human rights

‘State never gave priority to human rights’

By Zeeshan Azmat IA Rehman says teaching human rights to students can help establish peace in society “Human rights have never been a priority of the state,” said veteran journalist IA Rehman on Thursday, “because they are not just a constitutional matter, but a complete lifestyle.” Rehman, who also heads the...

freedom

Centre’s reply sought in news ‘leak’ case

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Friday sought a reply from the federal government on a petition challenging constitution of an inquiry committee, headed by retired justice Aamir Raza A. Khan, to probe into the security meeting ‘leak’ case. Former law minister Babar Awan represented the petitioner and contended that...

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Right to information and security

By: Ayesha Jawad & Khushboo Ejaz The recent wave of erosion of freedom of information (FOI) laws in Pakistan, has not only given citizens qualified right of access to information held by public institutions but have also triggered challenges for the government. Undoubtedly, this transformation has not only enhanced the vision...