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Aspiring lawyers show promise in Pakistan’s first Urdu moot court

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In order to promote Urdu as well as youth participation, the YGA Legal Forum with the support of the Business and Law School successfully conducted Pakistan's first Urdu language moot court

Govt apathy blocks RTI access in Balochistan, Sindh

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Citizens are denied access to their right of information in Balochistan and Sindh where provincial governments have either failed to constitute a provincial information commission or appointed new members on the lapse of tenures of the previous commissioners.

Manora’s Saint Paul Church long a symbol of religious harmony

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“I have been serving this church for a long time now and have never encountered any issues with the Muslim community. We worship freely here,” says Faisal an employee of the historic Church’s management.

SC grants bail to blasphemy accused after four years of incarceration

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SC has granted bail to blasphemy accused Nadeem Samson after4 years of detention. The court noted that the petitioner is entitled to be released on bail as a matter of right as his trial could not be concluded within two year time period.

Power outages: GB residents threaten blockade over terrorism case

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A Gilgit Baltistan legislator on Thursday asked authorities to withdraw a terrorism case against protesters in Ghizer district over power outages as residents there threaten a blockade.

Navy golf course, Monal restaurant sealed on IHC order

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The Navy Golf Course and Monal restaurant built on encroached land of the Margallah Hill National Park are sealed after a landmark judgment by the Islamabad High Court over the protection of the wildlife sanctuary.

Only 16 women inmates got legal aid from govt fund

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Only 16 out of 633 women inmates in Punjab prisons have been provided free legal assistance under the Women in Distress and Detention Fund Act, according to a petition in the Lahore High Court seeking a court direction to the provincial government for making available such assistance to all women prisoners.

مسلسل انتظامی تبدلیاں مری میں بد انتظامی کا باعث بنی: مقامی...

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٢٠١٨ سے لے کر اب تک چھ افسران کو اسسٹنٹ کمشنز مری تعینات کیا جا چکا ہے اور مقامی افراد کے مطابق مسلسل ہونے والی تبدلیوں کی وجہ سے مری کے مسائل میں اضافہ ہوا ہے. مقامی  افراد کے مطابق اگر مقامی حکومتوں کا نظام ہوتا تو شاید سانحہ سے بچا جا سکتا تھا

YDA backs Chunian THQ hospital MS accused of harassing female cleaner

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Young Doctors Association Punjab has thrown its support behind the Medical Superintendent of Chunian THQ hospital accused of sexually harassing a sanitary worker. According to female staffers, the MS has a history of sexual misconduct

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50 Years of Statelessness: The Bengalis of Macchar Colony

Half a century on - 50 years after West Pakistan lost its eastern counterpart - those who had taken the painstaking journey all the way to present-day Pakistan, travelling in a state of starvation and poverty, and hoping for better times to come – are living today in a country that has not even declared them its own. They live hopeless lives, scarred by frustration. Whatever little they earn is not enough to feed their families.

UNCENSORED | Impact of Talibanization on Women in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Speakers at the Asma Jahangir Conference 2021 – Challenges to Human Dignity raised alarm over the crumbling humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, and appealed to Pakistan and the international community to push the Afghan Taliban to ensure rights and dignity to Afghan women and girls.

Mob lynches Sri Lankan man over alleged blasphemy

Priyantha Kumara, a Sri Lankan national has been beaten to death by a mob on allegations of blasphemy in Sialkot on Friday. He had been living & working in Pakistan since 2010 and was currently working as GM in a sportswear manufacturing company