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HRCP report on Karachi floods reveals number of reasons

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December 24th, 2020; Bureau Report; LAHORE; On Wednesday the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) released an in-depth fact-finding report on the devastating urban floods that occurred in Karachi this year.

A silenced Meesha Battles Cases Amid Vilification Drive

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December 23rd, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; Apart from the legal challenges, Meesha Shafi faced a targeted vilification campaign on social media, primarily to discredit her harassment claims, say women rights activists.

Noted columnist Irfan Husain passes away in England

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December 16th, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; Friends and admirers pay tribute to noted columnist Irfan Hussain who passed away in England on Wednesday.

Big tech outlines objections to social media rules in new letter...

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December 11th, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; In a new letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan, big technology firms have outlined their objections to the social media rules in the country, renewing calls for a credible consultation with the gove6rnment.

Gender based violence complaints have intensified in COVID

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December 10th, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; Complaints related to domestic and online violence has intensified during the COVID period in the country, according to key findings of a report by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan presented at a webinar to mark Human Rights Day on December 10.

HIV/AIDS Awareness Month: Dispelling the myths

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December 5th, 2020; By Asra Haque; LAHORE; For HIV/AIDS Awareness Month, voicepk.net sat down with an HIV positive patient, who shed light on the hurdles patients face in our oppressive society, and dispelled several myths surrounding the disease

New anti-rape laws will ensure fair investigation, speedy trial: Ali Zafar

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December 2nd, 2020; By Ahmad Saeed; LAHORE; Watch our debate on the new anti-rape laws with PTI leader and lawyer Ali Zafar, executive director Asma Jahangir legal aid cell Nida Aly and Omar Maniar.

Total disorder

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Inside sources say that some of the students who were part of the march, particularly those who were leading it had been receiving mysterious phone calls days before the march itself. The unknown callers would threaten them and warned them of dire consequences if the march took place. 

Why rush rape legislation through ordinance, ask activists

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November 25th, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; Women rights activists have questioned logic of rushing through the new rape legislation by ordinances which cleared another hurdle for promulgation with approval of the federal cabinet committee on legislative cases on Wednesday.

Gender-based violence courts taking 17 months to decide cases despite 3...

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November 23rd, 2020; Bureau Report; LAHORE; Gender-based violence courts in Sindh are taking about 17 months to conclude proceedings despite the mandatory timeframe of three months under the law, said Murtaza Wahab, CM’s Advisor on Law, revealed in a seminar on the launch of Shirkat Gah’s policy document on the impacts of COVID on women.

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International Stories

Was there a lone survivor in the Machh incident?

January 9th, 2021; By Ahmad Saeed & Asim Ahmad Khan; QUETTA/LAHORE; By Ahmad Saeed; LAHORE; A statement by the Afghan Embassy revealed that a person named Rasul had survived the Mach Incident and is currently being held by the Balochistan Police.

‘German sister’ gets top award for work on leprosy

Dr. Chris Schmotzer, has been awarded the top German civil award, Order of Merit, for outstanding contribution to the treatment of leprosy in Pakistan.

APS ATTACK: 6 years on, parents still await justice

“They are gone and can't come back," says one of the parents. "But we will strive till the end of our days to see that they get justice." Most of the parents of the children martyred during APS massacre have not reached any closure even after the passage of six years. The only times where they have an opportunity for empathy, is when they all collect to remember their lost children. It is only them who can understand the depth of the grief that consumes them.