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ANP holds demo for missing persons

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Imdad Khan has been missing for the past six years. His mother is among the several other families of missing persons who joined a protest organized by the Awami National Party (ANP) outside the Peshawar Press Club on Monday. The party held nationwide demonstrations to express solidarity with the relatives of victims of enforced disappearances in the country. By Baseer Qalandhar

PFUJ condemns mob attack on Geo’s Karachi office

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The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) have condemned the attack on Geo TV in Karachi, when on Sunday a mob ransacked the channel's office over alleged ethnic slurs made by a host in a satire show against the Sindhi community.

Rights Watch | 22nd February 2021

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Jazz launches 3G and 4G services in South Waziristan border areas a month after Prime Minister Imran Khan assured provision of quality internet in the region. Students express relief and joy over finally being able to attend online classes. 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.

Freed finally, but a little too late

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February 17th,2021; By Ahmed Saeed & Shahrazad Agha; FAISALABAD; Farah Shaheen was returned to her parents after 6 months of repeated rape by abductors. But even as she returns, can this undo the fact that she was raped under the guise of religion?

Baloch missing persons camp takes to D-Chowk

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After days of radio silence on the government's end, the Baloch missing persons camp took to Islamabad's D-Chowk to stage a sit in. Joined by parliamentary leaders, civil society activists and student groups, the protest is their last ditch effort to ensure the release and return of their loved ones.

The rocky road to slow justice

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February 16th, 2021; By Sher-e-Azam & Shehrezad Agha; KARACHI; Maryam a woman with a #disability, was gang-raped by 2 men 4 months ago. "The case is in court, but we don’t even have enough money for a lawyer. We don’t have much hope,” she explains.

For rape survivors, justice is expensive and nonexistent

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February 15th, 2021; By Ahmed Saeed & Shahrazad Agha; FAISALABAD; Shazia*, 16 years & Sania*, just 12 years old, were both abducted & repeatedly raped but despite fighting hard for justice early on, the family has now become disillusioned.

Baba Jan & Himmat Begum: Love happens, when ‘Freedom’ meets ‘Courage’

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February 14th, 2021; By Umar Bacha; HUNZA; She bore nine years of heartache, waiting for the day her fiance would finally walk a free and exonerated man.