Sidra Jafri

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Remembering Pakistan’s Disappeared on ‘International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances’

On the occasion of International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances (August 31), there is a need to acknowledge that despite Pakistan signing...

Pakistan’s Blasphemy Obsession Leads to Sectarianism

  Pakistan has one of the worst blasphemy laws, a terrible record on minority (ethnic and religious) rights, and a brutal history of sectarian conflict....

HRCP’s Fact finding mission: Watta Satta takes another victim

Violence against women and ignorance among women of their constitutional right to life and security is rampant in many parts of Pakistan. An independent...

Bigotry & Intolerance reign in Islamic Republic!

Minorities of any hue in Pakistan, have never been safe and always been threatened. Prime Minister Imran Khan has often asserted that Pakistan’s minorities...

‘Demolition of Hindu homes in Bahawalpur illegal, inhumane,‘ says HRCP

Pakistan is a 97% Muslim majority country has an extremely small Hindu populace. The Hindu community has faced forced conversion, blasphemy attacks,...

Pakistan’s Economic woes: Pakistan continues to be nation with begging bowl

Covid19 has hit every country in the world with developing countries, like Pakistan, amongst the hardest hit. Pakistan’s economic woes predate Covid19 but the country...

More Tanks than Ventilators expose misplaced Pak establishment priorities

On March 30, Asfandiyar Mir, a University of Stanford based Post Doctoral fellow, posted these figures on Twitter comparing India...

Human rights organization cautions against spread of communal violence across South Asia

February 2020 witnessed the worst anti-Muslim pogroms in India’s capital Delhi after the 2002 anti-Muslim Gujarat riots and the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The Human...

Are Pakistani citizens less precious than All Weather Friend China?

After weeks of obfuscating, and after every country in the world has issued warnings and tried to protect its citizens, Naya Pakistan of Prime...

HRCP Report on shutting down of minority communities sites of worship

Pakistan’s track record of protection of its minorities – religious or ethnic – is abysmal. On February 24, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan...

Life is Getting Harder for Vulnerable Sections of Pakistan Society

The mark of a society comes from how it treats its most vulnerable. The hari and mazdoor of Sindh are some of...

‘Is Pakistan Following China’s Lead in Controlling Social Media’

One week ago, New Pakistan wrote about the repressive new social media regulations that were recently implemented by the government...

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Lack of Testing Creates Illusion that Pakistan has Less of a Corona Virus Problem

With over 300,000 confirmed cases, and the Covid19 pandemic still with us, health care experts agree that the only choice before the country is...

Is Pakistan’s Opposition Finally Standing up to the Military Establishment?

For far too long, Pakistani politicians have traipsed around the issue of the military’s meddling in politics. The Multi-Party Conference held on Sunday, September...

Rape Culture, Ignored and Condoned by Establishment and its Henchmen

Pakistan was the first Muslim country to have a woman as a Prime Minister and yet it is one of the most unsafe places...

Now, Pakistan’s Shia Muslims are Under Attack

Suppression of religious freedom and targeting of religious and ethnic minorities is old in Pakistan. The country has a long history of sectarianism with...
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