Women and Children Stories
January 14th, 2021; By Ahmed Saeed; LAHORE; Lawmakers from both sides of the Punjab Assembly have joined hands to end the menace of child marriages by increasing the age of marriage to 18 years for girls in Punjab and make CNICs a mandatory document to solemnize the marriage.
January 12th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; Women activists questioned the secrecy surrounding the final draft of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Domestic Violence Bill that is set to be passed in the current season of the provincial assembly after a delay of seven years
January 10th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha & Shahrazad Agha; LAHORE; Lahore police have arrested three suspects for the murder of Christian sisters but the family disputes claim that the victims were killed over blackmail.
January 8th, 2021; By Asim Ahmed Khan; QUETTA; Mourners protesting against the Hazara killings say they are deeply upset by Prime Minister Imran Khan's remarks that their demands were akin to 'blackmail'.
January 7th, 2021; By Ahmad Saeed; LAHORE; The sessions judge in Faisalabad rules that the marriage of victim of conversion, Farah Shaheen was prime facie in violation of law as the marriage certificate was not registered in the concerned municipal corporation.
January 4th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; In a historic judgment, the Lahore High Court on Monday banned the two-finger test and the hymen test of female rape victims across the country, declaring the procedures unscientific, discriminatory, illegal and unconstitutional.
The year has ended but COVID is still around. Will dealing with an uncertain future be the new normal in 2021? Voicepk.net brings to you the stories of five working women from across Pakistan, who have lost their livelihood due to the global pandemic, but not their strength.
December 23rd, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; Apart from the legal challenges, Meesha Shafi faced a targeted vilification campaign on social media, primarily to discredit her harassment claims, say women rights activists.
December 23rd, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; A first-ever law to regulate sale of acid is set to be tabled in the Punjab provincial assembly in order to prevent acid attacks on women in the province which has seen the highest number of such incidents.