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    The authorities in Islamabad need to live up to their claims regarding equal treatment of Pakistani citizens regardless of their geographic location inside the country. The fact of the matter is that their approach towards many Pakistanis, in hitherto marginalised territories like Gilgit-Baltistan, remains no better than that of the colonial masters whose control over ...
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    Denouncing the arrest of Advocate Ehsan Ali, a prominent human rights activist and senior lawyer from Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), political and civil society activists staged at protest outside the Karachi Press Club on Tuesday to demand the release of all activists imprisoned in the country’s northern region. The Inqilabi Socialists Karachi (ISK), a leftist group, had ...
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    By: Muzzammil Mukhtar Political activism is the way people voice their criticism to elected representatives and the powerful. However, state’s oppression, persecution, prosecution and suppression serve today, to a considerable extent, for the rule and privileges of the state’s bureaucracy. In contemporary political history of Pakistan, Baba Jan’s prosecution and detention depict state’s utmost oppression ...