Tag: Human Rights

No human rights for prisoners: prison Adiala houses 5000 prisoners in a capacity of 1500

In an ongoing hearing about the dilapidated conditions of prison Adiala situated in Rawalpindi, it was revealed that the prison houses 4800 inmates, exceeding double its limit. Chief Justice Athar Minallah at Islamabad High Court expressed his frustrations over lack of ownership from Human Rights Ministry or Ministry of Health upon finding them not being represented in the court to debate the matter.

Mehwish Hayat appointed goodwill ambassador for girls’ rights

Pakistani actress and recipient of the prestigious Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, has been appointed a goodwill ambassador for girls’ rights by the  Ministry of Human Rights. Hayat announced about her appointment in a video message on Twitter saying: “Delighted to be appointed by the Ministry of Human Rights as Goodwill Ambassador 4 the rights of the girl child.”