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Mashal Khan’s family awaits justice on his seventh death anniversary

April 15, 2024 By Aitzaz Ibrahim LAHORE: The seventh anniversary of student

LHC strikes down different marriageable ages for males and females as unconstitutional

April 15, 2024 Staff Report LAHORE: The Lahore High Court made a

UN urges Pakistan to control forced conversion and marriage of minority girls

April 15, 2024 Staff Report LAHORE:  The UN experts express alarm at

Melting Glaciers: Pakistan’s Ticking Time Bombs

Exacerbated by rising temperatures, GLOFs pose a serious threat to millions living

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SC upholds bride’s right in nikkahnama case

April 24, 2024 Staff report LAHORE: In the case of determining the bride’s entitlement to a plot mentioned in nikkahnama,

Woman missing for 16 years in earthquake aftermath finally found

April 20, 2024 Bilal Baseer ISLAMABAD: Police claim to have recovered a missing Kashmiri woman from Toba Tek Singh, Punjab

How overdevelopment is threatening Ayubia’s natural harmony

April 19, 2024 BILAL BASEER Ayubia National Park, once a sanctuary for Pakistan's rich biodiversity

Lawrence in Lahore: Staging the true character of TE Lawrence

April 18, 2024 By Aitzaz Ibrahim LAHORE: To expose the conspiratorial role of British military

Aseefa Bhutto takes oath as MNA amid fervent sloganeering

April 16, 2024 Bilal Baseer ISLAMABAD Aseefa Bhutto Zardari, the youngest daughter of President Asif

#AJCONF is here!

Award-winning journalist @HamidMirPAK will be participating in the Asma Jahangir Conference 2024.

Watch this space and follow @Asma_Jahangir for the event livestream on 27 - 28 April

#AJCONF is here!

General-Secretary of @KissanRabita and President of @Haqooq_e_Khalq, @FarooqTariq3 will be participating in the Asma Jahangir Conference 2024.

Watch this space and follow @Asma_Jahangir for the event livestream on 27 - 28 April

#AJCONF is here!

Senior journalist and anchor @Matiullahjan919 will be participating in the Asma Jahangir Conference 2024.

Watch this space and follow @Asma_Jahangir for the event livestream on 27 - 28 April.

Veteran journalist #NasirZaidi was awarded the Ahfaz-ur-Rahman Award for courage and freedom of expression for 2024 at the Arts Council of #Pakistan in #Karachi on April 20. A prominent figure in Pakistan's journalistic history, Zaidi recounted the repressive era of #ZiaulHaq,

7 years on since #MashalKhan’s lynching over false #blasphemy allegations, Iqbal Khan says that justice seems to have thwarted him with only 6 out of 31 convicts serving sentences.

Full Rights Watch program: https://youtu.be/v5PN-W_zXQg

Spokesperson for the #Chaman sit-in @olusyaar explains that protestors are calling for ease in transit along the Chaman crossing and not the entire #Pak-#Afghan border.

Full rights Watch program: https://youtu.be/v5PN-W_zXQg

#Chaman sit-in spokesperson @olusyaar says that the govt and security institutions were keen on negotiations in the first few days of the #protest. 200 days on, it seems as if the protestors have been forgotten.

Full Rights Watch program: https://youtu.be/v5PN-W_zXQg

Raising the minimum age of #marriage to 18 via #childmarriage restraint laws is the first step to bringing uniformity to other laws that define the age of a minor, asserts Barrister Azka Wahid.

Full Rights Watch program: https://youtu.be/v5PN-W_zXQg

Recently the #Lahore High Court struck down the section 2(a) of the #ChildMarriage Restraint Act of 1929 as unconstitutional.
Know why in this week’s Rights Watch:
https://youtu.be/v5PN-W_zXQg

پختون میڈیا اور فلم انڈسٹری کیوں پروان نہ چڑھ سکی؟

دیکھئے خصوصی پوڈکاسٹ "فرنٹ لائن پاکستان" کی دوسری قسط، ہوسٹ فرزانہ علی اور مہمان بختیار خٹک کے ساتھ: http://youtu.be/_cpTujygUKE

#Poetry #Music #Pashto

بختیار خٹک کی افغانستان سے متعلق یادیں کہ جب وہ ڈیورنڈلائن کراس کرتے ہی کیوں ریجنل سے نیشنل آرٹسٹ بن جاتے تھے اور حامد کرزئی نے ان سے کیا کہا۔
دیکھئے خصوصی پوڈکاسٹ "فرنٹ لائن پاکستان" کی دوسری قسط، ہوسٹ فرزانہ علی اور مہمان بختیار خٹک کے ساتھ: http://youtu.be/_cpTujygUKE

دہشت گردی کے خلاف جنگ کے دوران پیدا ہونے والی نسل نے کندھے پر بندوق کی بجائے رباب رکھ لی جو سمبل بنا امن کا.

دیکھئے خصوصی پوڈکاسٹ "فرنٹ لائن پاکستان" کی دوسری قسط، ہوسٹ فرزانہ علی اور مہمان بختیار خٹک کے ساتھ: http://youtu.be/_cpTujygUKE
#Poetry #Music #Pashto

کانٹے بونے والوں کو کانٹے ہی ملیں گے جبکہ دوسروں کے لئے گڑھا کھودنے والا خود اس میں گرتا ہے ۔۔رحمان بابا کی شاعری کی ایک ایک لائن آپکو حالات کی جھلک دکھاتی ہے

دیکھئے خصوصی پوڈکاسٹ "فرنٹ لائن پاکستان" کی دوسری قسط، ہوسٹ فرزانہ علی اور مہمان بختیار خٹک کے ساتھ:

اٹک کے اس پار ت سے تفنگ اور ٹ سے ٹوپک اور شین سے شہید پڑھائی جا رہی تھی ۔پختونخوا کے شاعروں نے اسکی کس طرح عکاسی کی اور ایک گلوکار اور موسیقار کس طرح بیان کرتا ہے ۔

دیکھئے خصوصی پوڈکاسٹ "فرنٹ لائن پاکستان" کی دوسری قسط، ہوسٹ فرزانہ علی اور مہمان بختیار خٹک کے ساتھ:

غنی خان بابا کی شاعری میں آپکو آج کے حالات کی پیشن گوئی دکھائی دیتی ہے۔پرائی جنگ اپنی زمین پر لانے کا گلہ وہ کئی برس پہلے کر رہے ہیں.

دیکھئے خصوصی پوڈکاسٹ "فرنٹ لائن پاکستان" کی دوسری قسط، ہوسٹ فرزانہ علی اور مہمان بختیار خٹک کے ساتھ:
http://youtu.be/_cpTujygUKE

#Pashto #Poetry

Pashto maestro Bakhtiar Khattak is our guest on #FrontlinePakistan with @farzanaalispark. Bakhtiar talks of how #Pashto folk music gained international renown, his own struggle for acceptance, and the rich lyricism of Pashto poetry

Full episode: https://youtu.be/_cpTujygUKE

Unchecked overdevelopment is spoiling #AyubiaNational Park's serene landscape and threatening its delicate ecological balance

Read more: https://voicepk.net/2024/04/how-overdevelopment-is-threatening-ayubias-natural-harmony/

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Setting a bold new agenda, continuing the legacy of #AsmaJahangir at the upcoming #AJConf2024 in #Lahore

Watch this space for more details

Exacerbated by rising temperatures, GLOFs pose a serious threat to millions living downstream in #Gilgit-#Baltistan and #KhyberPakhtunkhwa, as well as along the course of the #Indus River.

Read more: https://voicepk.net/2024/04/melting-glaciers-pakistans-ticking-time-bombs/

In a new play staged by #Ajoka Theatre in #Lahore, ‘Lawrence in Lahore’, exposes TE #Lawrence’s mysterious role in the #MiddleEast post-WWI

Read more: https://voicepk.net/2024/04/lawrence-in-lahore-staging-the-true-character-of-te-lawrence/

صحت کے حق پر 'عوامی منشور' کا اجراء

صحت کے حق کو بنیادی حق تسلیم کروانے کے لیے ایچ آر سی پی نے ایک مہم شروع کی اور اس سلسلے میں صحت کے حق پر'عوامی منشور' تیار کیا ہے۔ زویا رحمان @pind_wave کا تیار کردہ یہ منشور درج ذیل لنک پر دستیاب ہے:
http://hrcp-web.org/hrcpweb/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/2024-The-Right-to-Health-A-Peoples-Manifesto-UR.pdf

منشور میں درج ذیل…

#AseefaBhuttoZardari assumes her role as a member of the #NationalAssembly, with high expectations that she will continue the democratic traditions established by her mother, #BenazirBhutto.

Read more:
https://voicepk.net/2024/04/aseefa-bhutto-takes-oath-as-mna-amid-fervent-sloganeering/

توہین مذہب کے الزام میں بیہمانہ تشدد سے قتل کیے جانے والے طالب علم مشال خان کی ساتویں برسی پر والد کی قبر پر حاضری ۔ اہل خانہ سپریم کورٹ کی انصاف کی اپیل

https://urdu.voicepk.net/2024/04/mashal-khans-7th-death-anniversary/

#MashalKhan #Blasphemy

#Lahore High Court declares differing marriageable ages for girls and boys in the #ChildMarriage Restraint Act discriminatory, instructs #Punjab government to release revised version within 15 days.

Read more: https://voicepk.net/2024/04/lhc-strikes-down-different-marriageable-ages-for-males-and-females-as-unconstitutional/

#HighCourt #Marriage

🔴Rights Watch- #Pakistan's first bulletin for #HumanRightsViolationsand stories:

Father allegedly rapes daughter

A young woman, Shabana Bhatti, filed a case against her father for attempting to #rape her sister. She filed a complaint at a police station in #Hyderabad’s

Exacerbated by rising temperatures, GLOFs pose a serious threat to millions living downstream in #Gilgit-#Baltistan and #KhyberPakhtunkhwa, as well as along the course of the #IndusRiver.

Read: https://voicepk.net/2024/04/melting-glaciers-pakistans-ticking-time-bombs/

.@UN expresses alarm at the persistent lack of protection for #Christian and #Hindu girls against #forcedconversion and marriage in #Pakistan, as stated in a statement issued last week

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Recalling the lynching of Sajjad and Shama Masih over false #blasphemy allegations, Senator Khalil Tahir Sandhu expresses his belief that no religion dictates its followers to enact such brutal violence.

Full #RightsWatch broadcast: https://youtu.be/uePC3jgfFBQ

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It’s time to assemble and revisit Section 144

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Taliban decree to stone women: A continuation of gender violence in Afghanistan

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Bara Women’s Desk: Addressing concerns in tribal area

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Uzmi and Amir Masih suffocated to death while cleaning the

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Students of various faiths hold iftar for poor Muslims

April 8, 2024 By Bilal Baseer ISLAMABAD Since 2016, students

Aurat March demands justice for missing Hindu child

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Medical Board Set Up To Determine Falak Noor’s Age

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Family of girl killed for ‘honour’ allege political meddling in case

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Compromises and Settlements: How not to address child sexual abuse cases

April 5, 2024 By Aitzaz Ibrahim LAHORE:  In a recent

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Melting Glaciers: Pakistan’s Ticking Time Bombs

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‘Eid without my brother is no Eid’

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Breathing Death: Pakistan’s Toxic Air Cuts Lives Short by 4.4 Years

March 19, 2024 By Xari Jalil LAHORE In IQAir’s annual World Air Quality Report 2023 released today Pakistan has emerged

14 years on Mama Qadeer’s missing persons’ camp still persists

"The state must play its true role and advance towards a political solution of all these problems," said Mama Qadeer.

Post-election chaos: Pakistan’s battle with social media blockades and censorship

As allegations of rigging and criticism flooded social media following the elections, Pakistan imposed a blockade on X. As citizens

Photo Feature: 16th day of protest against rigging and attack on Mohsin Dawar

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Scripting the Unseen

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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

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

CPJ’s Steven Butler has troubled arrival at Lahore Airport

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‘Making judiciary accountable need of the hour’

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