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Man shoots kari wife

VASTI JEEVAN – A villager shot his wife dead on October 10, because he suspected she was having an affair with a man, police said. Abdul Qadir Ghoto killed Mukhtiaran in their home in village Siddiq Ghoto. He fled after the shooting, and is yet to be arrested. The man he suspected is one of […]

Woman, daughter commit suicide

DADU – A girl and her mother committed suicide in the Garibi village of Johi taluka on October 14, night because of refusal of the girl’s father to let her marry the man of her own choice. According to Mohammad Umar Panhwar, her daughter, Bhani, 20, committed suicide by taking pesticide after he refused to […]

PPF Seminar on Rural Women

Date: October 14, 2004 Location: Karachi Some NGOs and media personnel were distorting country’s image in the eyes of world by presenting Pakistan as an unsafe land for women. This was stated by Dr. Saeeda Malik, Minister for Women Development, Government of Sindh while speaking at a seminar Recognizing Rural Women as Partners in Progress […]

Karo-kari needs no new laws, says Arbab

KARACHI — Karo-kari does not need new legislation since it is already murder, said Sindh Chief Minister Dr. Arbab Ghulam Rahim, who opposed the practice on October12. He said that there should be no leniency for men involved in such deaths; they should be treated as murderers according to the law. He termed honour killing […]

Woman killed over Karo-Kari

SUKKUR – A woman was gunned down in village Ghulam Nabi Pitafi, district Ghotki, allegedly by her husband on October12 on the pretext of Karo-Kari. Ashraf Khatoon was preparing meals in her house, when her husband Abdul Hameed shot her dead, police said. Source: The News Date:10/13/2004

Women seeking citizenship refuse to apply

PESHAWAR – The federal government has asked two Indian women seeking Pakistani citizenship to apply afresh so that their cases could be re-processed. Official sources informed Dawn that the Interior Division had, a few days ago, advised Dr Hafsa Aman and Aqila Durrani, who are married to Pakistani citizens, to file fresh applications. However, the […]

Woman killed

JACOBABAD – A villager, Abdul Rasool Umrani, killed his sister, Amina 22, on the pretext of karo-kari in Ghulam Nabi Rind village in the Garhi Khero village in Garhi Khero area on October 9. Source: Dawn Date:10/11/2004

Women contribute equally to national economy

KARACHI – Dr Hafeez Shaikh, Federal Minister for Privatisation, said that though the women of Pakistan had been able to make it to the portals of the legislature, there still was a long way to go and lots of work was needed to compete with the other half of the world. He was addressing the […]

Women’s role in uplift works lauded

KARACHI – Federal Minister for Privatisation and investment Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh gave away the ‘Woman of the Year Award’ to the President of First Women Bank (FWB), Ms Zarin Aziz in the ‘Ladies Forum’ glorious function here on October8. The ceremony was organised by ‘Ladies Forum’ and a large number of women relating to […]

Equal chances for women in jobs urged

KARACHI – Federal Privitization and Investment Minsiter Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh has said that it is high time that women are provided equal opportunities in every field so that they could also play their due role in progress of the country. He was speaking at a function organized by the Ladies Forum to give awards […]

Demonstration against honour-killing

MULTAN – The human rights organisations, NGOs, women organisations from all over the country would stage a demonstration in front of Parliament House on October 8 at 10.00 am. “We have planned with the consent of all human rights organisations, NGOs to stage a demonstration in front of parliament against the honour-killing, ending the discriminatory […]

HRCP criticizes honour killings

QUETTA – The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), Balochistan Chapter, has urged the government to take measures to end honour killings and molestation of girls in the province. The monthly meeting of the commission held in Quetta on October 4, under the chairmanship of Tahir Mohammad Khan, observed that during the last few months […]

Two killed over Karo-Kari

KHAIRPUR – A young man killed his stepmother here on Monday in village Jarro Khoh, Khairpur, on the pretext of Karo-Kari. Ali Gul Kalihoro killed his stepmother, Mst Irshad Begum, 25, and surrendered himself to police. He said he was suspicious that his stepmother had illicit relations with a person.Separately, a girl student was wounded […]

Begum Majid Malik passes away

KARACHI – Begum Amna Majid Malik, an educationist, philanthropist, and the founder of the PECHS schools and college, passed away at the age of 91 on Tuesday after a brief illness. She was under treatment at a local hospital. She was buried at the army graveyard, CSD, on Monday, after Zohr prayers. She is survived […]