Global Human Rights Defence (GHRD) condemns the brutal killing of Human Rights Activist Rashid Rehman Khan. Mr. Rashid Rehman Khan, a Supreme Court advocate and coordinator of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) in Multan, was shot dead by unidentified attackers in Multan on May 7.
Last year GHRD set up a CRM in Pakistan to work more effectively on tackling human rights abuses to religious minorities. This year, after many successes, the CRM was featured in number national newspapers.
In Pakistan a Women’s Day event was organised in cooperation with Human Rights Voice for Minorities (HRVM) around the theme "Women in Pakistan: their rights & present situation” In an effort to raise awareness to the underprivileged situation of minority women in Pakistan HRVM hosted an event featuring speeches, different sports events and singing competitions. Special guests were leaders of groups such as National Commission of Interfaith Harmony and the Christian Progressive Party and of course the local women from some of the most neglected groups in society.