ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-250-2011
21 December 2011 – The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that an army officer of the rank of Captain was sent on a secret mission to Kashmir in 1979 and since then his whereabouts are unknown. The missing officer, who was identified as Mr. Ishtiaq Ali Khan Qaimkhani, told his wife before leaving that if he does not return from the mission within two years then she should contact General Headquarter (GHQ) of the army and the office will provide all his detail. Since 1981 his wife has been trying to get the information from the military and government but has yet to learn as to whether he is dead or alive. She has written many letters to the President, Prime Minister, Chief of Army Staff and Chief Justice of Pakistan but no one has replied to her or conducted an inquiry into the disappearance of the Captain.
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SANGHAR: Three central leaders of Jeay Sindh Muttahida Mahaz (JSMM), a nationalist party, were burnt alive when some armed men, allegedly belonging to an ethnic group settled in Sindh, opened fires and later set their car on fire near Sanghar on Thursday afternoon, Geo News reported.
Reports reaching here said Rooplo Choliani, Sirai Qurban and Noorullah Tunio were coming in an Alto car from Khipro town to district headquarter town Sanghar.
The culprits who were chasing them opened fires on car and then torched it, as a result Rooplo Choliani and Serai Qurban and Noorullah burnt alive in the car.
The assailants also resorted to aerial firing to stop the people who wanted to come closer and save the lives of JSQM leaders.
The incident took place at about 1.00p.m. Soon after the incident, the police cordoned the area and started searching the assailants.
Courtesy: The News
More details : BBC urdu
BY AZIZ NAREJO
VIOLENCE and other crimes against women are alarmingly high in Pakistan. Rape, murder in the name of karo-kari, gender-based discrimination and denial of basic rights are some common forms of the evil prevailing in the country.
It is unfortunate that the government and civil society organisations don’t seem to be taking this issue seriously.
There have been some highly publicised cases of rape and other atrocities but thousands of cases go unnoticed.
One such recent incident is the alleged rape of a girl student in Khipro, Sanghar district, Sindh.
According to the news report, a Class X student was gang-raped by some culprits who also made the video of the act of violence against her and later published it.
As the news spread, parents of other students have stopped their daughters from going to the school, which has deprived about 900 girl students of their education.
It is a major setback to the education of girl students in an otherwise backward area where many parents already are not keen to send their daughters to school.
Read more >> Dawn
More details – BBC urdu
Sanghar : Four member committee of Awami Jamhoori Party (AJP) visited Sanghar district from June 12 to 14, three days. Sangahr is one of the backward districts of southern Sindh, bordering India.
The visit was part of introductory meetings of our newly launched political party Awami Jamhoori Party (AJP). Ahmad Mushtaque was accompanied by Ali Sher Wasan, District President of AJP, Wafa Sindhi and Bahadur Rind, two activists of area.
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Droughts in Thar
Thar Desert is once again in grip of severe drought, food shortage, mortality and morbidity rate is high …..and there is no way for Thri souls except to migrate …..This is also not a solution but expose innocent Thari to unforeseen troubles …. .. Cold response of authorities concerned and politicians is there……. there is no effective policy to manage the said disaster, calamity and suffering souls of Thar.
Thar isn’t mean Tharparkar Distt but parts falling in Umerkot Distt, Khipro Tehsil of Sanghar Distt and Nara of Khairpur Distt.
Courtesy: Sindhi e-lists/ e-groups, 14 November, 2008