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Political worker accused of raping Hindu girl

By: Ghulam Rasool Soomro CHACHRO: A 14-year-old Hindu girl, N, was raped allegedly by a local leader of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) early Friday morning near Chachro, Umerkot. The suspect, M, forcibly entered the victim’s house in Mubarak Tarr village, which is 35 kilometres from Chachro, along with two other men. He tortured the […]

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Rapist jailed for 14 years

Karachi: The additional district and session’s court (East) on Saturday sentenced a man to 14 years’ rigorous imprisonment in a rape case. Mohammad Tahir was prosecuted for molesting a girl in the Korgani Industrial Area police remit. According to the prosecution, Tahir subjected his neighbour, Z, to rape on December 1, 2008. The court, having […]

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Two killed for ‘honour’ in Kohistan

MANSEHRA: A man and a woman were killed in the name of honour in Kayhal area of Kohistan on Saturday. Fazalur Rehman and his brother Mohammad Yousuf were attacked by Hamayun Khan and his sons Mehtab and Aftab when they were working in their fields in Kayhal area of Kohistan. As a result Fazalur Rehman […]

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Women being empowered in line with Benazir’s thinking

KARACHI: The International Working Day of Women was marked here on Friday under the auspices of the Directorate of Women Development (DWD) and the Women Development Department (WDD), Sindh government. The ceremony was chaired by Tauqeer Fatima Bhutto, Sindh Minister for Women Development. Quite a number of women representatives and activists participated in the function. […]

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Two schools blown up in Khyber Pakhtunkhwah

PESHAWAR: Militants blew up two scholls in KHyberPakhtunkhwah and its tribal areas on Wednesday, DawnNews reported. A government primary school was targeted in Budh bher area in Peshawar’s surrounding. No loss of life had been reported whereas two rooms of the school were completely destroyed as a result of the explosion. According to the Bomb […]

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Three women wounded: Bride, cousin killed in armed clash after wedding

SUKKUR: A dispute over a matrimonial alliance triggered an armed clash in Atal Muradani village within the remit of the Sarhad police station on Friday left the bride and her young cousin dead and another three women injured. One of the injured women was stated to be in a critical condition. Reports from the area […]

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In defence of reserved seats for women

By: Dr Farzana Bari The writer is director of the Department of Gender Studies at Quaid-i-Azam University in Islamabad The debate on the question of a gender quota in parliament seems to be highly misunderstood in Pakistan. The recent statement by Imran Khan at a seminar on “Justice for Women of Pakistan”in Lahore where he […]

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Woman killed in Sanghar over disputed marriage

SANGHAR: A married woman was killed on Thursday within the remit of the Sarhari police station, some 60 kilometres away from here. According to sources, armed men barged into a house in the Piral Brohi village and shot dead the 25-year-old woman, Nasreen Brohi. Her body was taken to the Shahdadpur taluka hospital by the […]

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Malala asks government to retain old name of Saidu college

PESHAWAR: Malala Yusufzai has asked the government to change the name of a degree college in Saidu Sharif back to its original name and allay fears and sense of insecurity amongst the nearly two thousands girls studying there. The request by the young icon of the right of girls to seek education came amid protests […]

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