Fishing assaulters: Sexual harassment toll rises, are national laws to be blamed?

Fishing assaulters: Sexual harassment toll rises, are national laws to be blamed?

Over the years, as a law practitioner and a lecturer, I realised that Pakistan’s law on sexual harassment at workplace requires immediate reforms. Cases of sexual harassment in Pakistan are primarily being dealt under the Protection Against Harassment of Women at Workplace Act, 2010. For starters, section 2(e) of the...

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Sonam supports Swara for her anti-Pakistan derogatory statements

Sonam supports Swara for her anti-Pakistan derogatory statements

After several strong statements against Pakistan, Swara Bhaskar has been facing a ton of backlash on social media. The “Veere Di Wedding” actress has been questioned by several prominent Pakistani celebrities for her double standards. And now, all that “hate” seems to have troubled her best friend and co-star, Sonam Kapoor...

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Pakistan announces a 15-member squad for Scotland T20s

Pakistan announces a 15-member squad for Scotland T20s

IRELAND: Pakistan, the world’s top-ranked Twenty20 side, announced a 15-member squad Monday for their two matches against Scotland later this month. There was only one change in the squad from the T20 series against the West Indies in April, with Haris Sohail replacing Babar Azam, who fractured his wrist during...

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UBL’s move to disband its cricket team sends negative vibes across the nation particularly to the future potential cricketers

UBL’s move to disband its cricket team sends negative vibes across the nation particularly to the future potential cricketers

KARACHI: Former Pakistan captain Younis Khan believes that the United Bank Limited’s recent move to disband its cricket team will send discouraging signals to young and upcoming cricketers who have been aspirant to make career in the game with the support of leading outfits in domestic cricket. “At the UBL...

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Celebrities demand #JusticeForKhadija amid shocking verdict

Celebrities demand #JusticeForKhadija amid shocking verdict

The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday acquitted the man accused in 24-year-old Khadija Siddiqui’s stabbing case, a year after a judicial magistrate had sentenced him to seven years in prison. Following the verdict, famous personalities such as Mahira Khan, Mawra Hocane, Hamza Ali Abbasi, Jibran Nasir and others have...

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Bad air day: Indian city chokes on world´s worst pollution

Bad air day: Indian city chokes on world´s worst pollution

KANPUR, India: Soot turned the white handkerchief around Abhash Kumar Sharma´s face to black as the police officer tried to direct gridlocked traffic in the Indian city with the world´s dirtiest air. It was all he had to ward off the pollution blamed for filling Kanpur´s hospital beds with growing...

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Revival of career demanded “shirt utarega?” to be answered in the affirmative, Bobby Deol inspired by Salman Khan

Revival of career demanded “shirt utarega?” to be answered in the affirmative, Bobby Deol inspired by Salman Khan

Bobby Deol, who is making a comeback of sorts with Race 3, has been constantly talking about his struggle during his lean period. In a recently released promo of his conversation with film critic Anupama Chopra for Film Companion, he revealed how his family helped him. Bobby said, “I wanted...

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Punjab to roll out its first IT policy to lend support to its industries

Punjab to roll out its first IT policy to lend support to its industries

LAHORE: The PML-N government has launched Punjab’s first-ever Information technology policy on five pillars approved by the Punjab Cabinet in its farewell meeting on Wednesday, would focus on bridging the digital divide, e-governance, citizen-centric services, IT research and development and innovation hub of Pakistan. and entrepreneurship. Dr Saif said the IT...

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India rolls out a bailout package worth Rs.70bn for sugar-mills

India rolls out a bailout package worth Rs.70bn for sugar-mills

NEW DEHLI: The Indian government is likely to announce a bailout package of more than over 70 billion rupees ($1.04bn) to the cash-starved sugar mills to help clear dues to farmers, the Times of India reported on Monday, citing the Press Trust of India. The country’s Cabinet Committee on Economic...

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Pilot killed as Indian warplane crashes in Gujarat

Pilot killed as Indian warplane crashes in Gujarat

An Indian Air Force warplane crashed on Tuesday in Gujarat state, killing the pilot, according to local media. The Jaguar fighter went down in Mundra area of Gujarat’s Kutch district. Hindustan Times reported that aircraft was on a routine training mission from Jamnagar when the incident took place. The pilot...

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