Category: Human Rights

Ethical business, labour practices urged

KARACHI: Sindh Labour Department’s Joint Director Gulfam Nabi Memon said the Sindh government has enacted 13 labour laws since the 18th Amendment. Speaking at the...

Play staged to discourage violence against women

PESHAWAR: A play was staged on Monday to raise awareness about violence against women and highlight issues facing them. Lawmaker Meraj Humayun Khan, who recently quit...

The outcome of Pakistan’s third UPR review

The Human Rights Council adopted outcome document of the third Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Pakistan on 16 March 2018 during its 37th session. Earlier in November...

Curbing human trafficking part of govt policy: Ahsan

Islamabad: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said that it the part of government policy to curb human trafficking and robust steps have been taken in this direction...

Pakistan must not take GSP+ extension for granted

BRUSSELS/BERLIN: Pakistan was given extension in the Generalized Scheme of Preference Plus (GSP+), which translates to the success of democratic government of the...

Rs 9.9 billion extension phase of CDLD Programme launched

PESHAWAR: The European Union and government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are jointly spending Rs9.9 billion on the projects prioritized by communities in 12 districts under the...

EU must encourage the promotion of girls’ education in Pakistan

In the EU, children’s rights and access to education are taken for granted. Barring extreme circumstances, every child has access to affordable primary, secondary and...

EU stresses use of forensic evidence to achieve justice

LAHORE: Asserting that the use of forensic evidence in the judicial process is still underestimated in Pakistan, European Union (EU) Ambassador Jean-Francois Cautain...

EU lauds Pak efforts in addressing challenges faced by country

Chairman Foreign Affairs Committee of European Parliament David McAllister has appreciated efforts of Government of Pakistan in addressing challenges faced by the...

Govt committed to breaking vicious cycle of poverty: PM Abbasi

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that the government is committed not only to providing every possible support to the poor but also assisting...