Human Rights Day: ‘Rape survivors are assaulted a second time when they seek justice’

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KARACHI: A rape survivor is invariably assaulted for the second time when she steps out from her home to get justice, said an advocate fighting for such cases. “A survivor is raped a second time when she is questioned by the police. At every stage, she suffers and is not taken seriously,” said lawyer Asiya […]

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Rallies, seminars in Sindh to highlight human rights violations

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HYDERABAD: Civil society organisations and nationalist parties in parts of Sindh held various programmes to mark the International Human Rights Day on Thursday. In Hyderabad, rights activists took out a procession under the banner of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) Hyderabad special task force. Carrying banners and placards, and shouting slogans in favour […]

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Music video on acid violence screened

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Islamabad – A music video “Saheli” produced to sensitise the public, especially the youth, on acid violence and to generate positive momentum in the public for further legislation and for women rights, was launched yesterday. Acid Survivors Foundation (ASF) Pakistan in collaboration with Group Development Pakistan, the National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW) […]

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Human rights cases on decline, claims minister

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ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmed informed the National Assembly on Wednesday that there had been a decline in human rights cases registered in all provinces except Khyber Pakhtunkhwa over the last two years. The minister said that 12,884 cases had been registered since 2011 at four regional offices of the human […]

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Musical heritage: Shaukat Ali honoured with Pride of Punjab award

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By: Cesare Baccheschi LAHORE: Folk singer Shaukat Ali was awarded the Pride of Punjab Award by the Pakistan Institute of Language, Art and Culture (PILAC) at a ceremony held here at the PILAC auditorium on Saturday. Talking to The Express Tribune, Ali said he felt honoured. He said, “The award comes from a country I […]

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Girl attacked with acid after rape bid failure

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BAHAWALPUR – Three accused threw acid on a 22-year-old girl after they failed to molest here. Due to the attack, 50 percent of the girl’s body was burnt. According to details, three accused including Bashir, Ramzan and their unidentified accomplice attempted to rape 22-year-old Tasleem Bibi, daughter of Mumtaz Ali, a resident of Mauza Ghafoor […]

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Woman injured in acid attack

LAHORE: A woman in her 30s suffered critical burns after an unidentified man threw acid on her near Miani Sahib Graveyard on Monday. The suspect escaped after dropping an empty can at the spot. Civil Lines SP (Operations) Dr Farrukh Raza told Dawn that Naziran Bibi of Mangtanwala (Nankana district) was passing through the shrine […]

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