ENVIRONMENT AND ANIMAL RIGHTS

Saleh Goth residents mourn govt apathy as toxic dumping increases

October 30th, 2020; By Shaukat Korai; KARACHI; Residents in the localities of Kohi and Saleh Goth of Malir are falling ill to different diseases due to polluted water contaminated by effluents from textile factories and other industries in Karachi

Hafeez Centre: Fire Safety Provisions 2016 go unheeded

October 22nd, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; The fire in Hafeez Centre in Lahore is a stark reminder to provincial governments and city governments of not enforcing the Building Code of Pakistan Fire Safety Provisions 2016, say experts

IHC Gives Landmark Judgement In Favour Of Animals

Recognizing the rights of animals, Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Athar Minallah on Thursday, May 21, ordered the prompt relocation of the wildlife held in captivity at the Marghazar Zoo in Islamabad to sanctuaries within or ...

Who Will Think Of The Animals?

Lack of legislation to protect animals in Pakistan: Pictures of a dog with bullet wounds in his neck and face surface online and then more evidence of the alarming increase of violence against animals in Karachi amidst the prevailing lock-down. ...

Clear blue skies, but for how long?

Before the outbreak of the pandemic, environmentalists in Lahore had called upon the government and private schools to introduce school buses to tackle the menace of air pollution in the city.

On The Frontlines: Sanitary Workers

With the lockdown, people have been pushed back inside their homes. No one wants to risk being outdoors, for fear of contracting the Coronavirus. Yet the heroes who battle it out everyday, outside the comfort of their homes, outside the bounds of safety are none others than our heroes – doctors, sanitary workers, journalists, the police. All of them are risking their lives every day, only in order to protect the public from the deadly disease in the air. Voicepk.net pays tribute to these people, as everyday they are ON THE FRONTLINES.

Smog – A human rights issue

Though air pollution is a year-round phenomenon, it is smog that Lahore is most concerned with – sometimes referred to as the city’s fifth season. Multiple theories about the causes as well as possible solutions of smog in Lahore have come forward throughout the years, but the Punjab Government has no other answer than trans-boundary pollution. Therefore it cannot be controlled. And therefore, it is not a concern of the Punjab Government.

COVID Watch | 3rd December 2020

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10 doctors succumb to COVID-19 in past 5 days, six of whom breathed their last on November 29. The Pakistan Medical Association revealed that so far 18 doctors have fallen victim to the novel coronavirus disease in the second wave.
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Rights Watch | 3rd December 2020

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Sindh High Court orders simplified SOP for investigative practices in rape and assault cases. While the Supreme Court had earlier called for reforms in existing investigation methods for sex crimes, the order has yet to be implemented.
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Rights Watch | 2nd December 2020

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Rights Watch | 1st December 2020

Is Nawaz’s battle cry for salvation or civilian supremacy

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October 17th, 2020; By Munizae Jahangir; LAHORE; In an unprecedented first, Punjab’s most popular leader called out a sitting army head, Qamar Bajwa & ISI Chief General Faiz on meddling in politics, kidnapping journalists, & pressurizing the judiciary

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A candid conversation with Nisha Rao

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November 21st, 2020; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; Nisha Rao transwomen in her late 20s shot to fame when she became the first most successful practicing transgender lawyer in the country. We sat down with Nisha for a candid conversation about her experiences in the legal profession.

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