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International Women’s Day 2014: The pending laws

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Mar 8, 2014. Islamabad – Except one “private member” bill introduced in September 2013, there are no women-specific laws pending in the National Assembly at the moment. This is not entirely because of efficient elected representatives looking out for women rights. […]

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Elections 2013 – Women NA Candidates: Khushbakht Shujaat

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on May 8, 2013 as part of a short series of profiles of women candidates contesting National Assembly elections on a general seat. Islamabad – She maintains her signature poise, and she is not a novice in the field of politics, but […]

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Elections 2013 – Women NA Candidates: Khursheed Begum

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on May 7 as part of a short series of profiles of women candidates contesting the National Assembly elections on a general seat. Islamabad – On May 16, 2012, and then again on November 15, unidentified gunmen attacked the car of Khurshid […]

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Elections 2013 – Women NA Candidates: Zartaj Gul Akhwand

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on May 6, 2013 as part of a short series of profiles of women contesting the National Assembly elections on a general seat. Islamabad – Sardar Maqsood Khan Leghari is a formidable candidate in NA-172, one of the three National Assembly seats […]

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Elections 2013 – Women NA Candidates: Naila J Dayal

An edited version of this article was published in The Express Tribune on May 5 as part of a short series of profiles on women running for the National Assembly elections on a general seat. Islamabad – Things have gotten worse for the Pakistani Christians since the last time Naila Joseph Dayal, a Christian political […]

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Laws against honour killings ineffective

An edited version of this story was first published in The Express Tribune on Nov 30, 2012. Islamabad – A 2005 anti-honour killings bill has not brought about any real relief for women. In fact, a separate law – Qisas and Diyat – is allowing perpetrators of honor killings to get off scot-free due to the […]

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