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Rights Watch | 4th March 2021

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The body of a 10-year-old girl who was reported missing by her family two days ago was discovered stuffed in a box in her home in Gagay Wali village in Gujranwala. Police suspect the minor may have been sexually abused before being murdered and have arrested a relative for questioning. For more human rights stories, keep reading.

Rights Watch | 3rd March 2021

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A Lahore gender-based violence court awarded 22 years imprisonment as well as a fine of Rs. 1.2 million to man convicted of abducting and raping a minor girl. The suspect was convicted after recording statements from eight eye-witnesses as well as matching DNA samples. For more news on human rights abuses, keep reading.
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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.

Female aid workers express outrage at Waziristan killings

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February 26th, 2021; Bureau Report; PESHAWAR; Female aid workers say they face violence in homes and are killed when they go out for work as protests express outrage at the killings of their four colleagues in North Waziristan.
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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.

Helpline, telehealth facilities on cards for women: President

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February 22nd, 2021: By Munizae Jahangir; ISLAMABAD; The Presidency is planning a nationwide helpline for women victims of violence as well as telehealth services as part of measures to ensure protection of vulnerable women in the country, President Dr Arif Alvi has revealed in an exclusive interview with Voicepk.net

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 | 19th February 2021

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Two minor children and two women in Dijkot, and a minor boy in Pakistan were subjected to sexual assault on Thursday, February 19. For more stories on human rights abuses, keep reading.