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Asif Zardari lauds adoption of anti honor killing laws

Asif Zardari lauds adoption of anti honor killing laws

ISLAMABAD, OCT 8 (DNA)-  Former President Asif Zardari has lauded the Parliament for consensus legislation that closes the loopholes of forgiveness in murders in the name of honour on the one hand and stops rapists from walking away with impunity on the other. Friday October 7 will be remembered as a ground breaking day when the Anti Honour Killing and Anti Rape Bills were passed in the joint session of the Parliament, he said in a statement today. “The Parliament has done its job, what is needed now is toRead More


Bollywood’s Salman Khan freed in poaching case

Salman Khan freed in poaching case

JODHPUR: An Indian court on Monday acquitted Bollywood superstar Salman Khan of killing protected wildlife 18 years ago, ending the latest long-running case against the actor. Khan was convicted in 2006 of hunting rare gazelles while he was shooting a film in the northern state of Rajasthan eight years earlier. He was sentenced to one and five years in jail for two separate cases of shooting the animals, but the actor has filed appeals that have kept him from serving the stints. High Court judge Nirmaljit Kaur cleared the actorRead More


Women empowerment may help reduce poverty: Canadian envoy

ISLAMABAD, DEC 07: High Commissioner of Canada Heather Cruden speaking on the occasion of 
a forum on women economic empowerment held under the aegis of the Canadian High Commission, at
a local hotel on Monday. DNA Photo Khurshid Nadeem

ISLAMABAD, 07 DEC, (DNA) – To support Pakistan in achieving its development and gender equality goals and to help stimulate sustainable economic growth, the High Commission of Canada organized a forum on women’s economic empowerment in Islamabad on Sunday.Speaking on the occasion, Canadian High Commissioner, Heather Cruden said that since women make up half population of any country, so without empowering women and without using their talent, it’s quite impossible to take a country to the stage of sustainable development, as there is a direct correlation between a country’s GDPRead More


Cabinet passes bill on violence against women

Cabinet passes bill for protecting women against violence

LAHORE: The Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod to the bill for protecting women victims of violence, e-stamp paper plan besides deciding to introduce laws for banning even one dish at marriage ceremonies and setting up vigilance committees to monitor implementation of the steps proposed under the National Action Plan (NAP). Under the Punjab Protection of Women Victims against Violence Bill 2015, special centres will be set up for the victims where they will not only be provided residence but all the facilities, from investigation to forensic test toRead More