When 16-year-old Tahira was murdered in a horrific acid attack last year, her poverty-stricken parents got no justice. Pakistan officials slammed the door in their faces and the police refused to listen.
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By Alissa J. Rubin
Amid all the shouting, Lal Bibi and her family are very unsure whether justice will be done or whether they will be forever humiliated
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Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Sunday fended off criticism over the conviction of a physician who helped the CIA smoke out Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad last year, saying he could defend himself in the higher courts under the country’s existing laws.
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ISLAMABAD: While there is a hue and cry among NGOs and human rights activists against the Supreme Court judgment in Mukhtaran Mai’s case, there are a few who are ready to welcome the apex court’s decision saying that the courts are dispensing justice even when they are under pressure.
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It is often misunderstood that the judiciary takes action against measures taken by the executive, but it is the constitution which provides this important role to the judiciary for regulating the state machinery, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said on Sunday. He was addressing the concluding session of the three-day National Judicial Conference.
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Six months have passed since the tragic lynching of two brothers Hafiz Mughees and Muneeb in Sialkot and despite being assured of justice by top officials, including the president himself, the family continues to await justice.
“The statements of prime witnesses are yet to be recorded,” the brothers’ ailing grandfather, Khwaja Anwar, says. “We were . . . → Read More: Sialkot lynching: Destroyed, but not defeated