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Woman burnt for giving birth to girl dies

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MUZAFFARGARH: A woman who was allegedly burnt by her husband on April 2 for giving birth to a girl died in the Nishtar Hospital Multan on Sunday after fighting for life for 35 days. The incident had taken place at Chowk Sarwar Shaheed in Chak 589-TDA. According to the first information report, Muhammad Sajid and […]


New child protection law on the anvil, SC told

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court was told on Tuesday that the federal government is devising a law to register and provide protection to unattended children through a special welfare fund, to be created through the Islamabad Capital Territory Child Protection Bill 2016. Additional Attorney General Mohammad Waqar Rana informed a three-judge SC bench –headed by Chief […]


Ahmadi professor found murdered

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LAHORE: Another member of the Ahmadi community — this time a woman, a retired assistant professor of molecular genetics at Punjab University — was found murdered in her house on Tuesday. Tahira Malik was found dead at her residence on the premises of the university. Her throat had been slit. Saleemuddin, spokesperson for the Jamaat-i-Ahma­diyya […]


Mardan incident was ‘political lynching’ by social media

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ISLAMABAD: The ‘freedom’ afforded by social media had descended into a free-fall of trading serious allegations culminating into the ‘political lynching’ of a journalism student in Mardan last week. This was the view shared by panelists in a session on ‘Social Media: New Strategies for creativity and change’ on the third and final day of the […]


‘Pornographer wanted to take children to Norway’

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LAHORE: A 45-year-old man involved in country’s first child pornography scandal had wanted his main offshore client to arrange his and some children’s travel to Norway to produce pornographic content there, claims the Federal Investigation Agency’s cyber crime wing in Lahore. The FIA has booked Saadat Amin under sections 20, 21 and 22 of the […]


Child sexual abuse

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THE effort to effectively address any social evil must be underpinned by legislation that is adequate in its scope and the sanctions that it imposes. However, our existing laws dealing with child sexual abuse fall short; and there seems to be woefully inadequate motivation on the part of the government to change this reality. This […]


Man arrested for sexually assaulting niece

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ISLAMABAD: A man who had allegedly sexually assaulted his nine-year-old niece in an Islamabad suburb last week has been arrested, police said on Saturday. The victim* and her family worked at a brick kiln near Sector I-16 and lived in makeshift quarters at the kiln. On March 29, the child’s father had lodged a complaint with […]


Ahmadi professor shot dead in Lahore

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LAHORE – A veterinarian doctor of Ahmadi community was killed in a brazen gun-attack in Lahore’s Sabzazar neighbourhood Friday afternoon, in an apparent faith-based attack. Police said it was too early to say if Ashfaq Ahmed, a 68-year-old retired professor of the University of Veterinary Sciences in Lahore, was target killed by some anti-Ahmadi militant […]


Human trafficking: SC issues notices to interior secretary, Pindi RPO

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notices to the interior secretary and Rawalpindi Regional Police Officer in a suo motu case over the alleged trafficking of women in the twin cities. The SC office has fixed hearings in the case for April 6. Earlier, Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on February 24 […]


Two professors ‘detained by Rangers’ outside press club

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KARACHI: A serving faculty member and a retired professor of Karachi University (KU) were taken away from outside the Karachi Press Club reportedly by law-enforcement agencies just before their scheduled press conference on Saturday evening. A known human rights activist and associate professor at the Applied Chemistry department of Karachi University, Dr Riaz Ahmed, along […]


Government denies discrimination against Ahmadis

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LAHORE –  Punjab government has strongly denied the allegations that it is pursuing a policy of discrimination against Ahmadiya Community and providing patronage to groups targeting the religious minority. The group, also known as Qadianis with reference their spiritual leader Mirza Ahmed Qadiani, was declared non-Muslim in Muslim-majority Pakistan through a constitutional amendment in 1974. […]


Ahmadi lawyer killed in ‘LeJ attack’

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SHEIKHUPURA/LAHORE: A senior lawyer and prominent member of the minority Ahmadiya community was gunned down in Nankana Sahib on Thursday in an attack claimed by the banned sectarian outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) al-Alami. Malik Saleem Latif — a member of the Nankana Bar Association and relative of Pakistan’s first Nobel Lau­reate Dr Abdus Salam — was […]


Unregistered children

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The birth of a child within the territory of Pakistan does not, automatically, vest legal identity or citizenship in the newly born. As in other jurisdictions, the law lays down the modalities for the registration of births and the ascription of legal identity to a child. What is alarming, rather, is that only 34% of […]


SU VC denies reports of expelling minority students

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HYDERABAD: Sindh University vice chancellor Prof Dr Fateh Muhammad Burfat has said that no any minority student from the varsity has been expelled upon playing with the colours on the eve of Holi which was celebrated on March 8 at Sindh University Jamshoro. He said that a fact-finding committee had been constituted to conduct the […]