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Killing kin for ‘honour’

Killing kin for ‘honour’

Killing kin for ‘honour’Sometimes, blood relations do not translate to concern for one another’s lives. And, in our beloved country, nothing is more highly prioritised than a family’s ‘honour’. If this means to kill one’s own as a perceived way to maintain a family’s ‘honour’, then so be it. This was certainly the thinking of the father from [...]

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I am a woman and I have my own identity

I am a woman and I have my own identity

By: Amna Iqbal This is “Ripley’s believe it or not”, the Pakistani version. A woman once physically attacked a man in a restaurant because he intruded her personal space. She had tried to make him back down but there was still a sense of injustice that spurred this violence because she wanted to drive home [...]

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Steps to curb acid throwing

Steps to curb acid throwing

One may welcome Indian Supreme Court’ order to regulate the sales of acid to curb the attacks on women; but is this order good enough and practical to meet the desired results? The court has ordered the federal and state governments to classify acid as ‘poison’; only to be sold to people above the age [...]

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Up close and political: Women are the future, says Kanwal Noman

Up close and political: Women are the future, says Kanwal Noman

Up close and political: Women are the future, says Kanwal NomanBy: Sher Khan LAHORE: “If I just wanted to relax and sit on the sidelines, I wouldn’t have joined politics,” says Kanwal Noman confidently. And confident she has a right to be. As a former actress, and now an MPA for the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), she is used to basking in the spotlight. [...]

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