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‘Women Property Rights Act 2020 will prolong litigation for those deprived of inheritance’

September 7th, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE: The Enforcement of Women’s Property Rights Act 2020 will be ineffective as it will prolong litigation for women deprived of their inheritance. The Act empowers the Federal Ombudsperson of Prevention of Harassment of Women at Workplace to hear complaints of women who have been deprived of their inheritance but the other party can move the civil court, thereby aggrieved women will have to pursue simultaneous litigation.

Demystifying and Reforming Christian Matrimonial Laws

By Suneel Malik: The federal government should not shy away from developing a comprehensive bill in conformity with human rights standards, and presenting it in the parliament with the revised title as Christian Marriage Bill, 2020.

Single National Curriculum and parents’ freedom to choose

To summarize, the essence of parents’ freedom to choose for their children, there is no confusion in international instruments stressing on choices. The direction for the state is to maintain the conformity of minimum education ...

اور نائلہ بھی مر گئ

دیر کے علاقے لعل قلعہ، ثمر باغ اور تیمرگرہ میں سارے دن کی بھاگ دوڑ اور کئی پہاڑوں پر خطرناک راستوں کو عبور کرنے کے بعد جب واپسی کے لئے گاڑی میں بیٹھی تو ایک ساتھی کی طرف سے موبائل پر ایک وڈیو کلپ موصول ہوا جس میں خیبر پختونخوا اسمبلی ...

A province in strife

It was 11 in the morning on April 5, 2013, when Gulfar sent her son to find a passenger van so they could go home from the hospital from Turbat city. She sat in the hospital with her youngest son and grandson, and waited for ...

Is Pakistan Serious about Forced Conversions?

Of late, the State seems to be genuinely interested in fostering a safer and more conducive environment for Pakistan’s religious minorities. Their concerns have long remained unaddressed and unresolved so ...

خیبر پختونخوا کی ہزاروں خواتین کے لئے وراثت کانٹوں کی سیج بن گئی

Jul 07, 2020: لیڈی ریڈنگ ہسپتال میں گولیوں سے چھلنی جسم لئے پڑی فریدہ بی بی کے لئے باپ کی طرف سے واراثت میں ملی زمین اس کے لئے کانٹوں کی سیج بن گئی۔۔۔ وصول ہو چکی ہیں۔۔فوری نتائج کے حصول میں موجودہ تھانہ کلچر بہت بڑی رکاوٹ ہے ۔۔۔۔

End of an alliance pushes Balochistan further away

Jun 29, 2020: The current situation in Balochistan seems conducive for a political upheaval as widespread protests have erupted in the province against what the locals describe as the excesses of the death squads and criminal gangs ...

Enforced Disappearances and Balochistan

By Mir Muhammad Talpur The scourge of enforced disappearances in Pakistan has severely eroded the foundations of society’s conscience and confidence. This crime against humanity...

Enabling Religious Freedom

The United States Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) recently issued its annual report on religious freedom and recommended the US State Department to designate both India and Pakistan as Countries of Particular Concern ...

COVID Watch | September 24th 2020

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--WHO officials in KP express concern at rising COVID19 cases due to non-implementation of SOPs in schools --Primary school in Attock sealed after teacher tests positive for
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Rights Watch | September 24th 2020

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--Villagers in Mansehra chase out the family of the man accused of raping 4 y/o girl on Sept 21 --9 y/o girl found hanging from a noose in her one-room home in Islamabad during parents' absence --Rape among top reported crimes in Punjab in September --Agencies deny holding missing person Imdad Ali to SHC

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Culture of Silence

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Spotlight, the 2015 Academy Award winning motion picture, brought to global attention the Catholic Archdiocese of Boston sex abuse scandal of 2002. The film was based on factual events, showing how a group of reporters ...

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