HRCP demands urgent Govt action after Indonesia boat tragedy

Lahore, December 20: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed deep sorrow at the death of at least 55 young men from Quetta’s Hazara community when a boat carrying around 250 people, 170 of them from Pakistan, capsized off Indonesia. HRCP has called upon Islamabad to help the families learn about the fate of the passengers as well as urgently address reasons that force Hazaras and other people from Balochistan to leave Pakistan even in the face of grave danger to their lives. Continue reading

Masses must push government to stem the rot in Balochistan:

Lahore, December 9: On International Human Rights Day, December 10, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called upon every citizen to join the people of Balochistan in their struggle for the realisation of their rights and to urge the government to make vigorous efforts to ensure respect for the rights of the people in the long suffering province. Continue reading