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The extinction of the Pakistani woman

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If you were a member of an oppressed minority what would you want? Rights? Representation? A voice? An end to persecution? That new lawn print? The biggest oppressed minority in Pakistan dreams of week-long extravagant weddings, overpriced designer couture and blissful ignorance. this earliest of junctures, I hereby qualify that this piece is in no […]


NA passes landmark bill to recognise, register marriages of Hindu families

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Wednesday passed The Hindu Marriage Bill, 2016 to recognise and register the marriages among Hindu families by local governments. The bill moved by Minister for Human Rights, Kamran Michael, provides for solemnisation of marriages by Hindu families and for matters ancillary and incidental, thereto. The bill has already been passed […]


State tortured him ‘for pleasure’, says activist

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London –  A liberal Pakistani activist who went missing earlier this year has said a “government institution” with links to the military held him and tortured him. Waqass Goraya, one of five activists who disappeared in early January, told the BBC he was tortured “for pleasure”. The activists were freed after several weeks – but […]


Top court stays trial in Tayyaba torture case

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ISLAMABAD: The apex court has temporarily stopped the trial pertaining to alleged torture of a ten-year-old maid, Tayyaba, and directed the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to consider whether the accused — a former sessions judge and his wife — be tried by a lower court in Islamabad or the IHC itself. Hearing the suo motu case […]


Family suffering as COMSATS student remains missing

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ABBOTTABAD: The family of a student of the COMSATS Institute of Information Technology is in shock as he has been missing for the last 48 days. Fatehul Aziz, father of Hamza Farooqi, from the Firdaus Hall hostel of the COMSATS, told The News that his 20-year-old son was a student of the Bachelor of Business […]


Two men killed for honour in Islamabad

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ISLAMABAD: Two men were killed by their in-laws in the capital for honour, police said on Monday. This takes to four the number of murders which have been reported in Islamabad over the past six days, with the police yet to nab the suspects. Of the four men killed over the past week, two were […]


Piling missing persons cases in Karachi worries SHC

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The Sindh High Court expressed its concern on Friday over the increasing number of missing person cases in Karachi and directed the federal and provincial governments to make efforts for finding these people. Hearing identical petitions against the alleged detention of Mohammad Altaf, Syed Nabeel Shahid, Shafiqur Rehman, Mohammad Nadeem Abbasi, and Mohammad Javed among […]


Focal person named for missing person cases in high court

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PESHAWAR: The federal and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governments have jointly named the provincial home secretary as their focal person for the ‘missing person’ cases pending with the Peshawar High Court, a bench was informed on Thursday. Representatives of the federal and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governments told Chief Justice Yahya Afridi and Justice Ikramullah Khan that the home […]


Police arrest man for raping, killing six-year-old girl

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MULTAN: A man, who has been on the run after raping and murdering a six-year-old girl a few days back, was arrested by police on Tuesday from Multan. A police official told The Express Tribune, “The body of six-year-old Shazia was recovered from a vacant house in Rajanshah.” He added, “Torture marks were also visible on […]


Court to hear petition against five bloggers

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Islamabad –  The Islamabad High Court will take up a petition against the five bloggers and administrations of pages on social media, allegedly involved in defiling and disgracing the names of holy personalities and places of Islam. A single bench of IHC comprising Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui will conduct hearing of the petition on Monday […]


Human trafficker arrested in Saddar

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Personnel of the Anti-Human Trafficking Circle (AHTC) of Sindh’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) claimed on Saturday to have arrested a human trafficker. A spokesman for the FIA Sindh said AHTC personnel conducted a successful raid under the supervision of Additional Director Lubna Tiwana in the Saddar locality and arrested a man named Atique Qaisar Bhatti. […]


PPF concerned over Murders of two Radio broadcasters

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to the H.E. Danilo Medina Sánchez President of the Dominican Republic, expressed concern over the murders of radio broadcaster Luis Manuel Medina Pérez  and producer Leónidas Antonio Evangelista Martínez during live broadcast on February 15, 2017 in the southeastern city of San Pedro de Macorís. PPF Secretary General Owais […]

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‘Uzbek’ militants storm court in Charsadda; seven killed

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CHARSADDA: Three suicide attackers and seven civilians were killed and 22 others injured in a clash between police and bombers who tried to enter the tehsil courts here on Tuesday. The attack was the latest in a wave of militant assaults across the country that has killed over 100 people since last week. According to […]

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Qalandar shrine bombing death toll climbs to 83

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Shahbaz says Rangers operation in Punjab, if needed; Lahore bombing facilitator identified; attack planned in Afghanistan; Afghan national carried out attack; suicide vest brought to Lahore from Peshawar by truck; CM asks Afghan refugees to point out suspects in their ranks or the law will take its course KARACHI: The death toll in the Lal […]

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