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Rights Watch | 16th April 2021
Peshawar East Cantt police on the orders of a sessions court lodged an FIR under section 295-A and 295-C against Aurat Azadi March organizers participants in Islamabad for allegedly displaying blasphemous slogans. For more human rights news, keep reading.
Rights Watch | 20th March 2021
Police booked a case against a seminary teacher under section 372 (selling a minor for purposes for prostitution) and section 18 of the Motion Pictures Ordinance 1979 after coming across a video of the suspect raping a minor boy. For more news on human rights concerns, keep reading.
President urges women to avail govt loan schemes
President Dr Arif Alvi has urged women in the country to take advantage of various loan schemes initiated by the federal government for their economic empowerment, regretting that only five percent of the funds available to female entrepreneurs have been availed due to lack of awareness.
Rights Watch | 23rd February 2021
Landi Kotal and Bara tehsils of Khyber district get civil courts under directives of the PHC to facilitate access to justice to former-FATA residents. District headquarters in Jamrud to be shifted in two months, following which all courts in the district will be made functional. For more human rights stories, keep reading.
Rights Watch | 22nd February 2021
Jazz launches 3G and 4G services in South Waziristan border areas a month after Prime Minister Imran Khan assured provision of quality internet in the region. Students express relief and joy over finally being able to attend online classes. For more human rights stories, keep reading.
Rights Watch | 23rd January 2021
CanSinoBIO has offered Pakistan special access and pricing options for 20 million single-shot COVID-19 vaccine doses, according to the firm's local partner AJM Pharma Pvt; Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani reiterates schools are obligated to call in half its enrolled student body for classes on alternating days; Fisherfolk community denounces discriminatory policies, calls for uplift schemes and an end to harassment of fisherfolk by security personnel
A 40 day sit in, but govt doesn’t care!
September 13th, 2020; By Umar Bacha; KOHISTAN; Harban Bhasha is the site for a multi-billion-dollar project of the Diamar Bhasha dam but the locals are far from happy. Residents have been protesting, for the past 40 days, demanding compensation for their lands & jobs for their youth.