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Mayor for protecting women rights

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KARACHI: Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar has said that women are half of our population, country cannot progress without taking them into the journey of development. “We have to change our thinking and whole society has to stand against those powerful ones who abused women. The world is now raising voice on animal rights and in […]

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Renowned Urdu poet, writer Fahmida Riaz passes away

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Renowned Urdu poetess and activist Fahmida Riaz passed away in Lahore on Wednesday. She was 73.Riaz always raised her voice for women rights and democracy. She also headed the National Book Foundation. Fahmida Riaz remained an activist in her academic life. She spoke and wrote against the ban on student politics during General Ayub’s regime. […]

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Music video on acid violence screened

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Islamabad – A music video “Saheli” produced to sensitise the public, especially the youth, on acid violence and to generate positive momentum in the public for further legislation and for women rights, was launched yesterday. Acid Survivors Foundation (ASF) Pakistan in collaboration with Group Development Pakistan, the National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW) […]

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Rights activist, journalist Najma Sadeque is dead

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KARACHI: Prominent human rights activist, journalist and environmental writer Najma Sadeque passed away in the early hours of Thursday. She was 72. As a journalist, Ms Sadeque worked with Dawn Group’s eveninger The Star and The News International. But violations of human rights, especially women’s rights, made her extremely sad, leading to her founding the […]

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Reproductive rights termed human rights

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KARACHI: Reproductive rights are in fact human rights and all stakeholders of society should play their due role in recognition of these rights, said noted human rights lawyer Zia Ahmed Awan on Monday evening. Addressing at a ceremony of launching of a Madadgaar documentary, he said the Madadgaar helpline besides raising voice against the exploitation […]

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Women rights being ignored due to weak actions, lack of legislations

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Women rights have been ignored due to weak implementation of relevant laws and lack of sufficient legislation, said speakers at a consultative dialogue here on Saturday. The government has made little progress for making legislation for protection of women rights over the past few years, while a few laws were promulgated but implementation was remained […]

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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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Heinous act: Woman accuses five men of rape, imprisonment over three weeks

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HARIPUR:A married woman was abducted and allegedly gang rapped for more than three weeks by five people, the police said on Monday. Sub-inspector Asghar Khan, incharge of investigations at Battal police station, and the Haripur police confirmed recovering twenty seven-year-old Rehana Bibi* during a joint operation from a rented house in Abrar Colony on Sunday. […]

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SMS-based literacy programme: Education may be just a text message away

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ISLAMABAD: For 1,500 women in Pakistan, an SMS message will soon be a tutor, textbook and school all rolled into one. On Wednesday, Mobilink Foundation — a nonprofit organisation established by Mobilink in 2007 — and UNESCO signed an agreement to enhance their “SMS-based Literacy” programme. The programme, which will now enter into a fourth […]

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Transferred: Woman officer pays the price of resistance

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ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Minister for Industries and Production Shahzada Ahsan Ashraf Sheikh has transferred a grade-20 officer for resisting illegal appointments and corruption in the explosive department and other wings of the ministry, the Express Investigation Cell (EIC) has learnt. According to sources, the grade-20 officer, Nilofer Hafeez, opposed two summaries forwarded by the caretaker minister. […]

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A rough deal for women

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Holding separate meetings in Islamabad and Peshawar on Thursday, the National Commission on the Status of Women and some non-governmental rights groups expressed serious concern over the fact that mainstream religious and political parties colluded in various parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to disenfranchise female voters. In Lower and Upper Dir they signed formal agreements, in […]

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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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Botched ballots: Tribal women stand like a rock, refuse to abandon protest camp


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PARACHINAR: Tribal women from the upper parts of Kurram Agency are showing exceptional resilience in their protest against alleged rigging in NA-37, refusing to budge from the demonstration camp they set up on May 14 in front of the political agent’s office. “We were told you are weak and cannot rise for your rights, but […]

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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 […]

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