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A Plea For Humanity

A plea for humanity

Myanmar is being condemned by the international community owing to its ongoing atrocities against the Rohingya. The stateless people from the country’s Rakhine State are also billed as “the world’s…

The Rights Of Martyrs

The rights of martyrs

On the fateful morning of June 10, Sajid Khan Mohmand, DPO Qilla Abdullah, embraced martyrdom at the hands of a suicide bomber in Chaman. Sajid was not the first to…

The Rights Of Women

The rights of women

One of the major goals of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals adopted recently is the focus on strengthening the movement for gender equality at the global level and tackling violence…

Human Rights Under Threat

Human rights under threat

Day after tomorrow, the people of Pakistan will join the rest of humankind in celebrating Human Rights Day. The government too will indulge in ritualistic rhetoric. An honest approach should…

For Human Rights

For human rights

The European Union’s strong commitment to human rights is derived from the EU having its roots in an age of extensive and extremely grave human rights violations and from Europe’s…

Trivialising Child Rights

Trivialising child rights

The latest report submitted by the government of Pakistan to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is a poor apology for not doing enough for the…

Civil Society’s Rights

Civil society’s rights

The latest moves to regulate non-government organisations (NGOs) need to be approached with a due sense of responsibility as they touch upon some of the fundamental rights of civil society.…

The Challenge Of Being Human

The challenge of being human

A challenge it has always been to be human in this country. And the task is continually becoming more difficult in the face of religious extremism, militancy and intolerance at…

Torchbearers Of Humanity

Torchbearers of humanity

Dr Parveen Rehman, 56, a renowned social activist working relentlessly for the poor and dispossessed, was ruthlessly gunned down on March 13, 2013 in Karachi while on her way home…

Criminal silence over genocide

More than two million besieged people are facing the catastrophe of famine with barely any food trickling in. But the international community has failed to stop the worst genocide in…