Human Rights 2019-08-12 KP begins responding to complaints lodged on human rights hotline Authorities have begun arranging meetings between complainants and respondents in remote areas where most of the calls have originated. 2019-05-23 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. 2019-01-16 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. 2018-04-23 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. 2018-02-12 Pakistan pays tribute to 'human rights giant' Asma Jahangir Jahangir, 66, died of cardiac arrest over the weekend. 2017-10-13 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. 2017-06-14 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. 2016-10-20 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. 2016-10-17 International community honours Pakistani peace activist Mossarat Qadeem was nominated for an international award recognising her efforts against violent extremism.