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    Pakistan Movement And Women

  • 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...

  • ‘Bacha Khan launched movement for women uplift’

    MINGORA: The girl students of a local school here on Sunday urged people to provide opportunities of education to their daughters if they wanted to live in a developed and civilised society...

    The girl students presented skits, poems and speeches on the occasion to highlight importance of female education...

  • PSP, MQM-P and Mohajir Qaumi Movement on same page against Altaf Hussain

    The Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) and Mohajir Qaumi Movement on Monday accepted Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan's (MQM-P) invitation for a multi-party conference to be held on August 22 — which MQM has termed its 'Day of Deliverance'...

    PSP leader Anees Advocate, while addressing a joint press conference at the party's headquarters in Karachi, said that PSP will join MQM-P in trying to find solutions to Karachi's problems, as well as...

  • A leaf from history: The rise and fall of the Khalistan movement

    Within minutes, an Indian passenger plane landed at the Lahore airport — it was said that the plane had been hijacked by five Sikh men while it was on a normal Jammu to New Delhi flight, and the hijackers had forced the pilot to divert the aircraft towards Lahore with 111 passengers on board...

    They released all but 45 passengers and wanted to swap them with Sikh prisoners jailed in India on charges of creating unrest in the...

  • Poets shower praise on Pakistan movement heroes

    LAKKI MARWAT: Poets at a literary function held in connection with the Independence Day in Lakki city on Sunday recited verses highlighting the valiant sacrifices rendered for creation of Pakistan...

    Professor Mohammad Anwar Babar presided over the event where local poets and those from Naurang town and DI Khan were in attendance...

  • Misbah says Oval triumph inspired by Jinnah, Pakistan Movement

    LONDON: Pakistan's comeback to level the four-match Test series against England was inspired by the Pakistan Movement which led to the country's independence 69 years ago, said skipper Misbah-ul-Haq...

    “It was like the Pakistan Movement that even in the time of adversity Quaid-i-Azam never abandoned hard work,” Misbah told AFP...

  • Movement for ‘protection of Pakistan ideology’ planned

    LAHORE: A meeting of representatives of various parties, chaired by Jamaatud Dawa emir Hafiz Saeed, has announced to launch a movement for protection and promotion of Pakistan ideology under the umbrella of the Pakistan Ideology Coordination Council...

    The meeting held at a local hotel here on Sunday was attended by Liaqat Balochi, Ijazul Haq, Pir Ijaz Hashmi, Shahibzada Pir Sultan Ahmed, Ghulam Muhammad Safi, Hafiz Abdur Rahman...

  • Sharif Al Mujahid: Authority on Pakistan movement

    SHARIF AL MUJAHID, who died at his home in Karachi on Monday morning after a long illness, was one of South Asia’s most prolific writers on the history of the freedom movement, the most-quoted Pakistani scholar abroad, and undeniably an authority on Mohammad Ali Jinnah...

    I had known him for over six decades as a teacher, mentor, friend and adviser on matters not necessarily journalistic...

  • Women and clientelism: can trading women's votes get them more involved in the political process?

    The recent general elections in Pakistan saw 47 percent of the women registered to vote turn out to express their political preferences at the polls; while this is an increase from previous elections, it indicates the potential for future women-centric Get Out the Vote campaigns...

    Women are distinctly different political actors than men, not because they are essentially different from men but as a consequence of the dissimilarities...

  • Hundreds mark third anniversary of HK’s Umbrella Movement

    HONG KONG: Hundreds gathered outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong on Thursday to mark the third anniversary of mass pro-democracy rallies known as the Umbrella Movement, as fears grow over Beijing’s tightening grip on the city...

    Tens of thousands blocked major thoroughfares in the city for 79 days starting Sept 28, 2014 to call for fully free leadership elections in the city, in a movement spearheaded by student leaders...

  • ESSAY: THE MAN WHO BECAME A MOVEMENT

    He is credited for originating the two-nation theory, founding the Aligarh Movement and being a founding father of Pakistan, but less celebrated are his achievements in providing a modern, scientific and rational interpretation of Islam and the Holy Quran, as well as his debates on culture that — in the face of stern opposition from fundamentalists and detractors — sowed the seeds of enlightenment and progress...

    When defining the...

  • ‘Russia ban would be great loss to Olympic movement’

    MOSCOW: The Kremlin on Tuesday said it would be a ‘great loss’ for the Olympic movement if the Russian team were to be banned from the 2018 Winter Games over doping...

    “We obviously don’t want to talk about the worst case scenario, which is to say Russia’s non-participation in the Olympics, because that would be a great loss to the whole Olympic movement,” President Vladimir Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov told journalists... ...

  • US acknowledged disruption in Taliban’s movement: foreign secretary

    ISLAMABAD: The United States has admitted to having witnessed disruption in cross-border movement of Afghan Taliban, the Senate’s foreign affairs committee was told on Tuesday...

    It is a rare acknowledgement that Pakistan’s counterterrorism actions and border control measures along the border with Afghanistan were helping check unauthorised movement of militants that have long been linked to terrorism...

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