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First ever women’s car racing competition to be launched in 2019

Women are slowly breaking gender barriers in the world of motor-sports

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Two women killed, 22 injured in Turbat cylinder blast

The injured were shifted to Karachi in critical condition

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After low women turnout, residents of Shangla’s PK-23 head to the polls today

There are 86,728 female voters in the constituency and 113,827 male voters. On July 25, only 3,505 women came to vote

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Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa forms committee after another woman was found dead in Chitral

Chitral has been infamous for its rising number of suicides among young people, especially women

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This will be the fourth time a woman is appointed deputy speaker of the Sindh Assembly

Four applications have been received for the post of speaker and deputy speaker of the Sindh Assembly and both the PPP and opposition are fielding women for the post of deputy speaker. Today (August 14) was the last day to submit applications. Since both the PPP and opposition are fielding women candidates, this year’s deputy…

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Women’s test scores have been cut at a Tokyo medical school to admit more men

For years, a medical school in Tokyo has been cutting female applicants’ entrance scores to keep them out of the school and boost the number of male doctors, reported the Japanese media on Thursday. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has made creating a society “where women can shine” a priority, but women still face an uphill…

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All female team from NUST honoured at race car design competition

Team AUJ of the National University of Sciences and Technology, which is the first all-female team to take part in the Formula Student competition, was specially recognised at the event. The team, comprising Aatrah Rauf Shaikh, Harim Akhtar, Azka Athar, Fatima Sohail, Cybil Braganza, Zoiba Noor, Wardah Jamal, Laiba Rodyna, Syeda Al Aima Zahra and…

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Online businesses in KP mean women capitalize on purdah

When you are used to living behind a veil, opening a store for your business isn’t going to happen. This is why women in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have gone online. Take for example, Abida Jillani, who is a pioneer of home-based exhibitions. She runs a home-based shop called Durshal, which means “doorstep”. She started it 15…

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One woman defied all odds to vote in 2015, now more are looking to follow her footsteps

Mohri Pur in Khanewal district might look like any other small town in Punjab but there is one big difference in this town — women are expected to stay at home on the day of the election here. As a part of an age-old tradition, women of the town are not allowed to exercise their…

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‘I’m just getting started’: Serena warns Wimbledon rivals

Serena Williams has warned her Wimbledon rivals she is nowhere near her best despite powering into the quarter-finals without dropping a set. Williams is chasing an eighth Wimbledon crown and the American star showed why she is the title favourite with a 6-2, 6-2 demolition of Evgeniya Rodina in the fourth round on Monday. In…

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Elections 2018: Where did all the women go?

The Pakistan Peoples Party has fielded more female candidates for the election than any other party. The party has fielded a whopping 15 women, whereas the PTI has fielded 12 and PML-N 10. There are a total of 849 seats in the national and provincial assemblies. Political parties submitted to the Election Commission of Pakistan…

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India most dangerous country for women: poll

India is the world’s most dangerous country for women due to the high risk of sexual violence and being forced into slave labor, according to a poll of global experts released on Tuesday. War-torn Afghanistan and Syria ranked second and third in the Thomson Reuters Foundation survey of about 550 experts on women’s issues, followed…

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World Cup sees Iranian women score spot in the stands

For many of the thousands of joyful women packed into Tehran’s largest football stadium, their first ever chance to watch a game at a sports arena was a victory for freedom despite Iran’s agonising World Cup elimination. Cheering and with their cheeks painted with the national colours, women showed they were just as caught up…

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Saudi women gear up for new freedom as driving ban ends

Women in Saudi Arabia took to the roads at midnight on Sunday, ushering in the end of the world’s last ban on female drivers, long seen as an emblem of women’s repression in the deeply conservative Muslim kingdom. “It feels weird, I am so happy … I’m just too proud to be doing this right…

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Video: PTI women storm party’s Lahore office over ticket dispute

The workers of PTI’s women wing have expressed reservations over distribution of election tickets and accused party leader Aaliya Hamza of making changes in the list of candidates. Video shows PTI Lahore members−Saima Shaukat, Erum Bukhari and Fatima− storming party’s Lahore secretariat and yelling at Aaliya Hamza.

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Saudi Arabia’s women drivers get ready to steer their lives

On June 24, when Saudi women are allowed to drive for the first time, Amira Abdulgader wants to be sitting at the wheel, the one in control, giving a ride to her mother beside her. “Sitting behind the wheel (means) that you are the one controlling the trip,” said the architect, dressed in a black…

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Milan men’s fashion week shows its feminine side

Italian fashion houses Alberta Ferretti and Ermenegildo Zegna kicked off Men’s Fashion Week in Milan on Friday with a rather feminine feel. After London Men’s Fashion Week wrapped up on Monday, Milan picked up the reins, with 28 ready-to-wear shows to reveal the Spring-Summer 2019 lines. But the women are muscling in to Milan men’s…

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New Zealand’s Kerr hits world record 232 not out against Ireland

New Zealand’s Amelia Kerr hit a world record 232 not out in the third one-day international against Ireland on Wednesday and then took five wickets to complete a remarkable day for the 17-year-old. Kerr batted through the innings and surpassed the 229 not out set by Australia’s Belinda Clark against Denmark in 1997 with a…

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South Africa too strong for women’s world champions England

South Africa’s bowlers laid the platform for a comprehensive seven-wicket win over women’s world champions England in the first one-day international at Worcester on Saturday. Last year, South Africa suffered a heart-breaking World Cup semi-final loss to tournament hosts England, who won by just two wickets with two balls left in Bristol before defeating India…

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New Zealand women post new ODI all-time record 490-4 in Ireland rout

New Zealand’s women’s team posted the highest score in any one-day international when they made a mammoth 490 for four against Ireland in Dublin on Friday, winning by a colossal 346 runs. New Zealand captain Suzie Bates, one of the world’s leading female cricketers, won the toss and promptly led from the front with an…

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