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Journalists vow to defend their sources

ISLAMABAD: While the government will press the Supreme Court inquiry commission through its counsel to order journalists to reveal their source of information in NICL corruption case, top journalists of the country say that right of protecting their sources will and should not be compromised in any case. The Supreme Court inquiry commission to probe […]

CPJ concerned at shooting of Waqt TV reporter

NEW YORK – The Committee to Protect Journalists has voiced concern over the critical injuries suffered by Waqt TV reporter Ahsan Kohati in crossfire in Karachi on Sunday, and called on Pakistani authorities to take steps to protect journalists. Kohati was hit in the chest by a bullet while reporting at the scene of rioting […]

Has no woman ever complained of workplace harassment?

KARACHI: The participants of a consultative meeting on women’s rights were shocked to know on Monday that none of the provincial government’s 18 complaint centres had ever received a complaint from women about workplace harassment. They took exception to the claims made by some government officials that the complaint committees had been constituted in 18 […]

Steps urged to encourage women reporting violence

Asif Choudary LAHORE: The experts in a consultative meeting on Monday identified various flaws in the police, prosecution and judicial systems, especially with gender perspective, which they said needed to be addressed promptly to ease the suffering women. The participants also discussed at length various aspects of a study conducted by Advocates at Law, Public […]

Call for more laws against harassment of women

KARACHI: Women parliamentarians and representatives of Sindh-based non-governmental organisations at a consultative meeting on Monday called for swift implementation of laws against harassment of women at their workplaces. They also called for more laws to curb anti-women practices. They urged the provincial women development department to disseminate the salient features of the ‘Protection Against Harassment […]

Khuzdar journalists receive threats from banned militant group

A banned militant organization “Baloch Musallah Defa Army” (BMDA) threatened six journalists belonging to Khuzdar district of Pakistan’s southern Balochistan province on November 25, 2011. According to press reports Mir Jang Baloch, the spokesman of BMDA in a phone call to the Naushki Press Club said the organisation will target those journalists who are working […]

Journalist injured in shootout while covering Karachi rally

Ehsan Kohati, a senior reporter for “Waqt News” TV channel, received bullet wounds while covering a Muharram rally, on November 27, 2011, in Karachi, the capital city of Sindh province of Pakistan. Irfan Ahmed, a reporter of Waqt News told PPF that Kohati received two bullets, one in chest and another in abdomen. Kohati was […]

Centre of Excellence for Women Studies: KU announces admissions

KARACHI: Karachi University (KU) announced on Sunday that admission in Centre of Excellence for Women Studies will start from Monday November 28, 2011. According to Director Women Studies Prof Nasreen Aslim Shah, admission forms of four-year BS (Honors) and MA will be available from November 28 to December 17 2011 at the department and branch […]

Provincial women MPs demand 10pc quota of general seats

Islamabad: Female parliamentarians from provincial assemblies have demanded 10% mandatory quota for women on general seats to mainstream them in electoral processes before the next elections. They were addressing a press conference after attending a two-day national consultation organised by the Legislative Watch Programme for Women’s Empowerment of Aurat Foundation. The quota was demanded in […]

Four-year-old killed in continued honour frenzy

CHAKWAL: `Honour` feud claimed the life of a four-year-old girl here early Sunday, sources and relatives said. Humaina Mudassir was sleeping with her aunt Naureen Rafi when two persons stormed into their room and opened fire at them. Humaina was rushed to the District Headquarters Hospital where she died while Naureen was stated to be […]

2 killed for `honour`

KOHAT: Two alleged lovers were killed in the name of honour in Kahi area of Hangu district on Sunday. The Saddar police said one Abdullah shot dead Ms Z and Shamim Gul on suspicion of having illicit relationship in Kahi area. The police arrested the accused Abdullah with the weapon used in the crime and […]

Pakistan seek US extradition over ‘honour killing’

SANDAWALA: Pakistani police say they are seeking the extradition of an American man suspected of murdering his daughter and her British-based husband during a family holiday this month. Uzma Naurin, 30, a US national, and her Pakistani husband Saif Rehman, 31, were killed on November 1 in Lala Musa town, 145 kilometres east of Islamabad, […]

Journalists vent rage on Nato

MANDI BAHAUDDIN: The local journalists community staged a protest rally to condemn the Nato helicopters attack on Pakistani security checkpoint in Mohmand agency, killing 28 soldiers including two officers besides injuring 12 other seriously. The rally was led by District Press Club President Nazir Bosal and Media Press Club President Sheikh Saleem. The participants of […]

Schoolgirls on show

Sir: According to a petition filed in the Lahore High Court – which was subsequently dismissed – the PML-N had officials make sure that “female students” were transported via buses to its rally held in Faisalabad some days ago. These students were directed to sing the national anthem and spend their entire day at the […]