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Aurat March: Pemra asked to stop channels from telecasting delinquent slogans

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The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government on Thursday explained its position on the upcoming “Aurat [woman] March”, saying that a ‘handful of elements will not be allowed to hold the society hostage, as a parliamentary panel directed the PEMRA to immediately stop media channels from telecasting slogans such as “Mera Jism, Meri Marzi” ‘to prevent nation […]


‘Iron Lady of Balochistan’: US honours rights activist Jalila Haider

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WASHINGTON: United States Department of State on Wednesday announced the recipients of the International Women of Courage Award (IWCA) for the year 2020 to honour twelve women across the world. Pakistani human rights activist and lawyer Jalila Haider is also on the list. According to a statement uploaded on their official website, the award recognises […]


SCSW urges police to ensure security for Aurat March participants

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Announcing support for the Aurat March, the Sindh Commission on the Status of Women (SCSW) has urged the police to ensure public order and safety of the participants of a women’s rally to be staged on Sunday. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the SCSW, a government-mandated body formed to protect women’s rights, said that […]


Arts Council announces first Women Conference

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The Arts Council of Pakistan will be hosting a two-day conference on women on March 6 and 7 to look into the issues of women and come up their solutions. Addressing a news conference in this regard on Wednesday, Arts Council President Ahmed Shah said extremist slogans from both the sides were a conspiracy to […]


Who is against ‘Aurat March’?

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From Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah to Ms Rana Liaquat Ali Khan and up to Benazir Bhutto, prominent women leaders faced all kinds of opposition from those who felt challenged by their role in power politics, but the people still voted for women leaders even in the direct elections and also elected a woman as the Prime […]


Aurat March organisers in Sukkur expect peaceful rally

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HYDERABAD: The organisers of the Aurat Azadi March in Sukkur announced on Wednesday their 12-point agenda, which they will reiterate in the rally scheduled for March 8. Prof Arfana Mallah and Prof Amar Sindhu of the University of Sindh, who are organising the rally, told media persons that they expected the event to remain peaceful. “We […]


‘Aurat March seeks to join people for cause of gender justice’

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KARACHI: They were chanting that they wanted freedom, they wanted azadi to live their life their way. They demanded being treated with respect and dignity. There were red salutes or surkh salam for Asma Jahangir — Asma, tera mission adhura hum sub mil kay karein gey pura [Asma, we will complete your incomplete mission]. A […]


Zardari asks Sindh govt to protect women march

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ISLAMABAD: Former president and President Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentarians Asif Ali Zardari fully supporting women’s march on the World Women Day has directed the Sindh government to provide complete protection to the women march and facilitate these marches. “The PPP assures the rights of women and is steadfast on the philosophy of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir […]


Court orders admin to decide Aurat March plea as per code

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday directed the deputy commissioner and the DIG (Operations) to decide an application seeking permission to hold “Aurat March” as per the law and guidelines/code of conduct for the marchers submitted by the organisers. Chief Justice Mamoon Rashid Sheikh observed that all citizens had the right to express their […]


Bar council condemns reported threats to Aurat March

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakis­tan Bar Council (PBC) on Tuesday condemned the reported threats being hurled against organisers and participants of the Aurat March to be held on March 8. PBC Vice Chairman Abid Saqi said in a statement that the uncalled for threats were contrary to the fundamental rights of citizens and constitute hate speech against […]


PFUJ backs Aurat March, slams threats against women

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) President Shahzada Zulfikar and Secretary General Nasir Zaidi have condemned the threats against organisers and participants of the Aurat March to be held on International Women’s Day. In a joint statement the PFUJ leaders said the threats raise grave concerns regarding the fundamental rights of citizens, particularly women […]


Women move LHC to get Aurat March ‘regulated’

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LAHORE: Six women ‘activists’ approached the Lahore High Court on Monday with a request to ‘regulate’ forthcoming Aurat March to ensure implementation of Citizen Protection (Against Online Harm) Rules, 2020. Chief Justice Mamoon Rashid Sheikh is set to resume on Tuesday (today) hearing on main petition against the march moved by Advocate Azhar Siddique. On […]


PPP seeks protection for women’s march

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ISLAMABAD: The opposition Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has rejected the call given by some elements threatening the proposed women’s march on the occasion of International Women’s Day on March 8 as “unwarranted, uncalled for and totally unacceptable”. In a statement issued on Sunday, PPP secretary general and former Senator Farhatullah Babar said the Constitution guaranteed […]


Plea against Aurat March: Freedom of expression can’t be curbed: CJ

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LAHORE: Lahore High Court Chief Justice Mamoon Rashid Sheikh on Thursday observed that restrictions could not be put on freedom of expression in any vague manner. He was hearing a plea challenging the upcoming “Aurat March” filed by Judicial Activism Panel’s chairman Advocate Azhar Siddique. Senior lawyer and rights activist Hina Jillani made her appearance […]