Dowry in Pakistan: Reflections on bridging the gap between theory and practice

Dowry in Pakistan: Reflections on bridging the gap between theory and practice

Dowry is an act of discrimination of unmarried girls, whose marital life and values are defined by the prices of their respective dowries. Along with the other social tribulations, it is one of the most significant and prevailing problems of Pakistan. With majority of the population living below the poverty...

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9 inspirational quotes to kickstart your weekend

9 inspirational quotes to kickstart your weekend

After a long, tiring week at work it’s important to make the most of the weekend. Don’t waste these precious days off worrying about the week ahead, and use this time to achieve and do anything you’ve set your mind to. The first thing you’ll need to make this happen is...

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New year, new resolution, new reforms?

New year, new resolution, new reforms?

There is never a bad time for introspection and with the arrival of the New Year, especially more so, notwithstanding that most New Year’s resolutions are not worth the piece of paper they are written on. However, this is necessary food for thought at a state level, particularly in light...

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Narowal resident unintentionally deprives himself of his savings

Narowal resident unintentionally deprives himself of his savings

NAROWAL: A man on Thursday deprived himself of his savings, as he mistakenly cuts Rs. 400,000 while cutting the fodder in a chaff-cutter machine, media sources reported. The unfortunate incident took place in Narowal’s area of Shakargarh Ikhlaspura, where a livestock trader, Tariq, accidentally placed the massive sum along with...

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First Muslim woman Rashida elected to the US Congress sworn in

First Muslim woman Rashida elected to the US Congress sworn in

The first Muslim woman elected to the United States Congress Rashida Tlaib the daughter of Palestinian immigrants and Ilhan Omar, a onetime Somali refugee were sworn in on Thursday. Both women — Omar, 37 and Tlaib, 42 — are Democrats from the Midwest and outspoken advocates of minority communities that have found...

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Malala’s new release sheds light on ‘refugees’

Malala’s new release sheds light on ‘refugees’

Malala Yousufzai is set to launch her third book following the release of her memoirs “I Am Malala” and a children’s book “Malala’s Magic Pencil”. The education activist’s latest book, “We are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World”, is set to release on January 8....

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Breakup Alert: Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid quit yet again

Breakup Alert: Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid quit yet again

British-Pakistani singer Zayn Malik and model Gigi Hadid have reportedly quit once again. After weeks of speculation, multiple sources told Us Weekly that the couple has broken up. Reports had been doing the rounds claiming that the two were taking some time apart, and had been since early November. Fans...

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2018: A win-win for women

2018: A win-win for women

2018 started with small but significant attempts at breaking down taboos and calling out misogyny, with efforts turning up a notch at the Aurat March, which eventually paved way for men losing their cool (it was hilarious, trust me!). Men whined throughout the year primarily since they could see their...

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Forever favorite Barbie turns 60, game going strong

Forever favorite Barbie turns 60, game going strong

She turned 60 this year and still doesn’t have a single wrinkle. Blonde or brunette, slender or curvy, black or white, princess or president, Barbie is a forever favorite for young girls, even if she has caused controversy over the years. The iconic doll has evolved to keep up with...

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Bakhtiar stands firm with his belief, polio from Pakistan to be eradicated by 2019

Bakhtiar stands firm with his belief, polio from Pakistan to be eradicated by 2019

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar on Thursday said that polio would be eradicated from Pakistan by 2019. Presiding over a meeting of Central Development Working Party (CDWP), the minister said that polio eradication is a national priority and a holistic action plan is needed to...

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