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SC acquits accused in rape case, sentences for fornication

July 12, 2024 By Ahmed Saeed LAHORE: The Supreme Court of Pakistan

SC grants PTI reserved seats in landmark ruling

By Rana Malhi ISLAMABAD: In a widely lauded decision, a full-court bench

Rights groups demand withdrawal of controversial minority bill

July 11, 2024 By Rana Malhi ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, July 9, four

ISI authority to intercept calls is unconstitutional, say experts

July 10, 2024 By Rana Malhi  ISLAMABAD:  On July 9, the federal

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Vocational programmes a lifeline for inmates

July 17, 2024 By Shaukat Korai KARACHI: 248 inmates of the Karachi Central Jail were awarded diplomas for completing various

Mother of four killed in honour killing in Kohlu

July 15, 2024 By Dauran Baloch KOHLU: Forty-year-old Gulnaz Bibi was allegedly killed by her husband in the name of

Government’s decision to ban PTI sparks controversy

July 15, 2024 Bilal Baseer and Rana Malhi ISLAMABAD: In what appears to be the

BYC calls off protest after talks with authorities

July 15, 2024 Staff Report LAHORE: After a two-week-long sit-in, activists from the Baloch Yakjehti

Pregnant woman allegedly tortured and murdered in Multan, family demands justice

July 13, 2024 By Aitzaz Ibrahim  LAHORE: A man named Syed Ali Raza allegedly tortured

Calling for broader consultation and inclusivity on minority rights issues, leaders of human rights organisations reject the National Commission for Minorities Rights 2024 bill at a press conference in #Islamabad

Read: https://voicepk.net/2024/07/rights-groups-demand-withdrawal-of-controversial-minority-bill/

@PeterJacobCSJ

لاہور کی مقامی عدالت نے اینکر پرسن عائشہ جہانزیب کی جانب سے تشدد کے الزام پر ان کے شوہر کا دو روزہ جسمانی ریمانڈ منظور کرتے ہوئے پولیس کی تحویل میں دے دیا۔ مشہور ٹی وی پروگرام میزبان عائشہ جہانزیب نے پیر کو اپنے شوہر کے خلاف تشدد کے الزام میں تھانہ سرور روڑ میں فرسٹ انفارمیشن

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Justice #AaliaNeelum took oath as the first woman Chief Justice of the #Lahore High Court (LHC) in a landmark judicial appointment. The oath-taking ceremony was held at #Punjab Governor House in the presence of Chief Minister @MaryamNSharif

The next episode of #FrontlinePakstan drops tomorrow !

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@farzanaalispark @ANPMarkaz

Legal and rights experts express concern over the government’s decision to authorize #ISI to intercept and trace calls and messages for national security. They hold that the decision violates the #humanrights guaranteed in the constitution of #Pakistan

https://voicepk.net/2024/07/isi-authority-to-intercept-calls-is-unconstitutional-say-experts/

IHC Judge Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb hears the case of #AtiqurRehmanAbbasi, missing for over 20 years. The court summons the AGP for assistance in the next hearing on this critical matter

Read: https://voicepk.net/2024/07/ihc-summons-agp-over-missing-person-case-pending-for-two-decades/

The Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has firmly rejected the government's justification for banning social media platform #X, citing national security threats. @Pakistan_Press argues that even if concerns about national security are valid, a complete ban without a clear timeline

A 22-year-old inmate awaiting trial was allegedly killed with the involvement of prison staff in #AdialaJail, and his body was then taken to District Headquarters Hospital (DHQ) to conceal the truth. The Sadar Bairuni police have filed a first information report (FIR) based on

Seven members of the #Pakistan Bar Council condemn the government's notification to authorize #ISI to tap citizens' private conversations. They also object to the defamatory campaign against Justice Tariq Mehmood Jahangiri.

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Ministry of Information notification issued on July 8 announces federal cabinet authorization for #ISI to intercept and trace calls and messages.

https://voicepk.net/2024/07/civil-society-outraged-by-government-granting-isi-authority-to-intercept-calls-for-national-security/

#Censorship #Pakistan

ڈیرہ غازی خان خاتون کے ناک پر چھری پھیر کر زخمی کرنے اور ناک کاٹنے کی کوشش کرنے کی ویڈیو سوشل میڈیا پر وائرل پولیس نے مقدمہ درج کر لیا، ایک ملزم گرفتار ۔ ویڈیو وائرل ہونے سے قبل خبر کو منظرعام پر لانے والے مقامی صحافی پر جھوٹی خبر پھیلنے کا مقدمہ درج کیا گیا تھا ۔

Javeria Siddique , #ArshadSharif’s widow, says she was grateful to the #Kenyan judiciary – "I must begin my work in getting justice from SC, where my husband’s murder case has been pending since Justice Umar Ata Bandial retired."

Read: https://voicepk.net/2024/07/arshad-sharif-granted-justice-in-kenya-now-awaiting-sc-action-says-journalists-widow/

@javerias

#TikTok has revealed in its Q1 2024 Community Guidelines Enforcement Report that 166.99 million videos were removed globally for violating community guidelines, representing 0.9% of all uploads.

Notably, over 20 million of these videos were from #Pakistan.

Approximately 93.9pc

The Ministry of Law and Justice, with the support of @Asma_Jahangir and the UPSCALE programme, held its first panel discussion in a series of events aimed at increasing awareness of the Anti-Rape Act 2021

https://voicepk.net/2024/07/improving-pakistans-response-to-sexual-violence-a-discussion-on-the-implementation-of-the-anti-rape-act-2021/

#Rape

The Ministry of Interior defends the ongoing ban on #socialmedia platform X, citing it as a 'threat to peace and national security’.

In its reply submitted to the #Sindh High Court (SHC), the ministry said those within society engaged in defaming state institutions are using

Below @MunizaeJahangir, co chairperson of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan @HRCP87 demands stern legal action against certain clerics who have been spreading hate and misogyny on social media.
In their content, the hardliners have been telling people to pull their

People have taken to #socialmedia to criticize a viral video against #women, and demand immediate action against such hateful content

Read: https://voicepk.net/2024/06/a-video-goes-viral-and-how-absurd-it-is/

@FIA_Agency @MaryamNSharif

Controversy surrounds Azm-e-Istehkam amid criticism and protests

In a June 22 meeting of the Central Apex Committee on the National Action Plan, Prime Minister #ShahbazShareef approved “a reinvigorated and re-energized national counter-terrorism campaign… with consensus of all

“It is difficult for people to resist sloganeering, such as by #TLP. Similarly, we are unable to control the activities of the #LalMasjid in #Islamabad,” Dr Kaleem Imam, former IG #Punjab

Full show: https://youtu.be/5JhMV7QfuJ4

#RightsWatch

“#lynching is occurring against all faiths in #Pakistan. A mob has no religion, psyche, or owner. Once charged, a crowd seeks pleasure and becomes uncontrollable” – Dr Kaleem Imam, former IG Punjab.

Full show: https://youtu.be/5JhMV7QfuJ4

#RightsWatch @KaleemImam

“When the state does not stop violent activities of religious or ethnic parties, violence is ought to thrive. Selective policing further erodes people’s confidence in the state” – Dr Kaleem Imam, former IG #Punjab

Full show: https://youtu.be/5JhMV7QfuJ4

#RightsWatch @KaleemImam

“Rest assured, the state is pursuing the case of #Ahmadi attacks over #Eid, under the Constitution and the Criminal Procedure Code” – Syed Farhad Ali Shah, prosecutor general #Punjab

Full show: https://youtu.be/5JhMV7QfuJ4

#RightsWatch

“#Misinformation spreads rapidly on #socialmedia, and there is no regulatory authority to monitor it” – Syed Farhad Ali Shah, prosecutor general Punjab.

Full show: https://youtu.be/5JhMV7QfuJ4

#RightsWatch

Defence Minister @KhawajaMAsif hinted at the possibility of cross-border strikes to target militant hideouts in #Afghanistan.

In an interview with Voice of America, the defence minister said #Kabul had been “exporting” terrorism to #Pakistan and the “exporters” were being

پی ٹی آئی اور جے یو آئی آف کے قبائلی جرگوں نے آپریشن عزم استحکام کی مخالفت کر دی ۔ آپریشن سے پہلے پارلیمان منظوری لینے کا مطالبہ ۔آپریشن کے خلاف قراردادیں منظور ۔ افغانستان سے متصل تجارتی راستے بھی کھلنے کا مطالبہ ۔

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@PTIofficial #JUIF

In a letter addressed to the #UN Security Council, the @HRCP87 highlights #humanrights violations occurring under the #Taliban’s rule, including discrimination against women and religious minorities in #Afghanistan.

#KhyberPakhtunkhwa government has announced that it will table a bill on protection of journalists in the provincial assembly to combat impunity for crimes against media practitioners.

The announcement was made by Advisor to Chief Minister on Information @BaristerDrSaif at a

اسلام آباد ہائیکورٹ کے احکامات پر 15 سال سے خیبر پختونخوا کے لاپتہ شہری ہارون محمد کے اغواء کا مقدمہ خیبرپختونخوا پولیس نے سابق کمانڈنٹ محسود اسکاؤٹس کرنل مجاہد حسین کے خلاف درج کر لیا۔

اسلام آباد ہائیکورٹ کے جسٹس میاں گل حسن اورنگزیب نے 15 سال سے خیبر پختونخوا کے لاپتہ شہری

The scourge of #childmarriage and forced conversion will persist unless collective action is taken to challenge these practices

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#Peshawar High Court directed @PTAofficialpk to remove all ‘blasphemous and objectionable’ material from #TikTok. A two-member bench of the PHC directed the authority to submit a progress report within seven days about removal of the said material from TikTok. it issued the

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ASMA JAHANGIR CONFERENCE 2024

#AJCONF 2024

The fifth conference was held on 25–26 April 2024 at Faletti’s Hotel in Lahore in memory of Asma Jahangir. More than 100 speakers addressed in a total of 20 different sessions including freedom of the press, rule of law, human rights crisis in Gaza and Jammu and Kashmir, issues of women and minorities rights, unfair accountability, the correct concept of national security and many others.

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Rights groups demand withdrawal of controversial minority bill

July 11, 2024 By Rana Malhi ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, July

ISI authority to intercept calls is unconstitutional, say experts

July 10, 2024 By Rana Malhi  ISLAMABAD:  On July 9,

IHC summons AGP over missing person case pending for two decades

July 10, 2024 By Bilal Baseer ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court

Horrific incident of woman’s nose being stabbed sparks outrage

July 10, 2024 By Aitzaz Ibrahim     LAHORE: A

Civil society outraged by government granting ISI authority to intercept calls for national security

July 9, 2024 By Bilal Baseer ISLAMABAD The federal government

IHCBA supports judiciary, condemns campaign against IHC judge

July 8, 2024 By Bilal Baseer ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court

SC orders AGP to address civilian complaints in military trials, adjourns until July 11

July 8, 2024 By Bilal Baseer Abbasi ISLAMABAD: The Supreme

Opposition grows in KP against military operation

Thousands rallied against the military operation, Azm-e-Istehkam, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s

PTI alleges involvement of agencies in media cell member’s abduction

July 7, 2024 By Bilal Baseer  ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf

Government challenges IHC audio leak case ruling in SC

July 5, 2024 by Bilal Baseer ISLAMABAD The federal government

Afghan women fleeing Taliban restrictions yearn to return to a peaceful homeland

July 5, 2024 By Umar Bacha ISLAMABAD: Saleha, a former

Family of Nasrullah Gadani protests against lack of progress in investigation

July 4, 2024 By Shaukat Korai KARACHI: The death toll

Another injured victim of attack on former senator dies, raising death toll to five

July 4, 2024 By Bilal Baseer ISLAMABAD: The death toll

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American Promise Unfulfilled: Ex-Afghan Staff Left High and Dry in Pakistan

June 16, 2024 By Bilal Baseer ISLAMABAD Fazila Hamidi, spends her days living in Pakistan

FEAR & LOATHING: Threats against Ahmadi community worsen as Eid approaches

June 11, 2023 By Xari Jalil LAHORE As Eid ul Azha approaches, a new wave

TLP threats to Ahmadi community creates new wave of panic

June 2, 2024 By Xari Jalil LAHORE A new wave of panic and fear has gripped the Ahmadi community living

Man kills sister for working outside home

June 1, 2024 By Bilal Baseer  MANSEHRA  When 21 year old Laiba Farooq returned home from her work at a

Nasrullah Gadani: Why are Sindh’s journalists being attacked?

May 24, 2024 By Xari Jalil LAHORE Ghotki journalist Nasrullah Gadani, who lived in Mirpur Mathelo, and was shot by

‘Where is Rashid Hussain?’ Six years on there is still no answer

May 3, 2024 By Xari Jalil LAHORE November 23, 2018, Karachi: A violent gun attack rocked the Chinese consulate. A fierce

Melting Glaciers: Pakistan’s Ticking Time Bombs

Exacerbated by rising temperatures, GLOFs pose a serious threat to millions living downstream in Gilgit-Baltistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, as well

‘Eid without my brother is no Eid’

“We cannot even begin to tell the kind of vacuum we feel inside due to his absence,” she says. “We

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Feb 14. 2024 This documentary is supported by the Canada Fund for

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No Land for Hope: Afghan students struggle for rights as Pakistan forces them out

The dawn of a new year is the dawn of new beginnings

‘Fighting Back from The Digital Fringes’

"Fighting Back from The Digital Fringes" uncovers the devastating impact of online

Blood, Sweat & Tears: Bonded Labour in Pakistan

The grind is the same during the summer months. Calluses and scars

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“Arshad Sharif granted justice in Kenya, now awaiting SC action,” says journalist’s widow

July 9, 2024  Staff Report LAHORE: In the case of journalist Arshad Sharif's murder, a Kenyan high court ruled on

Improving Pakistan’s Response to Sexual Violence – A discussion on the implementation of the Anti-Rape Act 2021

July 1, 2024 Press Release LAHORE The Ministry of Law and Justice, in collaboration with AGHS Legal Aid Cell and

IHCBA supports judiciary, condemns campaign against IHC judge

July 8, 2024 By Bilal Baseer ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court Bar Association (IHCBA) held a press conference on Monday, July

SC orders AGP to address civilian complaints in military trials, adjourns until July 11

July 8, 2024 By Bilal Baseer Abbasi ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday, July 8, issued directives to

ASMA JAHANGIR CONFERENCE

#AJCONF

Female enumerators needed to accurately reflect census data on women: speakers

Speaking at the Asma Jahangir Conference 2022's session on population, activists and health specialists have recommended that designated female enumerators were required to collect census

Speakers call for early legislation on enforced disappearances 

Speaking at the Asma Jahangir Conference 2022, legislators, lawyers and activists have called for expediting legislation on enforced disappearances and

Asma Jahangir Conference Agenda 2022

Program for the 4th Asma Jahangir Conference.

‘Making judiciary accountable need of the hour’

Speaking in the session on ‘The Need for Constitutional Courts’ at Asma Jahangir Conference 2022, senior parliamentarians and constitutional experts

‘IMF pact hinders flood rehabilitation efforts’

Speaking in the Asma Jahangir Conference 2022's session on ‘Reconstruction and Rehabilitation – Post Floods in Pakistan’, climate and disaster