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Pakistan: Bonded Labourers released and escaped in 15 years

February 17, 2016

From 2001 to 2015 (in 15 years), in Pakistan, 23634 bonded labourers (men, women, children) released and escaped from debt bondage in agriculture, brick kiln and other occupations.

In Pakistan, sharp decrease in bonded labourers’ release in 2014 and 2015

February 13, 2016

Press release: By the Institute for Social Justice (ISJ) Pakistan In Pakistan, release and escape of bonded labourers decreased to more than 80 percent in 2014 and 2015 in comparison with release and escape in 2013. The data gathered by … Read More

Nikah Registrars are making money by solemnizing child marriages in Punjab and Sindh

December 31, 2014

Islamabad- December 30, 2014: The Institute for Social Justice’s (ISJ)’s fact finding team has learnt that a 8 years old boy (Mohammad Amir son of Muhammad Razi) and 11 years old girl (Jameela Bibi daughter of Fida Hussain) were married … Read More

ISJ welcomes SC of Pakistan’s polio intervention for children with women prisoners

November 25, 2014

The Institute for Social Justice (ISJ) is pleased to learn that the Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered investigation of a polio case in Women Prison in Karachi, in Sindh province of Pakistan. Sawera, 4, became victim of polio virus- … Read More

2 years passed to Pakistan’s UPR review: Poor progress

November 6, 2014

The Institute for Social Justice (ISJ) has expressed displeasure over no interest of the government in implementing the Universal Periodic Review’s recommendations given by international community on 30th October 2012 in the Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva. The ISJ … Read More