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Nation must protest Hazara killings: civil society

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January 7th, 2021; By Ahmad Saeed; LAHORE; The civil society on Thursday staged a demonstration at Liberty Roundabout to protest the heinous killings of Hazara Shias in Mach, calling upon the government to accept all demands of the victims’ families.

Fawad “Frodo” Hassan on marrying classical and contemporary music

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Fawad Hassan - Frodo is ready to shake up the music world with his take on Eastern classical music infused with contemporary Western this new year.

Redefining Lahore through rap with Maanu and Rozeo

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Lahore rarely offers the same experiences that seem so essential to rap music as opposed to Karachi. It's a vacuum and though there have been attempts to fill that vacuum, none so far have been successful. That's where Maanu and Rozeo are stepping in, redefining the way one can imagine the city through rap and hip-hop.

A silenced Meesha Battles Cases Amid Vilification Drive

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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.

APS ATTACK: 6 years on, parents still await justice

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“They are gone and can't come back," says one of the parents. "But we will strive till the end of our days to see that they get justice." Most of the parents of the children martyred during APS massacre have not reached any closure even after the passage of six years. The only times where they have an opportunity for empathy, is when they all collect to remember their lost children. It is only them who can understand the depth of the grief that consumes them.

‘Minor’s custody wont be given to anyone if parents still alive’

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There have been 21 cases of conversions of mostly Hindu and Christian minor girls only in Bahawalpur in the past few years; around 162 questionable conversions had been reported in the media between 2013 and 2020.

Police arrest DJ Butt, manhandle reporters

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December 9th, 2020; By Ahmed Saeed and Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; DJ Butt on Wednesday was arrested on charges of possession of an unlicensed firearm as Model Town police manhandle Voicepk.net reporters in the police station for covering the arrest.

‘46% of victims of forced conversions are under 18’

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In a national conference, eminent speakers from Pakistan’s minority community came together to discuss the issue of forced conversions, and how they could be prevented. The conference was organized by the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) and the People’s Commission for Minority Rights (PCMR) with Voicepk.net as an official media partner. The session was moderated by Munizae Jahangir, Editor-in-Chief of Voicepk.net.

46% of victims of forced conversions are under 18

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December 9, 2020; BUREAU REPORT; LAHORE; In a national conference, eminent speakers from Pakistan’s minority community came together to discuss the issue of forced conversions, and how they could be prevented. The conference was organized by the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) and the People’s Commission for Minority Rights (PCMR) with Voicepk.net as an official media partner. The session was moderated by Munizae Jahangir, Editor-in-Chief of Voicepk.net.

HIV/AIDS Awareness Month: Dispelling the myths

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December 5th, 2020; By Asra Haque; LAHORE; For HIV/AIDS Awareness Month, voicepk.net sat down with an HIV positive patient, who shed light on the hurdles patients face in our oppressive society, and dispelled several myths surrounding the disease

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Was there a lone survivor in the Machh incident?

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APS ATTACK: 6 years on, parents still await justice

“They are gone and can't come back," says one of the parents. "But we will strive till the end of our days to see that they get justice." Most of the parents of the children martyred during APS massacre have not reached any closure even after the passage of six years. The only times where they have an opportunity for empathy, is when they all collect to remember their lost children. It is only them who can understand the depth of the grief that consumes them.