apathy of Nawaz Sharif over little Zainab

The merciless assault on little Zainab and her murder has saddened the citizens of Pakistan. But, the former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is more about his own dismissal by the judiciary. The PML-N supremo announced his two next public rallies in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa—one in Haripur on February and second in Peshawar on February 4. Watch…

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Body of little Muskan asks PPP her guilt

The dual standard of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has come to the fore as their leaders remained speechless over the killing of five-year Muskaan among three other little girls in Larkana—a city of Bhutto. Know more in Naveed Larak’s report.

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Statistics: Sexual assaults on rise in Pakistan

The number of incidents of sexual assaults on minor children and innocent girls and women has burgeoned out of proportions. Know about the statistics of reported incidents in this report.

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Emotional poem on little Zainab

Little seven-year old Zainab was ruthlessly murdered after sexual assault in Kasur. Here is an emotional poem that may bring tears to your eyes.

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