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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

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 

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