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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Fresh currency notes hit 2.3m, SBP to close the booking soon

Fresh currency notes hit 2.3m, SBP to close the booking soon

KARACHI: Booking for fresh currency notes has reached 2.3 million people and is close to the limit of the State Bank of Pakistan which is 2.7m, it said on Monday. The SBP had launched an SMS service for issuance of fresh notes on May 31 for Eidul Fitr. Within a short span...

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Daesh: The new emerging threat for Pakistan

Daesh: The new emerging threat for Pakistan

After months of denying the existence of the Islamic State in Pakistan, federal authorities seem to have finally accepted that the Middle Eastern terrorist outfit is gaining a foothold in the country. According to a list of militant outfits proscribed by the interior ministry, the IS group – also known...

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Rights activist Jibran Nasir to contest general elections 2018 from Karachi

Rights activist Jibran Nasir to contest general elections 2018 from Karachi

KARACHI: Mohammad Jibran Nasir, a prominent human rights activist, and lawyer, will be contesting in general elections 2018 from Karachi. In an exclusive conversation with Geo.tv, Nasir confirmed that he would file his nomination papers for the National Assembly constituency NA-247 (previously NA-250) and provincial assembly constituency PS-11 (previously PS-113) as...

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Differences over award of PPP tickets: Zardari calls Arbab Alamgir to Karachi to resolve issue

Differences over award of PPP tickets: Zardari calls Arbab Alamgir to Karachi to resolve issue

PESHAWAR: To overcome the growing differences and resolve the issue of allotment of the party tickets, co-chairman of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari has sent a plane to fly former federal minister Arbab Alamgir Khan to Karachi. Arbab Alamgir Khan and his son Arbab Zarak had applied for...

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Reham’s yet-to-appear book opens Pandora’s box

Reham’s yet-to-appear book opens Pandora’s box

LONDON: A bitter fight has broken out between Imran Khan’s former wife Reham Khan and four individuals who claim that Reham Khan has mentioned them in her upcoming book in defamatory terms. On Monday, a letter was released to the media from the PTI showing that Reham Khan’s former husband...

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Here’s a list of 7 foods you should avoid at your iftar table

Here’s a list of 7 foods you should avoid at your iftar table

Certain foods on an empty stomach aren’t advisable. Despite the fact that certain foods like fruits and vegetables are good for your health, sometimes they aren’t. There isn’t anything wrong with the food itself but the time when it is consumed. However, there are some foods shouldn’t be eaten on an...

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Trump and Kim Jong-un: from the disagreement to the summit

Trump and Kim Jong-un: from the disagreement to the summit

First they devoted themselves to challenge each other. Then they promised peace to each other. Trump took a step back, but now it seems that the idea of holding a summit resumes. It will be next June 12. Imminent test with missiles On January 2, 2017, during his New Year’s speech, Kim Jong-un...

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Ten dead, 62 injured and 10 missing in protests in Nicaragua

Ten dead, 62 injured and 10 missing in protests in Nicaragua

The sociopolitical crisis in the Central American country seems to have no end and victims continue to be added to the conflict: according to the IACHR 127 people have died since the protests began on April 18. At least 10 people died, 62 were wounded and 10 disappeared in the...

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No electricity in Peshawar, Nowshera, KP areas since 14 hours

No electricity in Peshawar, Nowshera, KP areas since 14 hours

PESHAWAR: A major power outage blanketed the metropolis as well as neighbouring cities Monday night since at least 14 hours, severely inconveniencing citizens, Geo News reported.  With other nearby cities like Nowshera and Mardan, as well as others in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, citizens in numerous areas came out on the roads...

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Pakistan to retaliate if India targets innocent civilians: DG ISPR

Pakistan to retaliate if India targets innocent civilians: DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Indian army has continuously been breaching the ceasefire understanding of 2003, targeting innocent civilian population along the Line of Control (LoC). However, Pakistan army responds when Indian forces target civilians. This was stated by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor at a press conference today. He...

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Reham Khan alleges content of her upcoming book being ‘stolen’, issues legal notice

Reham Khan alleges content of her upcoming book being ‘stolen’, issues legal notice

LONDON/ISLAMABAD: Reham Khan, former wife of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan and a TV presenter, has alleged that the content of her book was ‘stolen’ and that she was being followed by “private investigators” in Britain. Reiterating that she had been harassed via emails since August 2017, Reham said...

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Justice (retd) Dost Muhammad Khan named caretaker KP chief minister

Justice (retd) Dost Muhammad Khan named caretaker KP chief minister

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) named Justice (retd) Dost Muhammad Khan as caretaker Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister on Tuesday.  The matter was earlier forwarded to the electoral body after the parliamentary committee constituted to nominate the caretaker chief minister was unable to finalise a candidate for the post....

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Why Google will not renew its controversial Maven artificial intelligence project with the Pentagon

Why Google will not renew its controversial Maven artificial intelligence project with the Pentagon

Google executive Diane Greene said last Friday that the technology multinational will not renew the contract with the US Department of Defense. The Google Maven Project was risky from the beginning. That one of the most powerful technology companies in the world was involved in a military project to improve the...

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5 graphs showing how the sale of electronic cigarettes in the world has exploded

5 graphs showing how the sale of electronic cigarettes in the world has exploded

The word “vapear” has been popularized in some countries. So popular has become the use of vaporizers, that currently it is not uncommon to hear the verb “vapear” in some countries of the world. The “vaping” has expanded among young people. So much so, that in social networks there is a kind of...

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WATCH: First female driving license being issued in Saudi Arabia

WATCH: First female driving license being issued in Saudi Arabia

A historic moment unfolded in Saudi Arabia on Monday when, after months of preparations, the first driving license was issued to a woman. A video, that quickly went viral, showed the woman being handed over the driving license by the officials. “Thousands of congratulations to the daughters of the homeland,...

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Parliamentary committee session due on 7th May for caretaker CM Punjab

Parliamentary committee session due on 7th May for caretaker CM Punjab

LAHORE: A settlement has prevailed so as to call a session of the parliamentary committee on Wednesday in relation to the appointment of a caretaker chief minister in Punjab. Earlier, name of former chief secretary Nasir Khosa showed mutual consent, although Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf took back the name amid sever criticism....

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The 6 things that make us sicker (and why they protect us from diseases)

The 6 things that make us sicker (and why they protect us from diseases)

The scientists identified the six cases that produce the most disgust among people. Nobody likes to feel disgust, but feeling disgust for certain things also has its benefits. According to scientists at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), intense emotions such as disgust and repulsion are evolutionary responses we...

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Young couple shot dead in the name of ‘honor’

Young couple shot dead in the name of ‘honor’

LAHORE: A couple who had recently tied the knot was shot dead by unknown gunmen in Lahore on Monday night in what police suspect is a case of ‘honour killing’. The assailants had entered the couple’s residency in Kahana neighbourhood’s Nishtar Colony and opened fire on the victims. According to...

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Teenager who planned an attack in London with the first Islamic State cell of women only

Teenager who planned an attack in London with the first Islamic State cell of women only

Safaa Boular wanted to travel to Syria to join Islamic State. She fell in love with a member of the Islamic State (IS) and that’s where his plan began. Safaa Boular, an 18-year-old from London, this week became the youngest woman in the UK to be convicted. A court in...

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Security tightened ahead of Youm-e-Ali, defined routes for traffic planned

Security tightened ahead of Youm-e-Ali, defined routes for traffic planned

Traffic police and security agencies in Pakistan’s largest cities have drafted plans for traffic and security ahead of Youm-e-Ali, which will be observed on June 6 (tomorrow). Youm-e-Ali, observed on the 21st of Ramazan, sees large processions across the country commemorating the martyrdom of Hazrat Ali (RA). Security forces and...

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Messi will play “over the tombs”: the tough letter signed by Palestinian children for Argentina’s top scorer

Messi will play “over the tombs”: the tough letter signed by Palestinian children for Argentina’s top scorer

Lionel Messi is the captain of the Argentine team that will debut in Russia 2018 on June 16.   In Argentina they have considered it as a lucky game. An ancient cabal of Argentine football says that the last friendly match before l World Cup has played against Israel , as did the albiceleste that won...

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