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7,015 cases of HR violations registered this year

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Islamabad – As many as 7015 cases of human rights (HR) violations were registered during this year and referred to relevant department for redressal. Official sources informed that establishment of HR ministry, National Commission for Human Rights and a toll free legal helpline for legal advice 1099, are the major steps to improve the HR […]

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Anusha receives top UN award

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NEW YORK: Pakistan’s Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunications Anusha Rehman Khan received a prestigious UN prize, known as “GEM-TECH Global Achievers” award, with the pledge to continue her work for the cause of women empowerment through technology. “I dedicate this award to the people of Pakistan, especially the young girls and women […]

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Women rights activists share their stories

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LAHORE: Hard facts and personal experiences detailing patriarchy, oppression, and subjugation that perpetuate violence against women and communities with different identities were presented at the international conference of Women’s Empowerment and Leadership Development for Democratisation (WELDD) programme here on Monday. It was organised by Shirkat Gah – Women’s Resource Centre where the rights activists shared […]

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Women empowerment requires self-reliance, says Shahbaz

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LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Monday stressed the need for empowering women. Sharif was speaking to a delegation from Shirkatgah, an NGO working for the protection of women’s rights. Farida Shaheed, the Shirkatgah executive director, led the delegation. The chief minister said that in 2012 the provincial government had announced a comprehensive policy for […]

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IBA collaborates with Abdoz Arts to take up IVS challenge

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KARACHI: Taking cue from a positive effort of India is amazing, said a passer-by while recording a video of the young people cleaning the streets at Sir Syed Road. Twenty-five zealous students of the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) from different departments and classes woke up early on Sunday to clean the area and paint […]

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Imran accuses HRCP of promoting foreign agenda

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has criticised the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan for alleging that the Islamabad sit-ins have diverted people’s attention from the current situation of human rights in the country. Addressing participants of the PTI sit-in here on Wednesday, he questioned the sources of HRCP’s funding. “You don’t need to tell […]

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3G to raise Rs260b in taxes, create new jobs, says PM

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Thursday that the introduction of the 3G and 4G technology would generate Rs260 billion in taxes every year along with new jobs. Its licence auction also helped the government raise over $1.1 billion. The prime minister was speaking at a ceremony held to award spectrum licences to successful […]

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Association for female journalists launched

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KARACHI: At an event where the audience comprised mostly women, an exclusive association for female journalists was launched at the Karachi Press Club on Tuesday. The Association for Women Journalists promises its members day care centres and life insurance. Its president, Durdana Shahab, said, “The need for this association was felt because even though women […]

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NCA students highlight social issues in theses show

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LAHORE: The National College of Arts students portrayed new horizons of thought and novel ideas in amazing colours and forms amid an air of festivity at the institution’s Degree Show 2013 that opened here on Monday. Students through their works tried to highlight various socio political issues mainly focusing gender, women empowerment and growing aggression […]

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Malala honoured in US

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NEW YORK: Malala Yousafzai and her father Ziauddin were on Monday honoured at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum with the 2013 Reflections of Hope Award for their resilient leadership in support of women’s right to education. “Today I have been given the Reflections of Hope Award, and it’s an honour for me. It’s […]

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Policy to institutionalise women empowerment launched

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KARACHI: Sindh government on Thursday launched comprehensive policy document focused on institutionalising women empowerment and creation of enabling environment for women to realise their potential in all spheres of life. Caretaker Sindh Minister for Women Development, Anis Haroon on the occasion said there was a need to end the cynicism prevalent in certain sections of […]

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Lack of education badly hurts women: survey

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NAVEED BUTT According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 32% of Pakistanis think the biggest problem being faced by women today is lack of education. The Survey says that a nation-wide representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was interviewed. Question, “In your opinion, what is […]

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Sindh PA adopts bill to end domestic violence

Habib Khan Ghori KARACHI: Women lawmakers in the Sindh Assembly on Friday gave a standing ovation to the house when the long-awaited bill against domestic violence was tabled and after brief speeches by legislators was unanimously passed on the 103rd anniversary of International Women’s Day. Pakistan People’s Party lawmakers described the bill as an achievement […]

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What women want — Hina Hafeezullah Ishaq

Pakistan is estimated to have a rural population of 65 percent, and a national population comprising 50 percent women For the first time ever, King Abdullah appointed 30 women to serve on Saudi Arabia’s Shura Council, a 150 strong, previously all-male consultative body. The good news is that the king has decreed that women should […]

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