April 8th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; 8 children were abused daily in Pakistan last year, states Sahil in its report Cruel Numbers 2020 about statistics on various forms of child sexual abuse reported in newspapers across the country.
April 8th, 2021; By Asra Haque; LAHORE; Meesha Shafi finds reprieve as Add. Sessions Court Judge suspends a Judicial Magistrates' orders for her to appear before the court in the next hearing of Ali Zafar's criminal defamation suit.
April 7th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha and Ahmed Saeed; LAHORE; A woman in Rawalpindi landed in jail after police charged her with a terrorism offence for allegedly throwing her purse at a civil judge
The Lahore High Court held that per the Juvenile Justice Systems Act 2018, a juvenile offender should be released on bail if their trial could not be concluded within six months, provided the offender did not cause any delays in the trial.
تحریر: احمد سعید; لاہور; عورت مارچ کے متعلق گھٹیا الفاظ سوشل میڈیا پر تو عام استمعال ہوتے ہی تھے مگر سوموار کے روز روزنامہ امت نے اپنے پہلے صفحے پر خواتین کے لئے نازیبا الفاظ کا استعمال کیا. آخر ایک بازاری لفظ اخبار کی زینت کیسے بن گیا؟
March 31st, 2021; By Zeenat Shehzadi; FAISALABAD; According to the victim's mother, her husband had beaten & locked his toddler stepson in a freezer earlier that same day he raped & murdered his 5-year-old stepdaughter. The man is currently in police remand.
March 27th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; A broad government-appointed panel has held its first meeting in Islamabad to discuss measures for effective implementation of anti-rape legislation to improve dismal conviction rates in cases of sexual offences in the country.
Meesha Shafi and key witnesses, Leena Ghani and Farhan, have requested the Accountability Court to record their statements in the Ali Zafar defamation suit via video-link as they face threats.
While denying any involvement in the case of Kavita Oad's abduction, forced conversion and possibly underage marriage, notorious Barelvi cleric Mian Mithu of the Bharchundi Shareef Dargah has stated that he has never solemnized the nikkah of a minor due to the Child Marriage Act, which he considers contrary to Shariah law.
March 18th, 2021; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; Member NA, 'Maulana' Asad Mehmood demands an investigation into the ‘sacrilegious’ posters displayed at the Aurat March. While members of the Aurat March have termed the move a 'popularity stunt' at the expense of the safety of activists.