Happening in Punjab

Lawrence in Lahore: Staging the true character of TE Lawrence

April 18, 2024 By Aitzaz Ibrahim LAHORE: To expose the conspiratorial role of British military officer and spy Thomas Edward

LHC strikes down different marriageable ages for males and females as unconstitutional

April 15, 2024 Staff Report LAHORE: The Lahore High Court made a significant ruling last

LHC seeks detailed response from PTA in X case

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

Remembering Irfan Husain’s legacy

March 29, 2024 By Aitzaz Ibrahim LAHORE:  To honor journalist and columnist Irfan Hussain, known for his progressive perspectives, a posthumous book, titled “A life lived with passion’, containing his

Father, brother arrested for murder of girl; video of incident emerges

March 28, 2024 Staff Report LAHORE The video of a murder surfaced on social media on Thursday, where a man is being filmed while kneeling on the bed apparently suffocating

LHCBA calls for judicial inquiry into IHC allegations

March 27, 2024 By Aitzaz Ibrahim LAHORE:  The Lahore High Court Bar Association demands a Supreme Court-led judicial inquiry into allegations of intelligence agency interference in judicial affairs, as highlighted

Theatre ordained to check obscene acts

March 26, 2024 By Aitzaz Ibrahim LAHORE:  In a bid to tackle vulgarity and nudity in commercial theatres, the Punjab government has introduced the Punjab Theatrical Performance Ordinance 2023, amending

Suspects of Ahmadi leader’s murder Linked to Lashkar-e-Jhangvi

March 25, 2024 By Xari Jalil LAHORE Bahawalpur police have arrested from Hasilpur tehsil, Zain son of Irshad and Adeel son of Azeem, for the recent murder of Tahir Iqbal

Pakistan’s Blasphemy Blitz

March 24, 2024 By Xari Jalil LAHORE A Lahore Sessions’ court on Thursday, sentenced a woman to life imprisonment on charges filed under 295-B of the Pakistan Penal Code (Defiling

In the line of duty: Toxic gases kill two sanitation workers in Faisalabad

March 19, 2024 By Mateen Ali LAHORE:  Two sanitation workers – 25-year-old Asif Moon Maseeh and 23-year-old Shan Maseeh – lost their lives to toxic

Does abortion law ignore rape victims in Pakistan?

Every year, thousands of women in Pakistan are compelled to resort to unsafe abortion methods due to the criminalisation of abortion under the law. The

#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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Alleged detention of student sparks outcry in South Punjab

Family of allegedly abducted student ShoaibBuzdarfrom Taunsa in South Punjab demands fair

Police crackdown on PTI protest in Lahore sparks condemnation

PTI supporters protesting alleged election rigging were detained in Lahore on Sunday

Ahmadi leader shot dead, investigations underway

Police officers say they have not made any statement regarding the shooting

Civil society condemns Ichhra incident

Civil society strongly condemned the way a woman was harassed and almost

Maryam Nawaz becomes Punjab’s first woman chief minister. But is she good for the job?

Maryam embarks on a crucial and difficult new phase in Punjab’s politics.

Over 50 workers of PTI and PTM arrested during Lahore protest

With only 9 days left for the elections in the country, and