International news channels have made censorship and withholding of news from any people impossible.
Enforced disappearances and bonded labour remain festering sores in this country.
No valid reason has been advanced to justify the unification of the media laws.
Censorship has always been defended in terms of a need to protect impressionable minds.
The International Labour Organisation has come a long way since it adopted its first convention in 1919.
No time-consuming inquiry is needed to ascertain the nature and extent of their plight.
It is surely time the government acquired the confidence to govern without demonising the opposition.
Recognition of one’s inherent dignity did not dilute the force of disagreement or censure.
The Gorano story is only a small part of the much bigger threat the people of Thar are facing.
The UPR provides an opportunity for a most thorough scrutiny of the state’s human rights record.
Perhaps the most serious human rights issue today concerns the media’s freedom of expression.
The arguments offered for not accepting the present leader of the opposition as PAC head are not tenable.
The failure to manage fecal sludge or waste water poses a grave threat to public health in rural Pakistan.
The recent buckling down of the state to mobs of the radical right is not the first time it has done so.
The definition of a competent bureaucrat includes the ability to keep his political boss out of trouble.
The proposed legislation will deprive the press of the rights won by it over the past 70 years.
The game of blaming the outgoing regime began to be played within the first decade of freedom.
The bills pertaining to enforced disappearances and blasphemy need to be carefully scrutinised.
INGOs and CSOs are not at risk of being exploited by terrorist groups the way in which charities are.
Public awareness of the new right to information law appears to be limited.