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Woman murdered

ATTOCK: Police have arrested a man on charges of murdering his wife in Dhoke Maiki village of Fatehjang police area, police said on Wednesday. According to police, the incident came to light when some people of the area informed the police that a woman was being laid to rest in suspicious manner by her in-laws. […]

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Why kill a helpless old woman?

By: MUBUSHAR ALI SULEHRIA Many hearts were torn asunder at the news of Sister Birgitta’s death. The 71-year-old Swedish woman, who had spent her youth to ameliorate the living conditions of the destitute women of Lahore, was shot by some immoral persons at the doorsteps of her residence. She gave more than half of her […]

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Pop star Annie alleges husband tried to kill her

By: Murtaza Ali Shah LONDON: Singer Noor-ul-Ain Khalid, popularly known as Annie has alleged that her rich Pakistani husband subjected her to the worst kind of domestic and physical abuse throughout their marriage – starting allegedly much before their wedding on 16 July 2012 but two weeks after their ‘nikah’ earlier in the year. The […]

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Women and education under Zia

By: Abdul Razaque Channa CANBERRA: The Pakistani education system has been influenced by various factors ranging from the subcontinent’s historical background, a shared geography and cultural history with India, colonisation by Britain and so on. Among the many reasons, the dictatorial era of General Ziaul Haq played a significant role in shaping today’s educational system […]

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Man cuts former wife’s nose

FAISALABAD: A man beat up his former wife and cut his nose at Satiana on Tuesday. Police said Faiz Rasool had divorced Sajida Bibi, a resident of Chak-34 GB, a year ago. On Tuesday, Rasool and his accomplices attacked Sajida Bibi in a street. They beat up her and, later, Rasool cut her nose with […]

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Non Governmental Organization draft on women policy in Punjab to go to government

By: Aliya Mirza LAHORE: In order to increase the protection of women and involve the Punjab government in this activity, the Aurat Foundation has prepared a draft on the issue and intends to send it to the provincial government for legislation. This was revealed at a consultation meeting arranged by the AF on the topic […]

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Pakistani women in the public and political sphere

By: Sumera Khan ISLAMABAD: Former premier Benazir Bhutto, Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar and National Assembly Speaker Fehmida Mirza are part of a small, but significant, number of women who have marked their place in the country’s political arena. According to a study by the Planning Commission and endorsed by the United Nations, Pakistan has […]

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Media urged to highlight gender issues

ISLAMABAD: Chairperson of National Commission for Human Development Dr Nafisa Shah asked the media persons to play their role in creating awareness on gender policy and highlighting the gender issues in a way bring positive effects in society. She was speaking at the concluding session of 3-day training on ‘Gender and Role of Media’ organized […]

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Pakistan lags behind in meeting education Millennium Development Goals

By: Sumera Khan ISLAMABAD: Owing to the war on terror, slow economic growth and natural disasters, the government has fallen short of meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), particularly those of education, confirmed several government officials. Former member planning commission Saba Gul Khattak told The Express Tribune that the country was lagging behind on its […]

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Violence, fear and suspicion imperil fight against polio

ISLAMABAD: Health worker Bushra Bibi spent eight years trekking to remote villages, carefully dripping polio vaccine into toddlers’ pursed mouths to protect them from the crippling disease. Now the 35-year-old mother is too scared to go to work after masked men on motorbikes gunned down nine of her fellow health workers in a string of […]

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Eight injured as police baton charge protesting women

By: Qurban Ali Khushik DADU: A rally taken out by scores of women of Sita village in protest over raids and arrests of their loved ones and the closure of every commercial activity in the locality was baton charged by police on Sunday before the participants could reach the Rajo Deero police station. Eight women […]

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Women demand more space in public transport

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan celebrated the National Working Women’s Day on Saturday with the aim to honour working women and convey a message to society that women’s role in nation building cannot be ignored. The objective of observing the day on December 22 every year is to recognise the contribution made by working women in social uplift, […]

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Female victims

By: FARIS JAFFREY Disturbing news reports recently tell of how two minor girls, Salma aged nine and Rukaiyya aged 11, have been recovered by police in Multan after they were declared wani (compensation) by a tribal court. The fact that such cases are on the rise and are being reported left, right and centre just […]

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Reserved seats for women

By: Zain Gardezi LAHORE: This is with reference to Bina Shah’s article on December 19 titled “Hands off the reserved seats for women, please”. I tried finding some definition, ANY definition, of feminism that may suggest that women should have ‘favourable’ rights with respect to men, to make me understand the reaction to Imran Khan’s […]

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