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Towards a new eco-social contract

At the recent UNFPA Asia-Pacific Leadership Conference, I had the honour of moderating a panel discussion on demographic diversity. The panel discussion delved into the complexities of developing new business…

Violations of privacy rights

Pakistan not only faces economic and political challenges but has also to contend with multiple pressing issues highlighting the complexities of country’s socio-political topography and diverse array of obstacles it…

A gateway to rights

As the 16th National Assembly starts its first parliamentary year, it is essential to carry out a deep dive into the recently concluded elections. One key angle is the registration…

Social welfare for GB

VERY November, the people of Gilgit-Baltistan commemorate their freedom and accession to Pakistan. The Pakistani state actively promotes the region as the most beautiful part of the country, highlighting its…

Children have rights

Child marriage is a deeply entrenched societal issue that continues to plague several nations worldwide, notably Pakistan. This practice not only infringes on the fundamental rights of children but also…

A valley without rights

Kashmiris living across the Line of Control as well as abroad observe October 27 as Black Day every year. People in Pakistan including all those who prize freedom use the…

How IMF policies undermine rights

Rashida, 40, works as a domestic worker in three houses in Lahore. She told Human Rights Watch that her 11-year-old son, Arif, wants to know where he can post a…

‘Minorities’ and their rights

Talking about minority rights is essentially an attempt to change the world for future generations; how societies treat their minorities often reflects their ideals for the future. We can mimic…

China: developing a strong socialist culture

Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core has attached great importance to the development…

Rights of indigenous peoples

The international community showed its solidarity with and commitment to safeguarding the indigenous peoples and their rights when the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted by…