Talking it out: Pakistan’s fear of expressing itself

By Siham Basir The Express Tribune, November 29, 2015 KARACHI: Articles 19 and 19A of the Constitution of Pakistan guarantee citizens’ freedom of speech and expression but why is it that, in 2015, we are not free to express ourselves without fear, asked actress Nadia Jamil while moderating a session on ‘Freedom of Expression. WhatContinue reading “Talking it out: Pakistan’s fear of expressing itself”

The New Zealand Diversity Forum

The New Zealand Diversity Forum is a platform which brings together individuals and organisations to share ideas and good practice on cultural diversity and positive race relations. The 11th annual Diversity Forum, organised by the Human Rights Commission, was held at AUT’s Auckland campus on 9 September 2015. The theme for the 2015 forum wasContinue reading “The New Zealand Diversity Forum”

Interview: GCEHR for effective steps to protect religious minorities in Pakistan

The GCEHR makes an appeal for peace in Pakistan and for solidarity with the country’s persecuted Christian minority, in the wake of recent terror attacks that left at least 16 people dead and scores of others wounded in Youhanabad, Lahore. The attack has been claimed by a Taliban splinter group, calling itself Jamatul Ahrar. TheContinue reading “Interview: GCEHR for effective steps to protect religious minorities in Pakistan”

2011: Dr. Jawad Syed Awarded Civil Decoration by President of Pakistan

Cross-posted from University of Kent Every year, the president of Pakistan honours citizens and foreign nationals for excellence in various fields of activities on the country’s Independence Day. On Pakistan’s 65th Independence Day (14 August 2011), President Asif Zardari conferred the honour of Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Star of Excellence) on Dr. Jawad Sarwar Naqvi Syed, senior lecturerContinue reading “2011: Dr. Jawad Syed Awarded Civil Decoration by President of Pakistan”