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July 2017

Balochistan: Pakistani state atrocities continue, several abducted from Turbat

Pakistani forces have abducted at least 17 people from Tump and Balgtar areas of Turbat Balochistan on Wednesday. According to detail the Pakistan Frontier Corps (FC) and army carried out joint offensives in Pull Abad region of Tump in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The forces looted several houses and beaten up women and [...]

Pakistan: Village council ‘revenge’ rape order must prompt urgent reforms

The rape of a teenage girl ordered by a village council in ‘revenge’ for a rape allegedly committed by her brother is the latest in a long series of horrific incidents and must lead to urgent reforms, said Amnesty International today. While 20 people from a village council near Multan have been arrested for ordering [...]

June 2017

Women: A Snubbed Entity  

The world would have lost its beauty if the women were not created by Almighty, because a woman is called the first social institution for a child, a family and a nation. But it is with no surprise that in every walk of life, women are being treated as if they are not part of [...]

A dearth of female journalists in Balochistan

The lack of women journalists in the newsrooms of conservative Pakistan is depriving more than half the country of representation and a voice in the media. In larger metropolitan areas, you will come across a few women journalists, but in many areas of the country you won’t find a single one. In developed countries such [...]

May 2017

Study in Pakistan Finds 40% Women Harassed Online

Pakistani model Qandeel Baloch known for her bold online presence who was killed by her brother, the five young girls who were murdered by their family when a video of them dancing and laughing went viral, the 16-year-old girl who was stabbed by her brother because she was using a mobile phone and hundreds of such incidents that are reported [...]

Woman, 19, is sentenced to death by stoning for adultery after she was ‘raped at gunpoint by her cousin’ in Pakistan

A 19-year-old woman has been sentenced to death in Pakistan after she accused her cousin of raping her at gunpoint. The woman said she was asleep at her family home in Rajanpur, in the country's central Punjab province, when the attack happened. She reported the crime to the local panchayat, a tribal court that operates outside the [...]

Baloch Republican Party protests outside Pak Embassy in London

The Baloch Republican Party (BRP) on Saturday held demonstrations outside the Pakistan Embassy in London against growing atrocities by the state's Army in Balochistan. These atrocities include military operations, enforced disappearances and killings. The main objective of the demonstration was to highlight the abduction of Baloch women at the hands of the Pakistan Army. The protestors called on the [...]

Women in Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa not allowed to vote: Report

Women in the Shangla district of Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province have been deprived of their right to vote in by-elections for two village councils, a media report said on Thursday. Local notables and the candidates for two village councils of Shangla, Koz Kana and Sangrai collectively agreed that women would not be allowed to cast their [...]

`One Belt, One Road` initiative of China is blood and rape of Balochs: Baloch leader

China's One Belt, One Road initiative, of which the USD 46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is a premier and pilot project, is being slammed by World Baloch Women`s Forum president Naela Quadri Baloch. "Why the world leaders are deciding about Balochistan in the name of development?," asked Baloch Kurd liberation activist Naela Quadri Baloch. Naela [...]

Using experiments to improve women’s rights in Pakistan

Improving women’s rights is important across the globe, but it is of utmost importance in countries like Pakistan. Even though Pakistan was the first Islamic country to have a female head of the state (Benazir Bhutto) and is the home of the youngest female Noble Laureate (Malala Yousafzai), it was recently ranked 143 out of 144 [...]