Bangladesh Academic Mubashar Hasan “Held by Military Intelligence Agency”

The Directorate General of Forces Intelligence allegedly picked up Hasan soon after he attended a meeting at the UN headquarters in Dhaka on November 7. The reason for his detention remains unclear. Bangladesh’s military intelligence agency, the Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI), is secretly detaining academic Mubashar Hasan, security and political…

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SHRC orders probe against hospital

The hospital had allegedly refused to provide ambulance to a seriously injured accident victim The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has ordered an inquiry against a private hospital which denied ambulance to transport a youth who was seriously injured in a road accident to Thiruvananthapuram Medical College hospital, allegedly because…

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FATA’s wounds

The news about unannounced military operation in the Masood area of South Waziristan came in bits and pieces in second week of November as the government was secretive about it. But the news could not be kept secret as 1100 plus families of Shabi Khel sub tribe of Masood from…

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Pakistan ‘not free’ on Internet

LAHORE –   Freedom House has released the Freedom on the Net (FoTN) report 2017 which ranks Pakistan “Not Free” for the sixth consecutive year. Pakistan Internet Freedom Status for the year 2017 has also worsened in comparison to 2016, according to the report.  Freedom House and Digital Rights Foundation assesses internet freedom in 65 countries, accounting…

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