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PULC dominates all-women moot court, bags first prize
Pakistan's first National Women's Moot Court competition concluded on Sunday with students from PULC bagging the top two prizes.
Rights Watch | 25th February 2022
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.
Rights Watch | 2nd February 2022
Pakistan's first transgender medical graduate, Dr. Sarah Gill, was appointed for a house job in Karachi's JPMC. While congratulating her, Sindh CM Murad Ali Shah said that the provincial govt will provide job opportunities for trans people in all fields
Rights Watch | 10th January 2022
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.
UNCENSORED | Mainstreaming Gender Equality in the Judiciary
Panelists called for amendments to rules and laws that ensure increased participation of women in the legal profession, transparency in the process of appointment of judges to the higher judiciary, and personal accountability in courts and bar rooms.
Rights Watch | 6th November 2021
A four-member EU delegation to Pakistan called on the government to fulfill its human rights commitments under the GSP+ ahead of a review of the country's trade status.
No scholarships for Afghan refugee students
Forced to survive on the bare minimum, Afghan refugee youths cannot pay for higher education in Pakistan. Their only hope is govt scholarships, but there have been no schemes in the past 40 years
Rights Watch | 5th July 2021
The Gender Protection Unit of the Islamabad Police on Sunday arrested a man for torturing his wife and forcing her to beg for alms. The suspect also shaved her head.
Rights Watch | 10th March 2021
Man guns down wife and her alleged paramour in the Mangoli area of Nasirabad district, Balochistan for 'honour' on Tuesday. Police have arrested the assailant and confiscated the murder weapon. For more stories on human rights abuses in Pakistan, 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.