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SHC is not pleased with the govt on implementation of laws for domestic violence against women

Orders the establishment of a special task force for those suffering from domestic violence

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Policing responsibility in the merged districts given to Levies and Khasadar forces

It was decided in a meeting that both forces will be under the control of the KP police chief

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US to deny asylum to illegal border crossers

The new rule is expected to get the president’s signature shortly

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Indian law university introduces Harry Potter law course

Students will learn what to do if a situation arises in which pre-existing laws won’t be applicable

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New Swedish law recognises sex without consent as rape

A tough new law that will recognise sex without explicit consent as rape comes into effect in Sweden on Sunday, after the country was rocked by the #MeToo movement denouncing sexual harassment and assault. The law stipulates that a person has committed rape if they have been part of a sexual act in which the…

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Pakistan’s transgender rights law – a ‘battle half won’

Bindya Rana wipes away tears of joy as she recalls her long battle to have the rights of Pakistan’s transgender community formally recognized in law. “I feel as if an orphan has finally now found shelter,” Rana, a 50-year-old transgender woman, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation after Pakistan’s parliament approved the landmark bill earlier this…

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Shaken by toddler’s rape death, Chile seeks to alter law on sex crimes

With the country in an uproar over the brutal rape and death of a toddler, Chile’s President Sebastian Pinera on Thursday backed plans to lift the statute of limitations on sex crimes against minors. The move came just days after 20-month-old Ambar was taken to a hospital in the central Los Andes region by her…

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Nawaz Sharif seeks confrontation in judiciary, Parliament: Bilawal

LAHORE: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Thursday said former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif wants confrontation between judiciary and the parliament. Addressing the party workers in Lahore, he said the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is itself responsible for the condition it is in, adding the PPP along with other Opposition parties resisted the…

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When will it stop?

By Zara Maqbool Yesterday I heard the agony and helplessness in a friend’s voice that shook me to my core. She has been divorced since years and has been granted custody by the court and yet day in and out she gets bullied by the ex-husband in one-way or another. She has reached a point…

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Nehal Hashmi has been punished as per law: CJP

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday adjourned the hearing of a case regarding determination of lawmakers disqualification under Article 62(1)(f) till February 8. A five-member larger bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar comprising Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan and Justice Sajjad Ali Shah heard…

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Ireland to hold abortion referendum in May

NEWS DESK: Ireland will hold a referendum at the end of May on liberalising its restrictive abortion laws, a highly sensitive issue in the traditionally devoutly Catholic country, reported AFP. Leo Varadkar, who as the country’s youngest ever prime minister is regarded as relatively liberal on social issues, made the announcement late Monday, accepting it…

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Iran said protesters should pay a high price if they break the law

People protest near the university of Tehran, Iran December 30, 2017 in this picture obtained from social media. TWITTER/@kasra_nouri/via REUTERS LONDON: Protesters in Iran who have staged three days of demonstrations over economic hardship and alleged corruption should pay a high price if they break the law, the government said on Sunday, reported Reuters. The…

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This man delivered horse poop at US treasury secretary’s home

Robert Strong is seen next to a gift-wrapped box in this photo released by Robert Strong of Eagle Rock, California, U.S. released on December 25, 2017. Courtesy Robert Strong/Handout via REUTERS NEWS DESK: A man claiming to be the person who delivered a gift-wrapped package of horse manure at the Los Angeles home of U.S….

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Nawaz laments PPP’s support for dictator’s law

Islamabad: Former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Wednesday said the development and prosperity of the country always remained the topmost priority of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) despite facing numerous hurdles. Speaking outside the National Accountability Court (NAB), he said that Tuesday was a historic day in country’s parliamentary history and would have long lasting…

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NA-4 by-poll: ECP asks candidates to follow law provisions

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has asked the political parties and the candidates for NA-4 Peshawar-IV bye-election to follow the provisions of law and exercise self-restraint for holding the polling in an orderly and peaceful manner on October 26. According to an ECP statement, the Commission had drawn attention of contesting candidates for…

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Incumbent parliament not to allow any change in clause about Finality of Prophethood: Zahid

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Law and Justice Zahid Hamid Tuesday strongly rejected a claim from opposition parties that a clause about finality of Prophethood (Khatm-e-Nabuwat) was removed through the Elections Bill 2017. Speaking on a point of order in the National Assembly, the minister said,”We cannot even think of bringing any amendment in the clause pertaining…

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UAE issues new law to target sexual harassment, forced labour

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates issued a law on Tuesday to combat abuse of domestic staff, state news agency WAM said. It includes prohibitions on sexual harassment, forced labor, and the employment of domestic workers under 18. It also stipulates that workers are entitled to one paid day off each week, 30 days of paid…

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Watch: Jamshed Dasti to study law in Multan college

Awami Raj Party MNA Jamshed Ahmed Dasti has enrolled in a college in Multan to study law.

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US to withhold up to $290 million in Egypt aid

WASHINGTON: The United States has decided to deny Egypt $95.7 million in aid and to delay a further $195 million because of its failure to make progress on respecting human rights and democratic norms, two sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday, reported Reuters. The decision reflects a US desire to continue security cooperation…

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Female student uses James Bond gadget for cheating

LONDON: A female British student was caught using a James Bond like gadget to cheat in her law examinations. According to details, the female student was caught with 24 pages of notes written in invisible ink which she took into the test inside a book. She had took a small torch into the examination hall…

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