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No threat of Taliban reemergence, or resurfacing of Abdul Aziz: Rana Sanaullah

"Nothing is happening at Lal Masjid. Nothing ever happened at Lal Masjid". Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah responds to the reemergence of Taliban in Swat and Maulana Abdul Aziz in Lal Masjid

Judicial proceedings alone cant resolve missing persons issue: Rana Sanaullah

Federal Minister for interior Rana Sanaullah has said that the judicial proceedings alone cannot provide a solution to the problem, instead, all stakeholders must sit together and admit mistakes on their part to resolve the issue.

ججز تعیناتی میں پسند نا پسند کا تاثر ختم کرنے کے لئے میعار مقرر کیا جانا چاہئے: وفاقی وزیر قانون

وفاقی وزیر قانون اعظم نذیر تارڑ کا کہنا ہے کہ لا پتا افراد کا مسئلہ رستا ہوا ناسور ہے اور لوگوں کی واپسی کے لئے تمام حکومتی وسائل استمعال میں لاے جا رہے ہیں.

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Damaged houses: Chaman flood victims await govt funds

Shelterless flood victims in Chaman complain of delay in the promised government assistance in rebuilding houses destroyed in recent floods

Balochistan’s flood affectees waiting for a plan to reconstruct homes

Voicepk's Editor-in-Chief Munizae Jahangir reports from the Hanna Urak area of Balochistan which was ravaged by floods in late August. Flood affectees are waiting to restart their lives soon.
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Alleged murder by security forces in Chaman sparks fury

Protesters have vowed not to bury the body of a 13 y/o boy who had allegedly been killed by security forces at the Pak-Afghan border in Chaman

Thousands stranded in flood-hit villages of Kacha areas in Rajanpur

Thousands of residents in villages in Kacha area of Rajanpur remained stranded amid floods while some of them are evacuating on their own on locally built boats which are at risk of collapse due to the overloading of belongings and people fleeing the flood-hit region.

HRW calls on Senate to promptly pass custodial torture bill

Human Rights Watch has called on Senate of Pakistan to urgently pass the custodial torture bill which will make security offcials accountable for committing offence of torture.

Shangla in grips of malaria epidemic

In addition to the devastation brought by torrential rains and flash floods, KP's Shangla is also in the grips of a malaria epidemic.

Haripur brothers shoot dead sister, cousin over ‘honour’

In another gruesome honour killing in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, two brothers have shot dead their sister and maternal cousin over suspicion of illicit relations in Haripur.

Family of blasphemy accused faces threats

The family of 60-year-old doctor in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa says they have been facing threats from extremists since he was accused in a blasphemy case three months ago.

A Drowning Nation – Flood destruction across Pakistan

Balach Nowsherwani tragically drowned while attempting to save a minor who fell into a karez inundated with rainwater. The two are yet more casualties of an ongoing natural disaster.

Islamabad IG to submit report on Shahbaz Gill’s torture allegations

The IHC has directed Islamabad IGP to submit a report on alleged torture of Shahbaz Gill on August 22 as he undergoes medical tests at PIMS.

COVID-19 WATCH

COVID Watch | 31st March 2021

28 million AstraZeneca vaccine doses manufactured by India under the WHO's COVAX programme have yet to leave the country due to India’s new export restrictions owing to a surge in national cases. For more stories on the pandemic situation, keep reading.

COVID Watch | 30th March 2021

The NCOC revealed on Monday that 26 cities of Punjab, Peshawar and Azad Kashmir reported a case positivity rate of over 8%. Meanwhile 100 patients reportedly succumbed to the novel coronavirus disease. An overall positivity rate of 8.83% was recorded with 4,084 fresh infections. For more, keep reading.

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بغاوت کے مقدمات کے بعد شہباز گل ضمانت پر رہا مگر علی وزیر تاحال جیل میں کیوں ؟

سوشل میڈیا پر یہ سوال اٹھایا جارہا ہے کہ بغاوت کے مقدمات کے بعد شہباز گل کو ضمانت پر رہا کر دیا گیا ہے مگر علی وزیر تاحال جیل میں کیوں ہیں جبکہ دونوں پردرج الزامات تقریباً ایک ہی نوعیت کے ہیں

Damaged houses: Chaman flood victims await govt funds

Shelterless flood victims in Chaman complain of delay in the promised government assistance in rebuilding houses destroyed in recent floods

Balochistan’s flood affectees waiting for a plan to reconstruct homes

Voicepk's Editor-in-Chief Munizae Jahangir reports from the Hanna Urak area of Balochistan which was ravaged by floods in late August. Flood affectees are waiting to restart their lives soon.
00:01:28

Miss Wazir: Nowshera’s stick-wielding superwoman

A female civil servant from the tribal district of South Waziristan has become an overnight national hero on social media for bravely evacuating residents amid recent floods in Nowshera.

Women bear brunt of floods

As the flood waters refuse to recede and thousands remain marooned and cut off from basic relief and aid, some groups have been left in a much more vulnerable situation than others.

SUICIDAL SINDH: Why are so many from Scheduled Castes killing themselves?

BY XARI JALIL: The suicide rates in Sindh especially among the Scheduled Castes are at an alarmingly high rate. Our investigative report finds out the reasons why so many people in this community resort to killing themselves. The answers are grim.

Less than 10% women in STEM in Pakistan: gender stereotypes or choice?

In a country where only 13% of the girls are still in school by the time they reach the ninth grade, it is not surprising that families do not focus on their education and career.

STATE OF LIMBO: The Forgotten Mentally Challenged Prisoners of India & Pakistan

17 prisoners, believed to be of Indian origin, have been languishing in Pakistan's prisons for over a decade. Due to their mental state, the Interior Ministry and the Indian High Commission have so far been unable to identify their nationality

OPINION: Missing Policies on Missing Persons

By Lateef Johar Baloch: Does anyone remember the mass graves with dozens of bodies that were discovered in Jan 2014, when PML-N was in power? But instead of investigating and carrying out the forensic procedures, the bodies were forcibly reburied.

Editorials

An Ode to the Vulnerable

Nazim Jokhio’s righteous anger may just have stemmed from the fact that these rich foreign guests swoop down like their own hunting falcons, to exploit these areas, leaving little behind besides death and destruction.

PESHAWAR ATTACK: A grim reminder of our own pain

Representatives of PTI’s government have been at the forefront of advocating for the world to recognize the Taliban’s invasion and have tried very hard to get them some sort of legitimacy, attempts that have failed so far.

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The Battle for Balochistan

Is the Pakistan Army ready for renewed negotiations with Baloch separatists? Rather than a military solution, is there a political solution to the crisis in Balochistan? These questions and more are the focus of Voicepk.net's special webshow on the Balochistan question.

Karishma Ali: Goal driven & Unstoppable

In an interview with Voicepk, national women's footballer Karishma Ali reveals how the struggle for female athletes does not end at just making it to the big leagues

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Heckling Pakistani Politicians Abroad: Protestors Beware!

Laws are broken when heckling turns to harassment and verbal abuse turns to physical assault. In the latter cases, political protesters may find themselves facing serious sanctions.

ججز تعیناتی میں پسند نا پسند کا تاثر ختم کرنے کے لئے میعار مقرر کیا جانا چاہئے: وفاقی وزیر قانون

وفاقی وزیر قانون اعظم نذیر تارڑ کا کہنا ہے کہ لا پتا افراد کا مسئلہ رستا ہوا ناسور ہے اور لوگوں کی واپسی کے لئے تمام حکومتی وسائل استمعال میں لاے جا رہے ہیں.
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‘First they molest them, then they film them’

How a gang in Pakpattan has held the area hostage by making and spreading videos of children's sexual assault on social media.

Workers' Right

ربڑ کے پائپ کے تشدد سے گھریلو ملازم ہلاک، پانچ افراد گرفتار

لاہور کے علاقے ڈیفنس میں مالکان کے تشدد سے ہلاک ہونے والے کم سن گھریلو ملازم کامران کی ہلاکت کے کیس میں پولیس نے پانچ افراد کو گرفتار کر لیا ہے. لڑکوں کا تعلق بہاولپور کے گاؤں سے ہے مگر ابھی تک پولیس کا ان کے گھر والوں سے رابطہ نہیں ہو پایا

Home-based women workers vulnerable to exploitation: WB report

Home-based women workers face some of the most challenging working conditions and remain highly vulnerable to exploitation, says a recent World Bank report

It’s the same old demand: unite

Speakers in Voicepk.net's web show on Workers' Rights: The Big U-Turn call on workers to chalk out a united plan of action against the new challenges of contract-based work and freelancing by reaching out online to counterparts in other countries.

Trade unions, home-based workers reject IMF policies

Trade unionists, home-based workers and blue-collar workers on Sunday registered their strong protest against inflation, and called for a repeal of anti-poor policies under the IMF deal

Press Releases

SAHR urges the new premier and the government of Pakistan to act upon its obligations towards preserving the constitutional rights

South Asians for Human Rights, a regional network of Human Rights Defenders urges the new premier and the government of Pakistan to act upon its obligations towards preserving the constitutional rights

Civil society slams PECA Ordinance

The Joint Action Committee, a coalition of civil society organisations, has condemnedthe Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (Amendment) Ordinance, saying it would lead to unprecedented censorship and chilling of free speech in digital spaces.

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Legal Issues

Heckling Pakistani Politicians Abroad: Protestors Beware!

Laws are broken when heckling turns to harassment and verbal abuse turns to physical assault. In the latter cases, political protesters may find themselves facing serious sanctions.

بغاوت کے مقدمات کے بعد شہباز گل ضمانت پر رہا مگر علی وزیر تاحال جیل میں کیوں ؟

سوشل میڈیا پر یہ سوال اٹھایا جارہا ہے کہ بغاوت کے مقدمات کے بعد شہباز گل کو ضمانت پر رہا کر دیا گیا ہے مگر علی وزیر تاحال جیل میں کیوں ہیں جبکہ دونوں پردرج الزامات تقریباً ایک ہی نوعیت کے ہیں

SCBA called for full court to protect judiciary’s image: Bhoon

SBCA president Ahsan Bhoon has said the bar had requested the apex court for full court hearing in the Punjab CM case to protect the judiciary’s esteem and image.

CJP remarks not conducive to bar-bench relationship

Senior lawyers have said the Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial remarks against the government and the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) were not conducive to a healthy relationship between the bench and the bar and the fellow judges of the apex court.

Fifty Rupees, and Scarred for Life

By Xari Jalil: At present, the sale of acid is dealt with under the British drafted Poisons Ac, 1919, It deals with the import, possession and sale of poisons as a whole. It extends to the whole of Pakistan and is a federal act, but the law is weak.

Freedom Of Expression

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Art show helps bring relief to flood victims

Eminent artists, photographers, and school children displayed their works in an art show in Karachi to help with relief assistance for the flood victims.
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Islamabad IG to submit report on Shahbaz Gill’s torture allegations

The IHC has directed Islamabad IGP to submit a report on alleged torture of Shahbaz Gill on August 22 as he undergoes medical tests at PIMS.

International Stories

‘Pakistan has high number of fraudulent visa applications’

Referring to a high number of fraudulent visa applications, Canada’s High Commissioner to Pakistan Wendy Gilmour has called on Pakistani students to apply for admissions to universities in Canada through the faster processing student direct stream programme.

23 INGOs get nod to work in flood-hit areas amid call for lifting 2018 ban

The government has granted permission to 23 INGOs to work for relief and rehabilitation of flood victims, amid a call for lifting a ban on the relief organsiations expelled from the country in 2018.

Violent clashes erupt in Iran over women’s dress code

After the death of Mahsa Amini, people have taken to the streets in Iran against the regime's strict dress code and its "morality police". Many women were seen cutting their hair, burning their headscarves, and chanting for freedom.

Senate panel seeks report over delay in Saifullah Paracha’s release from G-Bay prison

The Senate human rights standing committee has sought a report from the foreign ministry over the delay in the release of Saifullah Paracha, the oldest Pakistani prisoner detained in Guantanamo Bay prison.

CJP terms allegations against Teesta Setalvad “preposterous”

Trustees of the Indian human rights organization Citizens for Justice and Peace on Tuesday issued a statement condemning the arrest of Indian activist and journalist Teesta Setalvad by Gujrat Police, which the organization held is an attempt to target her work with victims of the post-Godhra riots of 2002.

مودی کے خلاف بیس سال تک جد و جہد کرنے والی انسانی حقوق کی کارکن تیستا ستلواد گرفتار

گجرات فسادات میں موجودہ انڈین وزیر اعظم نریندر مودی کے کردار خلاف بیس سال تک جد و جہد کرنے والی صحافی اور انسانی حقوق کی کارکن کو سپریم کورٹ کے فیصلے کے بعد جعل سازی اور مجرمانہ سازش کے الزام میں گرفتار کر لیا گیا ہے.

22 years behind bars – A Pakistani jailed in India awaits repatriation

By Xari Jalil: Muhammad Waris who has been in an Indian prison for 19 years but and even after being ‘technically released’ continues to languish for three years in a UP police station waiting to be repatriated.

STATE OF LIMBO: The Forgotten Mentally Challenged Prisoners of India & Pakistan

17 prisoners, believed to be of Indian origin, have been languishing in Pakistan's prisons for over a decade. Due to their mental state, the Interior Ministry and the Indian High Commission have so far been unable to identify their nationality