Pakistan

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 ]

From Our Member PODA, Pakistan – PODA Team Visits Chakwal as Election Observers
5:00 pm

11 January 2018 Team PODA worked as election observers on 9 January to watch Election Day voting process in by-election held in Chakwal. Punjab Provincial Assembly seat from constituency PP-20 had fallen vacant due to the death of a member. PODA’s 8-member observer team visited 36 polling stations in 12 Union Councils of the constituency [ Read more ]