Pakistan is one of the most conservative countries in the world concerning its stand on the rights of every male, female or third gender citizen. Pakistan believes that “Transgender Rights are also Human Rights.” Let’s see what Pakistan has done for transgender rights in the past few years. 2009 In 2009, the Supreme Court of Pakistan ordered the … Continue reading What Has Changed For Pakistan’s Transgender Citizens In The Last 10 Years?
On 13 April 2017, journalism student Mashal Khan was lynched and shot dead at his university by fellow students after he was falsely accused of blasphemy. Around 61 students were arrested for the killing of Khan. On 7 February 2018, a Pakistani court sentenced to death Imran Ali for shooting Khan. Five of the accused received life imprisonment, 25 … Continue reading Mashal Khan Case Verdict Highlights Pakistan’s Blasphemy and Impunity Problem
“Naqeeb Teray Khoon Se, Inqilab Aye Ga,” (Naqeeb from your blood we will bring about a revolution) chants a crowd outside the National Press Club in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. Thousands of ethnic Pashtuns from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and elsewhere in Pakistan have staged a sit-in in front of the National Press Club in Islamabad for the … Continue reading The Pashtun Long March Asks for Justice After Years of Ethnic Targeting
The abduction, rape, and murder of a seven-year-old girl has people in Pakistan demanding swift justice and exemplary punishment for the perpetrator. Zainab Ansari was discovered in a dumpster on January 9 in Kasur district of Punjab province, four days after she was kidnapped. The post-mortem report suggests that the minor was strangled to death after being raped. The news triggered clashes … Continue reading Pakistanis Demand #JusticeForZainab, 7-Year-Old Raped and Murdered in Kasur