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‘Govts should introduce effective protection system for children’

‘Govts should introduce effective protection system for children’

LAHORE – The federal government should introduce an effective protection system for children and the Punjab government should give priority to children’s issues, speakers of a workshop organised by Sahil in collaboration with Action Aid on effects of the 18th Constitutional Amendment on children said on Tuesday.
Punjab Assembly (PA) Deputy Speaker Rana Mashood was the chief guest while Punjab CM’s Advisor Zakia Shahnawaz presided over the workshop. Pakistan People’s Party (PPP)

No progress on drafting Minorities Protection Bill

ISLAMABAD – Despite its tall claims, the Minority Affairs Ministry failed to accomplish the projects it announced for the welfare of minorities. A ministry official, who requested anonymity, told the Pakistan Today on Sunday that the ministry had announced to draft the ‘Minorities Protection Bill’ to protect the minorities and legislate on Hindu, Sikh and Baha’i Marriage Act but so far no progress was made on the matter.
“The ministry’s plan to launch an awareness campaign on

Sindh home minister’s witness protection bill gets the nod

KARACHI – Members of the Sindh cabinet approved a bill on Saturday drafted by Home Minister Dr Zulfiqar Ali Mirza for providing protection to witnesses in cases filed by the prosecution at the courts.
Briefing media persons about the cabinet members’ decisions, Chief Minister’s Adviser on Information Sharmila Farooqui said that the bill would be presented at the Sindh Assembly for necessary legislation. “Despite the police arresting suspects in several criminal cases, especially

KESC demands protection from ‘hooliganism’

KARACHI – The Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) has condemned the “criminal negligence” of law enforcement agencies in protecting the lives of KESC officials at the utility’s head offices from a mob attack on Thursday, and demanded of the provincial and Federal governments to protect them from “hooliganism.”
In a statement issued by the KESC, the power utility claimed that the mob attacked their office, held employees hostage, and physically attacked the top management

FSC declares Protection of Women Act un-Islamic

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Shariat Court (FSC) on Wednesday declared amendments incorporated in the Hudood Ordinance by the previous regime through Protection of Women Act (PWA) 2006 un-Islamic and unconstitutional and directed the federal government to take necessary steps to amend the impugned laws in conformity with the holy Quran and the Sunnah.
Announcing its verdict reserved on November 23, a three-member bench comprising Chief Justice Agha Rafiq Ahmed Khan, Justice Afzaal

FSC to decide Women’s Protection Act today

ISLAMABAD: A three-member bench of the Federal Shariat Court (FSC), headed by Chief Justice Agha Rafiq Ahmed Khan, will announce its judgement on a set of identical petitions challenging the Women’s Protection Act 2006 today (Wednesday). Earlier on November 23, the same bench, also comprising Justice Afzaal Haider and Justice Shahzado Sheikh, had reserved the judgement.
Various provisions of the Women’s Protection Act 2006 and the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) had been challenged in

‘Sindh govt committed to child protection’

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister’s Adviser on Information Sharmila Farooqui on Wednesday reiterated that the government is commitment towards safeguarding the rights of the children and stressed the need for public-private partnership ventures to achieve this task.
“The civil society, NGOs, volunteers, philanthropists, international development partners, media, corporate sector and particularly the children themselves should come forward and play their role to bring an end to