BY REEMA OMER
PAKISTAN’S blasphemy laws are inconsistent with a number of human rights including freedom of expression; freedom of thought, conscience and religion; and equal protection of the law, which have all been well documented by human rights groups.
One aspect of the blasphemy law, particularly Section 295-C of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC), . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s inconsistent blasphemy laws
A schoolteacher was arrested on Monday for allegedly raping a seven-year-old student at school, police said.
They added that the suspect allegedly subjected the Class III student to a criminal assault in the toilet of the government school in Memon Goth during recess.
The police arrested the teacher following a complaint by the girl’s father . . . → Read More: Schoolgirl raped by teacher
The provincial government, announcing to observe March 8 this year as Women Empowerment Day, has passed the Punjab Commission on the Status of Women Bill 2013, at the Punjab Assembly.
The bill aims at giving more opportunities of socio-economic development to women and eliminating all kinds of discriminations against them.
. . . → Read More: A major achievement for women of Pakistan’s Punjab
In an effort to defend their beleaguered client, former president Pervez Musharraf’s legal counsel on Monday argued that when faced with a threat to national security, military intervention was justified in a developing country.
Qamar Afzal, representing the former president, told a three-member bench of the apex court that the army is a recognised power . . . → Read More: Army intervention was justified, Musharraf’s counsel
Police on Wednesday released the sketch of a man believed to be involved in Tuesday’s twin blasts near the Bohra compound in North Nazimabad.
Seven people, including an infant and a minor girl, were killed and 22 others wounded in the terror attack.
. . . → Read More: Police release sketch of suspect responsible for Karachi blasts
Kishore Kumar, a JUI-F member of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assembly, was convicted on Monday of contesting the 2008 elections after submitting a fake graduation degree and sentenced to one-year rigorous imprisonment.
District and Sessions Judge Mr Shahjehan Khan also imposed a fine of Rs15,000 on Mr Kumar and suspended his assembly membership.
. . . → Read More: JUI-F member jailed for using fake degree
The National Implementation Watch Committee (NIWC), constituted on the platform of National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW), held its quarterly meeting on Thursday to monitor and facilitate the implementation of anti-sexual harassment legislation: Protection Against Harassment of Women at Workplace Act, 2010, and amendment to Section 509 of the Pakistan Penal Code.
. . . → Read More: NIWC condemns poor working environment in PIA