Happening in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Bara Women’s Desk: Addressing concerns in tribal area

April 11, 2024 By Jemima Afridi BARA:  In a positive development, a women's desk has been set up at the

Breaking barriers: Musician Rashid Khan completes PhD on Pashto folk music

April 10, 2024 By Kamran Ali PESHAWAR Popular musician and founder of Hunri Tolna (a

Hindu pujari seeks compensation for decades-long service

April 9, 2024 By Bilal Baseer ABBOTTABAD  As Abbottabad’s Hindu community prepares to celebrate Holi

Six inmates missing from Peshawar jail after securing bail, lawyer reveals

April 3, 2024 By Ahmed Saeed Supreme Court lawyer Shabbir Hussain Gigyani has disclosed that at least six inmates of Peshawar Central Jail have disappeared from within the jail premises

Amnesty International & HRCP call out government on enforced disappearances

March 27, 2024 By Xari Jalil LAHORE On March 27, 2009, political workers Kabir Baloch, Mushtaq Baloch and Attaullah Baloch were abducted from outside the Khuzdar Sessions court. Fifteen years

Long-time sufferer of domestic violence killed by husband

March 20, 2024 BILAL BASEER HARIPUR:  A man allegedly beat his wife to death over domestic issues in Naqarchian, Mian Dheri village of Ghazi tehsil in Haripur. The victim, identified

Undertrial prisoner moves PHC for higher education

An undertrial prisoner has moved the high court to declare the rejection of his application to an M. Phil program unconstitutional. Petitioner Tufail Zia claims that despite clearing the merit

Sobia Shahid’s abuse in assembly proves how vulnerable women are in politics

The abuse against Sobia Shahid is condemned by all, yet the PTI CM remains unmoved. It's time for accountability and justice

‘Over 200 disappeared in Bara in past three months’

In the past three months, some 200 Bara youth have been forcibly disappeared in late night raids. Experts say that the draconian Actions (in Aid of Civil Powers) Ordinance allows

Childbirth challenges in Kohistan

Enduring the burden of childbirth, women in remote Kohistan navigate the challenges of frequent pregnancies

Thousands attend Rehan Zeb Khan’s funeral in Bajaur

PTI's Rehan Zeb fighting from NA-8, PK-22 was shot dead while he was canvassing in the area on Jan 31. IS-KP, a Daesh-affiliated group, claimed

Unchecked overdevelopment is spoiling #AyubiaNational Park's serene landscape and threatening its delicate ecological balance

Read more: https://voicepk.net/2024/04/how-overdevelopment-is-threatening-ayubias-natural-harmony/


Setting a bold new agenda, continuing the legacy of #AsmaJahangir at the upcoming #AJConf2024 in #Lahore

Watch this space for more details

Exacerbated by rising temperatures, GLOFs pose a serious threat to millions living downstream in #Gilgit-#Baltistan and #KhyberPakhtunkhwa, as well as along the course of the #Indus River.

Read more: https://voicepk.net/2024/04/melting-glaciers-pakistans-ticking-time-bombs/

In a new play staged by #Ajoka Theatre in #Lahore, ‘Lawrence in Lahore’, exposes TE #Lawrence’s mysterious role in the #MiddleEast post-WWI

Read more: https://voicepk.net/2024/04/lawrence-in-lahore-staging-the-true-character-of-te-lawrence/

صحت کے حق پر 'عوامی منشور' کا اجراء

صحت کے حق کو بنیادی حق تسلیم کروانے کے لیے ایچ آر سی پی نے ایک مہم شروع کی اور اس سلسلے میں صحت کے حق پر'عوامی منشور' تیار کیا ہے۔ زویا رحمان @pind_wave کا تیار کردہ یہ منشور درج ذیل لنک پر دستیاب ہے:

منشور میں درج ذیل…

#AseefaBhuttoZardari assumes her role as a member of the #NationalAssembly, with high expectations that she will continue the democratic traditions established by her mother, #BenazirBhutto.

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توہین مذہب کے الزام میں بیہمانہ تشدد سے قتل کیے جانے والے طالب علم مشال خان کی ساتویں برسی پر والد کی قبر پر حاضری ۔ اہل خانہ سپریم کورٹ کی انصاف کی اپیل


#MashalKhan #Blasphemy

#Lahore High Court declares differing marriageable ages for girls and boys in the #ChildMarriage Restraint Act discriminatory, instructs #Punjab government to release revised version within 15 days.

Read more: https://voicepk.net/2024/04/lhc-strikes-down-different-marriageable-ages-for-males-and-females-as-unconstitutional/

#HighCourt #Marriage

🔴Rights Watch- #Pakistan's first bulletin for #HumanRightsViolationsand stories:

Father allegedly rapes daughter

A young woman, Shabana Bhatti, filed a case against her father for attempting to #rape her sister. She filed a complaint at a police station in #Hyderabad’s

Exacerbated by rising temperatures, GLOFs pose a serious threat to millions living downstream in #Gilgit-#Baltistan and #KhyberPakhtunkhwa, as well as along the course of the #IndusRiver.

Read: https://voicepk.net/2024/04/melting-glaciers-pakistans-ticking-time-bombs/

.@UN expresses alarm at the persistent lack of protection for #Christian and #Hindu girls against #forcedconversion and marriage in #Pakistan, as stated in a statement issued last week


Recalling the lynching of Sajjad and Shama Masih over false #blasphemy allegations, Senator Khalil Tahir Sandhu expresses his belief that no religion dictates its followers to enact such brutal violence.

Full #RightsWatch broadcast: https://youtu.be/uePC3jgfFBQ

Senator Khalil Tahir Sandhu explains the impact of incidents like the #Jaranwala riots on the psyche of minority communities.

Full #RightsWatch broadcast: https://youtu.be/uePC3jgfFBQ

Even today, Pakistan's religious minorities grapple with #discrimination. Senator Khalil Tahir Sandhu describes some of the attitudes he has had to face throughout his political career.

Full #RightsWatch broadcast: https://youtu.be/uePC3jgfFBQ

Senator Khalil Tahir Sandhu explains that enhancing the severity of punishments do not yield results, rather it is the certainty of punishment that deters crime.

Full #RightsWatch broadcast: https://youtu.be/uePC3jgfFBQ

The #FalakNoor case has left civil society disappointed with the Chief Court's verdict allowing for a minor girl to go back to her 'husband'.



*CASE UPDATE*: The Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Court has directed the police to release #FalakNoor and allow her to decide whether she wants to go with her husband or parents. Noor was allegedly abducted by her neighbour. A medical board set up last week determined her age to be…

کراچی کی سیشن عدالت نے بچی کی ولدیت تسلیم کرنے سے انکار اور سابقہ بیوی پر زنا کا جھوٹا الزام لگانے پر فرید قادر نامی شخص کو 80 کوڑوں کی سزا سنادی۔ایڈیشنل ڈسٹرکٹ اینڈ سیشن جج (ملیر) شہناز بوہیو نے فرید قادر کو قذف کے جرم (نفاذ حدود) آرڈیننس 1979 کے سیکشن 7(1) کے تحت مجرم قرار دیا۔…


Breaking fast, building bridges: Students at Quaid-e-Azam University come together every #Ramadan to share #iftar meals, promoting #interfaithharmony and unity on campus.

Read: https://voicepk.net/2024/04/students-of-various-faiths-hold-iftar-for-poor-muslims/

#Hindu #Christians #Muslims

#NDM Chief #MohsinDawar explains that he disagreed with #ManzoorPashteen on avoiding politics altogether, as Dawar believes political parties can attain long-term objectives.

Watch Episode 1 of Frontline Pakistan here: https://youtu.be/FWZWbjgKE3g

@farzanaalispark @mjdawar

Lamenting the loss of #LatifAfridi, who in the last years of his life tried to bring nationalist parties on one page, #MohsinDawar feels that clashing egos are thwarting their unity.

Watch Episode 1 of Frontline Pakistan here: https://youtu.be/FWZWbjgKE3g

@farzanaalispark @mjdawar

"The higher judiciary has reached a point where they are asking for justice," #MohsinDawar says that the de jure state has collapsed.

Watch Episode 1 of #FrontlinePakistan here: https://youtu.be/FWZWbjgKE3g

@farzanaalispark @mjdawar #Pakistan #SupremeCourt

#MohsinDawar expresses his belief that @PTIofficial has no option but to take an anti-establishment stance because they have been completely sidelined.

Watch Episode 1 of Frontline Pakistan here: https://youtu.be/FWZWbjgKE3g

@farzanaalispark @mjdawar #ImranKhan

"Just days after the Fall of #Kabul, I wrote an article that in a bid to find strategic depth in #Afghanistan, we have instead given the #Taliban strategic depth in #Pakistan," NDM chief #MohsinDawar speaks on Pakistan's Afghanistan policy.

Watch Episode 1 of Frontline Pakistan…

#Sexualviolence against minors is on the uptick, the long arm of the law has actually fallen short. Why is #Pakistan continuously failing its children? This is #RightsWatch.

Click to watch the complete show: https://youtu.be/4NplqBJExRs

@AyeshaRaza13 @NCRC_Pakistan @HRCP87

What has Pakistan's policy toward #Taliban-ruled #Afghanistan wrought on its security? Can politics be free from meddling? Why are nationalist parties unwilling to coalesce?

Watch #FrontlinePakistan with @farzanaalispark, featuring NDM founder @mjdawar:

Court orders medical board to determine #FalakNoor's age. The situation is a throwback to other similar cases incl. #DuaZehra case where the girl was abducted but forced to claim she had married of her free will. Later a medical board declared she was #underage.

Tough issues need someone even tougher to ask the questions that matter. http://Voicepk.net brings you a podcast like never before, hosted by #KP's first ever female bureau chief Farzana Ali. Tune in this Sunday to #FrontlinePakistan, featuring #NDM founding-chairman Mohsin…

The family of Bibi Humaira, who was allegedly killed by her husband and father-in-law for honour, staged a protest against alleged political meddling in the investigation of the case.

Read more: https://voicepk.net/2024/04/family-of-girl-killed-for-honour-allege-political-meddling-in-case/

#HonourKilling #Quetta

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Historic first for Swabi as women run for general seats

It seems that for the first time in Swabi’s history, five women

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Sikhs face challenges amidst absence of Sikh Marriage Act

Without a Sikh Marriage Act in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sikh couples face legal