Zaman Mehsud of HRCP killed in Tank attack

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) expressed great sorrow over the killing of Zaman Mehsud, an HRCP monitor for South Waziristan, in a targeted attack in Tank on Tuesday.

The commission, in a statement, said, “We announce with great sorrow and grief, the killing of Zaman Mehsud, a dedicated member of the HRCP family . . . → Read More: Zaman Mehsud of HRCP killed in Tank attack

When reason fails to matter

Only five bul­lets were nee­ded to si­lence Multan’s brav­est son, Rashid Rehman. Those who mourned his death were many: the weak and the des­ti­tute, sin­gle wom­en with­out fam­i­ly sup­port, land­less peas­ants, bon­ded la­bour­ers work­ing in brick kilns and farms, and of course, Junaid Hafeez and his fam­i­ly.

Languishing in a Sahiwal pris­on for more than . . . → Read More: When reason fails to matter

Human Rights Activist and Lawyer murdered

“In Rashid Rehman’s death, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has lost a courageous and committed human rights defender. The forces of religious extremism, unchecked by the state, may have won a battle but not the war”, HRCP Director Hussain Naqi said. He was speaking at an event . . . → Read More: Human Rights Activist and Lawyer murdered

Violence in Karachi has taken 740 lives: HRCP

Ethnic, sectarian and politically-linked violence in Pakistan’s financial capital Karachi has killed at least 740 people so far this year, a human rights organisation said Tuesday.

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