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Illegal immigrants have rights too

On December 29, an Associated Press report about Afghan refugees said that: “Pakistani police in multiple raids detained at least 1,200 Afghan nationals, including women and children, who had entered…

Terrorism financing in Pakistan

Terrorism is a contested term -- difficult to define, and a cause of contention in academics and policymaking for years. There is no universal definition of terrorism. According to the…

Genocide of Rohingya Muslims

Persecution of the poor and marginalised Rohingya Muslims at the hands of Buddhist majority in Myanmar has a long history, but since 2012, they are victims of the state-backed genocide.…

The Belarus crisis

As Belarus and Poland argue inexorably and play the blame game, it is obvious that the real victims of the Poland-Belarus border crisis are the more than 2000 migrants stuck…

Human rights in 2021

The year 2021 began with families of slain Hazara miners refusing to bury their loved ones unless PM Imran Khan visited them. Their peaceful protest was called an act of…

Asian and Pacific countries

Most countries in the Asia-Pacific region are on track to reach universal birth registration by 2030: an incredible achievement and a significant milestone in realizing human rights and equality. However,…

Climate crisis

In the run-up to COP26, much of the conversation has dealt with predictions about the future and forthcoming pledges for more decisive action: carbon neutral by 2030, net zero by…