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Schools in Islamabad are to decide any complaint of corporal punishment within 15 days, according to rules notified for the law banning corporal punishment.
The Senate Standing Committee on Interior has passed an amendment bill to deter corporal punishment on children by declaring it as a crime.
Women representatives of the merged tribal districts on Thursday urged the Federal Government to inculcate a conducive environment for women’s political participation through uplift work and maintaining peace in their region.
After 16-year-old Abdullah tried to commit suicide following unnecessarily severe punishment, more of such incidents have resurfaced from the same school raising questions regarding a culture of violence.
The body of a beautician, who went missing in October of 2020, was recovered from a farmhouse owned by Major (retired) Mehboob Akhtar Mian in Memon Goth. A suspect arrested in the case alleged the motive was to usurp the victim's husband's retirement funds, however police will determine the truth after the arrest of the retired major.
One Sabir Ali, a villager residing in Goth Muhammad Amin in Nasirabad, Balochistan, hacked his daughter to death with an ax and injured her alleged boyfriend for 'honour' on Monday. Police managed to apprehend the accused in a raid. For more stories on human rights abuses, keep reading.
February 24th, 2021; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; "Besides petty politics, the passage of this bill was delayed due to certain interest groups belonging to ‘Private Schools’ & ‘Religious Seminaries’. But in the end, I am glad that we were able to reach a consensus,” says MNA Mehnaz.