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NOT SO LABOUR FRIENDLY – HRCP and labour criticise new Punjab...

LAHORE - A meeting of representatives of trade unions organised by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has deplored the lack of regard for labour rights and international conventions while adopting new labour laws, following the transfer of the subject to the provinces under the 18th Amendment.
The labour representatives took exception to the provision of the 18th Amendment that abolished the system of labour legislation at the national level, a provision they have

HRCP expresses concern over FSC’s decision

LAHORE - The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on Saturday expressed concerns at the Federal Shariat Court's (FSC) decision that seeks reversal of several provisions of the Women's Protection Act 2006.
The non-governmental organisation (NGO) said that it would issue a detailed comment on implications of the FSC's decision later but was "alarmed that the verdict seeks reversion to provisions of the 1979 Hudood Ordinance which were highly discriminatory to the rights of

HRCP dismayed

LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed shock and dismay at government response to police torture on students and teachers in Lahore.
In a statement issued on Monday, HRCP expressed regret that the government was yet to take note of the poor policing and use of violence by police against students and teachers protesting in Lahore. The fact that the high court has taken notice of the use of force against the protesters does not prevent the executive

Militancy and intolerance undermining rights: HRCP

LAHORE: Increase in militancy and intolerance has threatened human rights in Pakistan, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) said on Thursday. The HRCP, on the occasion of the World Human Rights Day on December 10, said that it was a time to reflect on the challenges and opportunities for realisation of human rights in the country. This year growing militancy, extremism and intolerance posed the main threat to people's rights.
Many of the old challenges to human rights

HRCP seminar demands focus on civic education

LAHORE: Primary and secondary education of civics must begin at an elementary level to instill in students a sense of good citizenship and primary curriculum and textbooks must instill tolerance, gender equality and human rights, speakers at a seminar on 'Civic Education in Schools' organised by the Human Resource Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) said. The seminar was attended by educationists, curriculum experts and human rights observers.
The speakers noticed the fact that civic

Secular environment needed for educational growth: HRCP chairman

Secular academic environment is needed for educational growth in Pakistan, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) Chairman Dr Mehdi Hassan said on Saturday.
He made these remarks while addressing a seminar titled "Festival to acknowledge teachers contribution in nation building", organised by the Ali Institute of Education, Lahore. Hassan said that the curriculum of subjects should cover human rights education, democratic traditions, forbearance and education of peace. The