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In September 2010, the HRCP has expressed its deep concern about the government's decision to give police powers to the Frontier Corps (FC) in Balochistan, and termed it as retrogressive step that is equivalent to suicidal madness.

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Pak human rights group blames security forces' 'criminal negligence' for Shia killings
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has condemned the killing of Shia pilgrims in Balochistan, and claimed that the incident proved terrorism still persists in the country.

HRCP terms Gilani's removal as 'saddening'
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called the disqualification of Yousuf Raza Gilani 'a sad occasion' for a country where democratic traditions have perpetually been denied the nourishment they need to take roots.

Pak Human Rights Commission demands 'fair trial' for Dr Afridi
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed its concern over denial of due process rights to Dr Shakeel Afridi and has demanded a fair trial for him.

Pak Human Rights Commission concerned over 'torture of political activists'
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed concern over reports of alleged torture of at least five political activists in Gilgit Jail, saying the reports were exceedingly worrying and that those accused of torturing them must be suspended.

Law enforcement agencies clueless about Hindu kidnapped from Quetta
Pakistan's law enforcement agencies still have no clue about the whereabouts of Hindu medic Dr Rajesh Kumar who was kidnapped from Quetta on February 13.

HRCP urges government to search for abducted Hindu from Quetta
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has urged the government to search and find Dr Rajesh Kumar who was abducted from Quetta on February 13.

Pakistan's HR Commission alarm over 'forced conversion' of Hindu girls in Sindh
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on Saturday expressed its concern over reports of forced conversion and marriage of Hindu girls in Sindh, 'on average 25 cases a month', and urged the authorities concerned to ensure protection to the minorities.

HRCP shows concern over death of another Pak Army detainee
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has raised an alarm through its reports that another person who had been detained for suspected involvement in an attack on the military headquarters has been found dead.

Pak HR Commission slams government over journalist Mukarram's killing
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has condemned the assassination of journalist Mukarram Khan Atif in Charsadda and expressed concern that journalists' killings have continued across the country despite assurances by the authorities.

Pak Human Rights Commission alarmed over journalists receiving life threats
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed concern over reports of several journalists facing threats in recent weeks and called on the government to ensure their security.

166 people, including 68 women, committed suicide in Pakistan in one month: HRCP
A total of 283 suicide and attempt to suicide cases were reported in Pakistan in the time span of one month, a Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) report has said.

Pak Human Rights Commission calls on government to abolish death penalty
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has asked the Pakistan Government to abolish the death penalty.

HRCP urges Pak political parties to disband militant wings
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called on political parties to disband private militias and disarm criminal gangs to end the bloodshed in Karachi.

HRCP urges Zardari, Gilani to 'personally intervene' to protect Hazara community
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called upon President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani to take immediate, direct and personal initiative to prevent the killing of members of the Hazara community in Quetta.

Minorities, particularly Hindus, increasingly at risk in Balochistan: HRCP
Minorities in Balochistan, particularly Hindus, are increasingly being abducted for ransom and forced to convert to Islam, the Balochistan chapter of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has said.

Karachi's problems are both ethnic and political: Malik
Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that Karachi's problems are both ethnic and political.

800 killed in Karachi this year: HRCP
Ethnic and politically linked violence has so far killed 800 people in Karachi this year, Pakistan's independent Human Rights Organisation has said.

HRCP slams barring of Sikhs from observing religious celebrations in Pak
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed concern after the Sikh community in Lahore was prevented from performing their religious celebrations by the Lahore police and Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) officials.

Pakistan's SC told country has become 'international hub of organ trafficking'
Pakistan has become an international hub of organ trafficking and a destination for 'transplant tourism', the country's Supreme Court has been told.

'Unabated killings' in Karachi 'failure of Pak government': Nawaz Sharif
Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has termed the 'unabated killings' in Karachi as the failure of the government, and demanded that the matter be brought before parliament.

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