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
A burka clad man was arrested near a court for allegedly trying to kill his sister.
According to police officials, the man was arrested in the premises of the Jhang district court after his sister told police officials that he was stalking her.
. . . → Read More: Man arrested for stalking sister with the intention of Murder
Three people, including a lady doctor, were arrested as police thwarted what was the second attempt to kidnap a baby from a hospital in the past two days.
Landhi police were alerted by the hospital administrator and they caught the prime suspect, Samina, red-handed as she tried to get away with newborn from Islamuddin Hospital . . . → Read More: Infants being kidnapped in Hospitals, Doctor involved
Nominating unknown people in FIRs drags cases and gives police a chance to fleece the people
LAHORE – The nomination of unidentified people in first information reports (FIRs) has become a custom that is equally beneficial for police and complainants, as it provides police with a source to mint money from the accused party and . . . → Read More: Nominating unknown people in FIRs drags cases, gives police chance to fleece people