Another student-cum-cultural activist forcibly disappeared in Balochistan

  Sana Syapad is a student in Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad, where he was supposed to complete his M. Phil. He is the president of a literary society, Naseer Kubdani Labzaki Diwan, based in Kharan, his home-town. Sana was abducted by personnel of Frontier Corps, a paramilitary force, from his home-town, Kharan on 12 May, 2020. His whereabouts remains …

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World Report 2013: Pakistan

Events of 2012 Pakistan had a turbulent year in 2012, with the judicial ouster of Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani, attacks on civilians by militant groups, growing electricity shortages, rising food and fuel prices, and continuing political dominance of the military, which operates with almost complete impunity. Religious minorities continued to face insecurity and persecution as the government failed to …

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Pakistan: Abuses, Impunity Erode Rights

Attacks on Religious Minorities Surge, Judiciary Takes Political Decisions (Islamabad) – Pakistan’s government has failed to act against abuses by the security and intelligence agencies, which continued to allow extremist groups to attack religious minorities, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2013. The authorities did little to address attacks against journalists and human rights defenders, and committed serious abuses in …

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Pakistan 2016/2017

PAKISTAN 2016/2017 Armed groups continued to carry out targeted attacks against civilians, including government employees, which resulted in hundreds of casualties. Security forces, particularly paramilitary Rangers in Karachi, committed human rights violations with almost total impunity. Executions continued, often after unfair trials. State and non-state actors discriminated against religious minorities. Despite a new law in Punjab to protect women from …

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