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Four-year-old girl burnt alive

SUKKUR: A four-year-old girl was burnt alive when a fire broke out in a house in Village Haji Ishaq Thahim on Friday.Police said that a fire broke in the kitchen of a house in Village Haji Ishaq Thahim, which encircled the adjacent houses. Locals extinguished the fire. However, four-year-old Dadul burnt alive. The News

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Infant murdered for father’s refusal to withdraw rape case

KASUR: A two-year-old girl was axed to death by the alleged rapists of her mother after her father refused to withdraw a rape case against them at Raday Baht village in Sarai Mughal police limits. Sarfraz and others had allegedly raped the wife of Nazar Muhammad when she was going to Okara to meet her […]

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Outlawed in Pakistan — Kainat Soomro’s story on film

Amid the media storm that broke after the gang rape and death of a 23-year-old Delhi girl Jyoti Pandey, two journalists have made a short film that follows the story of a teenage girl allegedly raped in a village in Dadu, rural Sindh in 2007. The story revolves around the central character of the film, […]

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Runaway girl’s plea disposed of

PESHAWAR: The human rights directorate of Peshawar High Court on Thursday disposed of an application filed by a runaway girl against her father, charging him of arranging her forced marriage with a married person. Parents of the teenaged girl and the said person, identified as Irfan Khan, turned up before the director of HR directorate […]

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Man arrested for killing wife

FAISALABAD: A man was arrested for allegedly beating his wife to death on Wednesday in Chak 7. Nishatabad police said that Muhammad Yaseen had an argument with his wife Niamat Bibi. They said he then beat her up with a stick and left when she collapsed. Some neighbours took her to Allied Hospital, where she […]

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Story of courage

Teenager Malala Yousafzai has undergone successful surgery at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth hospital and is said to be making a good recovery. The multiple surgeries were intended to replace a damaged part of her cranium and to restore some degree of hearing in her left ear. It will take Malala some weeks to recover from the […]

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Change linked to women’s participation in polling

By: Ashrafuddin Pirzada LANDIKOTAL: Leaders of various political parties in the tribal areas on Wednesday said they were optimistic that women’s participation in the upcoming elections would bring about a positive change in the political atmosphere. Gulalai Wazir of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf said her party would encourage women and help them go to the polling […]

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From dark skins to white masks, the gori details of women’s quest for fairness

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By Atika Rehman / Creative: Maha Haider Glutathione isn’t approved in the US but is popular in many clinics and administered via IV and injection. KARACHI: Sahar Ahmed was 13 years old when she first started smoking. A decade of chain smoking later, her face showed signs of the toxicity that nicotine and tar bequeath: […]

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The real daughter of the nation

By Sohail Malala Yousafzai, the brave young girl from Swat who fought for female empowerment through education, has undergone reconstructive surgery to her skull and is on her way to full recovery. She may be out of the hospital ward but she is not out of danger. The Taliban still have a bounty on her […]

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KWF Women Forum organises women rights seminar

KARACHI: A seminar was organised by KFC Women Forum (KWF) in collaboration with Business Professional Women South Club to create awareness regarding the rights of women, here at Dr SRA Women’s Complex Auditorium on Tuesday. Eminent speakers, including Khanum Gohar Ijaz, Barrister Shahida Jameel, Rukhsana Asghar, CEO Fulcrum, and Afroze Malik, spoke about the rights […]

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Marriage restraint act

By: IMRAN TAKKAR THIS is with reference to the news report on early marriages (Feb 1). It says that according to a UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), signed and ratified by Pakistan in 1990, everyone under the age of 18 was a child. It also deals with the subject of child […]

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Body recovered

NOWSHERA: Police recovered body of a young woman when three unidentified men were trying to bury it in Usmanabad locality here on Sunday. Officials said the police raided the area after receiving information from local people that three suspected men having a bag were digging a grave in Mian Ilyas area in Akora Khattak. Seeing […]

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Malala recovering well after skull, ear operations

LONDON: Malala Yousufzai is in stable condition after undergoing two successful operations to reconstruct her skull and restore her hearing, the British hospital treating her said on Sunday. Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital said doctors for 15-year-old Malala were “very pleased” with her progress after five hours of skull reconstruction and ear surgery on Saturday. “She […]

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Husband held for killing wife

ATTOCK: Police on Saturday arrested a man on charges of murdering his wife over a domestic dispute. Police sources said the man in his early 50s opened fire on his 35-year-old killing him on the spot. After postmortem, police handed over the body to her relatives. Her husband was arrested by a team of Attock […]

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