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LHRLA demands Darul Aman issue investigated

KARACHI – The Chief Justice of Sindh High Court, IG Prison and Minister for Women Development and Social Welfare have been urged to take urgent steps to thoroughly review the conditions of correctional facilities for women in Sindh province. This was stated during a meeting of Lawyers for Human Rights and Legal Aid (LHRLA) convened […]

HR cases to go straight to law ministry

LAHORE – The Regional Directorate of Human Rights decided in a meeting on July 13 that human rights violation cases would be submitted directly to the Justice and Law Ministry. This decision was made in the third meeting of the monitoring committee of the Directorate of Human Rights, presided over by regional director Kasoor Awan. […]

Couple fears death for getting married

ISLAMABAD – Doctors Amnat and Ghulam Mustafa are on the run, in fear of their lives, for falling in love and getting married. Hundreds of women fall victim to so-called “honour killing” by male relatives every year in Pakistan for marrying without their families’ consent, thereby being deemed to have brought disgrace on their family. […]

Journalists visit SWO’s health unit

THATTA – A team of journalists, including, among others, GS, Karachi Union of Journalists, and a representative of Trade Information Magazine and a photographer visited Primary Health Unit in Deh Khalifa, Taluka Keti Bandar, District Thatta, situated at a distance of 140 kilometres from Karachi which is being run by the Saviour Welfare Organization (SWO). […]

Karo-kari claims two lives

NAWABSHAH – Two persons, including a young girl, were killed on pretext of karo-kari in Sabu Rahu village, near Sakrand on June 19. Saforan, 25, was strangled to death by her brother, Ismail Talpur, who later attacked and killed his guest, Jan Muhammad alias Jannu Machi, 50 with a club. He suspected that Jan Muhammad […]

Karo – kari murder alleged

SUKKUR – A woman was shot dead allegedly by her husband, Ghulam Hussain Sadayo, and his accomplices on the pretext of karo-kari in Shahal Badhayo on Wednesday. The victim was identified as Khairan, 23, daughter of Mohammad Paryal. Source: Dawn Date:6/11/2004

Children suffer after abuse

KARACHI – Around 10 per cent of the innocent children who are sexually assaulted or harassed may commit suicide, deeming it the only way to get rid of the extremely demeaning and humiliating hang-over. Child abuse in any form can create a psychological crisis among those displaying suicidal tendencies. The situation is accentuated if the […]

Consensus on honour killing bill

ISLAMABAD – The bill of honour killings will soon be presented to the cabinet for approval as all the political parties have shown their consensus over the nature of the bill , adviser to the prime minister on women development Nilofar Bakhtiar said. She was speaking at a ‘meet the press programme’, organized by the […]

Honour killings

By Saqib Hussain President General Pervez Musharraf recently called for a law to ban honour killings and said the Hudood Ordinance and the blasphemy law should be scrutinised to ensure that they are not misused. Reiterating his commitment to the protection of human rights at a convention on the Sensitization and Adoption of Human Rights […]