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Farzana Siddique

The woman who could not be told ‘no’

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Meet Farzana Siddique, the first woman Vice President in the 30 years-long history of the Faisalabad Press Club. As one of the few female crime reporters in the country, much less the province, Farzana has no qualms of shouldering the responsibility of also fighting for the rights of her fellow journalists in the third largest city of Pakistan. Watch our exclusive interview with the woman who could not be told "no".

PFUJ conference highlights #EnoughIsEnough campaign

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The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ) has launched a decisive movement for the resolution of issues faced by media workers in the country, setting a three-month deadline for the government to take tangible actions towards a framework that can provide physical, economic, and mental security to media persons, said Nasir Zaidi, the PFUJ’s Secretary General, as he read out a declaration.
COVID Watch

COVID Watch | January 14th 2021

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A total of 3,097 new COVID cases along with 46 fatalities have been reported in the past 24 hours across the country.
Rights Watch

Rights Watch | January 14th 2021

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A man in Lahore has shot dead a young woman and wounded her sister reportedly after his relationship with the victim turned sour.

Women lawmakers agree on increasing marriage age for girls in Punjab

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January 14th, 2021; By Ahmed Saeed; LAHORE; Lawmakers from both sides of the Punjab Assembly have joined hands to end the menace of child marriages by increasing the age of marriage to 18 years for girls in Punjab and make CNICs a mandatory document to solemnize the marriage.

Civil society calls for more use of renewable energy

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January 13th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; The Haqooq Khalaq Movement calls upon the government to increase use of renewable energy in order to cut reliance on imported fuel as well as control the impact of climate change.

In conversation with Muhammad Ali Durrani: Saving democracy through national dialogue

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After a period of eight years, General Secretary of the PML-F and former Federal Minister for the Musharraf regime, Muhammad Ali Durrani has entered the political fray, paving the way for a grand national dialogue between the PTI, the Opposition, the judiciary, the people and - unsurprisingly - the military.

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

Killers of Christian sisters arrested but family disputes blackmail claim

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January 10th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha & Shahrazad Agha; LAHORE; Lahore police have arrested three suspects for the murder of Christian sisters but the family disputes claim that the victims were killed over blackmail.

Touring students, hotel management booked for obscenity over ‘rave’ in Swat

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Social media users are baffled over what Malam Jabba police saw was 'immoral' about students dancing during a harvest festival event at a hotel in Swat. SHO Javed Iqbal, who was the complainant in the case registered against the hotel owner and some 30 to 40 partygoers, stated that the police lodged the case when the video of the event went viral a month later.