September 22nd, 2020; By Ayesha Mir; RAWALPINDI; A 17-year-old girl and resident of Rawalpindi who was stripped naked, sexually assaulted, and filmed during the assault have suddenly withdrawn her statement in which she had accused three drunken men of gang-raping her at knife-point and posting the video online. Whereas she had previously named and accused all three men in front of the magistrate, her latest statement before the Additional District and Sessions Judge reads: “I have no dispute with these men. The video was made viral by unknown people.
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. Voicepk.net could not reach Ajmal Cheema for his version till the filing of this report.
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.
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...
Irshad Nasreen's accusation against a fellow lawyer has made Depalpur lawyers wary of her accusations considering her past record.
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...
September 12th, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; The registration of cybercrime cases against AbsarAlam and Bilal Farooqi has evoked strong condemnation from journalists, activists, and rights organizations as both journalists say those behind such intimidatory acts were doing no service to society and the country.
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"
Twenty year old Aqib Chandio was abducted from his home in Gulshan-e-Hadeed, a neighborhood in the Malir district of Karachi in the early hours of Tuesday, July 7, 2020, by plainclothes men. Prior to this latest incident, he had been forcibly picked up on May 30, 2018, before being released a year later. It had only been 9 months since he had come back when unknown people whisked away from the young man yet again.
دو دن قبل اونچی آواز میں موسیقی سننے اور غیر قانونی اسلحہ رکھنے کے جرم میں گرفتار ہونے والے ڈی جے بٹ کا کہنا ہے کہ اگر وہ گرفتاری کے وقت کی اپنی ویڈیو بنا کر چند صحافیوں کو...