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Trans protection centers planned, ward set up in PIMS to cater to health needs of trans community; ten Kakrali policemen booked for murder and illegal detention in a case regarding the death of a youth due to alleged custodial torture. Elderly man appeals to the Prime Minister to bring back son who has been languishing in an Indian jail despite completing his fourteen-year prison term.
Global coronavirus tally crosses the 40 million mark as winter sets in. Islamabad reports over 1,000 active COVID-19 cases. Meanwhile, Punjab reports ten virus-related fatalities while Sindh records two.
A fourteen-year-old boy and a six-year-old girl were raped in Jaranwala, district Faislabad, while a thirteen-year-old boy was gang-raped in Lahore. A young, married woman was raped at gunpoint in Jaranwala. A man was gunned down in Mansehra for honour by wife's brother and nephew, as she had contracted the marriage against her family's wishes. Four Dolphin Force policemen have been booked for torturing, looting and illegally detaining two youths in Islamabad.
Countries in grip with the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic are opting for cheaper but less accurate antigen testing to hasten results. Shortage of PCR kits and trained staff in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's hospitals cause shortfall in provincial testing capacity. The Lahore High Court rejects Young Doctor's Association petition to halt Pakistan Democratic Movement rally over fears of it becoming a super spreader event.
Faisalabad authorities crackdown on brick kilns, mills, factories, workshops and markets engaged in child labour. Merged districts lawyers move the Peshawar High Court for representation in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bar Council. Man critical after suicide attempt via self-immolation following harassment and torture by police personnel in Nawabshah.
Punjab considers a complete province-wide lockdown after NCOC notes “slight” surge in the positivity ratio and fresh cases, particularly in Sindh, despite improvements in the recovery rate and fall in death rate.
10 y/o boy found murdered after being subjected to sodomy, torture in Rahim Yar Khan; minor boy raped by male domestic worker in Bahawalpur; 8 y/o girl raped while suspects filmed the incident in Chiniot; 10 y/o Dadu girl raped and tossed on roadside by an influential.
Saeed Ghani rubbishes reports of schools in Karachi being sealed just as micro-lockdowns imposed in 5 Korangi localities. In other news, KP govt may suspend COVID-19 screenings on campuses due to low disease prevalence in schools and colleges.
Several schools and colleges across Pakistan sealed over SOP violations and disease prevalence. Meanwhile the Sindh government pushes back phase two of resuming on-campus education by a week as the infection spreads among students and teachers.
Two brothers club their sister to death in what is believed to be an honour killing. Find more human rights stories in Rights Watch