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Restrictions and crackdowns on nongovernmental organisations, political opposition, and the media have dramatically increased under the current administration. Enforced disappearances of various categories of individuals, including human rights defenders, are a widespread practice throughout the country. Women and transgender people face violence and persecution. Torture at the hands of law enforcement agents continues to be documented. Despite its obligations under the Convention against Torture, and the pending 2019 Torture and Custodial Death (Prevention and Punishment) Bill, Pakistan has yet to enact a law that criminalises torture. In 2018, the OMCT and its partner organisation Justice Project Pakistan (JPP) submitted an alternative follow-up report on Pakistan to the Committee Against Torture, following the review of the State’s initial submission in 2016.