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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 […]


Hudood case against newly-wed couple

HYDERABAD – The Sindh High Court, Hyderabad circuit bench, on May 17 ordered a police investigating officer to submit details of investigation into a Zina and Hudood Ordinance case against a newly-married couple within one week. Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali of the SHC also directed the police officer to explain why a charge-sheet of the […]


Musharraf calls for reviewing Hudood Law

ISLAMABAD – President Pervez Musharraf on May 15 called for a review of “controversial” Islamic laws that human rights groups say are discriminatory against women and minorities. Speaking at a convention on human rights, Musharraf said the strict Islamic laws passed under the military dictatorship of late General Muhammad Ziaul Haq in 1979 should be […]


Hudood case against newly-wed couple

HYDERABAD – The Sindh High Court, Hyderabad circuit bench, on May 17 ordered a police investigating officer to submit details of investigation into a Zina and Hudood Ordinance case against a newly-married couple within one week. Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali of the SHC also directed the police officer to explain why a charge-sheet of the […]


IT ministry approves 14 projects

ISLAMABAD – The Ministry of Information Technology has approved 14 projects worth over Rs300 million to automate different public sector organizations and departments including the National Assembly. The approval to this effect was given at a meeting of the departmental development working party (DDWP), which was presided over by the IT secretary, Khalid Saeed. Other […]


Two killed over Karo-Kari

DADU – Two persons, including a woman, were killed on the pretext of Karo-Kari in district Dadu on late April 5 night. Dedar Ali s/o Haji Lul Bux Jamali was gunned down by armed men in village Kando Khan near Bhan Saeedabad. Safeena w/o Imam Bux Rodnani was shot dead in village Khaddi. Police have […]


Karo-kari – Couple shot dead

DADU – A man and a woman were killed on the pretext of Karo-kari near Bhan Saeedabad town on April 5, night. Deedar Rodhnani, 30, was shot dead by three armed men on the Bhan-Chhinni link road. The Bhan Saeedabad police registered an FIR against Miro, Mehmood and Haji Rodhnani on the complaint of Liaquat […]


Man killed over Karo-Kari

NAWABSHAH – A married man was murdered on the allegation of Karo-Kari in Nawabshah on April 6. Accused Zamir Hussain Kamboh appeared before the 60-Mile police, admitting that he had murdered Ghulam Nabi Kamboh in Deh 4, Chak Suhelo for his illicit relations with his sister. The police, on the complaint of father of the […]


Accused in minor girl assault case arrested

HYDERABAD-The Phuleli Police have arrested the accused, 22, year-old boy, on March 15, in assault case of six-year-old girl, who was abused, killed and burnt on March 14, in Makrani Para near Pinjar Poll area. Police informed The Nation on March 15 that accused Maula Bux, son of Hidayatullah, sold confectionary goods in the locality. […]