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11 rape-slay incidents happened after Zainab’s murder: NA told

ISLAMABAD: A report of the Ministry of Human Rights on Monday apprised the National Assembly that at least 11 rape and slay incidents had taken place in the country after murder of minor girl Zainab, ARY News reported. The report presented by, Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari, further stated that about 5,312 women had been murdered in the last five years, out of them 1,548 cases were of honor killing. 45 instances of Wani were also reported, while 99 women were made victim of acid attack during these years. The…

Minister seeks report on alleged suicides of women in Thar

KARACHI: Sindh Government has sought report about alleged suicide incidents of women being reported in drought-stricken district of Thar from the concerned authorities on Monday. Sindh's Minister for Women Development, Shehla Raza taking notice of the news related to women committing suicides in Thar, ordered SSP Tharparkar to submit detailed report into the incidents, being reported from the area. The minister has decided to visit Tharparkar by herself to see the on-ground situation and the root cause behind alleged…

LHC takes notice of incidents of torture on special children in Punjab

LAHORE: Chief Justice Lahore High Court (LHC) Mansoor Ali Shah on Thursday took notice of the incidents of torture on special children while riding to or from school in buses in Punjab. He directed the inspector general Punjab police to post two unarmed policemen on each bus of special schoolkids to curb the violence against them. The CJ LHC held hearing for the case late evening on call of petitioner Midad Ali Advocate at GOR camp office. The court has summoned the DPO Sialkot, deputy commissioner and secretary…

Who is behind mysterious incidents of cutting women’s hair in India?

NEW DELHI: The mysterious incidents of cutting women’s hair have recently surfaced in India. Police have failed to decipher this enigma which has become a nightmare for women in different areas of the country including New Delhi, Utter Pradesh, some districts of Rajasthan and other areas. Some unidentified persons have reportedly attacked and cut women’s hair while they were walking on streets or the culprits broke into their houses to commit this crime. The victims said women were also involved in this crime. While…

US anti-Muslim bias incidents increased in 2016: report

WASHINGTON: When the Masjid Al-Kareem mosque in Providence, Rhode Island, received a threatening letter in November disrespecting and abusing Muslims, its members were frightened enough they asked for and got extra police protection. The 42-year-old mosque was far from alone. The letter it received was one of 2,213 anti-Muslim bias incidents in the United States last year, according to a report released Tuesday by the Council on American-Islamic Relations. The report found a 57 percent increase in the number of…

Environmental control committee formed to prevent bridstrike, laser light incidents at airports

KARACHI: A six-member environmental control committee has been formed to prevent the incidents of bird hits and laser lights at airports. Birdstrike and laser beam are on the rise at airports which may lead to a serious accident, said sources. The environmental committee of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will work under supervision of the relevant airport manager. The committee will also include representatives of local administration and Sindh Building Control Authority  to ensure safety and environmental protection,…