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IN FOCUS: Forced conversions and willful marriages

October 25th, 2020; By Asra Haque; LAHORE; Why are Forced Conversions a problem exclusive to minority communities? Why are girls mainly victims of this phenomenon? Watch our special IN FOCUS on Forced Conversions and wilful marriages with Senator Anwar Kakar, Sulaima Jahangir and Kapil Dev

Leaders reiterate importance of people’s rights at PDM jalsa in Karachi

October 20th, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; A major theme of the PDM Jalsa in Karachi was concerning the rights of people. Voicepk has compiled some important quotes from the speeches of several leaders on October 18.

Parents of APS martyrs ‘reject’ commission’s findings

September 29th, 2020; By Hamid Riaz & Haider Kaleem; LAHORE; Fazal Khan Advocate states "That he & several other parents are deeply unsatisfied with the report and that It seems as if the report was made somewhere else & the Judge merely rubber-stamped it"

‘Women Property Rights Act 2020 will prolong litigation for those deprived of inheritance’

September 7th, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE: The Enforcement of Women’s Property Rights Act 2020 will be ineffective as it will prolong litigation for women deprived of their inheritance. The Act empowers the Federal Ombudsperson of Prevention of Harassment of Women at Workplace to hear complaints of women who have been deprived of their inheritance but the other party can move the civil court, thereby aggrieved women will have to pursue simultaneous litigation.

Demystifying and Reforming Christian Matrimonial Laws

By Suneel Malik: The federal government should not shy away from developing a comprehensive bill in conformity with human rights standards, and presenting it in the parliament with the revised title as Christian Marriage Bill, 2020.

Single National Curriculum and parents’ freedom to choose

To summarize, the essence of parents’ freedom to choose for their children, there is no confusion in international instruments stressing on choices. The direction for the state is to maintain the conformity of minimum education ...

اور نائلہ بھی مر گئ

دیر کے علاقے لعل قلعہ، ثمر باغ اور تیمرگرہ میں سارے دن کی بھاگ دوڑ اور کئی پہاڑوں پر خطرناک راستوں کو عبور کرنے کے بعد جب واپسی کے لئے گاڑی میں بیٹھی تو ایک ساتھی کی طرف سے موبائل پر ایک وڈیو کلپ موصول ہوا جس میں خیبر پختونخوا اسمبلی ...

A province in strife

It was 11 in the morning on April 5, 2013, when Gulfar sent her son to find a passenger van so they could go home from the hospital from Turbat city. She sat in the hospital with her youngest son and grandson, and waited for ...

Is Pakistan Serious about Forced Conversions?

Of late, the State seems to be genuinely interested in fostering a safer and more conducive environment for Pakistan’s religious minorities. Their concerns have long remained unaddressed and unresolved so ...

خیبر پختونخوا کی ہزاروں خواتین کے لئے وراثت کانٹوں کی سیج بن گئی

Jul 07, 2020: لیڈی ریڈنگ ہسپتال میں گولیوں سے چھلنی جسم لئے پڑی فریدہ بی بی کے لئے باپ کی طرف سے واراثت میں ملی زمین اس کے لئے کانٹوں کی سیج بن گئی۔۔۔ وصول ہو چکی ہیں۔۔فوری نتائج کے حصول میں موجودہ تھانہ کلچر بہت بڑی رکاوٹ ہے ۔۔۔۔

COVID Watch | October 24th 2020

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-COVID19 positivity ratio increased by 40% over the course of the past 5 days, reveals NCOC -WHO mission lauds Pakistan's efforts in controlling the pandemic -Former SAPM on Health Zafar Mirza urges increasing testing capacity, & more rapid antigen testing
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COVID Watch | 22nd October 2020

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COVID Watch | October 20th 2020

Rights Watch | October 23rd 2020

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-Woman murdered by husband for honour in Karachi's Orangi Town -IBA Karachi cancels webinar by Atif Mian over threats from extremists -2 workers of NGO kidnapped at gunpoint by 2 unidentified men
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Rights Watch | 22nd October 2020

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Rights Watch | October 20th 2020

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Terror charges unfounded, says Gulalai and father

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Human rights activist and Pashtun Tahuffaz Movement (PTM) leader Gulalai Ismail and her father Prof Ismail have denied terrorism charges against them saying the charges were unfounded and fabricated.

Is Nawaz’s battle cry for salvation or civilian supremacy

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October 17th, 2020; By Munizae Jahangir; LAHORE; In an unprecedented first, Punjab’s most popular leader called out a sitting army head, Qamar Bajwa & ISI Chief General Faiz on meddling in politics, kidnapping journalists, & pressurizing the judiciary

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