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  • Stories behind the stories

    This makes it important for us to know the stories behind the stories...

    A photo exhibition organised by Médecins Sans Front­ières (Doctors Without Borders) titled Pakistan Behind the Headlines at the Arts Council attempts to do the same...

  • COLUMN: STORIES WITHIN STORIES

    But the writers of the American South — Eudora Welty, in particular, and Tennessee Williams — with their evocation of longing and loss in everyday settings, gave me examples I could follow, allowing me to travel freely into the territories of my own past in search of stories...

    ) Yesterday, as I turned the pages of a tiny new book that contains stories I’ve written over the last two or three years, I could sense the inspiration of...

  • Smokers’ Corner: Stories of violence

    Recently, while browsing through the shelves of Boston’s famous Harvard Book Store, I found a book on Pakistan which was first published in 1950...

    It is a curious little book which explains Pakistan as a young country made up of various ethnic groups, whose Muslim members got together to create a Muslim-majority country to safeguard the economic and political interests of South Asia’s Muslims from the majority-rule of Hindus in...

  • ‘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)...

    According to Dr Ali, the overall prevalence of domestic violence in Pakistan ranges between 21pc...

  • ‘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...

  • Mamnoon for criminalising domestic violence

    ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Friday called for effective legislation to curb domestic violence and register such incidents as criminal cases...

    He noted that due to measures taken by the government, the situation of human rights was better in Pakistan than most countries in the world...

  • Few clauses of KP Domestic Violence Bill in contradiction with Shariah: CII chief

    ISLAMABAD: The chairman of Council of Islamic Ideology (CII), Maulana Muhammad Khan Sheerani, said that some clauses of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Domestic Violence Bill are in contradiction with Shariah and the country's Constitution...

    Sherani said that the CII's formation and authority is protected under the Constitution and if any assembly, whether provincial or national, moves to dissolve the council then that act will be...

  • Domestic violence bill to be tabled in KP Assembly ‘soon’

    PESHAWAR: After going through a gruelling review and rejection by Council of Islamic Ideology, the domestic violence bill is back in the hands of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to go through another examination in hope to land on the floor of provincial assembly one day...

    “The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is not only going to table the domestic violence bill in the provincial assembly after reviewing and removing the objections...

  • Govt seeks CII advice on Domestic Violence Bill

    PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has sent the much delayed Domestic Violence Bill to Council of Islamic Ideology to seek its advice as it believes that the matter involves interpretation of Islamic injunctions...

    Law Secretary Mohammad Arifeen told Dawn that Domestic Violence Bill had been pending for the last two months with Council of Islamic Ideology where it was sent for interpretation...

  • Sarah Palin’s son held for domestic violence

    WASHINGTON: Sarah Palin’s son was arrested on domestic violence charges after an armed altercation with his girlfriend, according to court documents filed on Tuesday as his diehard Republican mother endorsed bombastic presidential nominee Donald Trump...

  • US internet mogul gets year in jail in domestic violence case

    SAN FRANCISCO: A Silicon Valley internet mogul who sold his startup for $300 million at the age of 25 and appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” as a highly eligible bachelor was sentenced Friday to a year in jail for violating his probation in a domestic violence case...

    Brown determined last month that Chahal had violated the probation ordered after he pleaded guilty in 2014 to misdemeanour charges of battery and domestic violence...

  • CII criticised for rejecting KP domestic violence bill

    PESHAWAR: The women rights activists at a conference here on Thursday criticised the Council of Islamic Ideology for turning down the proposed Khyber Pakhtunkhwa domestic violence prevention law, stating whenever any pro-women law was drafted certain elements started feeling threatened...

    “What happened to the domestic violence bill in the Council of Islamic Ideology is in fact violence against women,” said Neelam Toru, the...

  • View from the courtroom: KP only province lacking law to deal with domestic violence

    After passage of the Punjab Protection of Women against Violence Bill, 2016, by the Punjab Assembly on Feb 24, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is now the only province left where no law has so far been enacted to deal with domestic violence...

    The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has referred the draft of its proposed Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Bill, 2014 to the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) several months ago seeking its...

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