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PM Kakar denounces enforced disappearances, finally appears in court over missing...

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Caretaker PM Kakar faces scrutiny in IHC over missing Baloch students’ case. Lawyer Mazari expresses disappointment over PM's response

‘Pakistan must prioritize the concerns of Afghan refugees’

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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.

Highest abuse of blasphemy laws was in year 2023

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As of February 13, 2024, there were 587 prisoners confined under sections 295-A, B & C of PPC in various jails across Punjab. Among these, 515 are under trial, including 508 male, 6 female, and 1 juvenile prisoners.

‘Over 200 disappeared in Bara in past three months’

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In the past three months, some 200 Bara youth have been forcibly disappeared in late night raids. Experts say that the draconian Actions (in Aid of Civil Powers) Ordinance allows agencies to act without impunity in tribal regions.

FIA grants remand for investigating Asad Ali Toor

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Amid legal proceedings and public outcry, journalist AsadAli Toor granted a five-day remand by FIA. Advocates call for justice while civil society prepares to protest for press freedom.

Women farmers facing gender-based protection issues: FAO study

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In a report highlighting significant gender-related protection issues faced by women farmers in Pakistan, the FAO has called for policy reforms, media attention, and civil society involvement for the empowerment of women farmers.

Aurat March to strive for ‘politics, resistance and freedom’.

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Aurat March endeavours to redefine the conventional identities of women, transgender, minority, and disabled persons living in patriarchal and capitalist systems by infusing them with new and empowering meanings.

Civil society condemns Ichhra incident

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Civil society strongly condemned the way a woman was harassed and almost attacked by a mob on Sunday in Lahore's Ichhra Bazaar on allegations of blasphemy.

Maryam Nawaz becomes Punjab’s first woman chief minister. But is she...

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Maryam embarks on a crucial and difficult new phase in Punjab’s politics. Can she infuse fresh perspectives, innovative visions, and progressive policies, and establish her distinct identity beyond being Nawaz Sharif's daughter?

Post-election chaos: Pakistan’s battle with social media blockades and censorship

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As allegations of rigging and criticism flooded social media following the elections, Pakistan imposed a blockade on X. As citizens demand answers, the government's silence is unnerving.

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