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.

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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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