Gulalai Ismail is among Pakistan’s best-known women’s rights crusaders. The military has disappeared her for two months, showing Pakistan democracy perils.
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The Supreme Court today said it would consider the plea seeking urgent hearing of a PIL challenging the Constitutional validity of Article 370.
Pakistan’s political parties have urged the government to exercise restraint in handling the grass-roots Pashtun Protection Movement.
Narrow alleys of poor neighborhood in Pakistani city of Karachi known for drugs, children are learning about peace and tolerance from string puppets.
Ethnic Pashtuns in Pakistan have been protesting the death of activist Arman Luni on February 2 as the latest outrage against this beleaguered community.
Global rights alliance Civicus condemns the prison detention of protesters of the ethnic PTM in Pakistan and killing of one of their leaders.
It is very welcome that Pakistan is reviewing its rules and systems for regulating the media, which is vital according to the Centre for Law and Democracy.
Global human rights groups have expressed grave concern over the expulsion of 18 international non-governmental organisations (INGOs) from Pakistan.
The Pakistan government is failing to educate a huge proportion of the country’s girls, nonprofit Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
Brookings Institute on November 6, 2018 hosted an event in which a three member panel each brought to light what they thought of Khan’s achievements in 100 days.