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Daily Archives: March 9, 2020

Economic justice for women demanded

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MULTAN: Rights activists on Sunday demanded economic justice for women at all levels. They demanded this during the Aurat March rally started from Chowk Nawan Shehr and culminated at Multan Press Club. A large number of civil society activists, students from various universities and others participated in the Aurat March. The participants were carrying placards […]


Participants of Aurat March, religious parties come face to face

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The participants of Aurat Azadi March and activists of hardliner religious parties came face to face on Sunday after the latter started pelting stones on the former, compelling the left-wing rights activists to take the march to the D-Chowk with full-throated chant of ‘Mera Jism, Meri Marzi’ or ‘my body, my choice’. On the eve […]


Women’s day events held despite threats

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ISLAMABAD: Activists of rights organisations, political and religious parties and other civil society organisations on Sunday arranged parallel events in different cities to mark International Women’s Day in an unprecedented show of strength though also exposing the prevailing divergence of views in society on women’s rights issues. The major events, including rallies and marches, were […]


President, PM renew pledge to ensure equal rights for women

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ISLAMABAD – President Dr. Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan have reaffirmed their commitment to ensure equal rights and opportunities to women in order to enable them to utilize their full potential for sustainable socio-economic development of the country. Addressing a ceremony in connection with the International Women’s Day here on Sunday, the President said […]


Effective steps afoot to empower women: Firdous

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LAHORE: Special Assistant the Prime Minister (SAPM) for Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said on Sunday the government was taking effective steps to empower women by ensuring their rights as per the vision of the prime minister. Addressing a ceremony held in connection with International Women’s Day here, she said the day highlighted […]


Women march across country for rights, independence

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LAHORE – Attendees of the Aurat March gathered outside the Lahore Press Club on a Sunday morning on March 8, amidst a backdrop of hostile statements both online and on television channels. But while there were incidents of stone pelting at the march in Islamabad, those in attendance in Lahore had a more positive experience. For […]


Behind the slogans of the Aurat

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KARACHI: Amidst the controversy that has followed slogans for the Aurat March, men and women from different walks of life converged at the march to demand rights for those who have been marginalized at Frere Hall on Sunday. And yes, their slogans accompanied them prominently. “You are not my daughter, you are my son,” read a […]


Justice for Aziz Memon

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The recent murder of Aziz Memon, a journalist associated with privately-owned Sindhi TV channel KTN News and the Sindhi-language Daily Kawish newspaper, remains to be fully investigated. The crime shows that journalists continue to be targeted in the country despite claims that things are getting better. According to a report released by the Freedom Network […]


IOK press club condemns photojournalists’ harassment

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SRINAGAR In occupied Kashmir, the Kashmir Press Club has strongly condemned the harassment of two photojournalists by Indian police in Pulwama district. Two cameramen, Qayoom Khan and Qaisar Mir, working for CNN-News 18 and TV9 Bharatvarsh, were stopped by the police from performing their professional work in Pulwama and their camera and two mobile phones […]


Journalist Jaffar Memon Passes Away

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HYDERABAD: Senior journalist and former president Hyderabad Press Club Mohammad Jaffar Memon passed away due to cardiac arrest here on Sunday afternoon. He was 55. He is survived by one wife, three sons and four daughters. Late Memon had served as Editor in daily Sindh Hyderabad and also remained associated with many Sindhi newspapers including […]


Senior Journalist Passes Away

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BAHAWALPUR: Senior journalist and chief editor of a local newspaper, Gulzar Hussain Rahi has passed away. He was suffering from prolonged ailment. He remained member Bahawalpur press club and played a pivotal role for promotion of positive journalism. His funeral ceremonies were attended by a large number of people and he was laid to rest […]


Pakistan- KP women journalists form Network to raise voice for their rights

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PESHAWAR: The women journalists of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, including the merged districts, have decided to form Women Journalist Network to raise voice for their rights from a single platform. In this regard, the maiden meeting of women journalists of KP was held in Peshawar on Saturday in which women journalists hailing from merged tribal districts were […]


Call for gender-balanced media on Women’s Day

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Twenty-five media development organisations from all over the world, including Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), have called upon all media leaders and journalists around the globe to take action against the skewed balance and representation of gender in the news – both in terms of numbers and in portrayal. In joint statement issued for the International […]