Pakistan

From Our Member National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP), Pakistan – Press Release: Incidents of Target Killings of Christians in Quetta in less than Two Weeks
16 April 2018 12:06 pm

Attacks often target Pakistan’s minorities including Christians, Hindus, Shia Hazaras and members of Ahmadiyya sect. On the other hand Pakistan has been battling militant groups and its allies who try to impose fear and instability in the country. The Christian community in Quetta has yet again become a target of the state of rising intolerance [ Read more ]

From Our Member National Commission for Justice and Peace, Pakistan – Press Release: CCJP strongly condemns the inhuman treatment and killing of Suneel Masih by Hospital Staff
2 April 2018 11:59 am

(30 March 2018) The sudden increase in incidents of violence and intolerance have reached an alarming level. The most recent is the incident of Suneel Masih a young Christian who was brutally tortured by the security guards and doctors at Services Hospital Lahore. Suneel succumbed to death due to the injuries inflicted on him after [ Read more ]

HRC37 Oral Statement at Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Pakistan
20 March 2018 10:12 am

 37th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 6: Universal Periodic Review of Pakistan Oral Statement Delivered by Rosanna Ocampo on behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Monday, 19 March 2018 Mr President, FORUM-ASIA makes this statement in solidarity with Bytes for All Pakistan. We note that Pakistan has [ Read more ]

HRC37 Side Event: Human Rights in Pakistan
16 March 2018 11:08 am

  Date: Friday, 16 March 2018 Time: 10.00 – 11.00 Venue: Room XXII, Palais des Nations Moderator: Rosanna Ocampo, FORUM-ASIA Discussants: Ghazi Salahuddin, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan Shahzad Ahmed, Bytes for All Pakistan

From Our Member MASUM, India – Human Rights Report (February 2018)
7 March 2018 3:10 pm

FORUM-ASIA member from India, Banglar Manabadhikar Surakksha Mancha (MASUM) published its monthly human rights report for February 2018. In February,  MASUM conducted 7 fact finding missions, and filed complaints before the relevant authorities and human rights institutions. Out of 7 fact finding missions and subsequent complaints; four about torture committed by Police, one about torture [ Read more ]

From Our Member MASUM, India – Statement: Demise of Asma Jahangir: A Tragic Loss for Human Rights Initiatives in South Asia and the World
13 February 2018 2:59 pm

Asma Jahangir with Kirity Roy (Founder Secretary of MASUM) Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM) is dismayed by the sudden demise of Asma Jahangir in Lahore, after a cardiac arrest on 11 February 2018. Asma Jahangir was known for her commitments and involvement in the field of human rights, democracy, gender equality, peace and justice globally [ Read more ]

From Our Member NCJP, Pakistan – Press Statement: Condolence on the Death of Leading Human Rights Lawyer and Activist Ms. Asma Jahangir
2:32 pm

On February 11, 2018, a renowned senior lawyer and human rights activist, co-founder of Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and founder of AGHS legal cell Ms. Asma Jahangir passed away in Lahore. During her lifetime Ms. Asma Jahangir received several awards, including a Hilal-i-Imtiaz in 2010 and a Sitara-i-Imtiaz. She was also awarded internationally for advocating [ Read more ]

Asma Jahangir (1952-2018): A tragic loss for South Asia and the world
12 February 2018 12:47 pm

(Bangkok/Kathmandu, 12 February, 2018) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) is deeply saddened by the sudden demise of eminent human rights defender, lawyer and social activist Asma Jahangir in Lahore, after she suffered a cardiac arrest on 11 February 2018. Asma Jahangir was known for her social activities in Pakistan and [ Read more ]

Pakistan: Ensure a fair trial for Junaid Hafeez
1 February 2018 6:38 pm

(Bangkok/Kathmandu, 1 February 2018): The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) expresses serious concern over the transferring of the case of Junaid Hafeez to yet another judge. Junaid, a lecturer at Bahauddin Zakariya University in Multan, Pakistan, was arrested in March 2013 and was charged with allegedly committing blasphemy on Facebook, a charge [ Read more ]

From Our Member Human Rights Commission of Pakistan – Statement: Effective awareness raising and reporting processes way forward in curbing increase in child sexual abuse cases
16 January 2018 5:08 pm

12 January 2018 Effective awareness raising and reporting processes way forward in curbing increase in child sexual abuse cases The brutal rape and murder of a seven-year old girl in Kasur, consequent slack in the police’s investigation and ensuing violence against demonstrators seeking justice for the child is a deplorable situation for the state authorities [ Read more ]