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Government fails to protect women from Karo-kari

KARACHI, April 6: The provincial government was criticized by the opposition in Sindh Assembly on April 6, for failing to provide protection to women from the questionable tradition of Karo-kari. Humaira Alvani of the opposition PPP Parliamentarians, on a point ...

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Violence against women on rise

KARACHI: Women in Pakistan are severely encumbered and discriminated against. Violence against women within the home and community, as well as in the custody of the law-enforcement officials, is on the rise. According to reports collected from different Human Rights ...

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Ending Karo – kari

Editorial… The heartening decision taken by the women MPs belonging to ruling PML-Q and its allied parties, to introduce a bill in Parliament, which will provide severe punishment for crimes like honour killings is a welcome move. Although section 302 ...

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33 percent job quota for women proposed

KARACHI: The National Commission on Status of Women has recommended to the government to fix 33 per cent quota for women in jobs. Commission chief Justice (retd) Majida Rizvi said though the women were 50 per cent of the population, ...

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Woman set ablaze by in-laws dies

LAHORE – A mother of five, who was set ablaze by her in-laws around one week back in Allama Iqbal Town, died at Mayo Hospital on April 1, 2004. Resident of 243-Nizam Block, Mohammad Boota along with his sister Kubra ...

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