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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.
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Rights Watch | 10th February 2021

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The family of a married woman who was murdered by her stalker staged a protest outside the Rawalpindi Press Club, and appealed to the Prime Minister for immediate justice. The Punjab Bar Council and the Lahore High Court Bar Association threaten to stage protests if FIRs lodged against 32 lawyers involved in the attack on the Islamabad High Court are not discarded. Overcrowding in Punjab’s prisons went down from 146 percent to 37 percent in the past decade.
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Rights Watch | 16th January 2021

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13 year old boy who had been lured by malicious persons via online game PUBG was found raped and murdered in Nankana Sahib two days after he had disappeared. Family claim that two other boys have disappeared from their area under similar circumstances, and that despite repeated complaints, the police failed to take the matter seriously.

How right-wing legislators block women-friendly legislation!

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January 12th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; Women activists questioned the secrecy surrounding the final draft of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Domestic Violence Bill that is set to be passed in the current season of the provincial assembly after a delay of seven years
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Rights Watch | 8th December 2020

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Over 12,600 cases registered in child protection units in Larkana, Dadu, Shikarpur and Jacobabad by parents and service providers, reveals Sindh Child Protection Authority. Read on for more.
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Rights Watch | December 4th 2020

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Four women of a family had been raped in captivity by nine people to avenge a girl’s elopement in Choubara tehsil of Layyah.
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Rights Watch | 3rd December 2020

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Sindh High Court orders simplified SOP for investigative practices in rape and assault cases. While the Supreme Court had earlier called for reforms in existing investigation methods for sex crimes, the order has yet to be implemented.
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Rights Watch | 1st December 2020

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Anti-harassment posters put up in BRT buses, terminals to inculcate safe spaces for women and raise public awareness;
COVID Watch

COVID Watch | November 4th 2020

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-No full lockdown but govt to enforce SOPs strictly -NA, Senate offices closed till Nov 6 -Hospital shuts ward after 16 workers infected -1,313 cases, 18 deaths across the country
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Rights Watch | 27th October 2020

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A GCU Faisalabad Campus student was gang raped and filmed by her classmate and his three accomplices in Chiniot, prime accused nabbed by police while remaining three suspects at large; a seven-year-old was raped in Swabi, prime accused arrested after confessing to the crime; minor sisters burned in acid attack by neighbour for refusing proposal in Faislabad; three sent to judicial remand for threatening female neighbour with acid attack on refusal of proposal.