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No jirga can block women from voting now, Sherry


The Senate unanimously passed the Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill, 2016, introduced by Vice President PPPP, Senator Sherry Rehman. The Bill ensures that barring women from exercising their right to vote is now a criminal offence.

Motion on Kashmir


Motion on Kashmir Adjournment Motion under the Rule of 85 Rules of the Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Senate The recent murder of Burhan Wani and 30 others amid protests in Indian-held Kashmir have once again brought to public view the Kashmiri peoples’ plight under a state that continues to use force to suppress

Motion on Growing Uncertainty Emanating out of Govt’s FP Circles


Motion on Growing Uncertainty Emanating out of Govt’s FP Circles Adjournment Motion under the Rule of 85 Rules of the Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Senate The killing in Afghanistan of the alleged mastermind of the APS Peshawar attack is an important marker in Pakistan’s ongoing fight against militancy and bears telling for

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN:  A Pakistani woman holds a placard as she marches with other activists of the Progressive Women's Association (PWA) during a demonstration near The Parliament House in Islamabad, 09 March 2004.  Some three hundred women took part in the demonstration demanding that the government put a halt to domestic and social violence commited aganist the women of Pakistan.  JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

Women in the Crosshairs


The edifice of exclusion, of restricted rights, is so difficult to take down because it takes its power from state-defined unitary codes.

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