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Pakistan Must Stop Legitimising Barbarity Under The Guise Of Blasphemy Law

Pakistan Must Stop Legitimising Barbarity Under The Guise Of Blasphemy Law We have witnessed time and again that blasphemy law in Pakistan has been used as a tool of oppression by the

Will Khadija’s Case Finally Herald Justice For Women Of The Country?

Will Khadija’s Case Finally Herald Justice For Women Of The Country? The dark side of  lawyers’ cartel in Pakistan has been exposed in the case of law student Khadija Siddiqui, who was


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How the Parallel Judicial System of Jirga Perpetuates Injustice For Pakistani Women

How the Parallel Judicial System of Jirga Perpetuates Injustice For Pakistani Women Women in Pakistan continue to fall prey to jirgas, a parallel justice system held by the influential and landholding aristocracy. Rape

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This Women’s Day Let’s Advocate Change In The Patriarchal Mindset

This Women’ Day Let’s Advocate Change In The Patriarchal Mindset  Every year on the 8th of March the women of the world come together to commemorate and celebrate the spirit of gender

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Nazi America, An Orwellian Nightmare Of The Doublethink In Real World

Nazi America, An Orwellian Nightmare Of The Doublethink In Real World Not too long ago, the world was left aghast by the sight of the lifeless body of young Aylan Kurdi who

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Gadani: Over 100 Workers At Ship-Breaking Yard Incinerated Without A Trace

Gadani: Over 100 Workers At Ship-Breaking Yard Incinerated Without A Trace In one of the worst incidents that has occurred at plot number 54 Gadani ship-breaking yard, in Balochistan, 26 people have


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Religious Minority Representation In Political Process Conspicuously Absent

Religious Minority Representation In Political Process Conspicuously Absent Despite a lapse of 69 years, religious minority communities of the country lack representation in mainstream politics. A true representative democracy and constitutional politics


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Prevention Of Electronic Crimes Act (PECA) Continues Draconian Laws In Pakistan

Prevention Of Electronic Crimes Act (PECA) Continues Draconian Laws In Pakistan The state of Pakistan has been all set to unleash its iron fist by promulgating laws that curb free speech. This

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Jirga’s Antidote Is Fair For A Functional Justice System

Jirga’s Antidote Is Fair For A Functional Justice System In the absence of a fair and functional judicial system that can uphold the rule of law, Pakistani citizens are at the mercy

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Government Non-Compliance With Minimum Standards Against Human Trafficking

Government Non-Compliance With Minimum Standards Against Human Trafficking According to UN Office on Drugs and Crime’s Global Report on Trafficking in Persons 2013, 55-60% of all trafficking victims are women. Pakistan is

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Labour Day: A Meaningless Day For The Majority In Pakistan

Labour Day: A Meaningless Day For The Majority In Pakistan Labour Day in Pakistan oxymoronic because the day is just another holiday for the better-offs in Pakistan while the labour class toils


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Scope Of Judicial Review In Arbitration

Scope Of Judicial Review In Arbitration Pakistani courts have by and large supported the decision by parties to submit their disputes for resolution by a domestic forum of their own choice, especially

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Persecution Of Ahmediya Minority Community Continues Unabated

Persecution Of Ahmediya Minority Community Continues Unabated Ahmedi community has been suffering the wrath of the religious zealots in Pakistan and unfortunately they are now being persecuted and threatened in western countries