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Rights Watch | 1st March 2021

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One Asghar Mirani, a resident of Mirani village near Pano Aqil, Sukkur, shot dead his sister Zainab and their relative Abbas Mirani for honour after accusing the two of having an affair. Police are on the hunt for the absconded suspect. For more news on human rights violations in Pakistan, keep reading.
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Rights Watch | 26th February 2021

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Lahore High Court Chief Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan issues termination orders for a Punjab Judicial Academy official indicted for sexually harassing and threatening a female colleague. For more stories related to human rights and the legal fraternity of Pakistan, keep reading.
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Rights Watch | 24th February 2021

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21 year old Iram, wife of Zeeshan, succumbed to injuries sustained during brutal torture by her husband and in-laws in Lahore's Nishtar Colony. Deceased's family alleges Iram was regularly brutalized by her husband of two years. A case has been registered against the accused. For more human rights stories, keep reading.

Erasing rape through forced nikkah-namas

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In voicepk.net's special webinar, senior analyst and journalist Rashed Rahman together with MPA Musarrat Jamshed Cheema of the PTI, former AIG Gender Crimes Maria Mehmood, former Chair of the PCSW Fauzia Viqar & Executive Director of the AGHS Legal Aid Cell Nida Aly discuss the lacunae in rape laws, barriers to implementation, and inability of the police and the justice system to look past the nikkah-nama and see sexual crimes against women and children.
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Rights Watch | 20th February 2021

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Basyakhel police registered case against five for gunning down a 25-year-old man and his 18-year-old paramour for 'honour' in Kokalkhel Surani village in Bannu. For more stories on human rights concerns in Pakistan, keep reading.
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Rights Watch | 13th February 2021

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Steel Town police on Friday, February 12, announced the arrest of three men accused of abducting a college student from Gulshan-e-Hadeed and sexually assaulting her on February 9. DNA test results awaited before police can proceed with further legal action. For more stories on human rights abuses, keep reading.
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Rights Watch | 12th February 2021

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Mansehra traffic police ban female students from sitting in the front seats of school vans and buses after a slew of complaints from parents that their girls were being harassed by drivers. Moreover, police stated that drivers accused of harassment will be fined and may face legal action. For more, keep reading.
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Rights Watch | 11th February 2021

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30-year-old woman with properties to her name found dead under mysterious circumstances in her home in Chakwal. Police yet to determine sexual assault, but place suspicion on relatives of the woman, who had been living alone after the death of her parents, who may have had an eye on her properties. For more news, keep reading.
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Rights Watch | 10th February 2021

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The family of a married woman who was murdered by her stalker staged a protest outside the Rawalpindi Press Club, and appealed to the Prime Minister for immediate justice. The Punjab Bar Council and the Lahore High Court Bar Association threaten to stage protests if FIRs lodged against 32 lawyers involved in the attack on the Islamabad High Court are not discarded. Overcrowding in Punjab’s prisons went down from 146 percent to 37 percent in the past decade.
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Rights Watch | 8th February 2021

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Ahmedpur East police launch search operation for three men, including a police constable, for kidnapping and raping two sisters in illegal captivity over the course of several days. A resident of Leerwani village in district Jacobabad gunned down his niece and her alleged paramour for 'honour'. 15,000 IDPs and their families stage protest after being deprived of government rations for the past three months.