National News

SC acquits accused in rape case, sentences for fornication

July 12, 2024 By Ahmed Saeed LAHORE: The Supreme Court of Pakistan acquitted an accused in a rape case, ruling

SC grants PTI reserved seats in landmark ruling

By Rana Malhi ISLAMABAD: In a widely lauded decision, a full-court bench of the Supreme

Rights groups demand withdrawal of controversial minority bill

July 11, 2024 By Rana Malhi ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, July 9, four members of the

ISI authority to intercept calls is unconstitutional, say experts

July 10, 2024 By Rana Malhi  ISLAMABAD:  On July 9, the federal government authorized designated officers of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) to intercept and trace calls and messages to protect national

IHC summons AGP over missing person case pending for two decades

July 10, 2024 By Bilal Baseer ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court Judge Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb heard the case related to the recovery of Atiqur Rehman Abbasi, a citizen missing for more

Civil society outraged by government granting ISI authority to intercept calls for national security

July 9, 2024 By Bilal Baseer ISLAMABAD The federal government of Pakistan has granted the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) authority to intercept and trace calls and messages for national security purposes.

“Arshad Sharif granted justice in Kenya, now awaiting SC action,” says journalist’s widow

July 9, 2024  Staff Report LAHORE: In the case of journalist Arshad Sharif's murder, a Kenyan high court ruled on July 8 that the Kenyan law enforcement authorities acted unlawfully

Improving Pakistan’s Response to Sexual Violence – A discussion on the implementation of the Anti-Rape Act 2021

July 1, 2024 Press Release LAHORE The Ministry of Law and Justice, in collaboration with AGHS Legal Aid Cell and the UK-Pakistan Serious Crime and Law Enforcement (UPSCALE) programme launched

SC orders AGP to address civilian complaints in military trials, adjourns until July 11

July 8, 2024 By Bilal Baseer Abbasi ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday, July 8, issued directives to the Attorney General of Pakistan to address complaints of civilians

PTI alleges involvement of agencies in media cell member’s abduction

July 7, 2024 By Bilal Baseer  ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has alleged that Rizwan Ahmed, a member of the party’s Central Media Department, and

Government challenges IHC audio leak case ruling in SC

July 5, 2024 by Bilal Baseer ISLAMABAD The federal government challenged on Friday the Islamabad High Court's June 25 verdict concerning the audio leaks cases.

Calling for broader consultation and inclusivity on minority rights issues, leaders of human rights organisations reject the National Commission for Minorities Rights 2024 bill at a press conference in #Islamabad

Read: https://voicepk.net/2024/07/rights-groups-demand-withdrawal-of-controversial-minority-bill/

@PeterJacobCSJ

لاہور کی مقامی عدالت نے اینکر پرسن عائشہ جہانزیب کی جانب سے تشدد کے الزام پر ان کے شوہر کا دو روزہ جسمانی ریمانڈ منظور کرتے ہوئے پولیس کی تحویل میں دے دیا۔ مشہور ٹی وی پروگرام میزبان عائشہ جہانزیب نے پیر کو اپنے شوہر کے خلاف تشدد کے الزام میں تھانہ سرور روڑ میں فرسٹ انفارمیشن

2

Justice #AaliaNeelum took oath as the first woman Chief Justice of the #Lahore High Court (LHC) in a landmark judicial appointment. The oath-taking ceremony was held at #Punjab Governor House in the presence of Chief Minister @MaryamNSharif

The next episode of #FrontlinePakstan drops tomorrow !

To watch full podcast, keep watching our YouTube channel: Voicepkdotnet

@farzanaalispark @ANPMarkaz

Legal and rights experts express concern over the government’s decision to authorize #ISI to intercept and trace calls and messages for national security. They hold that the decision violates the #humanrights guaranteed in the constitution of #Pakistan

https://voicepk.net/2024/07/isi-authority-to-intercept-calls-is-unconstitutional-say-experts/

IHC Judge Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb hears the case of #AtiqurRehmanAbbasi, missing for over 20 years. The court summons the AGP for assistance in the next hearing on this critical matter

Read: https://voicepk.net/2024/07/ihc-summons-agp-over-missing-person-case-pending-for-two-decades/

The Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has firmly rejected the government's justification for banning social media platform #X, citing national security threats. @Pakistan_Press argues that even if concerns about national security are valid, a complete ban without a clear timeline

A 22-year-old inmate awaiting trial was allegedly killed with the involvement of prison staff in #AdialaJail, and his body was then taken to District Headquarters Hospital (DHQ) to conceal the truth. The Sadar Bairuni police have filed a first information report (FIR) based on

Seven members of the #Pakistan Bar Council condemn the government's notification to authorize #ISI to tap citizens' private conversations. They also object to the defamatory campaign against Justice Tariq Mehmood Jahangiri.

2

Ministry of Information notification issued on July 8 announces federal cabinet authorization for #ISI to intercept and trace calls and messages.

https://voicepk.net/2024/07/civil-society-outraged-by-government-granting-isi-authority-to-intercept-calls-for-national-security/

#Censorship #Pakistan

ڈیرہ غازی خان خاتون کے ناک پر چھری پھیر کر زخمی کرنے اور ناک کاٹنے کی کوشش کرنے کی ویڈیو سوشل میڈیا پر وائرل پولیس نے مقدمہ درج کر لیا، ایک ملزم گرفتار ۔ ویڈیو وائرل ہونے سے قبل خبر کو منظرعام پر لانے والے مقامی صحافی پر جھوٹی خبر پھیلنے کا مقدمہ درج کیا گیا تھا ۔

Javeria Siddique , #ArshadSharif’s widow, says she was grateful to the #Kenyan judiciary – "I must begin my work in getting justice from SC, where my husband’s murder case has been pending since Justice Umar Ata Bandial retired."

Read: https://voicepk.net/2024/07/arshad-sharif-granted-justice-in-kenya-now-awaiting-sc-action-says-journalists-widow/

@javerias

#TikTok has revealed in its Q1 2024 Community Guidelines Enforcement Report that 166.99 million videos were removed globally for violating community guidelines, representing 0.9% of all uploads.

Notably, over 20 million of these videos were from #Pakistan.

Approximately 93.9pc

The Ministry of Law and Justice, with the support of @Asma_Jahangir and the UPSCALE programme, held its first panel discussion in a series of events aimed at increasing awareness of the Anti-Rape Act 2021

https://voicepk.net/2024/07/improving-pakistans-response-to-sexual-violence-a-discussion-on-the-implementation-of-the-anti-rape-act-2021/

#Rape

The Ministry of Interior defends the ongoing ban on #socialmedia platform X, citing it as a 'threat to peace and national security’.

In its reply submitted to the #Sindh High Court (SHC), the ministry said those within society engaged in defaming state institutions are using

Below @MunizaeJahangir, co chairperson of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan @HRCP87 demands stern legal action against certain clerics who have been spreading hate and misogyny on social media.
In their content, the hardliners have been telling people to pull their

People have taken to #socialmedia to criticize a viral video against #women, and demand immediate action against such hateful content

Read: https://voicepk.net/2024/06/a-video-goes-viral-and-how-absurd-it-is/

@FIA_Agency @MaryamNSharif

Controversy surrounds Azm-e-Istehkam amid criticism and protests

In a June 22 meeting of the Central Apex Committee on the National Action Plan, Prime Minister #ShahbazShareef approved “a reinvigorated and re-energized national counter-terrorism campaign… with consensus of all

“It is difficult for people to resist sloganeering, such as by #TLP. Similarly, we are unable to control the activities of the #LalMasjid in #Islamabad,” Dr Kaleem Imam, former IG #Punjab

Full show: https://youtu.be/5JhMV7QfuJ4

#RightsWatch

“#lynching is occurring against all faiths in #Pakistan. A mob has no religion, psyche, or owner. Once charged, a crowd seeks pleasure and becomes uncontrollable” – Dr Kaleem Imam, former IG Punjab.

Full show: https://youtu.be/5JhMV7QfuJ4

#RightsWatch @KaleemImam

“When the state does not stop violent activities of religious or ethnic parties, violence is ought to thrive. Selective policing further erodes people’s confidence in the state” – Dr Kaleem Imam, former IG #Punjab

Full show: https://youtu.be/5JhMV7QfuJ4

#RightsWatch @KaleemImam

“Rest assured, the state is pursuing the case of #Ahmadi attacks over #Eid, under the Constitution and the Criminal Procedure Code” – Syed Farhad Ali Shah, prosecutor general #Punjab

Full show: https://youtu.be/5JhMV7QfuJ4

#RightsWatch

“#Misinformation spreads rapidly on #socialmedia, and there is no regulatory authority to monitor it” – Syed Farhad Ali Shah, prosecutor general Punjab.

Full show: https://youtu.be/5JhMV7QfuJ4

#RightsWatch

Defence Minister @KhawajaMAsif hinted at the possibility of cross-border strikes to target militant hideouts in #Afghanistan.

In an interview with Voice of America, the defence minister said #Kabul had been “exporting” terrorism to #Pakistan and the “exporters” were being

پی ٹی آئی اور جے یو آئی آف کے قبائلی جرگوں نے آپریشن عزم استحکام کی مخالفت کر دی ۔ آپریشن سے پہلے پارلیمان منظوری لینے کا مطالبہ ۔آپریشن کے خلاف قراردادیں منظور ۔ افغانستان سے متصل تجارتی راستے بھی کھلنے کا مطالبہ ۔

مزید پڑھیں
https://urdu.voicepk.net/2024/06/pti-and-juif-jirgas-oppose-operation/

@PTIofficial #JUIF

In a letter addressed to the #UN Security Council, the @HRCP87 highlights #humanrights violations occurring under the #Taliban’s rule, including discrimination against women and religious minorities in #Afghanistan.

#KhyberPakhtunkhwa government has announced that it will table a bill on protection of journalists in the provincial assembly to combat impunity for crimes against media practitioners.

The announcement was made by Advisor to Chief Minister on Information @BaristerDrSaif at a

اسلام آباد ہائیکورٹ کے احکامات پر 15 سال سے خیبر پختونخوا کے لاپتہ شہری ہارون محمد کے اغواء کا مقدمہ خیبرپختونخوا پولیس نے سابق کمانڈنٹ محسود اسکاؤٹس کرنل مجاہد حسین کے خلاف درج کر لیا۔

اسلام آباد ہائیکورٹ کے جسٹس میاں گل حسن اورنگزیب نے 15 سال سے خیبر پختونخوا کے لاپتہ شہری

The scourge of #childmarriage and forced conversion will persist unless collective action is taken to challenge these practices

Read:

#Peshawar High Court directed @PTAofficialpk to remove all ‘blasphemous and objectionable’ material from #TikTok. A two-member bench of the PHC directed the authority to submit a progress report within seven days about removal of the said material from TikTok. it issued the

Load More

Afghan women fleeing Taliban restrictions yearn to return to a peaceful homeland

July 5, 2024 By Umar Bacha ISLAMABAD: Saleha, a former journalist, recently

Family of Nasrullah Gadani protests against lack of progress in investigation

July 4, 2024 By Shaukat Korai KARACHI: The death toll from the

Firewalls and mass surveillance: Is Pakistan moving toward stricter digital censorship?

July 4, 2024  By Muhammad Junaid Amid increasing public fears about stricter

IHC summons AGP in 20-year-old missing person case

July 3, 2024 By BILAL BASEER ISLAMABAD On Wednesday, July 3, the

Jaranwala incident: Christian man sentenced to death for circulating blasphemous video

July 2, 2024 Staff Report LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Sahiwal

Operation Azm-e-Istehkam sparks resistance across KP

July 1, 2024 Staff Report LAHORE: In response to the federal government’s

‘Take action over controversial song video against girls in school’: HRCP expresses anger

June 29, 2024 By Umar Bacha ISLAMABAD The Human Rights Commission of

A video goes viral, and how absurd it is

June 29, 2024  By Aitzaz Ibrahim LAHORE: For the past few days,

HRCP Urges UN to Reevaluate Engagement with Afghan Taliban over Human Rights Concerns

June 28, 2024 Staff Report LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan

‘Commission of Inquiry on Blasphemy Laws is need of the day’

June 27, 2024 By Xari Jalil LAHORE The participants of a conference

Two years later, Custodial Torture Act still not fully enforced

June 26, 2024 By Xari Jalil LAHORE Two years after the enactment

Lynching in Swat: Unclear evidence and mob justice

June 25, 2024 By Saeed Iqbal SWAT: On June 18, a tourist