Election 2024

Women turnout sees modest increase despite challenges faced at polls

With variations observed across constituencies in women’s turnout, initial trends indicate that approximately 43 percent of women turned out to vote in Pakistan, marking a slight increase from the 40 percent of women who voted in the 2018 elections

Yet another election tainted by human rights violations

Voicepk.net witnessed a sluggish start to polling in Lahore and the Federal Territory, while violence and terror attacks marred elections in various parts of KP and Balochistan. Internet and communications faced disruptions across the country.

Smooth polling in twin cities observed

A noticeable lack of excitement marred the election season this year, as compared to the 2018 elections. While the atmosphere remained calm and peaceful, some complaints were received in the early morning with regard to 15-minute delayed starts in polling stations in rural areas, attributed to unprepared polling agents. Some voters claimed the staff had misbehaved with them.

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Undertrial prisoner moves PHC for higher education

An undertrial prisoner has moved the high court to declare the rejection of his application to an M. Phil program unconstitutional. Petitioner Tufail Zia claims that despite clearing the merit list, the university was unwilling to make alternative arrangements for those behind bars.

Top Stories

A history of cases slapped against Aurat March

By Xari Jalil: As a new case is slapped against Aurat March this year terming it indecent, the court's response is awaited. Meanwhile we look at the history of similar court cases against Aurat March, allegations made by society, not to mention the attitude given by an unfriendly government.

Mob Attacks Ahmadiyya Worship Place in Karachi; Demolishes Minaret

In a brazen display of religious intolerance, around 20 extremists allegedly stormed an Ahmadi worship place in Dastagir Society, Karachi, on Wednesday, taking two policemen hostage. The incident, captured in CCTV footage, unfolded as the violent extremists ruthlessly demolished the building's minarets.

‘Pakistan must prioritize the concerns of Afghan refugees’

Akram Shinwari, an Afghan musician, came to Pakistan five years ago under completely different circumstances. He never could have imagined that he would suddenly become a refugee. He now dreams of being able to return to a homeland free of Taliban rule.

Terror Watch

Terror Watch | 5 Oct 2023

PMDC Official Killed in Roadside Blast, 'Toy Bomb' Claims Boy's Life, Policeman Martyred in Militant Attack on Hathala Police Station.

Terror Watch | 5 Oct 2023

Two Killed, One Injured in Unprovoked Afghan Border Shooting: ISPR Two individuals, including a 12-year-old child, lost their lives in...

Terror Watch | 4 Oct 2023

Civilian casualties double in September terror attacks while ten terrorists eliminated in KP's Tank District. Hafiz Hamdullah's driver succumbs to bomb blast injuries.

Legal Issues

A history of cases slapped against Aurat March

By Xari Jalil: As a new case is slapped against Aurat March this year terming it indecent, the court's response is awaited. Meanwhile we look at the history of similar court cases against Aurat March, allegations made by society, not to mention the attitude given by an unfriendly government.

CJ Isa faces backlash over SC judgment

The Supreme Court of Pakistan's decision to grant bail to an Ahmadiyya community member ignited a social media storm. The verdict also sparked a debate on religious freedom and judicial interpretation.

Will Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar miss third court summon on Feb 28?

As IHC grants caretaker PM another chance to appear on February 28, Pakistan awaits to see if he'll heed the summons and address the matter of missing Baloch students

Climate Watch

Lower smog levels due to economic slowdown

With the economy still under pressure, and continuing energy inflation it is expected that annual average air pollution levels will be lower compared to the previous two years.

Rights Watch | 16 Sep 2023

Man Arrested for Murdering Nephew on Faith Healer's Advice in Toba Tek Singh A man has been apprehended by the...

Floods threaten to wipe devastated Hanna Urak off the map

Surviving for the past year without government support or rehabilitation, Hanna Urak’s residents fear that another flood this year will completely wipe out the valley.

Civil society joins hands against climate change

Human rights and climate activists gathered at Frere Hall in Karachi on Sunday to voice their concerns and demands regarding climate change. Women, transgender people, fisherfolk and indigenous peoples came forward for the protection of the environment.

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