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Posts tagged "Honour killings"

Afzal Kohistani brother: ‘Our family lives in fear’

Afzal Kohistani’s brother demands judicial commission to investigate murder

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April 3, 2019

 

Honour Killing – An ugly truth of Pakistan

By: Farah Jamil Honour Killing- homicide against women has increased tremendously over the last 2 decades both on national and international level; and it tends to increase even more in the foreseeable future. To kill an innocent woman for simply forbidding her family’s wishes is nothing short of cold-blooded murder. There is no legitimate Islamic…

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June 22, 2017

 

Sharmeen Obaid, Pakistan’s Oscar winner, vows to tell untold stories

KARACHI: Pakistan’s double-Oscar winner Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy has hailed new legislation outlawing the crime of “honour killings” as a turning point in the long-battle on violence against women, as she sets her sights on conquering her country’s silver screen. The filmmaker cast a spotlight on the issue with her documentary ‘A Girl In The River:…

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December 16, 2016

 

Pakistan lawmakers strike consensus on anti-honour killing, rape bills

ISLAMABAD: Lawmakers from both lower and upper houses of parliament on Thursday achieved consensus on bills aimed at tackling honour killings and amending its rape law, Maryam Nawazz tweeted. “We have achieved consensus on anti-honour killing & anti-rape bills in committee of joint sitting of Parliament. Great news for Pakistan,” Maryam tweeted. She said that…

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July 21, 2016

 

Aitezaz calls for passing anti-honour killing laws

ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in Senate Aitezaz Ahsan Tuesday urged the government to pass Anti-Honour Killing Laws (Criminal Laws Amendment) Bill 2015 from the joint sitting of the Parliament to discourage the trend of honour killings. Speaking in the Upper House, he said, the Senate had already passed a bill making it impossible for…

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July 19, 2016

 

Senate passes resolution to pay tribute to Sharmeen

ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Wednesday passed a resolution unanimously to pay rich tribute to Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy and other women rights activists for their great contribution for highlighting and resolving the women issues. Nasreen Jalil moved the resolution on behalf of the House. The resolution says: “This house offers its heartiest congratulates to Sharmeen Obaid…

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March 2, 2016

 

Pakistan – The Bittersweet Road to Oscars!

  29th February 2016 brought not only an additional day to the year for Pakistanis, it also brought them immense pride in the form of a second Oscar won by a fellow national. Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy has celebrated her second win with another Oscar for her documentary A Girl in the River: The Price of…

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March 1, 2016

 
 
 
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