Human Rights Defenders Network launched


Lahore—The civil society organisations have announced the launch of Pakistan Human Rights Defenders Network (PHRDN) in the country. Over 250 organisations are currently part of this network, said National Coordinator Tanveer Jahan while addressing a press conference at the press club, on Saturday. The network will work for the protection of human rights defenders through advocacy and by providing immediate assistance to those at risk in this regard. A dedicated helpline number 042-35865041, 0334586041 would be available for recording complaints. Officials of PHRDN include Peter Jacobs (Punjab), Zulfiqar Shah (Sindh), Ghulam Jan Mengal (Balochistan) and Qamir Nasim (KP) were also present.—APP