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Strategic dialogue: For market access, stem human rights abuse, says EU

ISLAMABAD:  In what seems to be a ‘carrot and stick’ approach, the European Union (EU) has rolled out certain demands if Pakistan wants its products get duty-free access to the 27-member bloc’s markets. EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton – during the launch of a ‘strategic dialogue’ between Pakistan and the EU on Tuesday – […]

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights meets Hina Khar

ISLAMABAD: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Ms Navanethem Pillay held at a meeting with Foreign Minister Ms Hina Rabbani Khar here on Tuesday. The Foreign Minister briefed the High Commissioner on the commitment of the democratic government to the promotion and protection of human rights of all citizens. She said that since the restoration […]

Malik for zero tolerance for human trafficking

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Friday directed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to pursue zero tolerance policy in combating human smuggling and take to task as per law those involved in this crime.Talking to FIA Director General Fiaz Ahmad Leghari, he said the agency should be cleared of all corrupt elements. Malik directed the […]

It’s official: President signs human rights body into law

KARACHI:  President Asif Ali Zardari gave his consent to the National Human Rights Commission Act on Wednesday, clearing the way for the formation of an independent body to protect and promote human rights in the country. However, the body, members of which will be appointed by a cross-party parliamentary committee, will not have the authority […]

Zardari endorses formation of National Human Rights Commission

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari signed the National Commission for Human Rights Bill 2012 on Wednesday. The National Human Rights Commission Act was endorsed by the Senate on March 9 and passed by the National Assembly on May 4 this year. A few months after the bill was signed by the Senate, the Human Rights Watch […]

Zardari endorses formation of National Human Rights Commission

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari signed the National Commission for Human Rights Bill 2012 on Wednesday. The National Human Rights Commission Act was endorsed by the Senate on March 9 and passed by the National Assembly on May 4 this year. A few months after the bill was signed by the Senate, the Human Rights Watch […]

Zardari endorses formation of National Human Rights Commission

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari signed the National Commission for Human Rights Bill 2012 on Wednesday. The National Human Rights Commission Act was endorsed by the Senate on March 9 and passed by the National Assembly on May 4 this year. A few months after the bill was signed by the Senate, the Human Rights Watch […]

Zardari endorses formation of National Human Rights Commission

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari signed the National Commission for Human Rights Bill 2012 on Wednesday. The National Human Rights Commission Act was endorsed by the Senate on March 9 and passed by the National Assembly on May 4 this year. A few months after the bill was signed by the Senate, the Human Rights Watch […]

Eco-friendly art that explores the dichotomy of human nature

ISLAMABAD:  Arts have traditionally not been big on environment, but Iram Wani and Aleem Dad Khan take pride in their techniques being eco-friendly. Their choice of symbols — fetus for Wani and Yin Yang for Khan — serve to shift the viewer’s focus heavily on their techniques. But this is not to say that their […]

Media urged to highlight human interest issues

ISLAMABAD:  Flourishing free media and responsible journalism have been critical to the strengthening of democracy in Pakistan over the past decade. These views were expressed by Canadian envoy Ross Hynes at an award presenting ceremony titled “Canadian High Commissioner’s Awards for Pakistani Journalism in the Public Interest” on Thursday. “Pakistani journalists are serving their country […]

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