WOMEN AND CHILDREN

Rani Bibi: Condemned to be Free

Rani was arrested and charged with the murder of her husband. Even though the police found no physical evidence connecting her to the crime, she was still arrested and even convicted. The only reasons given were that she was last seen with her husband before his disappearance. Not only did the legal system pin the crime of murder on a minor girl and jailed her for so long, it also ignored her appeals.

Why rush rape legislation through ordinance, ask activists

November 25th, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; Women rights activists have questioned logic of rushing through the new rape legislation by ordinances which cleared another hurdle for promulgation with approval of the federal cabinet committee on legislative cases on Wednesday.

‘Nobody has the right to speak against the State: Peshawar High Court

November 24th, 2020; Bureau Report; LAHORE; While hearing the bail cancellation appeal of activist Gulalai Ismail’s father, the Peshawar High Court has observed neither a citizen has any right to speak against the State nor the court will grant anyone the right to speak against the State.

Faisalabad sisters’ gang rape: main suspect arrested after VoicePk report

November 23rd, 2020; By Ahmad Saeed; LAHORE; After the PTI govt took notice of voicepk.net’s report about the alleged rape of two sisters, Faislabad police have arrested the main accused Salman nominated in the case.

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

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.

Forcibly converted minor girl sent back to abductor

November 22nd, 2020; By Ahmad Saeed; Faisalabad; Asif Masih, a resident of Faisalabad, claims that his 12-year-old daughter, Farah, was abducted, forcefully married, and converted to Islam. The court refused to take into account the age of the girl and sent her back with her husband/abductor.

بارہ سالہ مسیح لڑکی فرح شاہین مبینہ طور پر مذہب تبدیلی کا شکار : عدالت نے کم عمری کا عنصر نظر انداز...

فیصل آباد کے رہائشی آصف مسیح کا اپنی بارہ سالہ بیٹی کے اغوا کے بعد جبری مذہب تبدیلی اور زبردستی شادی کروانے کا دعوی. عدالت نے کم عمری کو نظر انداز کر کے شوہر کے ساتھ بھیج دیا : چھوٹے بہن بھائی ایک دفعہ ہر ماں کے پیار سے محروم

COVID Watch | November 27th 2020

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In the last 24 hours, the virus has claimed 54 lives, taking the country's death toll to 7,897.
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Rights Watch | November 27th 2020

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A 14-year-old girl has been raped on separate occasions after being abducted on the way to school in Sheikhupura. Police have arrested one of the three suspects in the case.
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Is Nawaz’s battle cry for salvation or civilian supremacy

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October 17th, 2020; By Munizae Jahangir; LAHORE; In an unprecedented first, Punjab’s most popular leader called out a sitting army head, Qamar Bajwa & ISI Chief General Faiz on meddling in politics, kidnapping journalists, & pressurizing the judiciary

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A candid conversation with Nisha Rao

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November 21st, 2020; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; Nisha Rao transwomen in her late 20s shot to fame when she became the first most successful practicing transgender lawyer in the country. We sat down with Nisha for a candid conversation about her experiences in the legal profession.

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