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Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, graduate of PPF journalism training programme, wins her second Oscar

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Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy a graduate of six-week journalism training programme organised by Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) won her second Academy Award on 28th February for her film ‘A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness’ in the category of Best Documentary (Short Subject). The film is about a 19-year-old Pakistani girl who survives an attempted […]

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Sharmeen does it again

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HOLLYWOOD: A documentary about a Pakistani girl shot in the face by her family won an Oscar on Sunday, after helping persuade the government to commit it would fight “honour killings” in the country. ‘A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness’ won the Academy Award in the category of Best Documentary (Short Subject) […]

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Implementation of laws to curb domestic violence stressed

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LARKANA: Speakers at a seminar have stressed the need to implement different laws passed on women rights so as to protect them from domestic violence and also demanded the establishment of women committees at the district level for the cause. They were addressing a seminar on Violence Against Women organised by the Civil Society Support […]

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Sharmeen bags nomination, India out of Oscars race

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Film-maker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has bagged yet another Oscar nomination while all Indian entries have been ruled out of the race. Her documentary A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness has been nominated in the short subject category of best documentary for the 88th Academy Awards. The announcement was made on Thursday evening by […]

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Call for end to killings in the name of honour

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LARKANA: The ‘black’ custom of karo-kari should be eradicated for good in the name of which countless innocent men and women are mercilessly slaughtered, said MPA Mehtab Akbar Rashdi on Sunday. At the launch of a book Lateefi Fahem by Ada Fazal Qazi at Sir Shahnawaz Bhutto Memorial Library she said that the inhuman custom […]

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Protest over ‘excesses’ against minorities

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BADIN: Activists of the Hindu-Christian Party along with those of the Quami Awami Tehreek on Saturday held a rally against what they described as the government’s failure to protect minorities from kidnapping for ransom, killings on communal grounds and abduction of girls for forced conversion. They rally set off from the Tando Bango bus stand […]

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Human rights cases on decline, claims minister

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ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmed informed the National Assembly on Wednesday that there had been a decline in human rights cases registered in all provinces except Khyber Pakhtunkhwa over the last two years. The minister said that 12,884 cases had been registered since 2011 at four regional offices of the human […]

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‘Honour’ killing: Woman killed over meeting former husband

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By: Kashif Zafar BAHAWALPUR: A woman was killed on Sunday allegedly by her brother and his two friends in defence of family honour. Police said they had attacked her with an axe and later burned her body. Sughran Mai, mother of the victim and a resident of Kalo Malikwala near Lodhran, told police that his […]

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Karo-Kari claims nine lives in Sukkur

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SUKKUR: Nine people were killed over Karo-Kari in separate incidents here in Sukkur region on Tuesday. Reports said that in Thulh town of Jacobabad accused Muhammad Hassan Burriro shot dead his daughter Shazia and her alleged paramour Babar Golo in a local market allegedly over Karo-Kari. Later, he managed to flee from the scene.In Village […]

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Dishonourable karo-kari

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THIS is with reference to your report on “Seven killed for ‘honour’ in three districts” (April 3). I was speechless after reading about the young victims of the unforgiving psyche of karo-kari; almost all the seven killed were between 17 and 27 years old. How heartless could the murderers be! All the three districts (Nawabshah, […]

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Man kills wife, cousin for honour in Peshawar

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A man shot dead his wife and cousin in the name of honour here in Landi Sarak area, police said on Friday. According to police, the accused Akhtar, along with his two brothers allegedly opened fire on his wife Shad Bibi and cousin Ismail, killing both of them on the spot. The accused after committing […]

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Double murder: Man kills six-month pregnant wife

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BAHAWALPUR: A man was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly killing his second wife over an argument about not divorcing his first wife. Police said Ghulam Yaseen, a resident of Ghanna village, had married Malookan Mai in 2012. He had a daughter from this marriage and Mai was six-month pregnant with a second child. They said […]

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Teenage girl shot dead for ‘honour’

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KARACHI: A teenage girl was killed and her mother and sister were wounded in their house in Hussain Hazara Goth in Gulistan-i-Jauhar on Wednesday, police said. Gulistan-i-Jauhar SHO Irshad Gabol said that suspect Mehram Ali had divorced his wife, Latifa Bibi, 37, some four years ago and she had since been living at her brother’s […]

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Two killed for honour

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ABBOTTABAD: A man killed his daughter and her alleged paramour in Lora village of Havelian on Wednesday. Sources said the accused came to the Lora police station and stated he had killed his daughter and her friend when he found them together in the cattle pen in the house. The police registered the case and […]

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