Minority rights

PERHAPS 2024 was always meant to be the year voters were going to knock some sense into those who grew complacent in their power, especially in South Asia. Indeed, we Pakistanis were not the only ones who misjudged an election; our neighbours

State of Human Rights in 2023

“State of Human Rights in 2023” is a report of Human Right Commission of Pakistan which provides a comprehensive overview of the human rights situation in Pakistan during the specified year at federal and provincial levels. The report highlights various issues such

Nikah rights

THE Supreme Court recently delivered a judgement championing the rights of women within a marriage. The ruling stemmed from a case where a divorced woman sought entitlement to a plot mentioned in her nikahnama in the clause pertaining to ‘special conditions’, which

Over 1.25m URLs blocked over objectionable content

KARACHI: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has blocked more than 1.25 million URLs over objectionable content, the telecom sector regulator told the Sindh High Court on 16 April 2024. The authority submitted its reply to a petition filed against `objectionable, unethical, immoral

Nadra asked to issue CNICs to transpersons without discrimination

Expressing grave concern over ceasing the issuance of computerized national identity cards (CNICs) to transgender persons by the National Database Registration Authority, the Sindh Human Rights Commission has asked the authority to facilitate members of the already marginalized community in its centers

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