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Reserved job quotas are constitutional right of minorities, PWDs: SC

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In a landmark judgment, the SC has reaffirmed that the reserved job quotas for minorities and PWDs are their constitutional right and cannot be reversed or made available to other citizens in Pakistan.

Rights Watch | 24 January 2023

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Father kills daughter in Karachi court over marriage of choice A woman was shot and killed by her father in Karachi for wanting to marry...

Tribes oppose gas supply to Punjab from North Waziristan gasfield

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Local tribes have opposed gas supply to Punjab from North Waziristan gasfield, calling on the government to prioritise the provision of gas to residents in the tribal district. MNA Mohsin Dawar moves call-attention notice over issue in NA.

Rights Watch | 23 January 2023

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Police Arrest Four for Allegedly Gang-Raping and Filming Minor Police in Dera Ismail Khan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa have booked four people for the gang-rape and filming of...

91-year-old widow spends half of life in court battles for share...

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A social media campaign about the plight of a 91-year-old widow litigating for over 50 years for share in her late husband's property has brought to the fore numerous issues and problems women continue to face in getting their inheritance in property across Pakistan.

Rights Watch | 21 January 2023

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Life Sentences for Four Teenagers Convicted in 2021 Gang Rape Case Four teenage boys have been sentenced to life in prison by an anti-terrorism court...

How apex courts have stepped in to stop harassment of journalists

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In recent years, the apex courts have stepped in to stop harassment and intimidation of journalists at the hands of the Federal Investigation Agency which on several occasions has arrested or interrogated journalists on the pretext of cybercrime cases lodged against them at the behest of the government and agencies.

Rights Watch | 20 January 2023

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14-Year-Old Girl Found Strangled and Thrown in Graveyard in Changa Manga The police in Changa Manga recovered the body of a 14-year-old girl, Fiza, who...

SAHR condemns Pakistani journalist’s arrest in Bajwa tax record leaks case

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South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR), has condemned the arrest of journalist Shahid Aslam in connection with leaks of the tax record of former army chief General Qamar Bajwa (retired).

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