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Abducted minor girl raped, abandoned in Surjani Town

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An eight-year-old girl kidnapped from outside her house in Future Colony on Thursday evening was found dumped in Surjani Town after being raped, confirmed police officials on Friday. SHO Ahmed Asim of the Surjani Town police station told The News that they were informed of a girl crying for help by the area’s residents. The […]


PPP to again take up Protection of Minorities Bill in assembly

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MITHI: SpecialAssistanttoChief Minister on Minority Affairs Dr Khattu Mal Jeevan has said that Pakistan Peoples Party government will once again take up the Sindh Criminal Law (The Protection of Minorities Bill, 2016)in Sindh Assembly in order to protect Hindu girls from `forced conversion`. Dr Jeevan, who is also a PPP MPA, told Dawn on Friday […]


Forced conversion’: Police told to produce Ravita in Sindh High Court on June 22

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MITHI: The Sindh High Court has ordered police to produce Ravita Meghwar — a Hindu girl who, according to her family, was abducted, forcibly converted and married off to a Muslim man — before the court on June 22. The Mirpurkhas DIG and Tharpakr SSP have been directed by an SHC bench headed by Justice […]


Forced To Convert

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Pakistan was born with the promise that everyone was free to practice their religion and would be guaranteed basic rights. Hindus that made up 23 percent of the population of Pakistan at the time of partition, are now only 6 percent, and in general do not feel welcome or secure. Abductions, forced conversions and marriages […]


Journalists under fire from many sides

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HARIPUR: Bakhsheesh Elahi was waiting for the morning bus when a lone gunman on a motorcycle pulled up beside him and shot him dead. Rana Tanveer had just taken his family to safety after radical Islamists spray-painted death threats on his door, when a car smashed into his motorcycle and sped away. Taha Siddiqui answered […]


Boy assaulted, strangled to death

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ATTOCK – In a horrifying incident, a 17-year-old boy was sexually assaulted, strangled to death before his body was thrown into a water channel within the limits of the Hazro Police Station. Tariq Pasha reported to the police that his son Hassan Ali, a 10th grader, had befriended with Mohammad Firdaus, a resident of Ghorgashti, […]


FIA arrests ‘human trafficker’

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LAHORE: FIA’s Anti Human Trafficking Cell (AHTC) Thursday arrested a human smuggler.According to FIA AHTC Deputy Director Muhammad Ahmed, the accused was identified as Rana Gull Ahmad Bahar. He was arrested in a raid. He said fake Spanish passports along with Pakistani passports were recovered from him. According to him, the accused was involved in […]


FIA arrests two human smugglers

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KARACHI – The Federal Investigation Agency arrested two proclaimed offenders who were involved in human smuggling and swindling people by impersonating to be Prime Minister’s Secretariat officers. The anti-human smuggling cell of FIA made the arrest. The accused have been identified as Raja Zafar Abbas and Raja Mazhar Abbas. Zafar and Mazhar would cheat people […]


Call to ensure rights of low-caste Hindu communities

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HYDERABAD: Civil society activists speaking at a consultation meeting organised by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) called for legislation to safeguard the rights of minorities and implementation of the existing laws in letter and spirit to protect their life and property as well as fundamental rights. They stressed that all hindrances in providing […]


Ghizer girl dies of alleged torture by teacher

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GILGIT: An 11-year-old girl student died here on Monday allegedly due to violence by a female teacher in a government school in Ghizer district, police said. Ghizer police arrested the teacher and started investigation into the case. SP Ghizer Faisal Zahoor told mediapersons that the parents of the victim, a student of girls middle school […]


World Day Against Child Labour: Issues of children grossly neglected, says Aziz

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ISLAMABAD:  “The issues of children are grossly neglected in this country even though they constitute 50 per cent of the total population,” this message of Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz was read out at an event organsied by Wafaqi Mohtasib, UNICEF and ILO on Monday at a local hotel to mark […]


UNHCR goes back on hospital funding promise, PA told

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PESHAWAR: The UN refuge agency has backed out of its commitment to provide funds for the reconstruction of a women and children’s hospital in Kohat district, the provincial Assembly was informed on Monday. During general discussion on the budget for financial year 2017-18, MPA Ziaullah Bangash of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf told the house that the […]


No relief for child workers due to lax implementation of laws: Sparc

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Despite the enactment of clear laws against child labour, the plight of Pakistan’s child labourers remains unaddressed due to poor implementation of these laws, said the Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (Sparc) on the eve of the World Day Against Child Labour. Calling for a complete overhaul of the way […]


Journalist gunned down in Haripur

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HARIPUR: A journalist was shot dead in a commercial area of Haripur on Sunday morning. Sources said that Bakhsheesh Elahi, the bureau chief of Urdu-language daily K-2, was going to his office from his house on Lora Road when men on a motorcycle opened fire on him and sped away. They said Mr Elahi received […]