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Local govt’s restoration: LHC grants 40 more days to Punjab govt

The LHC on Wednesday granted the Punjab Govt 40 days to restore LGs.

Nilofar Bakhtiar’s appointment as NCSW chair mired in controversy

The appointment of Nilofar Bakhtiar as chairperson of the National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW) has been mired in controversy

UN urges Pakistan to expedite passage of anti-torture law

UN has praised the Senate’s approval of an anti-torture law, & urged the govt not to delay passage of the law first prototyped in 2016.

Pakistan’s judiciary influenced

Pakistan’s judiciary is influenced by the Govt & the military which has cast doubts on the competence, fairness, & reliability of the judicial system

Journalist denies she singled out Ali Zafar in tweets

A court allowed Hamna Zubair, a witness for the defence in the Ali Zafar defamation suit, to present her tweets on the case.

Negligence feared in rape case of destitute woman

Nasim would have survived had she been given due medical care, however hospital staff neglected her.

Digital media advertising policy sent for approval

News websites must be locally-based and should be operational for over six months to receive government advertisements under the proposed policy

CASE CLOSED: Man missing for 4 years was being confined in...

Another Eid has passed away adding to the agony of Shrafat Bibi in Swat. Having searched frantically for her husband in the last fours years, she was finally informed last month that her husband is detained at an internment center.

Information Ministry launches ‘secure’ app for govt functionaries

The Ministry of IT & Telecoms has announced a 'secure' messaging app for govt employees following a hacking attempt on PM Khan's previous phone by Pegasus spyware

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کیا شہری ہوا بازی کے وفاقی وزیر غلام سرور خان نے پی آئی اے پر خود کش حملہ کیا؟

Jul 05. 2020: کپٹین خالد تنویر ہیں جنہوں نے اپنی زندگی کے 25 بہترین سال پی آئی اے میں بطور پائلٹ کے گزارے تھے مگر اب انکا نام بھی مشکوک یا جعلی لایسنس رکھنے والے پائلٹس کی لسٹ میں آ گیا ہے جو وفاقی وزیر شہری ہوا بازی غلام سرور خان نے قومی اسمبلی میں پیش کی تھی ...

PALPA terms list about dubious licenses as ‘fake’

Jul 05. 2020: Khalid Tanwir is a retired commercial airline pilot who has given 25 precious years of his life to the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA); he has the experience of thousands of flight hours. But on June 25, 2020, a bombshell ...

International Stories

South Asian activists & doctors call for regional response to COVID-19

Activists and doctors from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan joined the call for a regional effort to address COVID-19 challenges unique to South Asia.

SAHR hails BDI award for Dr Hameeda Hossain

July 30th, 2021; LAHORE; SAHR has congratulated former co-chairperson Dr Hameeda Hossain for receiving this year’s Bangladesh Development Initiative's (BDI) Lifetime Achievement Award

States must harmonize local rape laws with int’l human rights standards: UN Expert

June 29: The UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women Dubravka Šimonović says that states must synchronize local rape laws with int’l human rights standards. She suggests the definition of rape must always be based on the absence of the victim's consent.