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Pakistan’s first-ever ‘Izhar by Film Fellowship’ begins

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UN Women and Morango Films to roll-out Pakistan’s first-ever ‘Izhar by Film Fellowship’. Pakistan’s first-ever ‘Izhar by Film Fellowship’ (IBFF) programme – an initiative of Morango Films, with support from UN Women (the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women) – have commenced its four-day filmmaking course in Islamabad from 16-19 February 2017. The IBFF in its ... Read More »

Sharmeen and Rubina become ambassadors of Violence Against Women Centre

Sharmeen and Rubina become ambassadors of Violence Against Women Centre

Salman Sufi, Director Strategic Reforms in a joint press conference announced Sharmeen Chinoy  and Rubina Shaheen first two ambassadors. Pakistan’s renowned Oscar-winning film-maker Ms. Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy and grass-roots Violence Against Women worker, Ms. Rubina Shaheen were announced as the first two ambassadors of the Violence Against Women Centres in Punjab. The announcement was shared by Mr. Salman Sufi, Chief Minister’s ... Read More »

Kashmir Day: Pakistan urges India to stop bloodbath in Kashmir

Protesters clashed with the police in Srinagar on Sunday after Indian security forces killed a separatist leader, Burhan Wani. Photo: Tauseef Mustafa/AFP/Getty Images

Pakistan marks moment of silence across the country to show solidarity with the people of Indian-occupied Kashmir. Kashmir Solidarity Day observed today across Pakistan with a pledge to get the Kashmir issue resolved according to the United Nations resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiris. One-minute silence was observed at 10am across the country in connection with the Kashmir solidarity day. ... Read More »

Pakistan’s second Migrant Resource Centre inaugurated in Lahore

Pakistan’s second Migrant Resource Centre inaugurated in Lahore

Promoting Safe Migration from Pakistan: Pakistan’s Second Migrant Resource Centre Inaugurated in Lahore LAHORE – A new Migrant Resource Center has been launched in Lahore to offer a range of support services to (potential) migrants, migrant workers, and their families including information, counselling referral and pre-departure orientation. Pakistan’s second Migrant Resource Center (MRC) in Lahore will provide similar counselling services as the Islamabad MRC ... Read More »

Syria has lost more than 700 doctors to war: UN

Syria has lost more than 700 doctors to war: UN

“Schools, hospitals, mosques, water stations – they are all being turned into rubble,” chief of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria says More than 700 doctors and medical personnel have been killed in attacks on Syrian hospitals since the outbreak of civil war more than five years ago, UN investigators said on Tuesday. Commission chief Paulo Pinheiro told the ... Read More »

Project launched to disrupt trafficking, smuggling networks in Pakistan

UNODC country representative Mr. Ceaser Guedes and H.E. Ms. Margaret Adamson, Australian High Commissioner to Islamic Republic of Pakistan exchanging the signed document for a project aimed at strengthening response against human trafficking and migrant smuggling in Pakistan

The UNODC Country Office in Pakistan (COPAK) signs an agreement with the Australian Government for a project aimed at strengthening response to human trafficking and migrant smuggling in Pakistan ISLAMABAD – A new project will help Pakistan combat transnational crimes including people smuggling and human trafficking by strengthening law enforcement offices to detect and disrupt trafficking and smuggling networks. The UNODC ... Read More »

West fails refugees, curtails human rights over fear of terrorism: Report

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Western governments fearful of terror attacks and the potential threat posed by refugees are shortchanging human rights and adopting counterproductive policies in the name of security, Human Rights Watch said in its latest world report European governments have allowed widespread fears about migration and terrorism to erode their commitment to civil rights and liberal ideals, according to a new report ... Read More »

7015 cases of Human Rights registered in Pakistan in 2015

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As the cases of human rights violations soar, Pakistan is all set to introduce new and better steps to improve the situation By Humaira Sharif ISLAMABAD – As many as 7015 cases of Human Rights (HR) violations were registered during this year and referred to relevant department for redressal. Official sources informed that establishment of Human Rights ministry, National Commission ... Read More »

Pakistan to introduce improved new Human Rights policy

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Human Rights policy with a comprehensive plan of action for implementation and better results would be established soon in Pakistan By Humaira Sharif ISLAMABAD – Minister of State for Human Rights, Barrister Zaffar Ullah on Wedndesday said, new Human Rights policy with a comprehensive plan of action for implementation and better results would be established soon. “For the first time in the history ... Read More »

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