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Are Punjab’s Campuses Ripe for Talibanization?

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“I proudly say that [the Jamiat supports the Afghan Taliban & progressive students are trying to malign them," says a Jamiat spokesperson.

The never-ending plight of Dalits

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More than 15,000 Dalits are dwelling in Karachi’s dilapidated, ramshackle houses in the Hindu Para locality of Chaneser Goth.

White Stripes in a Green World

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This August 14, two members of the Christian community open up about issues they feel strongly about.

PM’s new trouble shooter for Balochistan is the wrong choice: Baloch...

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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.

Christian couple narrates how their 13-year-old daughter fell prey to forced...

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A Christian couple in Gujranwala narrates the trauma of their 13-year-old daughter’s alleged forced conversion and marriage with a middle-aged married man already a father of five.

A right to education, without discrimination

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April 27th, 2021; By Suneel Malik; LAHORE; "The matter of religious inclusivity in the SNC has been presented in public as a religious issue in order to create confusion and generate controversy, despite the fact that in actuality it deals with the curricula, and its provisions relating to basic human rights protected under the Constitution," writes Suneel Malik.

The TTP Timeline in Balochistan

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April 22, By Xari Jalil: The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has been flexing its muscles for a long time in Balochistan now. Historically speaking the TTP has always operated in the tribal areas in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa (KP) especially along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border area.  But now, their presence in Balochistan has gained a strong foothold.

‘At least a million children on Punjab’s streets’

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April 14th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; There are close to a million street children in cities across Punjab, says Sarah Ahmad, chairperson of the Punjab Child Protection and Welfare Bureau, announcing a renewed push against child beggary during Ramzan.

Shia families wont budge until their missing persons are recovered

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“I do not know what state he is in,” a mother states. “I am not asking them to release my son. I jus want to know what crime he has committed. The courts are there to award punishments; at least bring him to court.”

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