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‘Ending early marriages can improve women’s health’

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At a seminar on women's reproductive rights at the Institute of Public Health, speakers stressed the need to end early child marriages to ensure healthy babies are born to healthy mothers.

Rights Watch | 9th June 2022

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The Sindh High Court on Wednesday allowed Dua Zehra to choose whom she would like to go with, and ruled that the case did not warrant kidnapping charges. However, her father alleges she wanted to record another statement and return home.

Rights Watch | 3rd June 2022

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Lawyers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa held a province-wide strike on the call to condemn the arrest of a senior colleague in the Dua Zehra case.

Another missing underage girl turns up married

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Another missing minor girl turned up "married" to her abductor in Mansehra, with her nikahnama recording her age as 18. However, unlike in Dua Zehra's case, the court ordered a medical examination to determine her real age.

Rights Watch | 26th October 2021

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The Federal Shariat Court has declared the custom of swara un-Islamic, observing that it violates a number of basic rights of women and girls.

Christian couple narrates how their 13-year-old daughter fell prey to forced conversion and marriage

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A Christian couple in Gujranwala narrates the trauma of their 13-year-old daughter’s alleged forced conversion and marriage with a middle-aged married man already a father of five.

Rights Watch | 7th May 2021

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Eagle Squad officers on Wednesday allegedly opened fire on a car at Sariab Road, Quetta, killing 22-year-old student Faizan Jattak and injuring his cousin. Balochistan Government Spokesperson Liaquat Shahwani assured justice to the slain youth's family. For more news on human rights issues, keep reading.
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Rights Watch | 8th April 2021

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Additional District and Sessions Judge Karachi West Gul Zamir Solangi issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Rehan Baloch and his wife Sundas, who stand accused of facilitating Rehan's brother Imran in abducting, raping, forcibly converting, and marrying an underage Christain girl in 2019. For more news on human rights abuses, keep reading.
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Rights Watch | 13th February 2021

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Steel Town police on Friday, February 12, announced the arrest of three men accused of abducting a college student from Gulshan-e-Hadeed and sexually assaulting her on February 9. DNA test results awaited before police can proceed with further legal action. For more stories on human rights abuses, keep reading.
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Rights Watch | 28th January 2021

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A junior doctor of the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Lahore was arrested for allegedly drugging and raping a woman. Khairpur police arrest 20 people for trying to marry a minor couple in Pir Goth, case registered under the Sindh Child Marriages Restraint Act 2013. Lahore High Court acquits two death row inmates, who had been languishing in prison for the past nine years, over insufficient evidence.