Trapped by Taboos in Pakistan

April is recognised as the Sexual Assault Awareness Month globally. In Pakistan, though, sexual awareness remains a controversial topic and it is often falsely equated with promoting immorality and indecency. In reality, it is to the contrary and sexual awareness plays a

Man booked for attempt to rape daughter

HYDERABAD: A young woman has booked her father in a case of attempted rape at a police station in Matiari district on 13 April 2024. According to Bhit Shah police, the complainant, Shabana Bhatti has accused her father Khamiso Bhatti of attempting

Non-Muslim women vulnerable to forced conversion

ISLAMABAD: United Nations (UN) human rights experts have expressed dismay at the lack of protection for women and girls belonging to non-Muslim communities in Pakistan, saying that they remained vulnerable to forced marriages and conversions, Dawn.com reported. “Christian and Hindu girls remain

Swarms of Beggars descend in Hyderabad

As the month of Ramzan is near to its end, Hyderabad witnesses a notable rise in the presence of professional non-local beggars. The surge also includes innocent children often accompanying the beggars. Reports indicate that a significant portion of these beggars hail

PTA blocks 1.07m ‘objectionable’ web links

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority told the Peshawar High Court on 4 April 2024 that it had blocked 1.07 million web links after finding their contents to be blasphemous or pornographic. A bench consisting of Justice Syed Mohammad Attique Shah and Justice Syed

`Karo-kari’ couple seeks protection

A woman on 26 March 2025 filed an application before a district and sessions court seeking protection for herself and her husband since her family had labelled the couple as `karo-kari`. Applicant Ayesha, wife of Abdul Majeed, filed the application under Section

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