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Amendment bill seeks to expedite cases of women property rights

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January 21th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; An amendment bill seeking to set 60 days timeframe for civil courts to decide cases of women’s property rights has been passed by the Senate Standing Committee on Law and Justice.

Women finally have say on water resource management in Sindh

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January 19th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; A landmark legislation will allow close to 92,000 women to become part of water resource management in Sindh, according to Rana Ansar, a provincial legislator from the Muttahida Qaumi Movement who proposed a bill for women participation in water governance structures in the province three years ago.

Gender-based violence courts taking 17 months to decide cases despite 3 months limit: Murtaza...

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November 23rd, 2020; Bureau Report; LAHORE; Gender-based violence courts in Sindh are taking about 17 months to conclude proceedings despite the mandatory timeframe of three months under the law, said Murtaza Wahab, CM’s Advisor on Law, revealed in a seminar on the launch of Shirkat Gah’s policy document on the impacts of COVID on women.
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Rights Watch | 13th July 2020

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Man Arrested for Raping Daughter: A young woman hailing from Gulabiwala village in Multan accused her father of raping her at gunpoint while their family was away. The victim claims that her cries for help alerted her family and ...
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Rights Watch | 10th July 2020

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CHILD DOMESTIC WORKER TORTURED: The Punjab Child Protection and Welfare Bureau (CPWB) recovered 8 year old Sana from her abusive employers in Lahore after receiving a tipoff on their 1121 helpline. The girl had been employed as a ...
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Rights Watch | 09th July 2020

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Domestic Violence Bill to be Tabled Today: The Domestic Violence (Protection and Prevention) Bill 2020, prepared by the Ministry of Human Rights, will be tabled in the National Assembly today. The bill already has approval from the Cabinet ...
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Rights Watch | 08th July 2020

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Refuge at a Police Station: Having escaped her violent husband, a Nawabshah woman has now taken refuge in the Liaqatabad women’s police station after being refused by her uncles. According to the woman, her husband of 6 months ...
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Rights Watch | 07th July 2020

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Woman Set on Fire for Honour: Syed Bilal Hussain Shah of Sarai Saleh village of district Haripur in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has accused his in-laws of setting his wife on fire and killing her for honour. Shah and his wife had contracted ...
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Rights Watch | 06th July 2020

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Honour Killing: One Tanveer Gadhi was shot dead in the name of honour by Gulraiz Gadhi and 8 other men in Chak 271/GB of Rajana District Toba Tek Singh. Gulriaz was pardoned by his family for killing his sister for allegedly having an affair ...

News of shocking murder surfaces a week later; civil society condemns act

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Jul 04, 2020:On June 28, the deformed body of 25 year old Waziran Begum was discovered near the Indus Highway near the village Wadda Chachar in district Jamshoro, Sindh, but the news did not get any attention until a week later on July ...