Happening in Punjab

Pregnant woman allegedly tortured and murdered in Multan, family demands justice

July 13, 2024 By Aitzaz Ibrahim  LAHORE: A man named Syed Ali Raza allegedly tortured and killed his young pregnant

Horrific incident of woman’s nose being stabbed sparks outrage

July 10, 2024 By Aitzaz Ibrahim     LAHORE: A horrifying video showing men attempting

Toxic talk: The alarming rise of misogynistic content

July 2, 2024 By Xari Jalil LAHORE The Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) on Tuesday, July

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

June 27, 2024 By Xari Jalil LAHORE The participants of a conference on theme “Addressing religiously motivated violence” demanded that the government should immediately establish a Commission of Inquiry to

Nazeer Masih’s widow dies: ‘She could not bear life after the lynching incident’

June 22, 2024 By Xari Jalil LAHORE It is a picture of bliss – the elderly couple are standing together at what appears to be a wedding event. Their faces

Mob lynches ‘mentally ill’ man to death over blasphemy allegations

June 21, 2024 Staff Report LAHORE Salman Aziz, a resident of Sialkot, was killed by an angry mob on charges of blasphemy while visiting Swat's Madyan area on Thursday, June

Destruction of Ahmadi Place of Worship on Eid Confirms Community’s Fears

June 17, 2024 By Xari Jalil LAHORE Attacks on Ahmadis and their worship places increased over the last month especially across Punjab. The Ahmadi community inform that such attacks always

Minaret at Ahmadi worship place knocked down with police help

June 12, 2024 By Xari Jalil LAHORE After a long span of months, since September 2023, an incident has occurred where local police has been involved in the destruction of

LHC rules in favour of working mothers’ custody rights

June 11, 2024  Staff report LAHORE: In a significant ruling addressing inequalities faced by working women in marriage, divorce, and child custody, the Lahore High Court ordered last month that

FEAR & LOATHING: Threats against Ahmadi community worsen as Eid approaches

June 11, 2023 By Xari Jalil LAHORE As Eid ul Azha approaches, a new wave of threats and attacks have been unleashed upon the Ahmadiyya

Photo Feature: Protest held in Lahore over Sargodha incident

June 8, 2024 By Xari Jalil LAHORE A protest was held on Saturday June 8 condemning the mob lynching in Sargodha which critically injured an

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

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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 !

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@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.

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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

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#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

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Minorities protest against Sargodha lynching case

June 3, 2024 By Mateen Ali LAHORE Christians and other minorities live

TLP threats to Ahmadi community creates new wave of panic

June 2, 2024 By Xari Jalil LAHORE A new wave of panic

SARGODHA: Christian man ‘critical’ after mob attack

May 25, 2024 By Xari Jalil & Ahmed Saeed LAHORE In an

2,534 children kidnapped, 891 sexually abused across Punjab last year

Lahore leads with highest number of kidnappings, sexual abuse cases and murders

Father, brother in law rape girl, leave her pregnant

“The child inside me is my brother-in-law's, who used to rape me

Lawrence in Lahore: Staging the true character of TE Lawrence

April 18, 2024 By Aitzaz Ibrahim LAHORE: To expose the conspiratorial role

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

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

LHC seeks detailed response from PTA in X case

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

Remembering Irfan Husain’s legacy

March 29, 2024 By Aitzaz Ibrahim LAHORE:  To honor journalist and columnist

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

March 28, 2024 Staff Report LAHORE The video of a murder surfaced

LHCBA calls for judicial inquiry into IHC allegations

March 27, 2024 By Aitzaz Ibrahim LAHORE:  The Lahore High Court Bar