PM Khan allows registered Afghan refugees to open bank accounts in Pakistan

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday announced that he had issued instructions for registered Afghan refugees residing in Pakistan to be allowed to open bank accounts. “From now onwards they can participate in the formal economy of the country” the premier said, referring to registered Afghan refugees. “This should have been done a long time ago“, Khan concluded.             Pakistan is one of the largest refugee-hosting nations in the world, Read More …

Consultative Dialogues Report

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Final Report of CONSULTATIVE DIALOGUES ON ‘’CITIZENSHIP RIGHTS TO REFUGEE CHILDREN AND STATELESS PERSONS’’ SHARP-Pakistan and Refugee Rights Network (RRN-Pakistan) fully endorse the humanitarian vision of Prime Minister of Pakistan and stand with the government of Pakistan towards the positive initiative of the Prime Minister. Introduction/Background: Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan proposed the integration policy for Pakistani born refugee children and stateless persons. This idea was widely appreciated by all the stakeholders across the Read More …

Embassy of Switzerland /SDC Visit to Swabi

The Embassy of Switzerland /SDC had high-level delegation from HQ Bern. On 30th of Jan  2019, the SDC’s mission colleagues including: H.E. Mr. Kolly Thomas (Ambassador of Switzerland), Mr. Daniel Valenghi, ( Deputy Head of Cooperation, Embassy of Switzerland, SDC Pakistan), Ms. Sabine Rosenthaler (Desk Officer for Pakistan, Humanitarian Aid of the SDC, HQ Bern) and Mr. Khursheed Ahmed (Senior Program Officer  SDC Pakistan) visited the Gandaf Refugee camp in Swabi. The SDC has been Read More …

One-day Capacity building training for Jail authorities (Lahore)

SHARP-PAKISTAN organizes awareness raising trainings for Students, Judiciary officers, Lawyers, Jail authorities and Police Officials to aware them about the basic Human and refugee rights and their role towards society. Keeping in view on 18th December 2018 SHARP/ALAC-II team organized one-Day training workshop for Jail Authorities on “Human, Refugee and Prisoner’s Rights” to sensitize Jail Authorities on Human, Refugees and Prisoner’s Rights in Pakistan. The participants included 51 Jail Authorities OfficialsIncluding Superintendents, Deputy Superintendents and Read More …

One-day Capacity building training for Public Prosecutors (Mianwali)

SHARP-PAKISTAN conducted a training workshop for 22 Public Prosecutors at Royal Inn hotel, Mianwali on 14th December, 2018; with the collaboration of UNHCR, for the purpose of enhancing their knowledge about Refugee rights through respective sessions on Human rights and refugee rights. On the arrival of police participants their registration were made and the training material were distributed amongst them. Prior to the commencement of the Program, Mr. Javed Mudassar Director LAP Welcome all the Participants on behalf Read More …

16 days of activism (celebration under IPLAAR project)

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls. The campaign runs every year from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day. This 16-day period also highlights other significant dates including: December 3-­­­­­­ International Day of Persons with Disabilities. It aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. The 16 Days of Activism campaign calls Read More …