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Aseefa Bhutto takes oath as MNA amid fervent sloganeering

April 16, 2024 Bilal Baseer ISLAMABAD Aseefa Bhutto Zardari, the youngest daughter of President Asif Ali Zardari and former Prime

Mashal Khan’s family awaits justice on his seventh death anniversary

April 15, 2024 By Aitzaz Ibrahim LAHORE: The seventh anniversary of student Mashal Khan, who

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

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

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 Ramadan under the Safar-e-Meherbani Dastar

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

April 5, 2024 By Aitzaz Ibrahim LAHORE:  In a recent incident in Tandlianwala, a town in Punjab’s Faisalabad division, an alleged attempt to rape a young child by a teacher

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

April 5, 2024 By Xari Jalil LAHORE Foreboding numbers have been revealed in the seventh annual Cyber Harassment Helpline Report 2023  which reveal that on average at least 206 complaints

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

April 3, 2024 Staff Report LAHORE:  In the Senate election held on April 2, six women secured seats, with two from Punjab, two from Sindh, and two from Balochistan –

Statistics reveal poor gender representation in Pakistan’s judiciary

April 1, 2024 Staff report LAHORE Statistics published by the Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan (LJCP) reveal skewed women’s representation in Pakistan’s justice sector, highlighting the urgent need to ensure gender

Supreme Court grants military courts permission to release civilians before Eid

March 28. 2024 By BILAL BASEER ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday conditionally allowed military courts to announce reserved verdicts in cases involving civilians accused

Newly formed govt urged to prioritize human rights across the country

March 28, 2024 By Xari Jalil LAHORE International human rights watchdog Amnesty International has given recommendations to the newly elected Government of Pakistan to prioritize

#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

Read:

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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Colleagues Applaud Nasir Zaidi’s Nomination for Ahfaz ur Rehman Award

March 23, 2024 BILAL BASEER ISLAMABAD:  A four-member committee appointed for the

Why is Interior Minister concerned about regulating fake news?

March 22, 2024 By Ahmed Saeed LAHORE:  A few days ago, Interior

Ahmadi lawyers need not denounce faith: Pakistan Bar Council

March 19, 2024 Staff Report LAHORE In a response to the Chair

Banners of hate: Violence against Ahmadis continues in Ramazan

In Ramazan, hate against the Ahmadis seems to become worse while there

HRW proposes human rights agenda to PM Sharif

In a letter written to PM Shehbaz Sharif, Human Rights Watch urges

‘Are you using Judiciary to get your work done?’ CJP asks FIA

CJP Isa questions discrepancies in the FIA's notice and the FIR against

WAF expresses solidarity with women across the world

The Women's Action Forum (WAF) has expressed its solidarity with marginalized communities

Celebrating Strength: Aurat March celebrated across Pakistan

Aurat March kicked off with gusto across Pakistan on International Women's Day,

“Supreme Court judgment on the Bhutto case is effective”

In a conversation with Voicepk, lawyer Zahid Ebrahim says the Bhutto trial

PTV allegedly obstructs airing of opposition members’ parliamentary speeches

PTV Parliament’s live broadcast of the March 4 National Assembly session saw