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Human trafficking suspect nabbed – 24 Mar 2023

RAWALPINDI: The Anti-Human Trafficking Cell of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested a man allegedly involved in defrauding citizens by making fake promises of jobs abroad. According to FIA officials, a team headed by Inspector Syed Shabbir Abbas took action on the special instructions of FIA Anti-Human Trafficking Cell Deputy Director Amna Baig and […]

Woman tortured by home intruders – 24 Mar 2023

LAHORE: Three suspects allegedly barged into a woman’s house in Liaqatabad and tortured her on Thursday. The victim, identified as Lubna, was related to the suspects and was also their neighbour. On Thursday, the suspects had a heated exchange with the victim over a domestic issue, before later barging into her house and torturing her. […]

Doctor slapped with Rs250,000 fine for risking patient`s life – 24 Mar 2023

KARACHI: A consumer court has imposed a fine of Rs250,000 on a doctor for selling a diet plan to a patient that adversely affected her health. Judicial Magistrate Fahmida Sahoowal of the Consumer Protection Court (East) pronounced her judgement reserved after recording evidence and final arguments from both sides. The judge noted that respondents Dr […]

Don’t criminalise ethnicity lest… – 24 Mar 2023

Pashtoons and the word ‘Tehreek’ are being demonised for political capital by the incumbent government Something potentially divisive and intrinsically evil is – yet again – creeping into the already bruised soul of Pakistan: i.e. racial profiling and ethnicisation of political opponents. Through a concerted conscious campaign, Pashtoons and the word ‘Tehreek’ are being demonised […]

Election postponement – 24 Mar 2023

The ECP’s decision to postpone the Punjab Assembly election has put the ball in the Supreme Court’s dock The sudden, but much anticipated, decision by the Election Commission of Pakistan to postpone the election to Punjab Assembly has put the ball in the Supreme Court’s dock. This move is unconstitutional, per se, and as per […]

Language matters – 24 Mar 2023

A STORY that went viral recently was of a little boy whose teacher marked his face with a black dot. The other children were then asked to shame him. Where did the child go wrong? He had spoken in Urdu in a supposedly English-medium school. It was shocking and I felt the pain the child […]