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Senate passes landmark Hindu marriage bill

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ISLAMABAD: The Hindu community is set to have a personal law for the first time as the Senate on Friday unanimously passed ‘The Hindu Marriage Bill 2017’. The bill — appro­ved by the National Assem­bly on Sept 26, 2015 — is likely to get presidential assent next week to become a law. The bill will […]

Forcible separation of spouses a constitutional violation: SHC

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KARACHI: Citing articles 35 and 9 of the constitution, the Sindh High Court (SHC) declared on Thursday that the State was duty-bound to protect couples who contracted marriages out of free will. Forcible separation of spouses, the court observed, was the worst kind of violation of a couple’s fundamental rights. The verdict was given by […]

Pemra initiates debate on code of conduct

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Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Monday launched “Code of Conduct: A Collective Responsibility” with the collaboration of media houses to improve the performance of the PEMRA with an open discussion on Electronic Media Code of Conduct 2015 to bridge the gap between the regulatory authority and its relevant stakeholders. Renowned anchors, journalists and media […]

Act aimed at regulating publication of law books enacted

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ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Tuesday approved enforcement of the Publication of Laws of Pakistan Act, 2016. The law is for regulating publication of law books, materials and their translations to place a check on the sale of erroneous law books and materials. Before becoming a law the bill for the act was adopted by […]

Dar for monitoring NGOs’ funding

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ISLAMABAD – Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said on Saturday that funding of the non-governmental organisations (NGOs) should be properly monitored to protect the national interests. “Around 99 percent funding of NGOs are used for the purpose they are released. However, Pakistan must have a monitoring policy to ensure that the matters stay on track,” said […]

PA session adjourned till April 6 over lack of quorum

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Karachi: The Sindh Assembly session was adjourned on Friday till April 6 without holding any proceedings over lack of quorum, much to the opposition’s ire. The sitting on Friday, held after a gap of two days, was scheduled to begin at 10am but Speaker Agha Siraj Khan Durrani adjourned it at around 11:05am when only […]

Religious parties ask govt to withdraw women law by 27th

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LAHORE: Religious parties have warned the government to withdraw the “un-Islamic” Punjab Protection of Women Against Violence Act, 2015, by March 27 or face a countrywide movement. On the call of the Jamaat-i-Islami, leaders of 35 religious parties gathered at Mansoora here on Tuesday and held discussion on the law and condemned the steps the […]

Interior ministry clears 25 INGOs to work in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: The interior ministry has formally allowed 25 international non-governmental organisations (INGOs) to work in Pakistan. The decision was taken on Tuesday during a high-level meeting held at the ministry. The meeting – chaired by Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan – was attended by the interior secretary, special secretary interior, National Counter-Terrorism Authority (Nacta) […]

Man who patrolled streets as milk seller to uncover corrupt cops takes charge as new IG

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KARACHI: The man, who roamed the streets of Dadu as a milkman to uncover corrupt policemen, has taken charge as the new provincial police chief. Allah Dino Khawaja was posted as Dadu SSP when he came up with this unique method to gain information on criminals. “During his posting, he started patrolling in the city […]

VVIPs visit Peshawar hospital violating SOP

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PESHAWAR: PTI chairman Imran Khan, Jamaat-i-Islami chief Sirajul Haq, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, Chief Minister Pervez Khattak and VVIPs visited the Lady Reading Hospital in the capital city to inquire after the victims of Shabqadar suicide attack on Monday. However, the media was barred from its coverage through the standard operating procedure notified […]

On media report: Nisar takes notice of fake death certificate

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ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has taken serious notice of a media report which stated that a candidate for local government (LG) polls – who belongs to Kot Momin, a town in Sargodha district, Punjab – was declared as ‘deceased’ as per the record of the National Database Regulatory Authority (Nadra). Chaudhry Nisar […]

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‘Vulnerable’ establishments: Sindh’s new bill can make any place ‘sensitive’

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KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly on Friday passed a bill to make arrangements for the security of vulnerable establishments that, according to the bill, can include anything from places of worship to banks and parks. Provincial parliamentary affairs minister Dr Sikandar Mandhro stated that the bill was being passed in pursuance of the implementation of the […]

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