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Entries by Malik Siraj Akbar from 08/2012

Security Forces, Blamed for Rights Abuses, Irk Pakistan's Supreme Court

| Posted 08.02.2012 | World

In an extraordinary institutional confrontation, Pakistan's Supreme Court says the country's paramilitary forces should stop human rights abuses in the country's largest province of Balochistan or face prosecution.

Pakistan's Eroding Space for Free Expression

| Posted 08.09.2012 | Media

The failure to ensure the freedom of expression has emerged as the greatest pitfall of Pakistan's current democratic system. The civilian government is too fragile to prevent the army and the intelligence agencies from banning newspaper sites.

Pakistan's Mobile Phone Curfew

| Posted 08.20.2012 | World

Pakistan is the home to millions of mobile phone users and robust political movements. An effort to curtail people's freedom of expression and access to digital information may lead to serious confrontation between the government and the citizens.

Who Benefits From Pakistan's Blasphemy Law?

| Posted 08.23.2012 | World

Pakistan has made almost no progress in reforming its deeply flawed law involving blasphemy. Such laws, on the one hand, discriminate against religious minorities and, on the other hand, further deepen religious intolerance in Pakistani society.