Human Rights situation in Pakistan

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The situation of Human Rights in Pakistan (Urduپاکستان میں انسانی حقوق‎) is complex as a result of the country's diversity, large population, its status as a developing country and a sovereignIslamic democracy with a mixture of both Islamic and secular law. The Constitution of Pakistan provides for fundamental rights, which include freedom of speechfreedom of thoughtfreedom of informationfreedom of religionfreedom of associationfreedom of the pressfreedom of assembly and the (conditional) right to bear arms. The Clauses also provide for an independent Supreme Courtseparation of executive and judiciary, an independent judiciary, independent Human Rights commission and freedom of movement within the country and abroad. However these clauses are not respected in practice.

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