Special Reports

A country in denial – Human Rights violation of transgender community in Pakistan

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‘The General Assembly proclaims this Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, ...

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Imposed Federation of Pakistan: Pashtuns, Kashmiris, Sindhis and Balochs make firstever independence alliance

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FRANKFURT [Germany]: The Sindh representative political party, the Jeay Sindh Muttahida Mahaz (JSMM), under their independence movement, held an international conference, represented by Balochistan, the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, Pashtunistan, and the China-Occupied Xinjiang and called on the international community to support and acknowledge the oppressed historic nations’ right to national independence. These nations said that they have been languishing under the ...

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Afghan teenager deported by Sweden killed in Kabul blast: Human Rights Watch

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KABUL: The Human Rights Watch has called on the European nations to temporarily stop deportation of Afghan refugees as Afghanistan is not yet safe where a teen Afghan was killed in a suicide attack less than a week after being deported by Sweden, AFP reported. The killed teen Afghan was among the 20 asylum seekers who were rejected and deported ...

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Punjab; a forbidden land for Pashtuns

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PUNJAB: The University of Punjab is the largest and one of the most prestigious institution of Pakistan. From the recent terror activities Islami Jammiat Talaba (IJT) has confirmed its connection to the terrorist organization that was strengthened during military rule in Pakistan. It seems like it is becoming a daily routine in Pakistan that this terrorist organization is working on ...

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Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims come together to save Kamran’s life

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The story is irrespective of race, colour, creed or religion, The message it gives says that humanity still exists in sharp contrast to those who spread hate and violence in the name of religion, race and caste. Kamran after his heart defect surgery in the hospital Kamran is an Afghan boy, 11 years of age. He has never attended school ...

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How empower and aware are women in rural Pakhtunkhawa?

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It’s #WomenWeek and tomorrow we will be celebrating #InternationalWomensDay, a day to recognize the women rights, a day marked to remember  the struggle and achievements of women. We are living in an era where on one hand women of other nations have conquered new horizons but on other hand we have sisters like #R( bibi ) and N bibi who ...

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Artists and kids hold anti-toy weapons rally in Malakand Division

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MALAKAND DIVISION: An Anti-toy weapons rally was held by Hunar Kor a local organisation in Thana today. The purpose of the rally was to aware public on the bad impacts of the toy guns on the minds and behaviours of kids. The rally mainly consisted of small school going kids who held up play cards with slogans against toy guns. Some ...

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Free Balochistan Movement: Long March from Dusseldorf to Berlin, Germany

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 During my recent trip to Berlin, I was invited to attend the final leg of the peaceful ‘long march’ campaign which was launched in Dusseldorf on the 16th July 2016, by a group of Baloch activists in an effort to raise awareness and highlight the violation of human rights in Balochistan. Coincidentally, I happened to be in Berlin on the ...

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Army Personnel Manhandle free media in Waziristan

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Manhandling by Military personnel, journalists boycotted media coverage of Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDPs) returning to South Waziristan Agency BANNU: Local Journalists boycotted media coverage of “The Repatriation of TDPs”, as a protest against their stoppage and manhandling by military personnel during coverage of the recent visit of Governor-Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa to South Waziristan Agency. They told THE PASHTUN TIMES that military personnel of Pakistan Army constantly misbehaved ...

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Sikh temple reopens for worship after 70 years in Peshawar

Sikh children worship at the historical Bhai Beba Singh temple at Hashtnagri, Peshawar, on Wednesday.    PESHAWAR: Almost three hundred years old Sikh temple located in Jogiwara Street of Hashtnagri, an ancient residential area of Peshawar city, was reopened for worship on Wednesday. The temple was reopened during a ceremony wherein Evacuee Trust Property Board Chairman Siddique-ul-Farooq was chief guest. ...

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