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May 14, 2024  Bilal Baseer ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister of Defence Khawaja Muhammad

Asma Jahangir Conference 2024 – The People’s Mandate: Safeguarding Civil Rights in South Asia

The 5th Asma Jahangir Conference titled "The People’s Mandate: Safeguarding Civil Rights

Protestors rally in Karachi for safe recovery of missing Priya Kumari

May 13, 2024  By Asad Mumtaz KARACHI: The Hindu community and civil

Seventy-year old man arrested for marrying under-aged girl in Swat

May 13, 2024  By Anwar Annum SWAT: A 70-year-old man married a

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Police arrest accused persons in Kohistan honour killing case

May 17, 2024 BILAL BASEER ISLAMABAD Police on Thursday claimed to have arrested two accused persons who killed a man

Mashal Khan Case: PHC removes convicted Ali Khan’s name from ECL

May 17, 2024 Kamran Ali  PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court has ordered the federal government to remove the name of

Kashmiri Poet Ahmad Farhad abducted by unidentified men

Unidentified men abducted journalist and poet Ahmad Farhad from his residence in Islamabad in the

What’s all the talk on judicial reforms about?

May 15, 2024 By Alefia T Hussain LAHORE: In recent days, there has been a

‘Ahmadi community faces the most violence and discrimination in Pakistan’: NCHR

The National Commission for Human Rights expressed deep concern over the violation of human rights

In memory of Sher Muhammad

Sher Muhammad, who died on 20th May, 2024, was a senior lawyer and human rights activist from Swat Region in Pakistan. Coming from humble beginnings, he began his activism during his student years. Later on, he would serve as a senior advocate,

اسلام آباد ہائیکورٹ نے شاعر احمد فرہاد کی عدم بازیابی پر برہمی کا اظہار کرتے ہوئے وزارت دفاع سے آئی ایس آئی کی اعلی قیادت کے بیان قلمبند کر کے پیر کے دن 3 بجے تک جمع کرانے کی ہدایت کی یے۔ سینئر پیونی جج جسٹس محسن اختر کیانی نے ریمارکس دیے کہ اگر بروقت جواب نہ جمع کرایا گیا تو

Honoring the legacy of Tabla Maestro Sajid Ali. His rhythms and melodies will echo in our hearts forever.

#TablaLegend #RIP #SajidAli

https://voicepk.net/2020/07/my-tabla-beats-have-slowed-down-for-the-first-time/

We are deeply grieved to learn that Sher Muhammad Khan, HRCP's former vice-chair for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has passed away.

Mr Khan was a widely respected barrister and former judge of the Peshawar High Court. As HRCP vice-chair, he led a number of key fact-finding missions and

افغانستان کے رجیم چینج میں کسی نے امریکہ کو شکست نہیں دی ۔ امریکہ کوئی لڑائی ہار کے افغانستان چھوڑ کر نہیں گیا بلکہ امریکہ پلاننگ کے تحت گیا۔ اور قطر میں تربیت یافتہ غلاموں کو لا کر حکومت دے دی۔ایمل ولی خان

مکمل پوڈکاسٹ: https://youtu.be/7bPmZiHLL_U

@AimalWali #FrontlinePakistan

'ایمل ولی خان نے پختونخوا کے الیکشنز کو ننگے اور بکے ہوئے الیکشن قرار دے دیا .انکے مطابق یہ ملک بغیر صدر ،وزیر اعظم اور وزیر اعلی کے بھی چلتا ہے ملک رکتا نہیں'
ایک سیاستدان کیا ان حالات میں مطمئن ہے ۔۔۔جانئیے ایمل ولی خان کا جواب

مکمل پوڈکاسٹ: https://youtu.be/7bPmZiHLL_U

#ANP

ایمل ولی خان کسی اور کی دی ہوئی سیٹ پر کسی اور صوبے سے سینٹ کیوں جا رہے ہیں ؟

مکمل پوڈکاسٹ: https://youtu.be/7bPmZiHLL_U

@AimalWali #ANP @ANPMarkaz @farzanaalispark #FrontlinePakistan

ایمل ولی خان نے تحریک انصاف کو تحریک طالبان پاکستان کی نمائندہ جماعت قرار دے دیا ۔۔۔وہ ایسا کہنے کے لئے انکے پاس کیا دلیل ہے؟

مکمل پوڈکاسٹ: https://youtu.be/7bPmZiHLL_U

@AimalWali @ANPMarkaz #ANP @farzanaalispark #FrontLinePakistan

اسٹبلیشمنٹ اور ملٹیبلشمنٹ کا فرق اور 'جاو جاو بارڈر جاو' کے نعرے کے پیچھے کیا کہانی ہے.
اے این پی کے مرکزی صدر ایمل ولی خان کی زبانی سنئیے:

مکمل پوڈکاسٹ: https://youtu.be/7bPmZiHLL_U

@farzanaalispark @AimalWali @ANPMarkaz #ANP

.@Rabail26 provides that the police itself is often involved in destroying minarets of #Ahmadiya worship places because they lack the training to have anything more than a simple interpretation of PPC sections 298-A, B and C.

Full program: https://youtu.be/7ZT_dgFyFTY

"Post 2017 when the #TLP became a registered political party, they were found to be involved in an overwhelming number of incidents targeting the Ahmadiyya and Christian community," explains researcher and journalist @Rabail26.

Full program: https://youtu.be/7ZT_dgFyFTY

Kyrgyzstan mob violence

In a video recorded exclusively for Voicepk, a medical student in #Bishkek, the capital of #Kyrgyzstan, reveals that #Pakistani students are feeling extremely unsafe in the aftermath of a mob attack targeting international students.

He says despite

Is the fact that #AzadKashmir and #GilgitBaltistan are looked at through the lens of #NationalSecurity depriving the people of these regions their basic rights?

Full program: https://youtu.be/7ZT_dgFyFTY

@ehmadliveson

The #EnforcedDisappearance of #AhmadFarhad, or anyone for that matter, is a matter of grave concern," Kashmiri journalist Jalaluddin Mughal demands that #MissingPersons should be immediate produced in court

Full program: https://youtu.be/7ZT_dgFyFTY

#releaseahmadfarhad @Jalalmughal

Journalist and @HRCP87 correspondent @Jalalmughal expresses his view that the Rs. 23 billion package for #AJK is a temporary solution to longstanding problems.

Full program: https://youtu.be/7ZT_dgFyFTY

#Kashmir #AJK #Protest

#ReleaseAhmadFarhad: Leading journalists, lawyers, artists & activists demand an immediate release of renowned poet #AhmadFarhad.

Stand with us to demand the release of Farhad & against #EnforcedDisappearance.

Send us your one-minute video clip with your message of support

Police claimed to have arrested two individuals accused of killing a man and a woman on May 14 in the name of honour in Kolai Palas district of #Kohistan.

https://voicepk.net/2024/05/police-arrested-accused-persons-in-kohistan-honour-killing-case/

#HonourKilling

The #Peshawar High Court has ordered the federal government to remove the name of a convicted student, Ali Khan, from the #ECL after having completed his term of imprisonment in #MashalKhan’s murder case.

Read more: https://voicepk.net/2024/05/mashal-khan-murder-case-phc-orders-removal-of-convicted-ali-khan-name-from-ecl/

"Objectives Resolution of the constitution mentions minorities but does not include the word 'women'." - Usama Malik, director Directorate of Legal Education, PBC

Watch full speech: https://youtu.be/yX-LhofAQLA

#AJCONF

"Women are expected to reclaim the space they've never been granted in the first place" -- Riffat Inaam Butt, Secretary Law and Justice Commission of #Pakistan

Watch full speech: https://youtu.be/s4hRh9qBtGI

#AJCONF

"The use of 'he' in the constitution excludes 'she', which leads to the invisibility of women in both law and public discourse" - @ShahNafisa, MNA PPPP

Watch full speech: https://youtu.be/GWO3P31-OfE

#AJCONF

"A constitutional amendment is necessary to incorporate #gender-inclusive language" - @MehnazAkberAziz, former parliamentarian

Watch full speech: https://youtu.be/qSDj1e1qmnI

#AJCONF

"To address discriminatory aspects in #society, a specific constitutional amendment may be enacted to mandate the direct implementation of international commitments in our courts" - Ans Mashood, advocate #Lahore High Court

Watch full speech: https://youtu.be/NkM6ZR327gY

#AJCONF

#AJCONF | Session9: Reclaiming the Space: Reading the Constitution from Women’s Perspective

Watch: https://youtu.be/jUhblxiYLBU

Speakers:
1. Dr. Nafisa Shah [Member of the National Assembly (PPPP)]
2. Mehnaz Akber Aziz [Former Member of the National Assembly (PML-N) and

مظفر گڑھ کے علاقے تھرمل بائی پاس پر دو نامعلوم موٹر سائیکل سواروں نے فائرنگ کر کہ مقامی صحافی اشفاق احمد سیال کو قتل کر دیا ۔ صحافی برادری سراپا احتجاج ،مظفر گڑھ پریس کلب کے باہر احتجاجی مظاہرہ کیا گیا ۔

مزید پڑھیں:

https://urdu.voicepk.net/2024/05/journlaist-murder-in-muzaffargarh/

#Muzaffargarh #Journalist

#AJCONF session 8 | Kashmir: Scrapping Article 370

Watch full session: https://youtu.be/wmpiWUSe8uk

Moderator: @NasimZehra
Journalist, Author and Host of ‘Nasim Zehra @ 8:00’

Speakers:
1. @rvschofield [Author, Historian and Expert on Pakistan and Kashmir, UK]
2. @TariqNaqash

"The abrogation of #Kashmir's status from a state to a union territory deeply affected the morale of its people" -- @rvschofield, author and journalist

Watch full speech: https://youtu.be/QWcnSilBHP8

#AJCONF #India @NasimZehra

'#Kashmir should not fade from people's memories simply because #India asserts that the situation in the region has normalized' - @TariqNaqash, journalist

Watch full speech: https://youtu.be/nbsecgyjaDI

#AJCONF

’غیرت‘ کے نام پر دیور نے نے بھابی کا گلا کاٹ کر قتل کر دیا ۔ لاہور رائیونڈ کے علاقہ امین پورہ کے بلال نامی رہائشی نے 22 سالہ بھابی ثناء کا ’غیرت‘ کے نام پر قتل کیا۔ قتل کا واقعہ ۱۰ مئی کی شام پیش آیا۔ ملزم گرفتار پولیس کے سامنے اعتراف جرم بھی کر لیا ۔

مزید پڑھیں:

"#IMF has warned #Pakistan that without allocating sufficient funds to address climate change, the country may face challenges in receiving assistance" - Malik Amin Aslam, Advisor to the Prime Minister for #ClimateChange and Former Minister of State for Environment of #Pakistan

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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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Protestors rally in Karachi for safe recovery of missing Priya Kumari

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Experts warn new cyber crime agency may suppress dissent

National Cyber Crime Investigation Agency is established to tackle cybercrimes

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

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2,534 children kidnapped, 891 sexually abused across Punjab last year

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EU Observer Report on 2008 polls an important reference even today

April 26, 2024 Staff  Report LAHORE John Cushnahan was the

Father, brother in law rape girl, leave her pregnant

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5th #AJCONF April 27-28 2024

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SC upholds bride’s right in nikkahnama case

April 24, 2024 Staff report LAHORE: In the case of

Woman missing for 16 years in earthquake aftermath finally found

April 20, 2024 Bilal Baseer ISLAMABAD: Police claim to have

How overdevelopment is threatening Ayubia’s natural harmony

April 19, 2024 BILAL BASEER Ayubia National Park, once a

Lawrence in Lahore: Staging the true character of TE Lawrence

April 18, 2024 By Aitzaz Ibrahim LAHORE: To expose the

Aseefa Bhutto takes oath as MNA amid fervent sloganeering

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‘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

Melting Glaciers: Pakistan’s Ticking Time Bombs

Exacerbated by rising temperatures, GLOFs pose a serious threat to millions living downstream in Gilgit-Baltistan

‘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

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

Protestors are unhappy with militancy and terrorism in the region and say that the government cannot just ask them to

Scripting the Unseen

The caretaker Punjab govt is reconsidering an archaic 146-year-old law to exert control over Punjab's theatre houses. Through its rigid

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Search for peace

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

DIGITAL VITRIOL: Punished for Speaking Out

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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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Labourers rally in Karachi, demand higher minimum wage and reject IMF deal

Labourers in Karachi demand the minimum wage be fixed at Rs50,000, reject IMF agreement, highlight worker hardships on International Labour

2,534 children kidnapped, 891 sexually abused across Punjab last year

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EU Observer Report on 2008 polls an important reference even today

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Father, brother in law rape girl, leave her pregnant

“The child inside me is my brother-in-law's, who used to rape me regularly at home. He would threaten to kill

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

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

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

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‘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