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  • Govt working on bill against domestic child labour, AAG tells CJP

    During a Supreme Court hearing on Tuesday, an additional attorney general informed a three-member bench headed by the chief justice of Pakistan (CJP) that the government is working on a bill on the rights of children...

    CJP Mian Saqib Nisar, while being informed of progress made on the Tayyaba child maid 'torture' case, instructed the concerned lawyers to present an initial draft of the bill against domestic child labour in court... ...

  • ‘Domestic trafficking of minors fuels child labour’

    ISLAMABAD: The Tayyaba torture case has not only exposed loopholes in Pakistan’s judicial system, but also showed that there is no law to counter or keep a check on internal migration of minors that encourages child labour...

    It was stated that there was no law in Pakistan that could protect a child from torture, nor was there a forum that could be approached by the parents of such children for a compromise, in case their child was...

  • No case of torture on domestic child workers in Sindh till 2014

    KARACHI: The provincial social welfare department on Monday claimed that not a single case of torture on domestic child workers across Sindh was reported in the five years ending 2014, saying the records of the provincial social welfare department’s child protection units were as clean as a whistle...

    “No case has been reported in the child protection unit in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014,” said Social Welfare Minister Shamim Mumtaz...

  • Activists call for legislation against domestic child labour

    ISLAMABAD: Representatives of human and child rights organisations held a press conference on Wednesday, during which they called on the government to enact legislation against domestic child labour and modern slavery...

    Activists gathered at the National Press Club under the banner of the Child Rights Movement (CRM), an umbrella organisation of NGOs working on child rights...

  • Judge convicted of abusing child domestic worker seeks review of SC verdict

    ISLAMABAD: A former additional district and sessions judge who was convicted of physically abusing a child domestic worker has approached the Supreme Court seeking a review of its Jan 10 verdict that upheld that sufficient evidence existed the warrant an enhancement of his sentence...

    Exercising jurisdiction under Article 187 of the Constitution, the judgement issued notices against Khan and his spouse Maheen Zafar to explain why...

  • Women MPAs decry delay in legislation on child marriage, domestic violence

    PESHAWAR: Protesting the growing incidents of sexual abuse, murder and underage marriage of children, women members of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly from the treasury and opposition benches flayed the provincial government for what they called delaying legislation to punish child marriages and domestic violence against women...

    Nighat Yasmin Orakzai of the opposition Pakistan Peoples Party and Maliha Ali Asghar Khan and Sumaira...

  • Indian cricket's progress built upon strong domestic setup, Imran tells Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: The famous revolving door of Pakistan cricket will continue to swing if the structure of the game is not overhauled, former captain Imran Khan warned on TuesdayT20 skipper Shahid Afridi and Head Coach Waqar Younis stepped down from their respective positions, the national selection committee was disbanded and Safraz Ahmed was appointed as the new T20 captain in the recent developments following Pakistan's sorry World Twenty20...

  • Abuse and hush money — Pakistan's domestic workers caught in a dangerous cycle of violence

    Also read: 'Baji, open the door, I'm dying in here'The practice of paying hush money as compensation to the underage maid’s family is common in Punjab, explains Fayaz Butt, who is an assistant director at Child Protection and Welfare Punjab (CPWB)...

    Amira Amjad, a child psychologist and a lecturer of Clinical Psychology at Bahria University in Islamabad, says fear of exclusion and a bad reputation in immediate social circles is often...

  • ‘Every second woman suffers domestic violence in Pakistan’

    KARACHI: Every second woman in Pakistan suffers from some form of domestic violence that has an extremely damaging effect on her physical and mental well-being, said Dr Tazeen Saeed Ali during a session held on Saturday as part of the three-day national health sciences research symposium being organised at the Aga Khan University (AKU)...

    Titled Mind and brain, neuroscience today and tomorrow the conference features a number of local...

  • ‘Flawed policies, male dominance put women at risk of domestic violence in Pakistan’

    KARACHI: Researchers, lawyers and activists on Friday discussed the findings of a new study which said fragmented policies against domestic violence, patriarchal household dynamics and harmful perceptions about gender roles left women in Pakistan at risk of aggressive behaviour from men close to them...

    The speakers gathered at a two-day seminar at the Aga Khan University to have a closer look at the study — Intimate partner violence...

  • Mobilising domestic tax revenue is key element of IMF's Pakistan programme: spokesperson

    International Monetary Fund (IMF) spokesperson Gerry Rice on Thursday said that one of the key elements of the IMF programme in Pakistan was the need to mobilise domestic tax revenue to fund the "much needed" social and development spending while placing debt on a "firm downward trend"...

    The IMF executive board on July 3 had approved a $6 billion bailout package for Pakistan...

  • 90pc of domestic workers have no labour protection

    GENEVA: Around 90 per cent of the world’s 67 million domestic workers have no access to social security protection, with migrants left particularly vulnerable, the International Labour Organisation said on Monday...

    Domestic work is largely “undervalued and unprotected,” the UN labour agency said in a new report...

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