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Pakistan Human Rights

Pakistan's War Against Human Rights Watch

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 04.06.2013 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

Reports issued by H.R.W. and other human rights groups are professional analyses of different countries. It is absolutely irresponsible and unethical to respond to such criticism with personal attacks on individual professionals affiliated with these organizations.

Pakistan's Worsening Hazara Crisis

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 06.16.2012 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

The Governor of Pakistan's lawless Balochistan province says the Army may be summoned in the provincial capital city, Quetta, after a dramatic escalation in ethnic and sectarian violence.

Pakistan Passes Laws To Protect Women From Horrific Crimes

AP | By SEBASTIAN ABBOT and MUNIR AHMED | Posted 02.12.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD -- Azim Mai's husband allegedly threw acid in her face last year after she refused to sell their two boys to a man in Dubai to use as camel ...

Death Sentence For Pakistani Soldier Who Was Caught On Tape Killing Youth

AP | ASHRAF KHAN | Posted 10.12.2011 | World

KARACHI, Pakistan — A Pakistani court on Friday sentenced to death a soldier who shot and killed an unarmed youth as he was begging for mercy &n...

The Most Dangerous Place in Pakistan

Saad Khan | Posted 09.11.2011 | World
Saad Khan

Waziristan may not be the most dangerous area in Pakistan. Karachi, the largest city of Pakistan and its financial and industrial hub, is witnessing increased violence in recent months.

Dying to Tell the Truth in Pakistan

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 09.11.2011 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

Public outcry in the wake of Shahzad's death has had little effect on the ISI and the army, which continue to issue veiled threats to journalists. Little will change in this regard until the army and the ISI are held accountable for their actions.

Asia Bibi And Pakistan's Selective Persecution

Havovi Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Havovi Cooper

In 2009, Asia Bibi, a 45-year old Christian woman, was asked to fetch water while working as a farmhand. Now, she has been in prison for a year and faces a death sentence under the damning blasphemy laws of Pakistan.

Christian Woman Receives DEATH SENTENCE For Blasphemy

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Asia Bibi, a Christian woman and mother of five, has been sentenced to death for "blasphemy" in Pakistan, the first conviction of its kind for a woman...

The War Against Pakistani Women

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

The majority of Pakistani women suffer in silence. This is another war, an indigenous battle, but unfortunately no one, except for a few brave women, are tackling this issue.

Is it Time to Rethink Human Rights?

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

What is the point of campaigning for human rights when there are serious human rights violations in your own backyard?