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    Long Coats For Women In Pakistan Politics

  • Iran shuts 800 shops for selling 'unconventional' coats

    TEHRAN: Iranian police said they had closed more than 800 clothes shops to stop them selling “unconventional” women's coats, state media reported on Monday...

    A new fashion for women's coats — known as “manteaux” in Iran — with English phrases printed on the back had attracted the attention of the authorities, who passed new regulations in July...

  • Trump picks Dan Coats for intelligence director

    President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday formally announced former Indiana Senator Dan Coats as his pick for US director of national intelligence...

    A mild-mannered former ambassador to Germany who also served on the Senate Intelligence Committee, Coats was widely tipped for the job coordinating 16 intelligence and security agencies ? a position Trump may slim down...

  • Qadri plans ‘low-key’ politics as long as Imran is in the saddle

    LAHORE: With the arch rivals (read Sharif brothers) of the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri out of power, and his political cousin (Imran Khan) heading the government, the PAT plans to put its five-year-long politics of agitation on hold, at least as long as the PTI rules...

    “In fact, the council meeting was scheduled for Monday (yesterday) but postponed at the last moment as the Lahore High Court (LHC) rejected the...

  • A jirga of women, by women and for women

    Looking committed to claiming rights for the women in their remote, small village of Mansehra, a group of 16 women have pioneered a women-only jirga...

    Complaining about the local men-only jirgas letting those subjecting women to excesses, especially in honour killing and blood feud cases, off scot-free, these spirited members of a conservative society took oath as members of the new dispute resolution council on the grassy premises...

  • Women in politics

    RECENTLY, it was reported that women were barred from voting in the Lower Dir by-election held earlier this month...

    More importantly, the oft reported phenomenon of women’s deliberate exclusion from participating in elections is only the tip of the iceberg...

  • Women can bring change by taking part in politics

    MANSEHRA: Speakers at a workshop titled ‘democracy from home to the parliament’ were unanimous that if women take active part in politics they can bring a positive change not only in their own lives, but also in the overall political culture in the country...

    “If we would come out of homes for our rights and take part in politics, we may bring a positive change in the society and nobody could dare to deprive us from our rights...

  • England women’s captain Edwards retires after 20-year-long career

    LONDON: Long-serving England women's captain Charlotte Edwards announced her retirement on Wednesday after a sparkling and pioneering 20-year career...

    “Everyone who knows me — and how much I love playing for England — will appreciate what a difficult decision it has been for me to retire from international cricket,” she said in a statement...

  • ‘Long shot’ law seeks proportional representation for women in NA

    ISLAMABAD: A new private member’s bill calling for a change in the criteria of the allocation of reserved seats in the National Assembly, which was recently tabled in the lower house by JUI-F MNA Naeema Kishwar Khan, has its heart in the right place, but may not see the light of day anytime soon...

    In the proposed amendment to Article 51 of the Constitution, she posits that the seats reserved for women be allocated on the basis of the...

  • Myanmar’s ‘long-necked’ women hope to turn tourism into homecoming

    PANPET: Wearing a stack of bronze neck coils — a sign of beauty for her Kayan tribe — Mu Par dreams of a time when all “long-necked” women can return to Myanmar from Thailand where they are a tourist attraction...

    For years Kayan women and girls have been driven across the border by poverty and conflict to earn money posing in holidaymakers’ pictures in purpose-built Thai villages decried by rights campaigners as “human zoos”...

  • For American women, Clinton could end a very long wait

    Now she has proudly cast a ballot for the candidate she hopes will make history as the first American woman elected president...

    Hillary Clinton hopes to become that woman on Tuesday, breaking the ultimate glass ceiling after having become, at the Democratic nominating convention in July, the first female candidate for a major party...

  • Pakistan women cricket team qualifies for Women's World Cup

    Pakistan women cricket team qualified for the upcoming Women's World Cup in England despite being demolished by India women cricket team by seven wickets at Colombo's P Sara Oval, reported espncricinfo...

    India's Ekta Bisht showed her career-best returns during the match as she took five wickets for eight runs in 10 overs, paving the way for Pakistan's collapse at 67...

  • Morality in Pakistan’s politics

    The use of abusive language, the hurling of baseless and damaging accusations, and the mocking of opponents have already been accepted as political norms in Pakistan...

    While such practices are more or less part of the political culture of all South Asian nations, Pakistan in particular, the morality tool is used by the powers that be to legitimise or delegitimise certain political actors...

  • Pakistan, Afghanistan to play bilateral matches, not to mix sports with politics

    LAHORE: While the two cricket boards of Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to play bilateral matches at all age group levels including at the national level, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (AFC) endorses Pakistan’s policy of not mixing sports with politics...

    “Our Afghan government does not believe to mix sports with politics and it is our clear policy that we have the authority to invite any team and it is the duty of our government...

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