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FWBL to provide soft loans to women


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KARACHI: Anis Haroon, minster for women development and human rights, government of Sindh, has said that a revolving fund is being created to provide soft loans to women through the First Women Bank Limited (FWBL), a statement issued on Wednesday said. Addressing the certificate distribution ceremony for participants of FWBL’s capacity building and skill development […]

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Three women among five killed for ‘honour’

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M. Waqar Bhatti Karachi: Five people, including three women, were killed in the name of honour in the Farid Colony area of Orangi Town on Saturday morning. Two men stormed into a house at 9:30am and shot dead the three women, a girl and a man on suspicion of them having illicit relations, said Mominabad […]

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Court allows woman to live with husband

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SUKKUR: The Jacobabad sessions court on Friday allowed a woman who sought protection for her life to live with her husband, whom she had married at her own free will. Benazir recorded her statement before second additional sessions judge, Jacobabad, Syed Rashid Hussain Shah, and said that she had married Anwar Ali Khoso, a resident […]

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Media asked to reorient projection of women’s issues

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By: Anil Datta Karachi: Pakistan is portrayed negatively not only in the foreign media but in the local ones too. If the media, as an institution, decides to make a difference, it needs to slowly work strategies into the system that can help improve civil society. This was the consensus emerging from an informal group […]

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KU to hold seminar on women issues

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KARACHI: The Centre of Excellence for Women’s Studies, University of Karachi is organising one day seminar titled “Ageing Women: Issues, Challenges and Threats faced by Ageing Home-based working women in Karachi” on the International Women’s Day (March 8), at the Centre of Excellence for Women’s Studies, University of Karachi. Provincial Minister Tauqeer Fatiman Bhutto and […]

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Women protesters during Zia regime remain undefeated

By Sehrish Ali / Maha Mussadaq ISLAMABAD: Few know that February 12 – officially declared National Women’s Day in Pakistan – commemorates a march by women three decades ago, which marked the “beginning of democracy”. Exactly 30 years ago, a group of women suffered the brunt of police action for defying Section 144 (which bans […]

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Workshop on ‘Reporting Gender and Labour Issues’ held

KARACHI: A three-day training workshop on ‘Reporting Gender and Labour Issues’ was organised by Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in collaboration with the International Labour Organisation (ILO). The workshop was aimed at creating awareness regarding gender and labour issues, and soliciting media’s feed back on how to promote gender sensitive reporting. The event was […]

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