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POLITICS & CULTURE: When artists get ‘political’

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"Some of them may be actually political, but most do it for the clout. Today, models, actors or musicians can't just wrap up and go home after work. Now they have to look for clicks online, increase campaigns and to stay relevant have to also make sure they are mentioned in drawing-room discussions."

Cases under Blasphemy laws against PTI leadership widely condemned

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By Xari Jalil: Was the Masjid-e-Nabwi incident an orchestrated event? This is what several people had asked at the time. Now it is being questioned whether the cases registered against the PTI leaders are the result of hurt religious sentiments or an organized campaign against the former ruling party. Govt announced that former PM may also be arrested with regard to this case.

DADU INFERNO: Negligence, apathy marred government response

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In addition to the lack of emergency response to the Dadu fire incident, the theft of relief supplies by police personnel indicates not only criminal negligence but also apathy for the villagers who survived the fire

The Kids are Alright?

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By Xari Jalil & Ahmed Saeed: A VOICEPK INVESTIGATIVE REPORT The case will be presented in a series of reports

PESHAWAR ATTACK: A grim reminder of our own pain

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Representatives of PTI’s government have been at the forefront of advocating for the world to recognize the Taliban’s invasion and have tried very hard to get them some sort of legitimacy, attempts that have failed so far.

Protecting Journalists on Paper Only

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VoicePk discusses "Media monopolies & Financial security of media professionals" with senior journalist Hamid Mir & lawyer Umer Gillani The duo was asked to submit research reports on these issues by the IHC

When hosts turn hostile

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VoicePk.net brings you eye-witness accounts from the raids in Lahore to round up Baloch and Pashtun residents triggered by the Anarkali blast

50 Years of Statelessness: The Bengalis of Macchar Colony

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Half a century on - 50 years after West Pakistan lost its eastern counterpart - those who had taken the painstaking journey all the way to present-day Pakistan, travelling in a state of starvation and poverty, and hoping for better times to come – are living today in a country that has not even declared them its own. They live hopeless lives, scarred by frustration. Whatever little they earn is not enough to feed their families.

WHO study findings on high COVID child mortality rate not in...

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A usually high child mortality rate of 14 percent in children with COVID reported in a recent WHO-sponsored study based on 1100 infected children is not consistent with 0.19% fatality rate in infected children up to age of 18 years across the country as compiled by the NCOC

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International Stories

CJP terms allegations against Teesta Setalvad “preposterous”

Trustees of the Indian human rights organization Citizens for Justice and Peace on Tuesday issued a statement condemning the arrest of Indian activist and journalist Teesta Setalvad by Gujrat Police, which the organization held is an attempt to target her work with victims of the post-Godhra riots of 2002.

مودی کے خلاف بیس سال تک جد و جہد کرنے والی انسانی حقوق کی کارکن تیستا ستلواد گرفتار

گجرات فسادات میں موجودہ انڈین وزیر اعظم نریندر مودی کے کردار خلاف بیس سال تک جد و جہد کرنے والی صحافی اور انسانی حقوق کی کارکن کو سپریم کورٹ کے فیصلے کے بعد جعل سازی اور مجرمانہ سازش کے الزام میں گرفتار کر لیا گیا ہے.

22 years behind bars – A Pakistani jailed in India awaits repatriation

By Xari Jalil: Muhammad Waris who has been in an Indian prison for 19 years but and even after being ‘technically released’ continues to languish for three years in a UP police station waiting to be repatriated.

STATE OF LIMBO: The Forgotten Mentally Challenged Prisoners of India & Pakistan

17 prisoners, believed to be of Indian origin, have been languishing in Pakistan's prisons for over a decade. Due to their mental state, the Interior Ministry and the Indian High Commission have so far been unable to identify their nationality