Pakistan

Pakistan: Government must take stern action against the attackers on Malala Yousufzai and protect all human rights defenders
11 October 2012 10:01 am

(Bangkok, 10 October 2012) Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) condemns the brutal attack on young human rights defender Malala Yousufzai in Pakistan. The regional human rights organization that represents 49 human rights organizations in 17 Asian countries urges the Government of Pakistan to take effective steps immediately to ensure the protection of [ Read more ]

Pakistan: ANNI welcomes the bill passed by the Senate for establishing the National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) 16 May 2012
18 May 2012 2:48 pm

The Asian NGOs Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) expresses its appreciation for the passage of the National Commission for Human Rights Bill in Pakistan recently. Earlier passed by the National Assembly in December last year, the draft was further amended after its passage through the Senate. Now it requires only the formal signature [ Read more ]

From Our Member HRCP, Pakistan – Deep Concern about Sindh University Situation
10 February 2012 10:12 am

Lahore, February 9: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has strongly condemned the recent developments at Sindh University where, following the killing of Professor Bashir Channar on January 2, unjustified action has been taken against protesting teachers. A statement issued by the Commission on Thursday said: “HRCP notes with alarm that the services of [ Read more ]

Open Letter to the Government of Pakistan on the murder of human rights defender Mr Zarteef Afridi
16 December 2011 10:28 am

Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani, Office of the Prime Minister, F6/5 Cabinet Division, Cabinet Block, Constitution Avenue, Islamabad, Pakistan 16 December 2011 Re: Pakistan – Murder of school headmaster and human rights defender Mr Zarteef Afridi Dear Prime Minister, Front Line Defenders and FORUM-ASIA would like to draw your attention to the murder of human [ Read more ]

17th HRC Regular Session: Freedom of Expression on Internet in Thailand and Pakistan
6 June 2011 8:33 am

17th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 3: Promotion and Protection of All Human Rights, Civil, Political, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Including the Right to Development – General Debate Oral Statement Delivered by Ms. Pooja Patel, FORUM-ASIA Monday, 6 June 2011 Thank you, Mr. President. FORUM-ASIA expresses its deep regret at [ Read more ]

Open Letter to the Pakistan Prime Minister on the killing of human rights defender Siddique Eido
11 May 2011 9:00 pm

OPEN LETTER 12 May 2011 His Excellency Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani Prime Minister of Pakistan Prime Minister House Islamabad, Pakistan Tel no: + 92 519213562 Dear Rt. Hon’ble Prime Minister Prime Minister Gilani, We, the undersigned non-governmental organizations and people’s movements from Asia, strongly condemn the disappearance and brutal killing of Mr. Siddique Eido. Mr. [ Read more ]

Murderers of Pakistan Minority Affairs Minister Must be Brought to Justice
3 March 2011 4:02 am

(03 March 2011, Bangkok) The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) strongly condemns the assassination of Pakistan’s Minority Affairs Minister, Shahbaz Bhatti who was allegedly killed for his opposition of Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy law. The cowardly attack on the Minister by the unidentified gunmen on 2 March 2011 took place when he was [ Read more ]

PAKISTAN: HRCP urges world to help country cope with flood devastation
9 August 2010 11:57 pm

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called upon the United Nations and other aid and humanitarian organisations to support Pakistan in meeting the needs of millions of people affected by country’s worst ever floods as well as reconstructing the entire infrastructure of the flood-hit areas. Please click this link to read the rest of the statement.

PAKISTAN – Blocking websites is against human rights laws!
2 June 2010 1:03 am

Decisions by a Pakistani High Court to ban numerous international websites and services violate international human rights law. The Lahore High Court on 19 May ordered the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to block the social network website Facebook and hundreds of other pages in response to a Facebook user calling for an “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day”. [ Read more ]