The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) elected its new office-bearers for a three-year term (2017-2019). Dr Mehdi Hasan was elected chairperson and Uzma Noorani co-chairperson. The provincial vice-chairpersons were: Habib Tahir (Balochistan), Kamran Arif (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Salima Hashmi (Punjab) and Asad Iqbal Butt (Sindh). Naazish Ata-ullah was elected as treasurer. The HRCP general body nominated Asma Jahangir as spokesperson for the commission.