Where ‘no witness, no rape’ has taken us

By Ayesha Sadaf Khan

We have all read the headlines:  a neighbour held for child rape in Faisalabad, two teenage girls raped and shot dead in Gujranwala and the latest in the never-ending list of gruesome crimes – the horrific attempt of a prayer leader to rape and kill a three-year-old child while she . . . → Read More: Where ‘no witness, no rape’ has taken us

Being a woman in Pakistan

Out of the four Pakistanis who made it to Foreign Policy’s influential Global Thinker’s List for 2012, three are women. Congratulations to those who made the list but irrespective of what Foreign Policy’s selection criteria for the list is (a 15-year-old student’s intellectual contribution to the society cannot be measured with that of a parliamentarian who has worked on important . . . → Read More: Being a woman in Pakistan

CRC will provide legal aid to women prisoners

A delegation of Child Rights Committee (CRC) visited the district jail to have a firsthand knowledge of the minor children being brought up in prison cells under the care of their mothers.

Child rights’ body visits jail to see innocent inmates; Seven kids living with mothers

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FSC declares Protection of Women Act un-Islamic

The Federal Shariat Court (FSC) on Wednesday declared amendments incorporated in the Hudood Ordinance by the previous regime through Protection of Women Act (PWA) 2006 un-Islamic and unconstitutional and directed the federal government to take necessary steps to amend the impugned laws in conformity with the holy Quran and the Sunnah.

Directs federal government to . . . → Read More: FSC declares Protection of Women Act un-Islamic