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Quetta women university reopens

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QUETTA: Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University was reopened on Wednesday, 25 days after a deadly attack on its students. The university was closed after a suicide attack there on June 15 in which at least 14 students were killed and many others injured. Enraged students staged a protest demonstration against the attack. They also chanted […]

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Family tragedy: Woman, two children shot dead over property dispute

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By: Z Ali HYDERABAD: A woman and her two sons, who had reportedly taken refuge in a house in Thatta, and another child were killed reportedly over a land dispute on Saturday. Four victims – 45-year-old Khadija Brohi and her sons, 12-year-old Ghulam Muhammad Brohi and 10-year-old Ghulam Sarwar Brohi, and eight-year-old Azhar Kori – […]

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Woman stabbed to death

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KARACHI: A woman was killed inside her home in Saeedabad, police said. They added Rasheeda Iqbal, 35, was stabbed to death at her residence in Sector 8. The SHO said some relatives visited her home before the killing to settle a family matter where a scuffle broke out. The suspects managed to escape after the […]

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South Asia’s gender bias

South Asia has a women problem. Be it India with its spate of high-profile rape cases, Pakistan with its systematic disenfranchisement in several conservative regions of the country or Afghanistan with its tales of jirga-sponsored beheadings, many women in the South Asian region are still struggling for their basic human rights. Despite having the requisite […]

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Women’s health in rural areas of Pakistan

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Pakistan is a developing country so its women have to face a lot of health problems particularly in rural areas. It is estimated that about 1,600 women per 100,000 die during childbirth. The main reasons of this alarming percentage are lack of education, health care centres and tribal customs that restricted the women from clinical […]

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Woman’s suicide turns out to be honour killing

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ISLAMABAD: Last week, the capital police were informed that a 19-year-old woman had committed suicide in the Muslim Colony locality near Bari Imam Shrine. The police arrived at the spot and found the circumstantial evidence suspicious. So, they got an autopsy conducted on the body and also gathered information from the neighbours of the deceased. […]

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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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34 women declared Kari, killed in Feb: PCHR

BAHAWALPUR – In the last month, 34 women and two men were killed by declaring them Kari while 174 people including 45 women committed suicide and 40 people were sexually harassed, disclosed Muhammad Baqaruz Zaman, a representative of the Pakistan Commission for Human Rights, at Liaquatpur. However, 58 people including 21 women attempted suicide but […]

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LHC orders probe into woman’s killing

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday directed Sahiwal sessions judge to ensure fair investigation into killing of a woman at allegedly by her husband on court premises. Earlier, the sessions judge reported to the LHC that Samina was produced before a judicial magistrate from a shelter home. As soon she came out of the […]

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Woman killed over Karo-Kari

MIRPURKHAS: A married woman was axed to death on charge of “Karo Kari” (illicit relations) by her husband in village Allah Ditto Khoso on Thursday. Samaro police detained the father of the accused. The accused, Ghulam Rasool Khoso, was absconding. Police said that the victim was attacked with an axe while she had been cooking. […]

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Mother of seven killed for ‘honour’

SUKKUR, March 8: A widow, identified as Ameeran, was killed by her brother and his nephew on the pretext of Karo-kari on Friday. The victim, mother of seven children, lived in Sahib Khan Jatoi village near Jara Wah. At the time of the murder, the victim’s relatives were taking her to their spiritual leader at […]

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Woman among four killed over Karo-Kari in Sukkur region

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SUKKUR: A woman was among the four people killed over the issue of illicit relations in the Sukkur region on Wednesday. Police said accused Ismail Manghnaijo shot dead his wife Dinan in Nawazo town of Rohri in Sukkur on the charge of Karo-Kari. Police shifted the body to a local hospital for autopsy, but could […]

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Afghan Taliban target women

By: Golnar Motevalli THE number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan has decreased for the first time in six years, said the UN, but targeted killings by insurgents — particularly of women, girls and government employees — increased dramatically. In its annual report on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, the UN recorded 2,754 Afghan […]

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Man kills cousin, commits suicide

SUKKUR: A man committed suicide after killing a cousin in Ghotki on Sunday. Police said that in Pandaki village in the limits of Ghotki accused Barkat Ali Waso shot dead a cousin Asif Ali over a domestic issue and later he committed suicide by shooting himself with a handgun. Meanwhile, a man shot dead his […]

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