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Teacher tortures, breaks girl student’s arm

LARKANA: The headmaster of a school tortured and broke the arm of a seven-year old girl student of grade three. The authorities have suspended the headmaster and ordered an inquiry into the incident that took place in limits of Dokri police station on Thursday. Sources said that Headmaster Muzamil Soomro of Government Primary School Bait-ul-Mall […]

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Husband convicted of throwing acid on wife

LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court on Thursday convicted a man of throwing acid on his wife and sentenced him to 14-year imprisonment. Irfan Younas threw acid on his wife Rehmana, a nurse by profession, at Mayo Hospital on Aug 15. Nurses Shama Naz and Shazia also received burn injuries when they tried to save their colleague. […]

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Man booked for killing wife

LARKANA: A man was booked for forcing his wife, a mother of five, to drink a poisonous liquid and gagging her to death when she refused in Gul Kalhoro village on the outskirts of Sujawal Junejo town on Thursday. According to villagers, Abdul Lateef Kalhoro drove his wife Razia, 35, on a motorcycle to a […]

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Jirga settles dispute

SUKKUR: A jirga held in Titroi village near here on Wednesday settled a dispute between two groups of the Magsi clan over murder of a woman declared kari and later murdered by her family. The jirga found one Karam Magsi guilty of being karo and imposed a fine of Rs1.1 million on him and his […]

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Woman commits suicide after refusal of marriage proposal

Karachi: A disheartened young lover committed suicide on Wednesday after the man of her dreams refused to marry her. Twenty-two-years Pooja hanged herself from a ceiling fan in her Mohabbat Nagar residence after an altercation with her parents, said Malir police. When Pooja’s mother did not see her for a few hours, she went to […]

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Woman from Karachi scales new heights

By: Anil Datta Karachi: Shehrbano Saiyid, an enterprising Karachi-based young woman, independent documentary filmmaker and journalist, created history recently by organising and leading an eight-member women’s team which conquered three peaks in the Karrakoram range in the Gilgit-Baltistan region. Designated the Pakistan Women’s Expedition (PWE), the team climbed the Julio Sar (6035 metres), a virgin […]

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Malala to undergo skull surgery

LONDON: Malala Yousufzai shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls’ education is to return to a hospital in Britain for surgery to reconstruct her skull. The 15-year-old was discharged from the hospital earlier this month to spend time with her family after her initial treatment phase. Her doctors said on Wednesday she […]

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Peshawar High Court lets swara victim marry man of choice

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court on Wednesday allowed a destitute woman from local shelter home to marry the man of her choice and directed the provincial social welfare department to generate funds for her marriage by contacting philanthropists and nongovernmental organisations. The woman, Zarwari, had fled home a year ago after her family planned to […]

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‘Impetus to women’s education essential for national uplift’

By: Anil Datta Unless educated women participate in the country’s labour force, Pakistan will get nowhere. Empowering women is imperative to becoming a globally competitive nation. These views were expressed by Dr Ishrat Husain, former State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Governor and the current Head of the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi, while delivering […]

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Rs4bn deal signed for vocational training of 40,000 women

By: Imtiaz Ali Karachi: The Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Youth Development Programme (BBSYDP) and the National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) on Monday signed a MoU for the vocational training of 40,000 women at a cost of Rs4 billion in the next three years under the ‘Women Economic Empowerment Project.’ The signing ceremony was held at […]

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Meeting on women rights

LAHORE: The Regional Directorate of Human Rights held a meeting with the NGOs, working on the women rights for a general discussion regarding future cooperation on mutual interests. Mumtaz Mughal from Aurat Foundation, Fauzia Waqar from Shirkatgah and Ilahi Rehmat and Rukhsana from APWA attended the meeting. The Regional Director Lubna Mansoor welcomed the guests […]

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Transforming women into equal citizens

By: Samira Shackle The forthcoming election is cause for good cheer. If all goes according to plan, it will be the first time in Pakistan’s 66-year history that a civilian government has lasted a full term and transferred power to another through elections. This is a significant step forward for the country’s nascent democracy. But […]

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Woman held in connection with acid attack

By: Vaqas Asghar ISLAMABAD: A woman was arrested by the Islamabad police on Sunday for her role in an acid attack on the branch manager of a private bank last Tuesday. The woman was arrested after two men already in custody named her as the person who paid them to throw acid at the victim. […]

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Man kills cousin, commits suicide

SUKKUR: A man committed suicide after killing a cousin in Ghotki on Sunday. Police said that in Pandaki village in the limits of Ghotki accused Barkat Ali Waso shot dead a cousin Asif Ali over a domestic issue and later he committed suicide by shooting himself with a handgun. Meanwhile, a man shot dead his […]

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