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

April 14, 2024 By Moin Kakar PESHAWAR  Recently, Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, the

Bara Women’s Desk: Addressing concerns in tribal area

April 11, 2024 By Jemima Afridi BARA:  In a positive development, a

‘Eid without my brother is no Eid’

“We cannot even begin to tell the kind of vacuum we feel

Breaking barriers: Musician Rashid Khan completes PhD on Pashto folk music

Musician and activist Rashid Ahmed Khan is the first ever to obtain

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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 Mashal Khan, who was killed after being tortured

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

April 15, 2024 Staff Report LAHORE: The Lahore High Court made a significant ruling last week by declaring Section 2(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 the continuing lack

Melting Glaciers: Pakistan’s Ticking Time Bombs

April 14, 2024 By Xari Jalil LAHORE Pakistan is still reeling from the effects of

It’s time to assemble and revisit Section 144

April 13, 2024 By Alefia T Hussain When the governments in Punjab decide that a

The #FalakNoor case has left civil society disappointed with the Chief Court's verdict allowing for a minor girl to go back to her 'husband'.

#childmarriage

https://voicepk.net/2024/04/falak-noor-case-fear-disappointment-reigns-as-court-allows-minor-girl-to-leave-with-accused-abductors/

*CASE UPDATE*: The Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Court has directed the police to release #FalakNoor and allow her to decide whether she wants to go with her husband or parents. Noor was allegedly abducted by her neighbour. A medical board set up last week determined her age to be…

کراچی کی سیشن عدالت نے بچی کی ولدیت تسلیم کرنے سے انکار اور سابقہ بیوی پر زنا کا جھوٹا الزام لگانے پر فرید قادر نامی شخص کو 80 کوڑوں کی سزا سنادی۔ایڈیشنل ڈسٹرکٹ اینڈ سیشن جج (ملیر) شہناز بوہیو نے فرید قادر کو قذف کے جرم (نفاذ حدود) آرڈیننس 1979 کے سیکشن 7(1) کے تحت مجرم قرار دیا۔…

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Breaking fast, building bridges: Students at Quaid-e-Azam University come together every #Ramadan to share #iftar meals, promoting #interfaithharmony and unity on campus.

Read: https://voicepk.net/2024/04/students-of-various-faiths-hold-iftar-for-poor-muslims/

#Hindu #Christians #Muslims

#NDM Chief #MohsinDawar explains that he disagreed with #ManzoorPashteen on avoiding politics altogether, as Dawar believes political parties can attain long-term objectives.

Watch Episode 1 of Frontline Pakistan here: https://youtu.be/FWZWbjgKE3g

@farzanaalispark @mjdawar

Lamenting the loss of #LatifAfridi, who in the last years of his life tried to bring nationalist parties on one page, #MohsinDawar feels that clashing egos are thwarting their unity.

Watch Episode 1 of Frontline Pakistan here: https://youtu.be/FWZWbjgKE3g

@farzanaalispark @mjdawar

"The higher judiciary has reached a point where they are asking for justice," #MohsinDawar says that the de jure state has collapsed.

Watch Episode 1 of #FrontlinePakistan here: https://youtu.be/FWZWbjgKE3g

@farzanaalispark @mjdawar #Pakistan #SupremeCourt

#MohsinDawar expresses his belief that @PTIofficial has no option but to take an anti-establishment stance because they have been completely sidelined.

Watch Episode 1 of Frontline Pakistan here: https://youtu.be/FWZWbjgKE3g

@farzanaalispark @mjdawar #ImranKhan

"Just days after the Fall of #Kabul, I wrote an article that in a bid to find strategic depth in #Afghanistan, we have instead given the #Taliban strategic depth in #Pakistan," NDM chief #MohsinDawar speaks on Pakistan's Afghanistan policy.

Watch Episode 1 of Frontline Pakistan…

#Sexualviolence against minors is on the uptick, the long arm of the law has actually fallen short. Why is #Pakistan continuously failing its children? This is #RightsWatch.

Click to watch the complete show: https://youtu.be/4NplqBJExRs

@AyeshaRaza13 @NCRC_Pakistan @HRCP87

What has Pakistan's policy toward #Taliban-ruled #Afghanistan wrought on its security? Can politics be free from meddling? Why are nationalist parties unwilling to coalesce?

Watch #FrontlinePakistan with @farzanaalispark, featuring NDM founder @mjdawar:

Court orders medical board to determine #FalakNoor's age. The situation is a throwback to other similar cases incl. #DuaZehra case where the girl was abducted but forced to claim she had married of her free will. Later a medical board declared she was #underage.
#childmarriage…

Tough issues need someone even tougher to ask the questions that matter. http://Voicepk.net brings you a podcast like never before, hosted by #KP's first ever female bureau chief Farzana Ali. Tune in this Sunday to #FrontlinePakistan, featuring #NDM founding-chairman Mohsin…

The family of Bibi Humaira, who was allegedly killed by her husband and father-in-law for honour, staged a protest against alleged political meddling in the investigation of the case.

Read more: https://voicepk.net/2024/04/family-of-girl-killed-for-honour-allege-political-meddling-in-case/

#HonourKilling #Quetta

حال ہی میں فیصل آباد کی تحصیل تاندلیانوالہ میں بچہ سے مبینہ زیادتی کی کوشش میں گرفتار مقامی مدرسے کے معلم ابوبکر معاویہ کو بااثر افراد اور مقامی پنچایت کے ذریعے سے فریقین میں صلح کروا کر رہا کروایا گیا ۔لیکن کیا پاکستان کا قانون بچوں کے ساتھ جنسی زیادتی جیسے سنگین جرم میں فریقین…

The year 2023 stands out as the bloodiest year in recent times, with this trend continuing into 2024. The month of March, particularly during the 10-day period from March 16 to 26, has witnessed five high-profile attacks, killing at least 18 people. @a_siab…

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

1⃣ Nineteen days after the incident, #Karachi police have yet to arrest two suspects implicated in the #rape of a mother of two. The victim reported the incident at Sharea-e-Faisal police station…

Karachi jirga prosecutes police team

A jirga, presided over by Sardar Zulifqar Ali Sarki in #Karachi, has convicted two police inspectors and their five subordinates declaring them guilty of killing a youth in a fake encounter last year. The jirga ordered them to pay a fine of…

#BREAKING: #SupremeCourt has taken suo-motu notice of the letter written by #IHC judges regarding alleged interference of intelligence agencies in the judiciary. CJP Qazi Faez Isa will head a seven-member bench comprising judges Mansoor Ali Shah, Yahya Khan Afridi, Jamal Khan…

IHC judges’ letter: One-man inquiry commission faces resistance from within

Some 300 lawyers, including ex-CJP Tassaduk Jillani's son Saqib Jillani, urge SC to address allegations of intelligence agency interference in judiciary under Article 184(3) of the constitution. In a…

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Parents demand justice for alleged abduction and #forcedconversion of their underage daughter #MuskanMasih

Read more: https://voicepk.net/2024/03/muskan-masihs-disappearance-sparks-outrage-and-calls-for-justice-in-sindh/

#AuratMarch activists rally outside #F9 Park in #Islamabad to demand justice for the recent rape incident

https://voicepk.net/2024/03/aurat-march-calls-for-justice-in-f9-park-rape-case/

.@HRCP87 on Friday expressed concern over rights abuses in #GB, and demanded immediate provision of #internet services, end to 22-hour-long loadshedding, recovery and rehabilitation of #FalakNoor, and reinstitution of a hostel for differently-abled persons…

Following the recent deaths and abductions in Duki, demands for enhanced safety regulations resonate among #Balochistan's coal mining community

https://voicepk.net/2024/03/balochistans-coalminers-demand-safety-amid-rising-deaths-and-abductions/

Friends pay tribute to columnist #IrfanHusain at the launch of his book, containing a collection of his columns, in #Lahore

https://voicepk.net/2024/03/remembering-irfan-husains-legacy/

#SupremeCourt issued the decision while hearing a set of intra-court appeals, challenging its unanimous ruling on October 23, which nullified the #militarytrials of civilians implicated in riots on #May9, 2023.

https://voicepk.net/2024/03/supreme-court-grants-military-courts-permission-to-release-civilians-before-eid/

In #TobaTekSingh, #Punjab, brother strangled his 22-year-old sister to death, with his father and brother present. The act was captured in a video that has since gone viral

Read more: https://voicepk.net/2024/03/brother-suffocates-sister-to-death-while-another-brother-films-the-act/

"Closure of X contradicts the spirit of #Article19 of the Constitution, which guarantees #freedomofspeech. The necessity of using VPNs is rendering journalists' accounts vulnerable, eg my #Whatsapp account was hacked due to VPN usage" - Sheraz Ahmad Sherazi, Journalist…

International human rights watchdog #Amnesty International has given recommendations to the newly elected Government of #Pakistan to prioritize and uphold #humanrights in the country.

Read: https://voicepk.net/2024/03/newly-formed-govt-urged-to-prioritize-human-rights-across-the-country/

@amnesty

Spokesperson of @HRCBalochistan @AbdulahAbbass calls to end the heinous crime and to keep amplifying the voices of those families suffering from the disappearances of their loved ones. #EndEnforcedDisappearances.

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Aurat March demands justice for missing Hindu child

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Medical Board Set Up To Determine Falak Noor’s Age

A medical board will be carrying out an ossification test

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

The family of Bibi Humaira, who was allegedly killed by

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

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

Average of 206 harassment complaints each month: DRF Helpline Report ’23

Annual report by Digital Rights Foundation (DRF) reveals worrisome numbers

Falak Noor presented in sessions court after 2 months of being missing

It has been over two months since the minor girl

Search for peace

Feb 14. 2024 This documentary is supported by the Canada

Six inmates missing from Peshawar jail after securing bail, lawyer reveals

April 3, 2024 By Ahmed Saeed Supreme Court lawyer Shabbir

New female entrants: Will they shape the future of Senate?

April 3, 2024 Staff Report LAHORE:  In the Senate election

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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

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

Is it development that is erasing Gandhara Civilization’s neglected sites?

By Annam Lodhi: Excessive development around ancient sites from the Gandhara Civilization have worried visitors and cultural enthusiasts who believe

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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

This documentary was funded by the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives By

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

Hazara Women in Pakistan: Loop of Displacement

“I don’t know when this loop of displacement will end,” she says.

Afghan refugees: a political football for Pakistan

"When we came from Afghanistan we thought the situation in Pakistan would

‘Fighting Back from The Digital Fringes’

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

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Students of various faiths hold iftar for poor Muslims

April 8, 2024 By Bilal Baseer ISLAMABAD Since 2016, students of all faiths from the Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) in Islamabad

Aurat March demands justice for missing Hindu child

Aurat March Islamabad organized a protest outside the National Press Club on Saturday calling for the recovery of Priya Kumari,

Medical Board Set Up To Determine Falak Noor’s Age

A medical board will be carrying out an ossification test to determine Falak Noor's age.

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

The family of Bibi Humaira, who was allegedly killed by her husband and father-in-law for honour, staged a protest against

ASMA JAHANGIR CONFERENCE

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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

FIA gets powers to act against anti-state social media posts

FIA has been empowered to act against anyone who intends to spread “rumours and false information against state institutions” on

AGHS paralegals pay tribute to Asma Jahangir for her struggle for women’s rights

#AJCONF is open to the public with free entry. Join us on 22nd & 23rd October at Avari Hotel Lahore

Judges must not rewrite the Constitution in the name of ‘Interpretation’: Parliamentarians 

Speaking at the Asma Jahangir Conference 2022, senior parliamentarians called on apex court judges to respect the written word of

AFGHANISTAN: “An Open Graveyard – No One Should Raise Their Voices”

“This time people were lobbying that the Taliban had made a mistake and they would not repeat it again,” she