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Pakistan students protest Student protests compels Pakistani administration to hold online exams

Nationwide student protests forced the country’s Higher Education Commission to agree to holding online examinations after earlier announcing on-campus examinations from February 1

North Waziristan targeted killing protest In Pakistan’s North Waziristan, residents take to the streets against murder of doctor

Dr. Waliullah Dawar was killed last week by unknown assailants. On Wednesday, led by Pashtun Tahafuz Movement leader Mohsin Dawar, protesters demanded legal action against the perpetrators and immediate release of all political prisoners

11 Shia Hazara coal miners killed by members of ISIS, thousands stage protest 

Despite harsh weather, thousands from Shia Hazara community continued to protest, refusing to bury the dead while demanding justice for the victims who were killed on Saturday

South Asian women community health workers demand labor rights and occupational safety

On the International Day for Universal Health Coverage, Public Services International brought together Community Health Workers from India, Pakistan and Nepal for the launch of the campaign “Community Health Work is Work”

Thousands attend joint opposition rally in Pakistan

The rally was the third organized under the banner of the Pakistan Democratic Movement, a coalition of 11 opposition parties, which was founded in September. They are demanding the resignation of prime minister Imran Khan

Pakistan activist abducted Protesters in Pakistan demand release of missing activist Amar Fayaz

Amar Fayaz, a member of the Progressive Youth Alliance, was abducted from Sindh’s Jamshoro three weeks ago in what the protesters claim was an enforced disappearance by the security forces. They have demanded his immediate release

Pakistan schools shut down Hit by second COVID-19 wave, Pakistan shuts educational institutions

Fresh cases of infection have started rising in the country, with over 3,000 cases being reported daily during the course of the week. Cases had substantially reduced in September, prompting educational institutions to reopen

Ahmadiyya Killed in Pakistan Murder of 82-year-old shows continuing atrocities on Pakistan’s Ahmadiyya community

82-year-old Mehboob Ahmad Khan was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on November 8 in the outskirts of Peshawar. This year, at least four persons belonging to the minority Ahmadiyya community have been killed

Pakistan Farmer's death by police Police crackdown leaves one farmer dead in Pakistan

Malik Ashfaq Langarial died in hospital on Wednesday after the police dispersed a sit-in by farmers in Lahore in Pakistan. The farmers were demanding a better price for their produce such as wheat and sugarcane

Protesters demand release of political activists in Gilgit-Baltistan 

Protesters said the demonstrations will continue until the authorities release all the political prisoners who are in jail after being charged under the anti-terrorism act for allegedly causing riots in August 2011

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

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