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Child rights commission, more protections for children under PPC, CrPC okayed

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ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary committee approved on Thursday a bill for the establishment of the National Commission on the Rights of the Child. It also okayed amendments to existing laws, changing the definition of a ‘child’ to someone who was “under 14 years of age”. The only exception to this definition will be under the new […]

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Censoring tweets in Pakistan

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“Twitter Institutes Country Withheld Content Tool in Pakistan for the First Time,” read the headline of a post published on the Chilling Effects Clearinghouse website on May 18, 2014. In it were details of five requests made to Twitter by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), seeking to restrict `blasphemous’ and`unethical’ tweets and user accounts, which […]

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Guidelines to protect minorities

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Though the entire nation is victim of the rising tide of religious extremism in Pakistan the worst sufferers are the minorities. Their places of worship are being ransacked; their men are being lynched on streets and their women converted and married. Not that there is not enough of law on the country’s statute book for […]

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Awards conferred on Indo-Pak peace activists

Peace activists, poets, writers, journalists and civil society members on Tuesday underlined the need to take measures to ensure lasting peace between India and Pakistan. One of the methods to achieve this objective was people to people contact, they stressed. They were speaking at Association for Communal Harmony in Asia (ACHA) Peace Star Award distribution […]

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