Aug 2, 2020: Nahid Siddiqui is a world-renowned dancer and choreographer; her groundbreaking performances have won her quite a few awards in the international arena. But even someone as accomplished as Nahid has not been ...
October 17th, 2020; By Asra Haque; LAHORE; General Qamar Javed Bajwa, these are all your ‘gifts’. You are the root of this nation’s problems and grievances. General Qamar Javed Bajwa, you ruined our properly functioning government and laid ruin to the hopes and dreams of the nation
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.
January 24th, 2021; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; Sanghar resident Abdul Sattar Awan has been missing for over 2 months. In a petition filed before the Sindh High Court his brother claims that Sattar was abducted by the police. Police has failed to produce Sattar despite High Court's orders.
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...
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.
Rani was arrested and charged with the murder of her husband. Even though the police found no physical evidence connecting her to the crime, she was still arrested and even convicted. The only reasons given were that she was last seen with her husband before his disappearance. Not only did the legal system pin the crime of murder on a minor girl and jailed her for so long, it also ignored her appeals.
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.
Jun 23, 2020: The gash that liberal society received of educationist Junaid Hafeez’s arrest over alleged blasphemy, is still as fresh as it was on the first day. Hafeez, a 34 year old Fulbright scholar, who was teaching at the Bahauddin Zakariya University ...
January 13th, 2021; Staff Reporter; LAHORE; Summons, fines & threat of arrests in 2021 has seen a series of actions taken by the higher courts against the govt's inability to recover victims of enforced disappearance.