Minorities enjoy political, economic, social rights in Pakistan: President

ISLAMABAD, Dec 25 (APP): President Dr Arif Alvi has said that minorities in Pakistan enjoy all political, economic, and social rights guaranteed by the Constitution of Pakistan. “Our religion, Islam fully recognizes and protects the rights of minorities. The Government of Pakistan provides equal opportunities to all citizens irrespective of their colour, class and creed,’… Continue reading Minorities enjoy political, economic, social rights in Pakistan: President

Minorities enjoy equal rights in Pakistan: Caretaker PM

ISLAMABAD, Sept 11 (APP): Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar on Monday reiterated that minorities enjoyed equal rights in Pakistan and assured them of complete  protection of their rights and security. The prime minister expressed these views during a meeting with a delegation of the Christian community that called on him. Caretaker Minister for Human Rights… Continue reading Minorities enjoy equal rights in Pakistan: Caretaker PM

President underlines need for effective awareness campaign over PWDs’ rights

ISLAMABAD, Nov 28 (APP): President Dr Arif Alvi on Monday stressed upon the need for a comprehensive and effective awareness campaign to highlight the rights of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs). He also emphasized upon the steps for bringing behavioural changes in society and removing of psychological and physical barriers in PWDs’ mainstreaming, and their financial… Continue reading President underlines need for effective awareness campaign over PWDs’ rights

Federal Minister for Planing, Development and Special Initiatives Ahsan Iqbal is talking to media at groundbreaking ceremony of HEC Seerat Centre for Gender Studies & Rights for Women at Johar Town

APP10-230522 LAHORE: May 23 - Federal Minister for Planing, Development and Special Initiatives Ahsan Iqbal is talking to media at groundbreaking ceremony of HEC Seerat Centre for Gender Studies & Rights for Women at Johar Town. APP Photo by Amir Khan
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Chairman Standing Committee on Minority Affairs and Human Rights is addressing to media against use of church owned grounds for political rallies

APP27-130522 SIALKOT: May 13 - Chairman Standing Committee on Minority Affairs and Human Rights is addressing to media against use of church owned grounds for political rallies. APP photo by Muhammad Munir Butt
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Federal govt has enacted legislation to promote rights of differntly-abled persons: Samina Alvi

KARACHI, Nov 21 (APP): First Lady Samina Alvi on Sunday said that the federal and all provincial governments had enacted laws to ensure rights of the people with disabilities. It was the mission of the President Dr. Arif Alvi to create an inclusive society, she stated while addressing the Karachi Down Syndrome Programme (KDSP) –Gold… Continue reading Federal govt has enacted legislation to promote rights of differntly-abled persons: Samina Alvi

‘Global Hindutva’ threatens peace, democracy and statebuilding: Munir Akram

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 13 (APP): A top Pakistani diplomat has urged the international community to recognize the threat ‘Global Hindutva’ poses to the ideals of democracy, peace, diversity and statebuilding, warning that the radical doctrine seeks to destabilize neighbouring countries. “The rise to power of right-wing and neo-fascist groups through electoral processes in certain countries… Continue reading ‘Global Hindutva’ threatens peace, democracy and statebuilding: Munir Akram

Steps being taken to provide equal opportunities to minorities: President

ISLAMABAD, Sep 7 (APP): President Dr Arif Alvi Tuesday said that steps were being taken to provide equal opportunities to minorities and protect their rights as enshrined in the Constitution of Pakistan. He said that minorities were playing an active role in the development of the country and the government was making serious efforts to… Continue reading Steps being taken to provide equal opportunities to minorities: President

Secretary KP for Law, Parliamentary Affairs and Human Rights Department Masood Ahmad addressing during two-day training on “Pakistan’s International Human Rights Reporting Obligations” organized by Huqooq-e-Pakistan Project, a joint initiative by the Ministry of Human Rights & European Union and UNDP Pakistan

APP44-040221 PESHAWAR: Feb 4 – Secretary KP for Law, Parliamentary Affairs and Human Rights Department Masood Ahmad addressing during two-day training on “Pakistan’s International Human Rights Reporting Obligations” organized by Huqooq-e-Pakistan Project, a joint initiative by the Ministry of Human Rights & European Union and UNDP Pakistan. APP photo by Shaheryar Anjum
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MoHR portal to help learning rights

ISLAMABAD, Feb 02 (APP): The Ministry of Human Rights portal would enable users to learn about their rights guaranteed to them in the Constitution as well as federal and provincial legislation, said an official of MoHR here on Tuesday. The portal will serve as a platform for creating awareness about human rights laws, practices and… Continue reading MoHR portal to help learning rights

Indian grilled over abuse of human rights in occupied Kashmir during a debate at HRC

ISLAMABAD, Sep 27 (APP): India become under severe criticism at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva where reputed international rights groups during a day long debate took a dig at the BJP government for human rights violations in the occupied Kashmir. The representatives urging the Council to impress upon the Indian government to hold… Continue reading Indian grilled over abuse of human rights in occupied Kashmir during a debate at HRC

Modi government intimidating critics amid coronavirus: India-American professor

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NEW YORK, Sep 20 (APP):   An Indian-American academician has denounced what he called the “systematic” abuse of police and judicial powers in India—with the apparent blessing of the Modi government— that threaten Indian democracy. “(T)here’s a growing body of evidence that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is using state… Continue reading Modi government intimidating critics amid coronavirus: India-American professor

MoHR to present Domestic Violence (Protection and Prevention)Bill 2020

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ISLAMABAD, Sep 15 (APP): National Assembly’s standing committee will draft the Domestic Violence (Protection and Prevention) Bill 2020 presented by Ministry of Human Rights in sub committee. The bill aims to check violence against the vulnerable persons which includes physically aggressive acts like hitting, kicking, slapping and throwing objects as well as emotionally abusive acts… Continue reading MoHR to present Domestic Violence (Protection and Prevention)Bill 2020

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