Fears a radical group might use social media to perpetrate violent protests prompted the shutdown of social media platforms.
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Pakistan has moved to outlaw a hard-line political party after two police officers were killed in protests after the group’s leader was arrested.
I.A. Rehman, an iconic Pakistani human rights activist, died Monday in the eastern city of Lahore after a brief illness, according to family.
Democracy game theory describes functioning of Pakistan’s democracy. The stakes are higher than representative democracy.
In Pakistan’s highly polarised and volatile climate, the tone and content of political debate has reached unprecedented heights.
New report shows India is now as autocratic as Pakistan in terms of censorship, and worse than both Bangladesh and Nepal.
Malala Yousafzai who received the Nobel Peace Prize as a teenager after surviving a Taliban assassination attempt has joined Apple TV+.
CIVICUS called for the release of Pakistani human rights defender Prof. Muhammad Ismail following refusal of bail today by a Peshawar anti-terrorism court.
The latest in Pakistan’s declining human rights record is the detention of Mohammed Ismail, a human rights defender and CIVICUS partner.
A Pakistani human rights activist who spoke out against the army has fled the country after months in hiding. Gulalai Ismail is now in the US.