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In a rare protest, KP cops hold demos in major cities

In a rare protest, police personnel in KP took to the streets across major cities to call for an independent probe into the Peshawar bombing.

Social Media Echoes the Pain of Peshawar Tragedy

On January 30, Peshawar faced the deadliest hit to the city in a decade when a suicide bomber blasted himself in a mosque in the heavily fortified Police Lines district. The social media echoed the pain that the city of flowers had to face.

In a rare protest, KP cops hold demos in major cities

In a rare protest, police personnel in KP took to the streets across major cities to call for an independent probe into the Peshawar bombing.

Pakistan awaiting Indian nod for consular access to girl arrested there

The Foreign Office on Thursday said it is awaiting Indian response to a consular access request for Pakistani girl #IqraJeewani who was arrested there in Jan. Her father appealed to both governments to expedite her repatriation on compassionate grounds.

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Pakistan awaiting Indian nod for consular access to girl arrested there

The Foreign Office on Thursday said it is awaiting Indian response to a consular access request for Pakistani girl #IqraJeewani who was arrested there in Jan. Her father appealed to both governments to expedite her repatriation on compassionate grounds.
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In a rare protest, KP cops hold demos in major cities

In a rare protest, police personnel in KP took to the streets across major cities to call for an independent probe into the Peshawar bombing.

Social Media Echoes the Pain of Peshawar Tragedy

On January 30, Peshawar faced the deadliest hit to the city in a decade when a suicide bomber blasted himself in a mosque in the heavily fortified Police Lines district. The social media echoed the pain that the city of flowers had to face.

AGHS organizes Anti-Rape Law training workshop at the KP Judicial Academy in Peshawar

AGHS Legal Aid Cell organized a training workshop on the new Anti-Rape laws at the KP Judicial Academy in #Peshawar. The workshop was attended by more than 25 additional district and sessions judges from across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Ali Wazir to be released after getting bail in DIK sedition case: Counsel

If no surprise cases spring up, MNA Ali Wazir will be released after he secures bail in the last sedition case in DI Khan, his lawyer Qadir Khan tells Voicepk.net on Saturday. On Friday, PHC granted him bail in the sixth case registered against him in Charsadda.

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COVID Watch | 31st March 2021

28 million AstraZeneca vaccine doses manufactured by India under the WHO's COVAX programme have yet to leave the country due to India’s new export restrictions owing to a surge in national cases. For more stories on the pandemic situation, keep reading.

COVID Watch | 30th March 2021

The NCOC revealed on Monday that 26 cities of Punjab, Peshawar and Azad Kashmir reported a case positivity rate of over 8%. Meanwhile 100 patients reportedly succumbed to the novel coronavirus disease. An overall positivity rate of 8.83% was recorded with 4,084 fresh infections. For more, keep reading.

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Pakistan awaiting Indian nod for consular access to girl arrested there

The Foreign Office on Thursday said it is awaiting Indian response to a consular access request for Pakistani girl #IqraJeewani who was arrested there in Jan. Her father appealed to both governments to expedite her repatriation on compassionate grounds.
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In a rare protest, KP cops hold demos in major cities

In a rare protest, police personnel in KP took to the streets across major cities to call for an independent probe into the Peshawar bombing.

Social Media Echoes the Pain of Peshawar Tragedy

On January 30, Peshawar faced the deadliest hit to the city in a decade when a suicide bomber blasted himself in a mosque in the heavily fortified Police Lines district. The social media echoed the pain that the city of flowers had to face.

AGHS organizes Anti-Rape Law training workshop at the KP Judicial Academy in Peshawar

AGHS Legal Aid Cell organized a training workshop on the new Anti-Rape laws at the KP Judicial Academy in #Peshawar. The workshop was attended by more than 25 additional district and sessions judges from across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

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Abdul Latif Afridi was courageous voice for rule of law, democracy

18 January 2023 By Saroop Ijaz Senior Counsel, Asia Division, Board Member of Voicepk.net @saroopijaz (The article was originally published on Human Rights...

An Ode to the Vulnerable

Nazim Jokhio’s righteous anger may just have stemmed from the fact that these rich foreign guests swoop down like their own hunting falcons, to exploit these areas, leaving little behind besides death and destruction.

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Protests in Iran ‘between hope and horror’

Reflecting hope and horror the protests in Iran showcase young people fighting and dying for human rights and personal liberties. 

The Battle for Balochistan

Is the Pakistan Army ready for renewed negotiations with Baloch separatists? Rather than a military solution, is there a political solution to the crisis in Balochistan? These questions and more are the focus of Voicepk.net's special webshow on the Balochistan question.

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AGHS organizes Anti-Rape Law training workshop at the KP Judicial Academy in Peshawar

AGHS Legal Aid Cell organized a training workshop on the new Anti-Rape laws at the KP Judicial Academy in #Peshawar. The workshop was attended by more than 25 additional district and sessions judges from across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Voicepk.net impact: giving a voice to marginalized communities

Voicepk.net is a platform that aims to raise awareness about rights violations and give a voice to marginalized communities by bringing their concerns to the attention of the authorities and the national discourse. We take a look back to some of our stories from 2022 that have had an impact and helped victims get access to justice.

Workers' Right

Pakistani women health workers face 11% gender pay gap: report

Women in Pakistan's healthcare sector are paid 11 percent less than their male counterparts in monthly earnings, according to an ILO-WHO report.

ربڑ کے پائپ کے تشدد سے گھریلو ملازم ہلاک، پانچ افراد گرفتار

لاہور کے علاقے ڈیفنس میں مالکان کے تشدد سے ہلاک ہونے والے کم سن گھریلو ملازم کامران کی ہلاکت کے کیس میں پولیس نے پانچ افراد کو گرفتار کر لیا ہے. لڑکوں کا تعلق بہاولپور کے گاؤں سے ہے مگر ابھی تک پولیس کا ان کے گھر والوں سے رابطہ نہیں ہو پایا

Home-based women workers vulnerable to exploitation: WB report

Home-based women workers face some of the most challenging working conditions and remain highly vulnerable to exploitation, says a recent World Bank report

It’s the same old demand: unite

Speakers in Voicepk.net's web show on Workers' Rights: The Big U-Turn call on workers to chalk out a united plan of action against the new challenges of contract-based work and freelancing by reaching out online to counterparts in other countries.

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Around 100 reported cases of abductions, forced conversions, child marriage of Christian girls & women in Pakistan

A report on the state of minority women’s rights in Pakistan launched by Voice for Justice in Collaboration with Jubilee Campaign highlights the state of women and girls from the Christian community in Pakistan.

HRCP conference calls for constitutional amendment to protect local governments

A national conference held by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) in partnership with the Friedrich Naumman Foundation for Freedom (FNF), has called for a constitutional amendment to protect the form and tenure of local governments and to ensure that fiscal decentralisation enables local bodies to carry out their functions effectively.

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AGHS organizes Anti-Rape Law training workshop at the KP Judicial Academy in Peshawar

AGHS Legal Aid Cell organized a training workshop on the new Anti-Rape laws at the KP Judicial Academy in #Peshawar. The workshop was attended by more than 25 additional district and sessions judges from across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Twitter’s Response on Fawad Chaudhary’s Arrest

PTI senior leader Fawad Chaudhary got arrested on Wednesday morning from his residence in Lahore for “inciting violence against a constitutional institution."

Tribes oppose gas supply to Punjab from North Waziristan gasfield

Local tribes have opposed gas supply to Punjab from North Waziristan gasfield, calling on the government to prioritise the provision of gas to residents in the tribal district. MNA Mohsin Dawar moves call-attention notice over issue in NA.

How apex courts have stepped in to stop harassment of journalists

In recent years, the apex courts have stepped in to stop harassment and intimidation of journalists at the hands of the Federal Investigation Agency which on several occasions has arrested or interrogated journalists on the pretext of cybercrime cases lodged against them at the behest of the government and agencies.

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Ali Wazir to be released after getting bail in DIK sedition case: Counsel

If no surprise cases spring up, MNA Ali Wazir will be released after he secures bail in the last sedition case in DI Khan, his lawyer Qadir Khan tells Voicepk.net on Saturday. On Friday, PHC granted him bail in the sixth case registered against him in Charsadda.

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Pakistan awaiting Indian nod for consular access to girl arrested there

The Foreign Office on Thursday said it is awaiting Indian response to a consular access request for Pakistani girl #IqraJeewani who was arrested there in Jan. Her father appealed to both governments to expedite her repatriation on compassionate grounds.

The Professor who prompted a series of resignations in universities across Afghanistan

Meet Obaidullah Wardak, a professor from Kabul University who prompted a series of resignations in universities across Afghanistan in solidarity with female students.

Taliban ban women from universities in Afghanistan

A letter by the Ministry of Higher Education instructed universities to immediately suspend access to female students on 20 December 2022. 

Parliamentarians clash over MNA Hina Rabbani Khar representing Pakistan in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan

Female parliamentarians across the board rallied in support of Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar after a disgruntled MNA criticized the government for sending a woman to Taliban-ruled Afghanistan.

Protests in Iran ‘between hope and horror’

Reflecting hope and horror the protests in Iran showcase young people fighting and dying for human rights and personal liberties. 

6 Indian fishermen arrested for violating Pakistan’s territorial waters

Pakistan has arrested six fishermen for illegally hunting in Pakistan’s territorial waters, according to a spokesperson for Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PSMA).

Media under Siege in Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan

Award-winning journalists Steven Butler, Hamid Mir, Daniel Bastard, and others discuss the increasing attacks against journalists and whether there is a siege against the media at the 4th Asma Jahangir Conference.

Speakers call on India, Pakistan to initiate talks on Kashmir

Speakers at the #AJCONF session on Kashmir have called on India and Pakistan to initiate dialogue over the disputed region stalled for several years due to hostilities between the South Asian states.

CPJ’s Steven Butler has troubled arrival at Lahore Airport

By Xari Jalil: Steven Butler, the Asia Program Coordinator of CPJ, was for the second time detained at the Lahore airport while travelling to attend the Asma Jahangir Conference #AJCONF