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Three rights activists whisked away from Thar

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MITHI: Three persons were whisked away from their homes in different areas of Mithi town during pre-dawn raids on Tuesday. They were identified as educationalist and rights activist Partab Shivani, writer and government schoolteacher Naseer Kumbhar and Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz local leader Mohammad Umer Unnar. Talking to local reporters, relatives of Mr Shivani and […]


پاکستانی صحافیوں کے لئےتحقیقاتی صحافتی فیلوشپس

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درخواستوں کی وصولی کے لئے دوسرا اعلان آخری تاریخ 20 اگست 2017ء پاکستان پریس فاؤنڈیشن (پی پی ایف) کی جانب سے فیلوشپ برائے تحقیقاتی رپورٹنگ کےلئے درخواستیں موصول کی جارہی ہیں۔ فیلوشپس کے لئے درخواستوں کی موصولی “پاکستان میں تحقیقاتی صحافت میں معاونت” کے پراجیکٹ کا حصہ ہیں جس کا مقصد تحقیقاتی صحافت کو فروغ […]

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Woman dies ‘unattended’ at hospital in Okara

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OKARA: A woman died allegedly unattended at a local hospital after giving birth to a baby here on Saturday. Reportedly, Waqas Sipra of Chak 5/4L brought his pregnant wife Sanam Waqas to a private hospital situated on GT Road. The hospital administration demanded Rs 20,000 to attend the woman. In the meanwhile, the condition of […]

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‘Foreign policy of Pakistan, India seems to be media-driven’

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KARACHI: “The foreign policy of both India and Pakistan seems to be media-driven,” said journalist Mazhar Abbas at a seminar titled ‘Indo-Pak relations and role of media’ at the HRCP office on Friday. Journalists and civil society activists had gathered there to try to understand the increasingly confrontational media presence between both countries, and how […]

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Rights activists condemn ‘enforced disappearance’ of Punhal Sario

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HYDERABAD: Activists of nationalist parties, human rights and civil society organisations have condemned ‘enforced disappearance’ of Punhal Sario, a noted human rights activist and convener of the Voice for Missing Persons of Sindh, a day before. Mr Sario was picked up by occupants of a double-cabin vehicle at around 11pm on Thursday night near the […]

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Two killed in honour’s name

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SHIKARPUR: A man gunned down his daughter-in-law and maternal nephew over suspicions they had developed illicit relations in Mubarak Shar village near Chak town in the jurisdiction of Daim Malik police station, 60km from here, on Thursday. SHO Nawaz Brohi informed journalists that Mohammad Panah Shar shot dead his daughter-in-law Rukhsana, 20, wife of Peerano […]

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Man kills daughter-in-law, paramour for ‘honour’

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SHIKARPUR – A man shot dead his daughter-in-law and her alleged paramour in the name of honour in village Mubarak Shar, near Chak, in the limits of Daim Malik Police Station, some 60 kilometers from here on Wednesday afternoon. Muhammad Nawaz Brohi, Daim Malik SHO, informed this scribe that Rukhsana, 20, wife of Peerano Shar, […]

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Three men remanded for selling, buying infant in Karachi

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KARACHI: An alleged drug addict, businessman and suspected broker were remanded on Tuesday by a judicial magistrate in police custody for three days for investigation into an alleged child selling and purchasing case. A five-month-old boy was sold and bought in Karachi under a written deal, where the amount was agreed to be paid in […]

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Man gets 37 years for raping eight-year-old girl

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GILGIT – An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) of Gilgit-Baltistan Monday sentenced 37 years imprisonment to an accused for sexually assaulting an eight-year-old girl in Kharmang district. The imprisonment was awarded to the accused, identified as Hamid Hussain, during a hearing in the court of Judge Raja Shahbaz. The court also imposed a fine of Rs2.5 million […]

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Woman succumbs to long physical, emotional abuse in Sialkot

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SIALKOT: After being repeatedly raped by a man who had promised to marry her and later being forced to drink acid by him, 21-year-old Kainat Bibi on Sunday died in the hospital where she had been admitted for some six months. What was even more painful for Kainat than the burns caused by the acid […]

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Another ‘revenge rape’

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Fifteen years on since that tragedy in June 2002, not very far from the village of Mukhtaran Mai, something else has happened. It was unexpected because of the widespread outrage her case had stirred in Pakistan and around the world. Early this month, a panchayat (village council) in Muzaffargarh district ordered the rape of a […]

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Human rights ministry in the doldrums

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SLAMABAD: The Ministry of Human Rights and its commissions established in Sindh and Balochistan are facing acute shortage of experienced staff as well as financial resources, which is hindering their performance. “The current staff is overburdened and also performing tasks way beyond its expertise,” said an official of the Ministry of Human Rights while talking to The […]

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SA condemns rape incident in Multan

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KARACHI – Sindh Assembly on Thursday unanimously approved The Forensic Science Agency Amended Bill 2017 and also adopted two separate resolutions- paying tributes to former president Asif Ali Zardari on his 62nd birthday and condemning the rape incident in Multan. PPP lawmaker Khairunnisa Mughal piloted the resolution, which was signed by members of both sides […]

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Defence ministry, agencies asked for report on missing man

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday directed the defence ministry and intelligence agencies to submit a report in a missing person case. IHC Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani sought a sealed report by Sept 11. During the hearing, Justice Kayani said all law enforcement agencies, including the ISI and Military Intelligence (MI) were formed […]

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