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UN panel recommends ‘drastic steps’ to improve Pakistan’s HR record

Geneva-based review seeks end to blasphemy law, death penalty and enforced disappearances

Geneva: The UN Human Rights Committee on Thursday called on Pakistan to repeal or amend all blasphemy laws, abolish the death penalty, and criminalise enforced disappearances to end the practice of secret detention.

The recommendations came after the conclusion of the review of Pakistan’s commitments under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), which was held in Geneva earlier this month.

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