Pakistani people: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Fahmida Riaz, noted poet and human rights activist of Pakistan, passes away

Fahmida Riaz (73), the noted India-born Pakistani poet and human rights activist, has passed away in Lahore on November 22. She worked with Radio Pakistan and BBC Urdu service (Radio) Riaz fled Pakistan during former military dictator Gen Zia-ul-Haq’s rule and lived in self exile in India for 7 years. The poems from her collection ..

Asma Jahangir posthumously awarded 2018 UN Human Rights Prize

Asma Jahangir, Pakistan’s human rights activist and lawyer, has been posthumously awarded the 2018 UN Human Rights Prize along with three other winners. The other winners of the prize are Rebeca Gyumi of Tanzania, Brazil’s first indigenous lawyer Joenia Wapichana and Ireland’s human rights organisation Front Line Defenders. The United Nations Prize in the Field ..

Pak SC annuls New Law Protecting the Prime Minister

Supreme Court of Pakistan annulled the new Contempt of Court Act 2012(COCA 2012) which was brought in to protect the new prime minister from being charged with contempt and removed from his office like his predecessor Yousuf Rza Gilani. Previous PM Yousuf Raza Gilani was ousted from the office on the charges of contempt of ..

Pakistan’s parliament passes bill to save top leaders from contempt of court

The upper house of Pakistan’s Parliament has passed a bill to protect top leaders from contempt of court and thwart the Supreme Court’s efforts to push the Prime Minister into reopening graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari. The government has decided to delay the submission of response to the Supreme Court attributing to the ..

Supreme Court of Pakistan debars Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raja Gilani from Office

The Supreme Court of Pakistan debarred Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raja Gilani from his office and also disqualified Gilani as the member of the National Assembly, the lower house of the Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament). The court’s ruling came after Gilani refused to launch probe against Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari.  The 3-judge Bench of the highest ..