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Activists, journalists, lawmakers slam PM’s remarks on women’s dresses

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Women activists, journalists, lawmakers have reacted strongly to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s remarks that ‘women wearing very few clothes’ are a temptation that leads to sexual crimes in society.

Murdered or Died? Usman Kakar’s death gives rise to rumours

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July 22nd, 2021; By Hamid Riaz, Ahmed Saeed & Hassan Raza; LAHORE/QUETTA; Senator Usman Kakar's demise has given birth to several rumors. His son Khushal Kakar is adamant that his father was murdered while PkMAP leaders & members of parliament have called for a thorough investigation into Khushal's allegations

Report demands probe in journalists murder: involvement of MQM, Mirpurkhas police...

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Press freedom watchdogs have called upon the authorities to explore the suspected involvement of Mirpurkhas police and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in the 2007 murder of journalist Zubair Mujahid

مطالبات پورے نہ ہوۓ تو اقوام متحدہ تک جائیں گئے: گل...

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جولائی ١٦ ٢٠٢١; تحریر: فرزانہ علی; پشاور; بنوں کے علاقے جانی خیل میں قبائلی رہنما ملک نصیب خان وزیر کے قتل کے خلاف دھرنا سترہ روز سے جاری ہے. قبائل سربراہ ڈاکٹر گل عالم وزیر کا کہنا ہے کہ انتظامیہ معاملے کے حل میں سنجیدہ نہیں اس لئے اب وہ اسلام آباد کی طرف مارچ کریں گے

A minor is raped, but Faisalabad’s police shows ‘criminal indifference’

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June 15th, 2021; A 15-year-old Christian boy from Fsd was abducted & raped for 5 days. The family has accused Saddar police of delaying filing rape offences in the FIR.

Man seen thrashing wife in viral video arrested

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June 14th, 2021; Staff Report; LAHORE; Usman Arshad, who was seen beating his wife in front of their minor children in a viral video, was arrested on Sunday. The woman's family claims Usman is using his influence to escape charges

Bill on enforced disappearances may take 4 months for vetting

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July 15th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; The NA’s standing committee on Interior may take 3 to 4 months to vet a bill that means to criminalise enforced disappearances in the country

LANDMINES: Pakistan’s War On Terror Has Left Terror Behind

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June 14th, 2021; By Farooq Mehsud; S.WAZIRISTAN; On June 1, 3 children from S.Waziristan were killed in a mine blast. Several people from the region face the danger whereas the govt has only responded with empty promises & outright apathy.

Looking back on the Bahria town violence

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June 13th, 2021; By Sher-e-Azam; KARACHI; The authorities have lodged 18 different cases and arrested almost 150 people including leaders of nationalist and civil society organizations in relation to the attack on Bahria Town Karachi on June 6th.Voicepk.net looks back on the violent episode to explain what actually happened on that day.

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SAHR demands inquiry into deaths of five Sri Lankan men at hands of police

June 14th, 2021; On behalf of South Asians for Human Rights; SRI LANKA; In a strongly-worded letter, international rights SAHR has called on the Sir Lankan Govt to carry out an impartial inquiry into the police for the extra-judicial killing & deaths by negligence of 5 men

SAHR condemns arrest of Bangledeshi journalist, demands immediate release

May 22, 2021; By Ahmed Saeed; LAHORE; South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) has expressed concerns over the arrest of senior Bangladeshi journalist, Rozina Islam, under the draconian Official Secrets Act. She has been reporting on corruption in the health sector for the past month

Political and civil society organizations mark Black Day for Palestine

May 21st, 2021; By VoicePk Staff; LAHORE; Political parties and civil society organisations held demonstrations in Lahore on Friday to mark Black Day for Palestine, condemning the Israeli aggression in Gaza and West Bank.

“We will not give up”: Palestinian human rights lawyer Raji Sourani

May 19th, 2021; By Munizae Jahangir; LAHORE/GAZA; "The Israelis cannot ask to be good victims. We cannot compromise on our blood. We will keep fighting for our dignity," says Gaza resident & rights lawyer Raji Sourani in an exclusive interview with Munizae Jahangir.