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‘Forced conversions hideous scar on conscience of our society’

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Human rights lawyer demands progress in case of a 15-year-old Christian girl who was forcibly converted and married to a Muslim man Speaking on the recent abduction and forced conversion of a Christian girl who was them married to a Muslim man, noted human rights lawyer Zia Awan said on Tuesday that under-age marriages and […]

Minorities lament lack of dedicated schools for religious education in K-P

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PESHAWAR: Religious minorities in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa have expressed serious concern over the lack of separate schools where non-Muslim students could be taught their scriptures in their religious languages. Non-Muslims – particularly the Hindus and Sikhs living in Peshawar and other districts of the K-P – have no dedicated government school where their children could be taught about […]

Abducting social activists

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HAD last week’s kidnappings of bloggers and social media activists happened in Balochistan, it would have been a non-event. But all five abductions happened in Punjab — and now the authorities are feeling some heat. Salman Haider — a lecturer at the Fatima Jinnah Women’s University in Rawalpindi — was intercepted while driving on Islamabad […]

New child protection bill on cards

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ISLAMABAD: A child protection bill for Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) was approved on Friday by the cabinet legislative committee. The draft child protection bill for ICT will soon be moved before the National Assembly for approval, Ministry of Human Rights Director General Hasan Mangi told The Express Tribune. “The bill will also partially cover issues relating […]

Protests continue: Activists demand release of missing bloggers

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LAHORE: Hundreds of civil society members staged a demonstration against the abduction of social media activists, including Islamabad-based Salman Haider, in front of the Lahore Press Club on Thursday. The protesters, carrying posters of the abducted victims and placards inscribed with demands for release, shouted slogans against the illegal abductions. Naveed Rapheal, a member of a […]

Sessions judge accused of torturing minor girl made OSD

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ISLAMABAD: A couple of weeks after the minor maid accused a serving additional district and sessions judge (ADSJ) and his family of torturing her, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday made the judge an officer on special duty (OSD). Khurram Ali Khan, who was working as the ADSJ civil and district court division (East), […]

SC to find out truth in Tayyaba torture case: CJ

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ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar said on Wednesday that the apex court would have to find out the truth and verdicts would be given speedily. The apex court sent Tayyaba to the Sweet Homes, an orphanage which provides facilities of boarding, education, sports and co-curricular facilities to homeless children. A two-member […]

Nowshera woman ‘burnt by in-laws’ dies

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PESHAWAR: A woman, who was allegedly tortured and burnt by in-laws in Nowshera district last month, died at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) in Islamabad on the morning of Wednesday, January 11. The victim was buried in her ancestral village of Dagi Jadeed in Nowshera. While her relatives were optimistic about improvement of […]

Minorities have same rights as Muslims, says PM

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CHAKWAL: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif assured the minorities on Wednesday that the government would keep working for their betterment as it believed they had the same rights as members of the majority community. Mr Sharif, addressing a ceremony at Katas Raj temple complex, said his government was working on a number of projects to improve […]