R Umaima Ahmed

  • A group of social activists from the Hazara community in Quetta have started an initiative to paint the Mariabad area of Quetta white, to show that it is a peaceful and hopeful place. The project called “Paint it Peace,” aims at painting all homes and walls in the area white. The ...

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  • LAHORE-Forced marriages are not a new phenomenon in Pakistan. In recent years, this issue has been highlighted by the print, electronic and social media. Rida Shah is an aspiring photographer from Islamabad who has captured the ordeal of those who get married against their will, through her ...

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  • Forced marriages are not a new issue in Pakistan, which in recent years have been highlighted on social and electronic media and press. Rida Shah is an aspiring photographer from Islamabad, who has captured the ordeal, one has to under go while getting married against one's wish, through her ...

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  • Facebook account of Khadija Siddiqui, the law student who was stabbed 23 times by her class fellow Shah Hussain and her Lawyer Hassan Niazi, were blocked earlier on July 15 and were restored later when social media reacted to it. The accounts were blocked for speaking against the brutality of Shah ...

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  • Representatives of Pakistan Peoples Party reminded Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz and its leadership about the way daughter of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Benazir Bhutto was treated in various times. Today Maryam Nawaz, daughter of sitting Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, appeared before the Joint Investigation ...

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  • The family of Irfan Masih the cleaner who died because doctors in Umerkot hospital refused to treat him for suffocation suffered while cleaning a sewer demand justice from the courts while the doctors and Nazim of Umer kot are trying to settle the dispute outside the court. The case of Irfan Masih ...

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  • An announcement by TransAction Alliance Pakistan says that that the Government of Pakistan has issued a Transgender person with a Pakistani passport with a separate category in gender as X. The announcement on Social Media regarding this latest development has been greatly applauded by the ...

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  • LAHORE - Petarian Human Rights Organisation Chairman Ihsan Ali Khosa has strongly condemned Pakistan People’s Party MPA Ghulam Qadir Chandio’s remarks in the Sindh Assembly against the transgender community. Yesterday, in the Sindh Assembly, Chandio criticised the Pakistan Tehreek e ...

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  • Chairman Ihsan Ali Khosa Petarian Human Rights Organization has strongly condemned Pakistan People’s Party MPA Ghulam Qadir Chandio’s comment regarding the transgender community in the Sindh Assembly. Yesterday, in the Sindh Assembly, MPA Ghulam Qadir Chandio of Pakistan People’s ...

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  • LAHORE -  Terror struck Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park in Lahore on Easter evening in March 2016, leaving at least 80 people dead and 300 injured. The Punjab government compensated the victims’ families and the injured and the Sindh government announced compensation for them in a show of ...

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  • LAHORE: In March 2016 Iqbal Park in Lahore was attacked on Easter evening resulting in the killing of over 80 people and leaving around 300 injured. The Punjab Government compensated the survivors and their families and the Sindh government also announced compensation for them in a show of ...

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  • Advocate Tanvir Hashmi has filed a writ petition against the day to day hearing of Khadija Siddiqqi’s case which has been ordered by the chief justice of Lahore High Court so that the case can come to a conclusion within a month. The first hearing of this appeal will be held tomorrow in ...

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  • One must have a taste for the fantasy genre to enjoy reading it unless you hold in your hands this particular book by name of Cursed by the Syhlain, the first title in the Aoife and Demon trilogy. Cursed be the Syhlain is authored by two new Pakistani writers Humeira Kazmi and Shamila Ghyas. It won ...

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  • The mother of a girl who was stabbed 23 times in broad daylight on Davis Road last year says around 70 lawyers are always harassing us when we visit the court for hearings. She has appealed to the Chief Justice of Pakistan to provide justice.  Khadija Siddiqi, a student of LLB at The Institute ...

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  • Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has asked people to report online blasphemy, saying it is a punishable offence. The latest message reads: “Uploading and sharing of blasphemous content on internet is a punishable offence under the law. Such content should be reported on (email address) ...

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  • There is a famous proverb in Urdu, ‘khoon safaid hogaya hai’ meaning blood has turned white. As a proverb it sounds alright when it’s used in a context, but if it happens in real or blood loss has occurred due to an accident, during an operation or even in an ...

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  • The children of Shama and Shehzad, the couple who was tortured and burnt in a Kot Radha Kishan kiln, are performing well in school and have been upgraded to another class. Suleiman goes in to grade one and Sonia goes to grade Prep. Their principal and teachers are extremely pleased with their ...

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  • An ex-student of Professor Tahira Abdullah said that no matter what your teacher’s religion is, they should be respected. While speaking to The Nation an ex-student Mariam* of the professor of slain Punjab University who belonged to Ahmadiyya sect, said Prof Tahira was a wonderful human ...

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  • A fire that started in a house stoked by a fast wind soon engulfed Odani village of Tharparkar at around 11:30 am on the morning of April 4. Within half an hour nearly 300 homes were burnt down, as the fire was spread by strong winds. Over 2,000 people lost their homes and around 200 animals ...

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  • Pakistan and India are once again on very unsavory diplomatic terms. Indian spy Kulbhushan Yadav, taken into custody by Pakistani agencies in March 2016 in Balochistan, was awarded the death sentence today. He had admitted before the court that he worked for the Indian intelligence agency Research ...

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  • Today Lahore became a victim of another terror attack on Bedian road. Up till now there have been six deaths. The attack was on a census team, which resulted in the death of four military personnel and two census officials. Around 18 people have been injured in the attack. The suicide bomber was ...

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  • 'Every dog has it day' is a phrase used to say every down has an up. When we talk of loyalty, caring, security, and love we give examples of dogs. Every living being has a right to live and dogs are living beings as well. Recently animal rights activists protested in front of Karachi Press ...

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  • ‘Pakistan Alliance for Maths and Science’ launched the Third Volume of the report ‘Powering Pakistan for the 21st Century’ which indicates that the education system in Pakistan should be reformed into fun and activity based teaching to gain attention of the students. The ...

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  • Alif Ailaan a campaign which aims to bring education at the front and center of public discourse in Pakistan, has a goal to enroll every Pakistani girl and boy in school and not only keep them learning but ensure quality education, recently collaborated with the Pakistan Alliance for Math and ...

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  • In the wake of the current situation that has engulfed Pakistan, The Grief Directory (a platform that connects families of victims of terrorism to those who want to help) has chalked out some useful tips for the masses. Everyone must go through it if an unfortunate loss has happened to a friend or ...

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  • Dr Fatima Ali Haider, Co-founder of The Grief Directory a group that tries to bring together victims of violence and those that may help them in their recovery, explained to a gathering how she deals with her pain after the loss of her son and husband in sectarian violence. “My pain begins ...

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  • Hamza Malik who has been on the music scene of Pakistan for a few years now, has released a fresh love song that would leave the listener wanting more. Tere Bina his latest number’s video has recorded at Kattas Raj the centuries old Temple complex, near Kalar Kahar. The lyrics are written by ...

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  • The report on Quetta Carnage paints a clear picture of where the National Action Plan (NAP) stands after two years. The plan which was inked after the APS Peshawar massacre on 16 December 2014 in which 144 lives were lost, has hardly brought any significant change in the society. The institutions ...

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  • LAHORE - It is often said, “Small coffins are the heaviest to carry.” But it seems that December has become to most painful month of the year. Every year the memories of 2014 start haunting us. 144 children and staff died on 16 December 2014 but as a nation we lost our ...

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  • “Why don’t you shoot me? I don’t want to live anymore,” cried a shattered Shanaya, a transgender person while speaking to The Nation. Shayana was in Sialkot to earn her living when she was picked up by some people then beaten, had her hair cut, raped and forced to drink ...

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