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Six women injured in acid attack in Balochistan’s Pishin district

QUETTA: Six women were injured in an acid attack in Balochistan’s Pishin district, a senior administration officer said. Deputy Commissioner Pishin Bashir Bazai told Dawn that six women were injured in the attack as a result of a family dispute in Tang area of the district. “Four men sprayed acid on women inside the house,” […]

Case of throwing acid on women lodged in Quetta

QUETTA: A case of throwing acid on women was lodged at the Kachi Baig police station here on Tuesday. On Monday four women were attacked with Quetta News Sources

Balochistan LG polls: Civil society condemns bars on women voting

ISLAMABAD:  Civil society representatives and human rights activists in the federal capital have condemned reports that women in many areas of Balochistan were prevented from voting during the local government elections on Saturday. They demanded that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) take note of issue and void election results wherever women were barred from […]

Balochistan LG polls: Civil society condemns bars on women voting

ISLAMABAD:  Civil society representatives and human rights activists in the federal capital have condemned reports that women in many areas of Balochistan were prevented from voting during the local government elections on Saturday. They demanded that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) take note of issue and void election results wherever women were barred from […]

Balochistan LG polls: Civil society condemns bars on women voting

ISLAMABAD:  Civil society representatives and human rights activists in the federal capital have condemned reports that women in many areas of Balochistan were prevented from voting during the local government elections on Saturday. They demanded that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) take note of issue and void election results wherever women were barred from […]

Balochistan LG polls: Civil society condemns bars on women voting

ISLAMABAD:  Civil society representatives and human rights activists in the federal capital have condemned reports that women in many areas of Balochistan were prevented from voting during the local government elections on Saturday. They demanded that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) take note of issue and void election results wherever women were barred from […]

Violence against women: ‘Shame’ scaring rape victims from lodging complaints

ISLAMABAD:  Apathetic police machinery, an inept justice system, inherently patriarchal attitudes and family ‘honour’ are some of the reasons rape victims and their families avoid lodging cases. Social activist Naghma Imdad said this while presenting her research paper, “Social and legal responses to rape-knowledge, attitudes and practices”, at the Nomad Art Gallery here on Thursday. […]

Pakistan militants bomb women on bus then seize hospital in deadly attack

By Gul Yousafzai, Syed Raza Hassan and Frank Jack Daniel, Reuters QUETTA, Pakistan — Militants in western Pakistan bombed a bus carrying women university students on Saturday and then seized part of the hospital where survivors of the attack were taken, killing at least 12 people, officials said.At least 19 were injured.The gunmen in Quetta, […]

Pakistan militants bomb women on bus then seize hospital in deadly attack

By Gul Yousafzai, Syed Raza Hassan and Frank Jack Daniel, Reuters QUETTA, Pakistan — Militants in western Pakistan bombed a bus carrying women university students on Saturday and then seized part of the hospital where survivors of the attack were taken, killing at least 12 people, officials said.At least 19 were injured.The gunmen in Quetta, […]

Women in journalism: Harassed at work

KARACHI:  “My eyes are up here,” she snaps at the reporter as, mid-conversation, his attention drifts away from her face towards her chest. He giggles; she shrugs it off as just another display of myopic male mentality. Sadly, these incidents are not uncommon; female broadcast and print journalists share that discrimination and harassment shadow work […]

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