rights

Saudis step up arrests of women’s rights advocates, campaigners say

Saudis step up arrests of women’s rights advocates, campaigners say

Saudi authorities have widened a crackdown on women’s rights advocates, detaining at least three more activists a month before the kingdom lifts its decades-old ban on women drivers, campaigners said Tuesday. Saudi authorities on Saturday announced the arrest of seven people, mostly identified by rights groups as women who have long campaigned for the right […]

India grants land ownership rights to refugees who fled Pakistan 70 years ago

India grants land ownership rights to refugees who fled Pakistan 70 years ago

Refugees in India s western state of Maharashtra have been granted land ownership rights 70 years after fleeing what is now Pakistan, officials said. The move is part of a wider push to give more rights to certain refugee groups in different parts of India. About 3 million refugees from the Sindh and Punjab provinces in […]

KPK playing dirty game with the rights of participating athletes, Shahid U Haq

KPK playing dirty game with the rights of participating athletes, Shahid U Haq

By Shahid U Haq, March, 19, 2018 Peshawar; Sport is fundamental right for all but very sad to hear some of the organizers from KPK playing dirty game with the inter provincial games Peshawar by damaging the rights of participating athletes. I strongly condemn this discrimination and injustice and request KPK Government and leaders of […]

UN rights investigator calls for pressure on China, Russia over Myanmar abuses

UN rights investigator calls for pressure on China, Russia over Myanmar abuses

SEOUL: The United Nations’ independent investigator into human rights in Myanmar has called for international pressure on China and Russia to try to get them to oppose human rights abuses in Myanmar. UN special rapporteur Yanghee Lee, who was last week barred by the Myanmar government from visiting the country, singled out China and Russia […]

NA standing committee on Human Rights addressed women harassment situation in country  

NA standing committee on Human Rights addressed women harassment situation in country  

Asghar Ali Mubarak, January 18, 2018 Islamabad, 36th meeting of the Standing Committee on M/o Human Rights met today at 10:30 am in the Committee Room No. 07, 4th Floor, Parliament House, Islamabad, under the Chairmanship of Mr. Babar Nawaz Khan, MNA. The meeting commenced with recitation from the Holy Quran. It was decided by the Committee […]

Four Standing Committees including Human Rights and Information and Broadcasting will meet tomorrow as per NA schedule

Four Standing Committees including Human Rights and Information and Broadcasting will meet tomorrow as per NA schedule

Islamabad (Monitoring Desk) The meetings of the various Standing Committees of  the National Assembly  will be held tomorrow on 9th January, 2018 as per NA schedule. A very important meeting of Standing committee on Human Rights will be held in Committee Room of  PIPS, Parliament Lodges, Islamabad followed by the Meeting of the Sub-Committee –III of the Public Accounts Committee at 11.00  am […]

Two human rights campaigners killed in Philippines

Two human rights campaigners killed in Philippines

MANILA: Two campaigners investigating alleged human rights abuses have been shot dead in the Philippines, authorities said Wednesday, deepening concerns that a “climate of impunity” is threatening rights activists. The pair, who were looking into accusations of land-grabbing by a mayor on the central island of Negros, were riding a motorcycle when gunmen on two other […]

Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari meet with human rights activists

Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari meet with human rights activists

Islamabad (Yesurdu Report) Great meeting with human rights activists. PPP has always supported human rights, fundamental freedoms, democracy and the rule of law. Human rights defenders and civil society are at the forefront fighting for our common goal of achieving Equal Rights and Social Justice for all

‘Maula Jatt’ rights have been sold to Bilal Lashari and Ammara Hikmat: original writer Nasir Adeeb

‘Maula Jatt’ rights have been sold to Bilal Lashari and Ammara Hikmat: original writer Nasir Adeeb

Yesurdu Web Desk Who knew that a small-town boy, hailing from a poverty-stricken family, travelled to Lahore, and tarried outside the very film-studio he wasn’t allowed to enter then, but comfortably seats himself now at, before speaking to me of his much-awaited return. Veteran writer Nasir Adeeb, who completes his 412th film in the coming year, happens to hold the record of being the only scriptwriter in the world to have so many releases […]

White House defends Trump invitation to Duterte despite human rights criticism

White House defends Trump invitation to Duterte despite human rights criticism

Desk Report WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House on Sunday defended President Donald Trump’s decision to invite Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to Washington, saying his cooperation was needed to counter North Korea, even as the administration faced human rights criticism for its overture to Manila. Trump issued the invitation on Saturday night in what the […]

Trump welcomes Egypt’s Sisi amid questions on rights record

Trump welcomes Egypt’s Sisi amid questions on rights record

By AFP WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump meets his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Washington on Monday, welcoming a strongman leader who has faced harsh criticism for his human rights record. For Sisi, the first foreign leader to congratulate Trump following his surprise election victory, the Oval Office meeting will have special meaning – he […]

Human Rights Watch says Israel blocking access to Gaza

Human Rights Watch says Israel blocking access to Gaza

AP An international human rights group on Monday accused Israel of barring foreign researchers from entering the Gaza Strip to document abuses, saying the restrictions call into question Israel’s stated commitment to investigating possible rights violations. In a 47-page report, Human Rights Watch accused Israel of “systematically” preventing its researchers from visiting Gaza since 2008, […]