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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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. […]

Ever increasing rape

By: ASIM IQBAL Rape, the worst form of violence against women, is increasing by the day in Pakistan. In 2011, 827 rape cases were reported while in 2012 the number of cases crossed the 2,700 mark. The situation is so bad that even minor and early teenage girls are not safe. Only last month, three […]

Acid throwing posted 89% increase in 2012

ISLAMABAD: Cases of Violence against Women (VAW) may still number in the thousands in Pakistan, but the figures reported in 2012 dropped by 12% from the previous year, according to an annual report released by the Aurat Foundation on Wednesday. The report, however, highlighted that certain forms of violence, such as acid-throwing, have in fact […]

Are women responsible for rape?

By: MOMINA GIRANAZ ONE of my male friends shared a post on his Facebook wall which I would like to share with readers. The post states: “Men should be offended when someone claims that women should prevent rape by not wearing certain things or not going to certain places or not acting in a certain […]

Rape victim’s family seeks justice

CHINIOT: The family of a schoolgirl, who was allegedly raped by five men almost a month ago, has appealed to the authorities to provide her justice and protection. Riaz and Kaneez Bibi, parents of the 7th class student of the TCF School located in the Ahmadpura locality of Chiniot City, say the accused are asking […]

The Kohistan story

More than six months after the story first broke of at least four Kohistani girls being killed for singing and clapping at a wedding in the presence of unrelated men, the ugly affair has cropped up again. At the time, a local man, Afzal Kohistani, had alleged the girls had been put to death on […]

Girl escapes rape attempt

By: Nazir Siyal LARKANA: A young girl, abducted for rape was brutally injured by armed men in a village of Kashmore District.The relatives of the girl protested and demanded of the high authorities to bring culprits to justice. Earlier, when the victim was sleeping at her home with family in the jurisdiction of A-Section police, […]