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Pakistan News: Truth Behind Pakistan’s Human Rights Violations Revealed

The condition of Pakistan is worstening every single year, well that's not my view point but official reports of the ...

April 24, 2024

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The condition of Pakistan is worstening every single year, well that’s not my view point but official reports of the US.

In a recent report mandated by US law, the spotlight has been turned on Pakistan, revealing a shocking truth about its human rights violations.

The report, mandated by US law, serves as a documentation of human rights and worker rights in nearly 200 countries and territories. Pakistan faces numerous human rights challenges, including extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, and arbitrary detentions. The government’s failure to take effective measures to tackle these abuses has led to criticism from the international community, including the US.

The report also highlighted other concerning issues in Pakistan, such as unlawful civilian deaths and enforced disappearances. There are serious limitations on freedom of expression and media freedom, with journalists facing violence, arrests, and disappearances.

Adding to this, Internet freedom is also heavily restricted. Religious freedom is limited, and there’s widespread government corruption.

Human rights organizations face severe restrictions, both domestically and internationally. Additionally, there are crimes targeting religious, racial, and ethnic minorities, including the Pashtun and Hazara communities, as well as threats motivated by antisemitism.

The report pointed out that the government hardly made real efforts to hold officials accountable for human rights violations.

In early April 2023, Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is currently facing a vote of no-confidence after losing the support of most of the parliament, attempted to dissolve the national assembly.

The action was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. The parliament subsequently removed Imran Khan as prime minister on April 10. In October, Imran Khan was disqualified by the Election Commission of Pakistan from his parliamentary seat for non-declaration of assets.

Women, religious minorities, and transgender people continued to face violence, discrimination, and persecution, with authorities failing to provide adequate protection or hold perpetrators to account. The government continued to do little to hold law enforcement agencies accountable for torture and other serious abuses.

It’s really disturbing to hear that even children have been taken into custody to pressure their parents. Reports show that around 500 people from the Sindh province are missing, with over 142 cases just in 2022. Activists are saying that between January and August, 80 people disappeared, and many of them were linked to Sindhi nationalist groups. This is a serious issue that needs attention and action to address the disappearances and ensure the safety of people in Sindh.



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