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    Girls Waiting For Marriage In Pakistan

  • Study says girls seek sisterhood — not just marriage — in IS

    LONDON: The notion that young women are travelling to Syria solely to become “jihadi brides” is simplistic and hinders efforts to prevent other girls from being radicalised, new research suggests...

    Young women are joining the self-styled Islamic State for many reasons, including anger over the perceived persecution of Muslims and the wish to belong to a sisterhood with similar beliefs, according to a report released by the Institute...

  • Govt asked to make law to prevent girls’ early marriage

    PESHAWAR: Speakers at a seminar on Wednesday urged the government to make a law without delay on preventing early age marriages of girls in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and suggested the law should be drafted in consultation with the relevant stakeholders...

    Held to mark the Global Day of Action, the seminar was organised by Rahnuma Family Planning Association of Pakistan (FPAP), KP chapter...

  • Alarm over rise in underage girls’ sale into marriage

    UMERKOT: Leaders of civil society have expressed grave concern over an alarming rise in the sale of minor girls into marriage in Umerkot, Tharparkar and Sanghar districts and demanded that the government implement relevant laws in letter and spirit to save children’s lives...

    Social activists Abdul Karim Mangrio and Mir Hassan Arisar, Women Action Forum’s Rasheeda Sand, Bansi Malhi and members of “Save underage girls from sale and...

  • Waiting for govt nod for Pakistan ties: BCCI

    NEW DELHI: The BCCI on Thursday said it had reminded the government a fortnight ago about the contentious issue of resuming bilateral cricket ties with Pakistan...

    The Indian Cricket Board and Pakistan Cricket Board are scheduled to meet in Dubai later this month to resolve the prevailing bilateral issues...

  • PAKISTAN’S STARS-IN-WAITING

    It’s comedians who are the kings of social media in Pakistan...

    At the moment in Pakistan, the only ones truly getting anywhere by taking advantage of social media as a platform, are our comedians...

  • Pakistan-India series: Waiting for a ‘mauka’ to play again

    Yet, for many years now, there have been no bilateral cricket relations between India and Pakistan — long enough for Rahul Dravid to become a coach, Wasim Akram to have another child and Arjun, not Sachin to be the Tendulkar on the block...

    Despite the BCCI and PCB agreeing, for their different reasons, there is still a chance of a ‘no show’...

  • Waiting for the day Kashmir becomes Pakistan: Nawaz

    MUZAFFARABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, while addressing a public gathering here on Friday after the PML-N's Azad Jammu and Kashmir electoral win, said: "We are waiting for the day Kashmir becomes Pakistan...

    "In his first public address following his return from London after open-heart surgery in May, Nawaz urged Kashmiris "not to forget those in held Kashmir who are sacrificing their lives to their movement for freedom"...

  • Waiting to go back home

    Indeed, embedded in the military’s preferred acronym for the displaced people of Fata — TDPs — is the promise that exile will be temporary...

    What, for example, are the reasons for the high return of IDPs to Khyber Agency (90pc) and the exceedingly low rate of return to South Waziristan Agency (15pc)? The military operation in South Waziristan began more than six years ago, while Khyber has seen two major operations in the last couple...

  • Aguero kept waiting as City maintain lead, United tame Spurs

    LONDON: Sergio Aguero was left waiting to become Manchester City’s outright all-time leading goal-scorer as his side remained five points clear at the top of the Premier League table on Saturday...

    Leroy Sane produced a stunning strike to give City a 10th-minute lead only for West Brom’s Jay Rodriguez to equalise soon afterwards...

  • Waiting for Godot

    The latter, meanwhile, has obtained from a rumbling Senate and a boisterous but compliant National Assembly, a prescription for formaldehyde that should preserve him as the head of the PML-N...

    Off-centre is a finance minister, under indictment for financial turpitude...

  • 'Still waiting' for Suu Kyi to condemn violence against Rohingya, says Malala

    Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai has condemned and called for an end to the violence against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority that has forced tens of thousands to flee and left nearly 400 people dead in clashes...

    Malala said she is "still waiting" for her fellow Nobel Peace laureate and pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi to denounce the "shameful treatment" of the Rohingya...

  • View from abroad: Waiting for freedom

    These places are now so crowded that it is impossible for locals to live in peace and quiet...

    One of the drivers behind Catalonia’s bid for independence is the argument that this Spanish region earns far more for the exchequer than Madrid spends on its infrastructure and other costs...

  • Waiting for change

    Hats off to the PTI, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and Imran Khan for not only conceiving the idea of planting one billion trees, but also for its implementation, at the same time, tightening the noose around the timber mafia...

    While politicians are building motorways and metros, with involvement in kickbacks and commissions, leaders are thinking of saving the environment for coming generations...

  • Waiting for a miracle

    And yet some elements tried as if to offer justifications for the patently indefensible, drowning out voices of sanity...

    But this use was mostly in sentences which lamented or expressed outrage at the murder and mayhem, at the loss of the battle and the need for a ‘counter’...

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