Women and Children Stories

Gaps in implementation of anti-rape ordinances: PTI Senator-elect

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February 27th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha and Ahmed Saeed; LAHORE; Speaking as a panelist on Voicepk.net’s webinar, PTI Senator-elect Barrister Ali Zafar admitted that there were gaps in the implementation of anti-rape ordinances, adding the government is in process of tabling a bill in consultation with opposition legislators and civil society.

Swat elders demand security forces vacate school and college buildings

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February 27th, 2021; Bureau Report; SAWAT; The education of girls continues to be mired in difficulties in Swat as elders again demand government vacate buildings of institutions in use of security forces for the last 12 years.

Female aid workers express outrage at Waziristan killings

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February 26th, 2021; Bureau Report; PESHAWAR; Female aid workers say they face violence in homes and are killed when they go out for work as protests express outrage at the killings of their four colleagues in North Waziristan.

Broken Hearts and Broken Hopes

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February 24th, 2021; By Baseer Qalandar; NOWSHEHRA; Like Kasur’s Zainab, Khuzdar’s Amir Hamza, and Karachi’s Mawra, 8-yr-old Minahil from Nowshera too was raped and murdered. She is just one name out of the thousands of little children who have met gruesome deaths by their abusers.

Father of minor girl denies reports of marriage to JUIF MNA

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February 24th, 2021; By Asra Haque; LAHORE; The father of the alleged 14-year-old bride of JUI-F MNA Maulana Salauddin Ayyubi denies reports that any such marriage took place in an affidavit to Chitral police

Finally, NA decides to ban corporal punishment

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February 24th, 2021; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; "Besides petty politics, the passage of this bill was delayed due to certain interest groups belonging to ‘Private Schools’ & ‘Religious Seminaries’. But in the end, I am glad that we were able to reach a consensus,” says MNA Mehnaz.

President urges women to avail govt loan schemes

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President Dr Arif Alvi has urged women in the country to take advantage of various loan schemes initiated by the federal government for their economic empowerment, regretting that only five percent of the funds available to female entrepreneurs have been availed due to lack of awareness.

Parliamentary panel recommends certificate for conversion

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February 18th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; As part of a proposed bill on prevention of forced conversion, a parliamentary panel has recommended that a legally adult person should be allowed to convert his/her religion following a certificate issued by a judge after a personal appearance.

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?

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International Stories

UN experts laud Pakistan for commuting death sentences of mentally ill inmates.

February 19th, 2021; By Staff Reporter; LAHORE; United Nations’ experts on human rights have lauded Pakistan’s Supreme Court for commuting the death sentence of three mentally challenged inmates. The body has also called upon judiciaries worldwide to follow the example set by the SC of Pakistan.

Sri Lanka govt timed Pak PM visit for OIC support: SAHR

February 18th, 2021; By Staff Reporter; LAHORE; SAHR on Thursday criticized the Sri Lanka government for timing Pakistani PM Imran Khan’s visit on 22nd February in bid to garner support of OIC states in face of UN Human Rights Council resolution against the island nation.

Was there a lone survivor in the Machh incident?

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