Pakistan

From Our Member PODA Pakistan – Election Observation Preliminary Report of the General Elections 2018
8 August 2018 2:42 pm

PODA Election Observation Preliminary Report  General Elections 2018 7th August, 2018 (Islamabad):  On behalf of Potohar Organization for Development Advocacy (PODA) a team of 56 election observers (34 women and 22 men) observed 2018 General Elections in 20 districts of Pakistan including Bahawalnagar, Chakwal, Dera Ghazi Khan, Dadu, Ghotki, Hyderabad, Islamabad Jamshoro, Jacobabad, Jhelum, Khanewal, [ Read more ]

From Our Member National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP), Pakistan – A Report on the Religious Minority in Pakistan
7 August 2018 3:30 pm

The alarming increase in incidents of violence based on faith and the discriminatory attitudes of police and administration in the year 2017 suggests that the religious minorities in Pakistan have little to hope for in the year 2018. Published by FORUM-ASIA’s member National Commision for Justice and Peace (NCJP), this ‘Human Rights Monitor 2018 – A [ Read more ]

Pakistan: Ensure free and fair elections and freedom of expression to bolster democracy
25 July 2018 1:08 pm

(Bangkok/Kathmandu, 25 July 2018) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) welcomes and congratulates the people of Pakistan today on Parliamentary Election Day. Today is particularly significant for the country as it takes a step forward in people’s participation and strengthening its democracy. Pakistan has been struggling to strengthen its democracy for [ Read more ]

From Our Member Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), Pakistan – Press Statement: Attempts to maneuver polls unacceptable
23 July 2018 12:08 pm

Islamabad, 16 July 2018. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) is gravely concerned over what it sees as blatant, aggressive and unabashed attempts to manipulate the outcome of the upcoming elections. While it is critical that the polls are held as scheduled, there are now ample grounds to doubt their legitimacy – with alarming [ Read more ]

From Our Member National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP), Pakistan – Press Release: Upcoming General Elections 2018
11:46 am

General elections are scheduled for July 25, 2018. It is very welcoming that Pakistan is moving towards its democratic transition. The Elections are a central feature of democracy. For elections to express the will of the electorate, it must be ‘free and fair’. In other words, all those entitled to vote have the right to be registered and to vote. The [ Read more ]

Pakistan: Protect democratic space for dissent and expression to ensure free and fair elections
27 June 2018 5:38 pm

(Kathmandu/Bangkok, 27 June 2018) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) is deeply concerned over the shrinking democratic space for free expression and dissent in Pakistan. There is an intensifying crackdown on activists, journalists, human rights defenders, and the civil society, following the announcement of the election dates. FORUM-ASIA urges Pakistani authorities [ Read more ]

HRC38: Oral Statement on Extrajudicial Killings and Enforced Disappearances in Kashmir
20 June 2018 11:58 am

38thRegular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: General Debate on the Oral Update of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Oral Statement Delivered by Joëlle Kleinon on behalf of World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), and International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) Tuesday, 19 [ Read more ]

From Our Member Human Rights Commission of Pakistan – Press Release: Vandalism at Ahmadi worship place unacceptable
28 May 2018 11:20 am

  Lahore, 25 May 2018. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has noted with grave concern the recent demolition of an Ahmadiyya place of worship in Sialkot as well as a house of historical significance to the community. According to a press release issued by the Jamaat-i-Ahmadiyya spokesperson, up to 35 Municipal Committee personnel [ Read more ]

From Our Member Bytes for All, Pakistan – Publication: Dangers of Digital Surveillance
2 May 2018 11:11 am

Pakistan legitimised digital surveillance by broadening the scope of existing legal framework and enacting new disproportionate laws, including the Investigation for Fair Trial Act 2013 and Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2016. Unbridled powers to conduct unlawful and arbitrary interceptions on digital communications of citizens, and personal and private data have been granted to law [ Read more ]

From Our Member Human Rights Commission (HRCP) of Pakistan – Press Release: Raid on HRCP Consultant’s House Condemned
23 April 2018 2:51 pm

Lahore, 20 April 2018: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has condemned the burglary-style raid on the house of the editor of its State of Human Rights report, which was launched on 16 April in Islamabad. In a statement issued here today, the Commission said: ‘At about 8.45 PM last night, two armed men [ Read more ]