Pakistan

Human rights activists abducted and ill-treated for protesting against illegal occupation of lakes

Human rights activists from the Pakistan Fisher Folk Forum (PFF) in Sindh province were abducted and ill-treated in December for their activism against the illegal occupation of fresh water bodies and lakes. Read more

Human rights activists abducted and ill-treated for protesting against illegal occupation of lakes

Sounding the alarm over sharp increase in enforced disappearances

In late 2017, international alarm rose over the sharp increase in enforced disappearances in Pakistan. According to Amnesty International, between August and October 2017 nearly 300 reported cases of disappearances reached the Commission on Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances. Read more

Sounding the alarm over sharp increase in enforced disappearances

Little room for dissent in Pakistan: Civic freedoms under constant attack

As previously reported on the CIVICUS Monitor, peaceful assemblies can become dangerous and susceptible to attack and interference from terrorist groups in Pakistan. Read more

Little room for dissent in Pakistan: Civic freedoms under constant attack

Authorities in Pakistan shut down critical women's rights group

Conditions continue to be difficult for civil society organisations in Pakistan, with those involved in human rights monitoring or those critical of government facing forced closure. Read more

Authorities in Pakistan shut down critical women's rights group

Blogger Murdered in Pakistan

Khurram Zaki, the outspoken editor of Let Us Build Pakistan (LUBP) was murdered in Karachi on 8th May. Read more