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HRCP wants minorities to have same rights as majority

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KARACHI: After May 11, 2013, the elections and electoral process has become a very touchy topic for many. It drives them to protest and hold sit-ins in the country’s capital. To understand, explain and propose changes in the country’s electoral procedures, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) held an event on Friday. The commission […]

Men must respect the opposite gender

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KARACHI: In this male dominated society, man has to provide equal rights and space to women, otherwise violence will increase rapidly, said Sindh Information and Archives Minister Noor Ul Huda Shah. She shared these views while speaking at a seminar organised by a local NGO, Madadgar. She further added that information and archive department and […]

Giving paraplegic women new lease on life

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PESHAWAR: Gul Shada thought it was the end of the road for her when she and her husband met with a road accident last year in the Nowshera district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, one of the four provinces of Pakistan. Not only did the mishap leave Shada widowed at the relatively young age of 37, she […]

No female staff sent for women voters

By: Iftikhar A. Khan ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has conceded that no female staff had been appointed for any polling station set up for the by-election held recently for a seat of Balochistan Assembly. Provincial Election Commissioner Sultan Bayadid told Dawn that there was no `women-only’ polling stations, but claimed that separate […]

Participation of women in polls

Mobilising women voters could be the chief engine to democratic progress. Simply holding regular elections is not enough to be called a functioning democracy. Establishing a constitutional democracy requires ensuring that no one’s right to vote is suppressed in any way. A new report by the Free and Fair Election Network (Fafen) reveals that voter […]