Human Rights

Pakistan cracks down on 'bride trafficking' by Chinese gangs

Pakistan cracks down on 'bride trafficking' by Chinese gangs

Chinese gangs are preying on impoverished women and their families with false promises of a more prosperous life across the border.


Pakistanis call on government to tackle the atrocity of child abuse

Pakistanis call on government to tackle the atrocity of child abuse

In 2018 alone, at least 875 cases of sexual assault against minors were recorded in Punjab, a police report revealed.


Ethnic Pashtun movement demands rights in Lahore rally

Ethnic Pashtun movement demands rights in Lahore rally

Thousands of demonstrators, including civil society members, took part in a rally in Lahore April 22 organised by the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement.


Pakistan pays tribute to 'human rights giant' Asma Jahangir

Pakistan pays tribute to 'human rights giant' Asma Jahangir

Jahangir, 66, died of cardiac arrest over the weekend.


Pashtun peace activist receives prestigious rights award

Pashtun peace activist receives prestigious rights award

Among her accomplishments, Gulalai Ismail heads an organisation seeking to challenge the culture of violence and harassment against women in Pakistan.


Cyber Harassment Helpline offers reprieve for victims

Cyber Harassment Helpline offers reprieve for victims

The toll-free hotline gives legal advice and assistance to Pakistanis experiencing harassment or blackmailing on social media.


Taliban kidnap children for suicide bombing: intelligence report

Taliban kidnap children for suicide bombing: intelligence report

The government is taking steps to protect children in remote tribal areas from militant groups aiming to brainwash them and exploit their vulnerability, officials say.


International community honours Pakistani peace activist

International community honours Pakistani peace activist

Mossarat Qadeem was nominated for an international award recognising her efforts against violent extremism.