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Human rights in GB: HRCP takes federal government to task


Asma demands region’s integration into Pakistan, points out weaknesses in self-governance order ‘No separatists in GB, only movement to recognise their territory as part of Pakistan’ The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on Friday launched a fact-finding report on Gilgit-Baltistan, recommending provisional constitutional status that will lead to a permanent provincial status to the region. Addressing the launching ceremony ...

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Five years on: Gilgit court sentences target killer to death

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GILGIT: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Gilgit handed the death penalty to a man who was involved in a murder which triggered large-scale sectarian violence in the region five years ago. ATC awarded death penalty to Hidayat Hussain while Imran Hussain was sentenced to 27 years jail. The judge also imposed a fine of Rs0.4 million on each of the convicts. ...

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