September 25th, 2020; By Haider Kaleem; GUJRANWALA; In Pakistan victims of rape often go back on their testimonies. Pressure exerted by powerful and well connected perpetrators and deeply patriarchal societal norms are often too much for victims to bear. Even in this case, it is not hard to conceptualize the power imbalance between the victim, a naïve girl from a downtrodden family, and the accused, an officer of the law.
It was attended by senior leaders of the PPP, the PML-N, the JUI-F, JI, AWP, PK-MAP, the BNP, and PTM among others, as well as members of the judiciary and legal fraternity, reputed journalists and civil society activists.
The Federal Government appears to be making moves to initiate talks with disgruntled Baloch nationalists to end a decades-long insurgency in the country’s largest province Balochistan. This development comes after Prime Minister Imran Khan alluded to talks during a visit to Gwadar on Monday, July 5.
October 11th, 2020; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; This International Day of the Girl Child, looks back at the past year & brings you heart-wrenching stories that we reported on, of girls who were robbed of their childhood.
The case filed by Hina Jillani will be heard on March 9. Till then, the narratives are vague and at certain points appear like internal fights. But if what Afshan Latif says has even a ring of truth in it, the Pujab Ministers nominated in these cases will be in deep trouble. could not reach Ajmal Cheema for his version till the filing of this report.
More than 15,000 Dalits are dwelling in Karachi’s dilapidated, ramshackle houses in the Hindu Para locality of Chaneser Goth.
August 14th, 2020 By Hamid Riaz Lahore, A student of Karachi University (KU), Muhammad Hayat Baloch, was shot dead in Turbat, Balochistan on Thursday, August 13, giving way to a wave of deep concern among civil society. There has been a little independent...
August 21, 2020 By Haider Kaleem Lahore Protest held for the release of missing journalist Citizens, human rights activists, and political workers organized a protest outside the press club in Lahore,  calling for the release of Mudassir Naru. Naru, a poet, and a...
“I proudly say that [the Jamiat supports the Afghan Taliban & progressive students are trying to malign them," says a Jamiat spokesperson.
September 23rd, 2020; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; PTM, North Waziristan, held a protest today demanding Justice For Nahida, a female healthcare worker who was shot & killed on her way back from work, 2 days ago. Her death has raised concerns about the Security of Polio workers operating in KPK, under the recently launched "Polio Eradication Drive"