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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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Pakistan’s transformation into a police state

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Pakistan began 2015 in a state of grief, shock and anger over the horrific Army Public School attack by the Taliban in Peshawar. This came on top of a series of violent attacks that killed hundreds. But the fatal shooting of 138 children placed the Pakistani government under tremendous pressure to hold the perpetrators to […]

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Speakers discuss the ways to ensure safety on social media

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KARACHI: Growing instances of cyber-stalking and exploitation, tampering, defamation, morphing, visual surveillance and tracking in the country have made it necessary to take steps for the protection of rights of social media users. This was the opinion of participants at a panel discussion, titled “Social Media: New Dimension of Violence against Women,” held to commemorate […]

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Human Rights Day: ‘Rape survivors are assaulted a second time when they seek justice’

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KARACHI: A rape survivor is invariably assaulted for the second time when she steps out from her home to get justice, said an advocate fighting for such cases. “A survivor is raped a second time when she is questioned by the police. At every stage, she suffers and is not taken seriously,” said lawyer Asiya […]

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Music video on acid violence screened

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Islamabad – A music video “Saheli” produced to sensitise the public, especially the youth, on acid violence and to generate positive momentum in the public for further legislation and for women rights, was launched yesterday. Acid Survivors Foundation (ASF) Pakistan in collaboration with Group Development Pakistan, the National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW) […]

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Bill on the anvil to protect women from cyber crimes

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LAHORE: The provincial government has decided to add provisions on cyber harassment to the Violence Against Women Bill. The bill might be tabled in the provincial assembly as the Punjab Protection of Women Against Violence Bill 2015 in two weeks. The draft was approved by the chief minister on Friday and has been sent to […]

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Threatening women online

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Worrying accounts of online abuse faced by women in Pakistan have been revealed by human rights organisation and Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) think tank Bytes For All. According to them the threat against women being made prey to online stalkers and blackmailers is real and very dangerous. They have given examples ranging from online […]

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Online abuse of Pakistani women turns into real violence

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ISLAMABAD: Internet abuse of women in Pakistan is triggering real-world violence against them, but major social media companies, such as Facebook and Twitter, are moving too slowly to stop it, according to internet rights group Bytes for All. Women face online threats globally, but they run a unique risk in Pakistan, where there is a […]

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Bureau chief and two media staff shot dead in Balochistan

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in strongly condemning the killing of journalist Irshad Mustoi and his two colleges in his office at MA Jinnah Road, Quetta, Balochistan on Thursday, August 28. Mustoi, 35-year-old Assignment Editor of ARY News in Quetta, Bureau Chief of Online News […]

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Pakistan’s Facebook Dilemma

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As of August 2014, there are 15.4 million Pakistanis on Facebook, representing approximately 8.5 per cent of the country’s total population; a virtual city set to rival Karachi in terms of sheer numbers. Without a doubt, Facebook is Pakistan’s largest social network, and — unlike when it was banned over ‘Draw Prophet Muhammad Day’ in […]

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Petition to book Geo TV officials rejected

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ISLAMABAD: District and Sessions Judge, Justice of Peace, Zeba Chaudhry, on Thursday dismissed petitions against airing of statement of senior anchor Hamid Mir’s brother Amir Mir about the ISI and refused to pass orders to book the Geo TV officials in this regard. The petitions had sought action against Geo TV for airing this statement. […]

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Widespread support for Geo against ban in Sindh

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KARACHI: Almost all the nationalist parties and the civil society of Sindh, while showing solidarity with Geo, has condemned the action of Pemra to ban Geo and impose a fine. Some constitutional experts have also termed the decision as a vicious act against the freedom of the press. Chairman Sindh United Party Syed Jalal Mehmood […]

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1,000 minority girls forced in marriage every year: report

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WASHINGTON: An estimated one thousand Christian and Hindu women are forced to convert and marry Muslim men in Pakistan every year, says a report released on Monday. According to a report by the Movement for Solidarity and Peace in Pakistan, up to 700 of these women are Christian and 300 are Hindu. “The true scale […]

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Recovered Hindu teacher complains of pressure for conversion

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PESHAWAR: A missing Hindu female schoolteacher told a local judicial magistrate on Monday after recovery from Bahawalpur that her kidnapper had forced her to marry him after changing her faith and kept her unconscious for most of the time during captivity on refusal. Magistrate Mohammad Fayyaz Khan ordered the local police to conduct medical examination […]

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