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PM praises ISI for its sacrifices

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ISLAMABAD: In his first formal interaction with the country’s top spymaster, the prime minister on Monday openly defended the premier intelligence agency in the wake of allegations leveled against him following the April 19 gun attack on television anchor Hamid Mir. Nawaz Sharif praised the role of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) in ensuring the “protection […]

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HRCP raps CII’s anti-women edict

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LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has condemned the retrogressive move by the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) to roll back the Muslim family laws and called upon the government to stand fast in defence of women’s rights, says a handout. In a statement issued here on Wednesday, the commission said: “At a time […]

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Karachi hate literature festival

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Thousands of young enthusiasts from all over the world gathered in Pakistan’s largest city this week to participate in the 21st Karachi Hate-literature Festival, startling critics who could not believe such a large number of people in the country could actually read. “I want to blow myself up and kill all the liberals,” said Ghamgeen […]

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HRCP speaks out for women’s cause

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LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on Tuesday observed the International Human Rights Day by focusing on the local theme of violence against women. It also organised a demonstration and a number of activists, holding placards that depicted data about violence against women, stood at Liberty roundabout for more than two hours to […]

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Over 8,500 human rights violations reported in 20 months

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ISLAMABAD: A total of 8,648 incidents of human rights violation have been reported in the country between January 2012 and Sept 15 this year, according to a document of the Ministry of Law, Justice and Human Rights submitted to parliament. The document shows that 239 rights violations have been recorded in Islamabad, 1,599 in Punjab, […]

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Irresponsible media

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Sir: In this globalised world, no issue can remain out of sight, which is a good sign because everyone becomes aware and alert about what is happening around them. However, at the same time, mere projection coupled with an immature attitude tends to bring no results, as has happened in the case of the gang-rape […]

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EU Human Rights delegation calls on Aziz

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A delegation of the European Parliament’s Sub-Committee on Human Rights led by Ms Ana Gomes called on the Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz here on Tuesday. She was accompanied by Andrzej Grzyb, Member of the European Parliament. The Adviser to the Prime Minister highlighted the efforts of […]

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Girls’ education stressed for reproductive health

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KARACHI: “Girls in our village are now educated and trained on a number of matters which, though so basic to life, were never addressed by their parents. These issues are related to our bodies, reproductive health, women’s rights and gender,” said on Tuesday a participant in a programme held to share the experiences of a […]

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Violence against women

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Sir: It is a grim reality that violence against women exists even in this modern age of advancement and that it is frequently under-reported. Many women never speak out due to the shame that they are somehow responsible for their victimisation. Today, 125 countries outlaw sexual harassment and 187 nations have ratified the convention on […]

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Celebrating women

By: Bina Shah IN early March I was fortunate to attend the Ladiesfund 2013 awards. This is an annual event set up by T.U. Dawood. The ceremony’s aim is to celebrate the achievements of women in business, and over the last five years the event has grown from something quite small to something quite amazing […]

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