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Asma Jahangir was honoured with the 2018 United Nations Human Rights Prize, an award given every five years since 1968.(File Photo)

Pakistan activist Asma Jahangir posthumously honoured with top UN human rights award

United Nations | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2018 02:49 PM IST
Asma Jahangir was an outspoken critic of Pakistan’s powerful military establishment and fought against religious extremism and for the rights of oppressed minorities in Pakistan.
Shia Muslim supporters of the Imamia Student Organization (ISO) hold signs as they chant slogans condemning the blast in Parachinar, during a demonstration in Karachi, Pakistan March 31, 2017.(REUTERS File Photo)
Shia Muslim supporters of the Imamia Student Organization (ISO) hold signs as they chant slogans condemning the blast in Parachinar, during a demonstration in Karachi, Pakistan March 31, 2017.(REUTERS File Photo)

Human rights commission says Pakistan failing Shias, Ahmadis, Christians

Islamabad | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2018 10:17 PM IST
The Human Rights Commission at the launch of its annual report, State of Human Rights in 2017 — dedicated to the late activist Asma Jahangir says people continue to disappear in Pakistan
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