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‘Iron Lady of Balochistan’: US honours rights activist Jalila Haider

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WASHINGTON: United States Department of State on Wednesday announced the recipients of the International Women of Courage Award (IWCA) for the year 2020 to honour twelve women across the world. Pakistani human rights activist and lawyer Jalila Haider is also on the list. According to a statement uploaded on their official website, the award recognises […]


CPJ asks govt to lift ‘selective ban’ on media ads

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WASHINGTON: Pakistani authorities should grant government advertising to outlets without regard for their editorial stances, and should lift the suspension of advertising in the Dawn and Jang media groups, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has said. Since January, the country’s federal government and the provincial governments of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab have suspended the […]


FIA probed only 32 of 56,000 online abuse cases, senators told

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology on Wednesday decried the performance of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and Pakistan Telecommuni­cation Authority (PTA) in controlling growing abuse at social media platforms and sought their annual performance reports. The Senate committee meeting, which was chaired by Pakistan Peoples Party Senator Rubina Khalid, expressed concern over the […]


Rights activists vow to defend social media freedom

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ISLAMABAD: Rights act­ivists, lawyers, journalists, politicians representing different political parties at a conference held here on Wed­nesday expressed the res­olve to resist and challe­nge government move to res­trict social media freedom. They demanded review of rules framed under the Prevention of Electronic Crime Act 2016 and appro­ved a declaration stating that such “black laws will […]


Media, lawyers, civil society resolve to resist curbs on freedom of speech

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ISLAMABAD: Media and lawyers organisations, civil society, political parties and other stakeholders Wednesday resolved to resist attempts to curb the freedom of speech and expression in the country. According to a press release, the conference jointly organised by Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), APNS, CPNE, PBC, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), Pakistan Bar […]


SCSW urges police to ensure security for Aurat March participants

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Announcing support for the Aurat March, the Sindh Commission on the Status of Women (SCSW) has urged the police to ensure public order and safety of the participants of a women’s rally to be staged on Sunday. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the SCSW, a government-mandated body formed to protect women’s rights, said that […]


Arts Council announces first Women Conference

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The Arts Council of Pakistan will be hosting a two-day conference on women on March 6 and 7 to look into the issues of women and come up their solutions. Addressing a news conference in this regard on Wednesday, Arts Council President Ahmed Shah said extremist slogans from both the sides were a conspiracy to […]


Who is against ‘Aurat March’?

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From Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah to Ms Rana Liaquat Ali Khan and up to Benazir Bhutto, prominent women leaders faced all kinds of opposition from those who felt challenged by their role in power politics, but the people still voted for women leaders even in the direct elections and also elected a woman as the Prime […]


Aurat March organisers in Sukkur expect peaceful rally

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HYDERABAD: The organisers of the Aurat Azadi March in Sukkur announced on Wednesday their 12-point agenda, which they will reiterate in the rally scheduled for March 8. Prof Arfana Mallah and Prof Amar Sindhu of the University of Sindh, who are organising the rally, told media persons that they expected the event to remain peaceful. “We […]


Social media restrictions lifted in Kashmir

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Indian authorities on Wednesday lifted the ban on access to social media websites in occupied Kashmir. People in the region will now be allowed unrestricted 2G internet access. In addition, internet services will also be available on landline connections. However, this permission will be granted after verification. According to a notification, internet speed shall be […]