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Daily Archives: March 6, 2020

Jam Saqi paid tribute on second death anniversary

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HYDERABAD: Hari leaders and rights activists have paid rich tributes to comrade Jam Saqi for his struggle for the rights of peasants and downtrodden people. Addressing the second death anniversary of Saqi at Sindh Museum here on Thursday organised by Jam Saqi Yadgar Committee, they said comrade Saqi devoted his life to challenge dictators. Writer […]


Aurat March core body defends bodily rights, presents manifesto

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LAHORE: The Aurat March manifesto was launched formally on Thursday at the Lahore Press Club. The manifesto revolves around ‘Khud Mukhtari’ or the independence of women. The 15-point manifesto demanded an end to the IMF-sponsored economic policies and budget cuts as well as immediate control of inflation of basic foods, whose burden was felt by […]


Women, civil society groups announce separate rally on March 8

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Apparently in a bid to maintain some distance from the much-hyped Aurat March on the International Women’s Day on Sunday, leaders of various women, labour and civil society groups on Thursday announced a separate women rally in the city on the same day. Various speakers, including Zehra Khan of the Home-Based Women Workers Federation (HBWWF), […]


‘Mera Jism Meri Marzi’ is indecency: Maulana Fazlur Rehman

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MULTAN: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has said major opposition political parties should revisit their narrative and must rethink about the current gloomy situation in the country. The JUI-F still stands for its commitments but the other side does not. He said he is fighting for the survival of the state instead of his […]


Women’s demonstration for rights

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As March 8, the International Women’s Day, draws closer self-appointed custodians of national morality are getting roiled up at the prospect of replay of last year’s massive ‘Aurat March’. Usual labels of ‘vulgarity’ and ‘obscenity’ are being bandied about to disparage the activity. The other day, JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman issued a statement to […]


IHC to hear petition against Aurat March

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ISLAMABAD:As the Aurat March is to be taken out on Sunday across the country, the citizens of Islamabad have approached the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to stop it from happening in their city. The IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah would hear the case on Friday (today). The federal government and Islamabad chief commissioner have been […]


Bilawal backs Aurat March as controversy grows

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LAHORE – Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Thursday said the Aurat March , scheduled for March 8 in connection with International Women Day, would take place and no one could stop it from happening. The PPP chairman supported “Aurat March” and announced that the PPP would stand with the participants in the march for […]


Aurat March: Pemra asked to stop channels from telecasting delinquent slogans

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The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government on Thursday explained its position on the upcoming “Aurat [woman] March”, saying that a ‘handful of elements will not be allowed to hold the society hostage, as a parliamentary panel directed the PEMRA to immediately stop media channels from telecasting slogans such as “Mera Jism, Meri Marzi” ‘to prevent nation […]


ATC adjourns hearing on PTV, Parliament attack case till March 26

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ISLAMABAD – An Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) in Islamabad on Thursday adjourned the hearing of a case pertaining attack on Parliament and PTV buildings during the 2014 sit-in against alleged rigging in general elections. The hearing was adjourned without any further proceedings due to the leave of ATC judge Raja Jawad Abbas Hassan. During the […]


CPJ asks govt not to link ads to editorial stances

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KARACHI: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called upon Pakistani authorities to stop withholding government advertisements to the Dawn and Jang media groups and grant ads to media outlets “without regard for their editorial stances”. Citing news reports and information from the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), the CPJ noted in a statement on […]


Dawn reporter Hasan Mansoor passes away

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KARACHI: Hasan Mansoor, a senior reporter at Dawn, passed away on Thursday. He was 54. His family sources said Hasan suffered a heart attack which proved fatal. Survived by a widow, a son and a daughter, Hasan remained associated with Dawn twice. He first joined the newspaper in 2006 and left for a foreign wire […]