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Speaking on the lack of implementation of rape laws, panelists at the Asma Jahangir Conference 2021 – Challenges to Human Dignity held that there is a need to recontextualize rape as an exercise in power rather than simply a sexual crime, and called for removal of hurdles to implementation of existing anti-rape laws.
Four men were killed while two others were injured in an armed clash between two groups of the Marfani tribe in Garhi Yasin, Shikarpur district, on Sunday, May 23. The incident was the result of a three-year-old 'honour' dispute. For more stories on human rights abuses, keep reading.
A man and his three sons have been accused of shooting dead his daughter as well as two brothers of a rival family in an 'honour'-related dispute in the Khao Toru area of Mardan. For more human rights news, keep reading.
80% of accused in rape trials were acquitted by Islamabad's court, mainly due to faulty investigation, weak prosecution and victims/families opting for out-of-court settlements. For more news on human rights abuses, keep reading.