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Finally, NA decides to ban corporal punishment

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.

First-ever law on acid control to be tabled in Punjab Assembly

December 23rd, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; A first-ever law to regulate sale of acid is set to be tabled in the Punjab provincial assembly in order to prevent acid attacks on women in the province which has seen the highest number of such incidents.

Ishaq Dar interview: PEMRA issues notices to channels after uproar

December 3rd, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; Following criticism from journalists and PFUJ, PEMRA has issued show-cause notices to news channels for broadcasting excerpts of former federal minister Ishaq Dar’s interview despite a ban on broadcasting speeches of proclaimed offenders.

Why rush rape legislation through ordinance, ask activists

November 25th, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; Women rights activists have questioned logic of rushing through the new rape legislation by ordinances which cleared another hurdle for promulgation with approval of the federal cabinet committee on legislative cases on Wednesday.

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Women’s Right of Inheritance - Patriarchy Still a Hindrance

Women’s Right to Inheritance: Patriarchy still a hindrance

January 17, 2020 By Ahmed Saeed LAHORE When Rang Elahi – a landlord based in Lahore passed away in June 1990 - it was discovered that he...