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Persecution of minorities continues in Pakistan under blasphemy law

Pakistan’s blasphemy laws are infamous for their harshness and for their misuse. Their controversial use against individuals on political grounds is also driving members of minority communities to leave the country

Pakistan blasphemy law Pakistan’s minorities denounce death sentence for blasphemy  

A 37-year-old Christian garment factory worker, Asif Pervaiz, who was recently sentenced to death in a blasphemy case. His former supervisor accused him of sending “blasphemous messages” by phone

Mining accident Pakistan 20 miners feared dead in Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province 

The incident was triggered by a rockslide at a marble quarry in the Mohmand district. Casualties are expected to rise as dozens remain trapped under the debris

Journalist's death in Pakistan Rights groups demand probe into mysterious death of woman journalist in Pakistan 

Shaheena Baloch was the editor of Baloch magazine Daz Gohar and an anchor at the Pakistan Television Network – Bolan wing. As per her family members, her death may be a case of “honor killing” involving her husband

Three coal miners killed in Orakzai mine blast

At least three coal miners, including two brothers, were killed and eleven others were injured in an explosion inside Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s dilapidated Orakzai mine on Sunday

Missing Pakistani activist Rights groups demand release of activist Mohammad Amin in Pakistan

The 26-year-old activist was forcibly picked up from his residence in Karachi on July 14 and remains missing. Rights groups have blamed security forces for harassing his family and demanded his immediate release

Pakistan journalist abducted Abduction of senior journalist widely condemned in Pakistan 

Senior Pakistani journalist Matiullah Jan, known for his harsh criticism against the Pakistani military and the ruling dispensation headed by prime minister Imran Khan, was attacked by unidentified persons back in September 2017, as well

COVID-19 in Pakistan Pakistan’s COVID-19 response is eroding trust of people in institutions, says report

The Imran Khan-led government’s overall response to the COVID-19 crisis has been marred by inconsistency, according to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), which claims that the ongoing pandemic has increased the trust-deficit 

Journalists tortured by police in Pakistan Torture of journalists triggers protests in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan State

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) in a statement called it completely unacceptable for representatives of the security forces to commit acts of torture against journalists reporting from the region

Pakistan COVID 19 Pakistan struggles with rising number of COVID-19 cases

Pakistan has the second highest number of cases in south Asia after India. The World Health Organization had earlier recommended the re-imposition of restrictions that had been lifted by the government of Pakistan.

Protest against civilian death in Balochistan Protests break out in Balochistan region of Pakistan after murder of woman

Hundreds staged a protest in Turbat city seeking #JusticeForBramsh, an eight-year-old girl who was fired upon along with her mother by armed robbers. The attack on the girl has triggered massive protests in the Balochistan region

Baloch activists deaths Activists from Balochistan province of Pakistan found dead in mysterious circumstances

In separate incidents within the span of four days, as many as four activists from the Balochistan province in Pakistan have been found dead

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