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Obstacles in enforcing pro-women laws discussed

Obstacles in enforcing pro-women laws discussed

By HANEEN RAFI KARACHI: Out of 144 countries, the World Economic Forum has reported that with regard to gender equality, Yemen is the only country with a worse score than Pakistan. The fact that Pakistan is performing only a little better ...

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Freewill marriages: Faisalabad’s claim to shame

Freewill marriages: Faisalabad’s claim to shame

FAISALABAD: Killing in the name of honour has continued with impunity over the last five years in Faisalabad district and there are no signs of it slowing down. At least 54 couples have been killed for marrying of their own free ...

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‘Honour killings increasing in urban areas’

‘Honour killings increasing in urban areas’

By HANEEN RAFI KARACHI: “No longer restricted to the rural and tribal areas of Pakistan, but sadly increasing in urban communities as well is a very serious human rights issue that Pakistan faces — violence in the name of honour,” said ...

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Women having fun

Women having fun

By Rafia Zakaria OVER the weekend, The Washington Post published a story titled ‘In Pakistan, five girls were killed for having fun. Then the story took an even darker twist’. Written by Pamela Constable, the story was a follow-up of ...

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Man murders cousin, injures sister for ‘honour’

Man murders cousin, injures sister for ‘honour’

LAHORE: A man murdered his cousin and critically injured his sister in an attack in yet another apparent ‘honour-motivated’ killing in Lahore on Monday. Police said Yasir Gulfam, a resident of Ghavindi, was axed to death by Allah Wassaya when the ...

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