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Violence against Women; Pakistani women strugles with their own odds

Posted November 26th, 2014 at 7:09 pm (UTC+0)
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Iftikhar Hussain As the world marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, three women workers on an anti-polio campaign were gunned down in the southwestern city of Quetta, in what appears to be another challenge in Pakistan’s growing list of women’s rights issues. Pakistani women are already up against high odds: […]

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Four Sentenced to Death in Pakistan in ‘Honor Killing’

Posted November 26th, 2014 at 3:34 pm (UTC+0)
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Iftikhar Hussain, Sadia Qasim Shah, Riaz Hussain A Pakistani court sentenced four men to death Wednesday for the murder of a female relative in what the murderers considered an “honor killing.” The crime was well-documented: The victim, Farzana Iqbal, was beaten to death outside a courthouse where she tried to seek protection from her relatives, […]

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General Sharif’s US Visit-Bitter and Sweet

Posted November 21st, 2014 at 6:14 pm (UTC+0)
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Iftikhar Hussain While his American hosts were less skeptical about him than his predecessors, Pakistan’s military chief General Raheel Sharif ongoing weeklong visit to the US was rather a mix of bitter and sweet at the same time. But shrouded in secrecy in a crowded media city-Washington DC. A Washington Post report published ahead of […]

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Ambassador Feldman: Pashtuns Have Suffered Disproportionately From Terrorism

Posted November 16th, 2014 at 3:22 pm (UTC+0)
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By Iftikhar Hussain US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan has said that Pashtuns in Pakistan’s tribal regions have suffered from a lack of education, rule of law and an absence of other basic services like roads and economic opportunities. He said Washington’s assistance to Pakistan will help develop the tribal region. Ambassador Feldman spoke […]

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Afghan, Pakistani Leaders Seek to Bury Mistrust As Afghan President Makes Maiden Trip To Pakistan

Posted November 15th, 2014 at 3:07 pm (UTC+0)
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By Iftikhar Hussain Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani following their lengthy meeting in Islamabad on Saturday, told a joint press conference that both the nations have to forget the past and move forward for a better future. The leaders did not use the word turbulent while mentioning the past, though. […]

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“Da Mirmano Ghag” The Women’s Voice

Posted November 13th, 2014 at 8:19 pm (UTC+0)
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by Niala Mohammad “Wagma!!!! I love your programs; we look forward to it every week”! Sobia Khan from Hangu screeched with excitement when her call was forwarded to VOA Deewa’s weekly women’s show -“Da Mirmano Ghag” which means the women’s voice.Many girls like Sobia flood the phone lines with their questions and comments for Wagma […]

Malala’s Book Sought Banned At Home, Honored Globally

Posted November 12th, 2014 at 6:05 pm (UTC+0)
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Deewa Report If private schools are seeking ban on Malala’s book in Pakistan, the George Washington University Global Women Institute together with Malala Fund and others is developing curriculum tools to introduce “I Am Malala” at the university level around the globe. The launching of “I Am Malala Resource Guide” is due at the George […]

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