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Harappan Connections: Exhibition embodies artefacts from Indus

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ISLAMABAD: An exhibition of ancient artefacts, contemporary potteries, digital art, photographs and interpretive artworks titled ‘Harappan Connections’ opened at the Alliance Francaise on Friday. It was organised by the French cultural centre and was actually an excerpt from a larger exhibition titled ‘Rediscovering Harappa’ at the Lahore Museum. It displays a lot of digital art […]

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Journalist must be more proactive on issues of gender discrimination

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KARACHI: Although the Sindhi media is proactive in reporting the issues of child marriages and gender discrimination topics, the other mainstream mediums don’t make these subjects part of their agenda setting. These views were shared by speakers and participants at the media training session on The Sindh Child Marriages Restraint Act, 2013, at Regent Plaza […]

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Human trafficking the root of many social evils, say experts

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KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has launched an initiative to bridge the gap between the civil society and government institutions working to counter human trafficking. The move is hoped to reduce the incidents of human trafficking in the province. “Sindh is the first province to take measures to bridge the gap and enhance coordination […]

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Man knocks at apex court’s door to get daughter back from Jamia Hafsa

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ISLAMABAD: The man who alleged that his daughter is being held in Jamia Hafsa, the women’s seminary in Lal Masjid, filed an appeal with the Human Rights Cell of the Supreme Court on Monday in hopes of having his daughter recovered. Abdul Qayyum’s lawyer Muhammad Haider Imtiaz told Dawn that Mr Qayyum has requested the […]

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Women have to fight harder… – An interactive session with a Pakistani journalist in India

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Gender discrimination cuts across all political and cultural boundaries around the world, as we have seen and studied extensively in India. Knowing this, it was still tremendously surprising to learn how similar the situation is in Pakistan, as a recent talk in Delhi by Kiran Nazish, an eminent young journalist from Pakistan made clear. Kiran […]

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Gender discrimination in government formation

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THIS is apropos of ‘First civilian transition, at last’ (June 2), a joyful heading. We should appreciate that the country has witnessed an unprecedented transfer of power from one democratic government to another. The new assembly was sworn in with several women parliamentarians with the hope and commitment that they would play their due role […]

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Covered, yet empowered: By the women, for the women

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GILGIT: Inflation, poverty, an 18-year-old paralysed son, three school-going daughters, a jobless husband: Khadija Bibi, a housewife in Gilgit, saw no apparent light at the end of the tunnel. With many government projects stalled due to lack of funds, her husband, a contractor, was not expected to start earning anytime soon. Desperate times require desperate […]

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Administration told to facilitate women voters

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has asked the Malakand division authorities to take administrative measures to create a congenial atmosphere for the women voters to cast their votes, ensuring their participation in the polling process. Provincial information minister Musarrat Qadeem, according to an official handout issued on Saturday has directed the Malakand division’s commissioner to […]

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Never sympathise with the rapist

By: Sarah Eleazar The responsibility for rape must be shouldered by perverts and their fellow apologists. Ours is not a pluralistic society. The urge to ‘other’ stems from an identity seeped in condemnation of whoever is different. As far as public discourse goes, no one can veer into the ‘sacred space’, protecting the sanctity of […]

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Missing women

BY: Jamil Nasir “The average North Carolina housewife had to walk 148 miles per year while carrying 3.5 tons of water. There is no more important event that liberated women than the invention of running water and indoor plumbing, which happened in urban America between 1890 and 1930”, wrote professor Robert J Gordon in one […]

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‘Govt committed to women emancipation’

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ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari has said the government is committed to women emancipation and protect them from all kinds of exploitation and discrimination. In his message on the International Women Day being observed worldwide including in Pakistan, the President said it demonstrates that women everywhere are waking up. “On this occasion I wish to […]

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HRCP expresses solidarity with health workers

Human Rights Commission (HRC) of Pakistan on Friday staged a demonstration at Chowk Nawan Shehr to express solidarity with the Health volunteers and workers. The demo was led by Rashid Rehman Advocate in charge of Task Force of HRCP here today. Protestors vehemently condemned the armed attacks on members of anti-polio campaign teams in different […]

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HRCP expresses solidarity with health workers

Human Rights Commission (HRC) of Pakistan on Friday staged a demonstration at Chowk Nawan Shehr to express solidarity with the Health volunteers and workers. The demo was led by Rashid Rehman Advocate in charge of Task Force of HRCP here today. Protestors vehemently condemned the armed attacks on members of anti-polio campaign teams in different […]

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HRCP expresses solidarity with health workers

Human Rights Commission (HRC) of Pakistan on Friday staged a demonstration at Chowk Nawan Shehr to express solidarity with the Health volunteers and workers. The demo was led by Rashid Rehman Advocate in charge of Task Force of HRCP here today. Protestors vehemently condemned the armed attacks on members of anti-polio campaign teams in different […]

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