Rights Watch | June 10th 2021

Youth blocked the main Mirali-Miramshah Road in North Wazristan to protest abduction of a fellow student on Wednesday. The teenager was kidnapped on his way home from school on Tuesday.


Student’s abduction sparks protest in North Waziristan

Youth blocked the main Mirali-Miramshah Road in N Wazristan to protest abduction of a fellow student on Wednesday.

Teenager Nazirullah from Mirali was abducted while returning home from school. The students ended their protest after local elders assured them that their colleague would be recovered soon. The civil society also showed concern over the increasing incidents of abduction of minors in the district.

Vocational training for family members of drug addicts

Female family members of drug addicts will be given vocational training in Lahore to financially support their households devastated by drug addiction of their male members.

This was stated in a briefing to Tanzeela Imran Khan, chairperson of the Punjab CM’s Women Development Task Force when she visited the Drug Advisory Training Hub which has launched a skill development programme for female family members of drug addicts. In the first phase, 50 women of addicted families will be trained through vocational programmes.

Women caucus calls for GBV courts in KP

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Parliamentary Women Caucus has called upon the government to establish special courts to try gender-based violence cases in the province.

The caucus committee members met with Finance and Health Minister Taimur Saleem Jhagra to discuss budgetary proposals for the next financial year.

Caucus committee chairperson Dr Sumaira Shams suggested that the budget for women should be allocated according to the Sustainable Development Goals for proper utilization. Agreeing to the proposal, the minister said the government would allocate substantial funds for the implementation of women-specific laws, including the Domestic Violence Prevention Bill.