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UN urges Pakistan to control forced conversion and marriage of minority girls

April 15, 2024 Staff Report LAHORE:  The UN experts express alarm at the continuing lack of protection for young women and girls belonging to minority communities in Pakistan. The statement,

Melting Glaciers: Pakistan’s Ticking Time Bombs

April 14, 2024 By Xari Jalil LAHORE Pakistan is still reeling from the effects of the 2022 floods that have ended up killing at least 1,739 people, displacing thousands, and

Taliban decree to stone women: A continuation of gender violence in Afghanistan

April 14, 2024 By Moin Kakar PESHAWAR  Recently, Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, the supreme leader of the Afghan Taliban, announced the public stoning of women for adultery in a voice message.

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 Bara police station in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for the immediate resolution

‘Eid without my brother is no Eid’

April 10, 2024 By Xari Jalil LAHORE The thin sliver of the Eid crescent glows through the darkening sky, and Rubina Baloch’s lips move as she murmurs a silent prayer.

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 non-profit dedicated to teaching music to poor students) Rashid Ahmed Khan was recently conferred a

Bereaved family of deceased sanitary workers demand compensation, safety measures

April 9, 2024 By Rashid Rolak HYDERABAD 27-year-old Uzmi Masih and his 25-year-old cousin Amir Masih died after descending into a drain and inhaling poisonous fumes. The incident occurred at

Hindu pujari seeks compensation for decades-long service

April 9, 2024 By Bilal Baseer ABBOTTABAD  As Abbottabad’s Hindu community prepares to celebrate Holi at the local temple, Darshan Laal, 60, and his family feel left out. “We will

FALAK NOOR CASE: Fear, disappointment as court allows minor girl to leave with abductors

"Right now there is a feeling of immense fear and disappointment," said Israr. "This was a test case for Gilgit-Baltistan's child protection and human rights

Students of various faiths hold iftar for poor Muslims

April 8, 2024 By Bilal Baseer ISLAMABAD Since 2016, students of all faiths from the Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) in Islamabad have been organizing iftar every

Aurat March demands justice for missing Hindu child

Aurat March Islamabad organized a protest outside the National Press Club on Saturday calling for the recovery of Priya Kumari, and lambasted the state for

#AJCONF is here!

Award-winning journalist @HamidMirPAK will be participating in the Asma Jahangir Conference 2024.

Watch this space and follow @Asma_Jahangir for the event livestream on 27 - 28 April

#AJCONF is here!

General-Secretary of @KissanRabita and President of @Haqooq_e_Khalq, @FarooqTariq3 will be participating in the Asma Jahangir Conference 2024.

Watch this space and follow @Asma_Jahangir for the event livestream on 27 - 28 April

#AJCONF is here!

Senior journalist and anchor @Matiullahjan919 will be participating in the Asma Jahangir Conference 2024.

Watch this space and follow @Asma_Jahangir for the event livestream on 27 - 28 April.

Veteran journalist #NasirZaidi was awarded the Ahfaz-ur-Rahman Award for courage and freedom of expression for 2024 at the Arts Council of #Pakistan in #Karachi on April 20. A prominent figure in Pakistan's journalistic history, Zaidi recounted the repressive era of #ZiaulHaq,

7 years on since #MashalKhan’s lynching over false #blasphemy allegations, Iqbal Khan says that justice seems to have thwarted him with only 6 out of 31 convicts serving sentences.

Full Rights Watch program: https://youtu.be/v5PN-W_zXQg

Spokesperson for the #Chaman sit-in @olusyaar explains that protestors are calling for ease in transit along the Chaman crossing and not the entire #Pak-#Afghan border.

Full rights Watch program: https://youtu.be/v5PN-W_zXQg

#Chaman sit-in spokesperson @olusyaar says that the govt and security institutions were keen on negotiations in the first few days of the #protest. 200 days on, it seems as if the protestors have been forgotten.

Full Rights Watch program: https://youtu.be/v5PN-W_zXQg

Raising the minimum age of #marriage to 18 via #childmarriage restraint laws is the first step to bringing uniformity to other laws that define the age of a minor, asserts Barrister Azka Wahid.

Full Rights Watch program: https://youtu.be/v5PN-W_zXQg

Recently the #Lahore High Court struck down the section 2(a) of the #ChildMarriage Restraint Act of 1929 as unconstitutional.
Know why in this week’s Rights Watch:
https://youtu.be/v5PN-W_zXQg

پختون میڈیا اور فلم انڈسٹری کیوں پروان نہ چڑھ سکی؟

دیکھئے خصوصی پوڈکاسٹ "فرنٹ لائن پاکستان" کی دوسری قسط، ہوسٹ فرزانہ علی اور مہمان بختیار خٹک کے ساتھ: http://youtu.be/_cpTujygUKE

#Poetry #Music #Pashto

بختیار خٹک کی افغانستان سے متعلق یادیں کہ جب وہ ڈیورنڈلائن کراس کرتے ہی کیوں ریجنل سے نیشنل آرٹسٹ بن جاتے تھے اور حامد کرزئی نے ان سے کیا کہا۔
دیکھئے خصوصی پوڈکاسٹ "فرنٹ لائن پاکستان" کی دوسری قسط، ہوسٹ فرزانہ علی اور مہمان بختیار خٹک کے ساتھ: http://youtu.be/_cpTujygUKE

دہشت گردی کے خلاف جنگ کے دوران پیدا ہونے والی نسل نے کندھے پر بندوق کی بجائے رباب رکھ لی جو سمبل بنا امن کا.

دیکھئے خصوصی پوڈکاسٹ "فرنٹ لائن پاکستان" کی دوسری قسط، ہوسٹ فرزانہ علی اور مہمان بختیار خٹک کے ساتھ: http://youtu.be/_cpTujygUKE
#Poetry #Music #Pashto

کانٹے بونے والوں کو کانٹے ہی ملیں گے جبکہ دوسروں کے لئے گڑھا کھودنے والا خود اس میں گرتا ہے ۔۔رحمان بابا کی شاعری کی ایک ایک لائن آپکو حالات کی جھلک دکھاتی ہے

دیکھئے خصوصی پوڈکاسٹ "فرنٹ لائن پاکستان" کی دوسری قسط، ہوسٹ فرزانہ علی اور مہمان بختیار خٹک کے ساتھ:

اٹک کے اس پار ت سے تفنگ اور ٹ سے ٹوپک اور شین سے شہید پڑھائی جا رہی تھی ۔پختونخوا کے شاعروں نے اسکی کس طرح عکاسی کی اور ایک گلوکار اور موسیقار کس طرح بیان کرتا ہے ۔

دیکھئے خصوصی پوڈکاسٹ "فرنٹ لائن پاکستان" کی دوسری قسط، ہوسٹ فرزانہ علی اور مہمان بختیار خٹک کے ساتھ:

غنی خان بابا کی شاعری میں آپکو آج کے حالات کی پیشن گوئی دکھائی دیتی ہے۔پرائی جنگ اپنی زمین پر لانے کا گلہ وہ کئی برس پہلے کر رہے ہیں.

دیکھئے خصوصی پوڈکاسٹ "فرنٹ لائن پاکستان" کی دوسری قسط، ہوسٹ فرزانہ علی اور مہمان بختیار خٹک کے ساتھ:
http://youtu.be/_cpTujygUKE

#Pashto #Poetry

Pashto maestro Bakhtiar Khattak is our guest on #FrontlinePakistan with @farzanaalispark. Bakhtiar talks of how #Pashto folk music gained international renown, his own struggle for acceptance, and the rich lyricism of Pashto poetry

Full episode: https://youtu.be/_cpTujygUKE

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/

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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:
http://hrcp-web.org/hrcpweb/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/2024-The-Right-to-Health-A-Peoples-Manifesto-UR.pdf

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.

Read more:
https://voicepk.net/2024/04/aseefa-bhutto-takes-oath-as-mna-amid-fervent-sloganeering/

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

https://urdu.voicepk.net/2024/04/mashal-khans-7th-death-anniversary/

#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

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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

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Medical Board Set Up To Determine Falak Noor’s Age

A medical board will be carrying out an ossification test to determine

Family of girl killed for ‘honour’ allege political meddling in case

The family of Bibi Humaira, who was allegedly killed by her husband

Compromises and Settlements: How not to address child sexual abuse cases

April 5, 2024 By Aitzaz Ibrahim LAHORE:  In a recent incident in

Average of 206 harassment complaints each month: DRF Helpline Report ’23

Annual report by Digital Rights Foundation (DRF) reveals worrisome numbers of the

Falak Noor presented in sessions court after 2 months of being missing

It has been over two months since the minor girl was abducted

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

April 3, 2024 By Ahmed Saeed Supreme Court lawyer Shabbir Hussain Gigyani

New female entrants: Will they shape the future of Senate?

April 3, 2024 Staff Report LAHORE:  In the Senate election held on

LHC seeks detailed response from PTA in X case

April 2, 2024 By Aitzaz Ibrahim LAHORE:  The Lahore High Court, presided

Statistics reveal poor gender representation in Pakistan’s judiciary

April 1, 2024 Staff report LAHORE Statistics published by the Law and

Muskan Masih’s disappearance sparks outrage and calls for justice in Sindh

March 30, 2024 By Rashid Ali HYDERABAD:  The streets of Tando Ghulam

Aurat March calls for justice in F9 park rape case

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HRCP raises alarm over human rights abuses in Gilgit-Baltistan

March 30, 2024 Staff report LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan