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Amnesty Inrernational has called on the new Pakistani government to impose an immediate moratorium on the use of the death penalty as a first step towards abolition.
The International Monetary Fund has agreed in principle to lend $5.3 billion to Pakistan over three years.
Following allegations of GCHQ involvement in the US 'Prism' programme, calls are renewed for the agency to disclose its policy on support for CIA drone strikes.
Pakistan’s new government must not surrender respect for human rights in potential peace talks with armed groups, Amnesty International says.
The Peshawar High Court has declared the US guilty of war crimes for its use of drones in North West Pakistan, and ordered the government to stop future strikes.
The Chief Justice of Peshawar’s High Court had said that drone strikes in north west Pakistan violate the country’s sovereignty and are illegal.
The head of the World Council of Churches has strongly condemned attacks on Christians in Badami Bagh, Lahore, on Saturday 10 March.
An expert in psychological trauma assessment and treatment has told MPs that the use of drones in Yemen is causing a "psychological emergency" in the country.
Pakistan's authorities have been asked to do more to protect the persecuted Shi’a Hazara, following a devastating attack in Quetta that killed scores.
A United Nations investigation into targeted killings will examine the legality of drone strikes in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia.