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Hollywood director hits out at #MeToo

Paris: Hollywood director Terry Gilliam said Friday that the #MeToo movement has morphed into “mob rule”, claiming that while some women suffered, others used Harvey Weinstein to further their careers. The Monty Python member said Weinstein “is a monster” and that there are “plenty of monsters out there… There are other people (still) behaving like…

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UK stars say ‘Time’s Up’ for sexual harassment and abuse

NEWS DESK: Actresses Kate Winslet and Emma Watson joined around 200 British stars in demanding an end to sexual harassment and abuse, in an open letter published Sunday ahead of the Bafta film awards, reported AFP. Signatories including Emma Thompson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Keira Knightley and Saoirse Ronan, expressed solidarity with the Time’s Up movement…

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175 years in jail for USA Gymnastics doctor, who assaulted over 150 girls

Lansing, United States: Disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison on Wednesday for sexually abusing scores of young girls under the guise of medical treatment. “I’ve just signed your death warrant,” Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said as she handed down the sentence after a week of gut-wrenching testimony…

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Newsweek Pakistan publisher faces backlash over tweets “mocking” abuse

NEWS DESK: Fasih Ahmed, the editor of Newsweek Pakistan, has landed himself as well as the publication in hot water after a series of tweets that people viewed as making a mockery out of abuse. He began on January 23 with a retweet about the man caught in the Zainab rape and murder case, saying…

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‘I thought I was going to die,’ says US Olympian of doctor’s abuse

NEWS DESK: Olympian gymnast McKayla Maroney on Thursday told of the “scars” left by alleged sexual abuse by the former national team doctor Larry Nassar, as a report claimed officials at an American university long knew he was suspected of misconduct, reported AFP. More than 100 victims have accused the ex-USA Gymnastics doctor of sexual…

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Nadia Jamil just gave a very empowering message

NEWS DESK: Renowned celebrity Nadia Jamil has spoken out on the horrific ordeal of the sexual abuse she suffered as a child. In a recent tweet, she gave yet another empowering message. The message was one of empowering survivors of abuse. Here’s what she wrote: Survivors not victims ✊ https://t.co/pH4kIhiYQX — Nadia Jamil (@NJLahori) January…

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Pope Francis faces tensions on trip over church abuse allegations

Pope Francis holds a statue of baby Jesus during the Christmas night Mass in Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican December 24, 2016. REUTERS/Tony Gentile NEWS DESK: Pope Francis’ trip to South America this week is supposed to be all about peace, unity and hope. But the pontiff could also be welcomed with protests, threats…

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Shehzad Roy: 90% abused children know the abuser personally

By Minerwa Tahir KARACHI: Pakistani singer and social worker Shehzad Roy said that 90% of the children who are abused know the abuser personally. “I think this injustice [that happened with Zainab in Kasur] is happening with every fifth child,” he said. “Ninety per cent of the times it’s someone the child knows.” It is…

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Funeral prayer of Kasur firing victims offered

KASUR: The funeral prayer for the eternal peace of the people who were killed in yesterday’s straight fire by police in Kasur, have been offered Thursday evening. The outraged people including the families of the bereaved families were out on roads since this morning to protest the killing of Shoaib and Muhammed Ali. The outraged…

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Shehbaz Sharif forms JIT to probe Zainab incident

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that the accused of raping and murdering a minor girl in Kasur will not remain unpunished. In a statement from Lahore, on his return from Kasur after meeting the bereaved family, he said that he has directed the police to arrest the accused immediately, so that he may…

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Lawyers raise voice for Zainab in different cities

Grief-stricken people of Pakistan are raising their voice for Zainab, who was murdered after sexual abuse in Kasur. The lawyers suspended their activities in courts in protest in different cities. Know more here.

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Protesters rampage through DHQ hospital Kasur

Grief-stricken infuriated protesters barged into Kasur hospital where the bodies of the people who were yesterday shot to death were kept. The angry protesters vandalized the hospital and raised slogans against the government. They took away the bodies of their dead. Know more in this report.

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Watch: Heli shots of protests in Kasur

The outrage continues over the brutal incident of sexual assault and murder that happened to little Zainab in Kasur. Watch here the clip of demonstrators protesting with bodies of their dead placed on the road in Kasur outside DHQ.

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Rana Sana assures earliest arrest of Kasur culprit

LAHORE: Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah Thursday said all resources are being tapped into for the earliest arrest of the culprit involved in sexual assault and murder of little Zainab. Talking to Samaa, the law minister said the arrest of perpetrator of the heinous crime will the foremost step towards the justice, adding, “I hope…

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Countrywide protest continues against Zainab incident

KASUR: The grief and gloom over the brutal incident that happened to little girl Zainab has gripped entire country especially Kasur where violent protest is still in progress on rampage on Thursday. The atmosphere of the city is filled with gloom and rage ever since the body of seven-year old girl was found dumped on…

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Chief Justice grieves over Zainab incident

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar Thursday said little Zainab was the daughter of entire nation and the brutal incident that happened to her caused heads of the entire nation to drop in shame. Heading a three-judge bench hearing Al-Razi medical College case, he voiced grief over the sexual assault and subsequent…

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PM Abbasi directs action over Zainab incident

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet has strongly condemned the barbaric incident of Kasur and directed to take strict action against the perpetrator of the heinous act. The meeting was held in Islamabad on Wednesday with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the chair. The cabinet also offered Fateha for the martyrs of terrorist incident in Quetta…

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Strange apathy of Nawaz Sharif over little Zainab

The merciless assault on little Zainab and her murder has saddened the citizens of Pakistan. But, the former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is more about his own dismissal by the judiciary. The PML-N supremo announced his two next public rallies in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa—one in Haripur on February and second in Peshawar on February 4. Watch…

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Body of little Muskan asks PPP her guilt

The dual standard of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has come to the fore as their leaders remained speechless over the killing of five-year Muskaan among three other little girls in Larkana—a city of Bhutto. Know more in Naveed Larak’s report.

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Statistics: Sexual assaults on rise in Pakistan

The number of incidents of sexual assaults on minor children and innocent girls and women has burgeoned out of proportions. Know about the statistics of reported incidents in this report.

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Emotional poem on little Zainab

Little seven-year old Zainab was ruthlessly murdered after sexual assault in Kasur. Here is an emotional poem that may bring tears to your eyes.

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