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Should Jirgas Be Given Constitutional Cover?

Should Jirgas Be Given Constitutional Cover? The philosophy of an Islamic judicial system is none other than what has been told by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), “People before you were


Javeria Younes

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

National Assembly proposes strict punishment for rapists

National Assembly proposes strict punishment for rapists The National Assembly’s standing committee on interior approved a draft bill suggesting death penalty and life imprisonment for accused involved in rape of underage girls.

No Means No

Sahar Bandial

The Much-Needed Anti-Rape Bills

The Much-Needed Anti-Rape Bills In contradistinction to the legislature’s characteristic stalling on critical legal reforms, the Senate, last week, adopted the Anti-rape Bill proposed (over a year back) by a PPP senator and referred