Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP)
Afghan refugees Pakistan Pakistan sets ultimatum for “illegal immigrants” to vacate the country

Pakistan’s caretaker Interior Minister Sarfraz Bugti said that law enforcement agencies would be untilized to deport illegal immigrants who do not leave by November 1. After the deadline, their properties and businesses would be confiscated

Arrest of two Baloch students triggers protests in southwestern Pakistan

A suicide attack in Turbat on June 26, in which one police officer was killed, triggered a fresh wave of mass arrests of Baloch students in the region. The issue of enforced disappearances has been a major concern in Balochistan

Transgender bill revoked Pakistan Activists to appeal Pakistani Shariat Court’s scrapping of sections of 2018 transgender law

The ruling stated that a person cannot alter their gender based on their “innermost feeling” or “self-perceived identity” and must comply with the biological sex assigned to them at birth

There is a palpable sense of anger among people of Balochistan, says fact finding report

The latest report by Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) notes that there is no respite in rights abuse which has led to palpable sense of anger among the people of Balochistan

Pakistan court strikes down sedition law Court strikes down colonial-era sedition law in Pakistan

The petition to annul the law claimed that it had been “recklessly” used in the country to silence freedom of speech guaranteed in Article 19 of the constitution. The law has been used against a number of opposition leaders and members of social movements

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