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Child marriage termed denial of fundamental right

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ISLAMABAD: Over 40 per cent of girls in Pakistan are married before their 18th birthday and out of these, seven per cent below the age of 15, which is a violation of fundamental rights of the children, says a documentary. Mutual consent is a must in a marriage, a group of rights activists and policymakers […]

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‘Key to implementation of laws lies in societal awareness’

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Karachi: Changes in laws and their implementation are always brought about when the society is aware of them and people are willing to stand up for their rights, be it the vulnerable sections of the society or minority communities. This was said by speakers including members of the judiciary and rights activists at a seminar […]

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Reproductive rights termed human rights

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KARACHI: Reproductive rights are in fact human rights and all stakeholders of society should play their due role in recognition of these rights, said noted human rights lawyer Zia Ahmed Awan on Monday evening. Addressing at a ceremony of launching of a Madadgaar documentary, he said the Madadgaar helpline besides raising voice against the exploitation […]

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Absence of marriage laws for minorities denies them many rights

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ISLAMABAD: Marriage and separation-related complications have increased for non–Muslims after the 18th Amendment, under which religious matters and marriage issues were devolved to the provinces. As none of the provinces has drafted its own laws on the matters, the members of the minority communities feared the worst if they came up with any legislation. “The […]

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