HRCP website hacked

Dear Readers,

The HRCP website has been hacked into and all information, links and images tampered with. The hackers call themselves Root.

It is a shameful and cowardly act on behalf of the hackers and sadly they have achieved no gain from it. HRCP will continue to provide information through the blog and other means and will not be set back by this attack. 

We are working on restoring the website to its original form but it will take time as extensive data will now have to be checked, edited and added again.

If you seek any information please feel free to email at the hrcp email address (hrcp(at)hrcp-web.org) or contact through mail, phone, fax or personal visit at the head office or one of the provincial office. Contact Us

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HRCP for a crash plan for IDPs

Press Release, May 07

Lahore: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called upon the federal government to immediately set up a special task force to implement a crash plan for extending relief to the large number of people displaced in the ongoing conflict in the country’s northern part. In a statement issued today, the commission said:

The plight of the people displaced from their homes in Swat, Dir and Buner as a result of militants’ activities and the security forces’ operations against them is getting more and more serious day by day. The number of these IDPs may soon touch a million mark. The circumstances in which these unfortunate people have been forced to abandon their homes have made it impossible for them to find succour on their own. Many among them, from barbers and musicians to teachers and lawyers, lost their means of income weeks and months ago and are now in dire straits. Their needs for relief are both urgent and substantial.

HRCP believes the NWFP government’s plan to set up six camps in Swabi will not touch even a fringe of the problem. The matter is clearly beyond the provincial government’s means and capacity. The federal government must take matters into its hands and set up a special task force manned by people skilled in relief work. Since the number of IDPs is likely to grow it is necessary to draw up a master plan for looking after them in the days and weeks ahead. The civil society organisations also must rise to the occasion and convince the innocent victims of conflict that they are not going to be abandoned.

Asma Jahangir
Chairperson

HRCP urges security for Bugti’s niece

Press Release, April 29

Lahore: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called upon the president of Pakistan and the Punjab chief minister to ensure that Samia Mazari, a niece of Nawab Akbar Bugti and mother-in-law of Brahamdagh Bugti, is provided protection against harassment by intelligence agency operatives.

In letters addressed to President Asif Ali Zardari and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, HRCP has drawn attention to Ms. Mazari’s harassment at the hands of intelligence agency members who have been following and harassing her in Lahore and have threatened to kill her.

The letter urged the president and the chief minister to take prompt action “to ensure that Ms. Mazari’s security is guaranteed and that she is not harassed merely because of her relationship with a person about whom somebody in government may have unfavourable ideas”.

I.A. Rehman

Secretary General