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Rights Watch | 12th January 2022

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Parliamentary Secretary for Law and Justice Maleeka Bokhari announced today that the State will pursue prosecution in the Usman Mirza case after the victims rescinded their complaint. For more news on human rights concerns, keep reading.

Rights Watch | 11th January 2022

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Sialkot police on Monday arrested a doctor for allegedly raping an eight-year-old girl in Sambrial. In a separate incident, Basirpur police arrested a suspect for allegedly raping his 11-year-old step-niece for over 5 months. For more stories on violence against women and children, read more.

Rights Watch | 10th January 2022

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Khalida Shahid became the first-ever female President of the Hafizabad District Bar Association, bagging 504 votes against Rae Waqar's 501. For more stories on human rights issues, keep reading.

Rights Watch | 6th January 2022

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The FIA’s Cyber Crime Wing on Wednesday announced the arrest of suspects Adnan Ali and Fazal Dad for stalking, filming and blackmailing at least 14 Karachi University students

Rights Watch | 5th January 2022

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Scores of Khaisur residents continued their sit-in for the third day against the killing of 12-year-old Jansada during a confrontation between security forces and TTP fighters last Friday. Protesters demand an official inquiry into the incident and compensation to the victim's family

Rights Watch | January 3rd 2021

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On Sunday, police officials stationed at Lahore's Greater Iqbal Park took 2 burqa clad boys, Subhan & Usman, into custody, on charges of harassment

Rights Watch | December 31st 2021

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According to figures released by the Gujrat police some 35 women were killed in incidents of domestic violence in the District during the year 2021. The police claims to have made 40 arrests but none have been convicted.

Rights Watch | December 30th 2021

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Police arrest two out of three accused of gang-raping a beggar girl in Gujranwala. The trio lured the girl to a house on the pretext of paying 'Zakaat' but raped her instead.

Rights Watch | 29th December 2021

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Public and private workplaces in Peshawar will be fined up to Rs. 100,000 for not constituting anti-harassment committees, per a decision by the provincial Ombudsperson for Protection against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Rukshanda Naz.

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