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  • Upsurge In Forced Conversions, And The Disparity Between Laws & Practice February 8, 2023
    In a statement issued in Geneva on January 16 2023, United Nations human rights experts have expressed serious concerns at the reported upsurge in abductions, forced conversions and marriages of underage girls and young women from religious minorities in Pakistan. They emphasised on urgent action to curb this practice and ensure justice for victims. The […]
    Nabila Feroz
  • Victoria Gowri’s Elevation As A Judge February 8, 2023
    Victoria Gowri, a lawyer, was today sworn in as an Additional Judge of the Madras High Court after the Indian Supreme Court dismissed a petition  seeking reconsideration of the SC Collegium’s recommendation to appoint her. A section of lawyers of Tamilnadu were opposing her elevation on the ground that she was closely associated with the BJP, having […]
    Justice (Retd) Markandey Katju
  • The Lasting Scars of Musharraf’s Legacy February 8, 2023
    The death of a dictator, especially one who has inflicted immense cruelty and suffering upon countless individuals, should not be celebrated. Instead, it should serve as a sombre reminder of the tremendous injustices committed under their rule and the need for accountability and justice. The fact that such individuals often die of old age, comfortably […]
    Anaya Khan
  • Two More Members Inducted In “World’s Largest Cabinet” February 8, 2023
    The federal Cabinet on Wednesday inducted two more members, according to a notification issued on Wednesday, making Pakistan’s cabinet world’s largest. The Cabinet Secretariat said that Chaudhry Abid Raza and Moeen Wattoo have been appointed as special assistants to the prime minister (SAPMs) with the status of state ministers. Just a day earlier, five members […]
    News Desk
  • Karachi Police Arrest IS Suspect Involved In ‘Donation Drive’ February 8, 2023
    The Counter Terrorism Department of Karachi Police arrested an IS suspect on Wednesday. The police claim they have taken an Islamic State-linked militant involved in ‘collecting donations meant for Afghanistan’ into custody. “Acting on a tip-off, the CTD conducted a raid in the Korangi Industrial Area and detained an important commander affiliated with the global […]
    News Desk
  • Arif Alvi To ECP: Immediately Announce Punjab, KP Election Dates February 8, 2023
    President Arif Alvi in a letter to ECP chief has urged the Election Commission to ‘immediately announce’ a date for elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab to put an end to the ‘dangerous speculative propaganda’. In Arif Alvi’s letter to ECP chief Sikandar Sultan Raja on Wednesday, Alvi stressed that polls are to be held […]
    News Desk
  • ‘Jail Bharo Tehreek’: Citizen’s Question Leaves Hammad Azhar Answerless During Media Talk February 8, 2023
    Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Hammad Azhar was interrupted by a citizen during a press conference on Wednesday when the former federal minister was questioned about his willingness to go to jail as per former premier Imran Khan’s announcement of “jail bharo tehreek”. While hurling questions at the PTI leader, a citizen asked, “Do you have […]
    News Desk
  • Britain’s Royal Mail Unveils First King Charles Stamps February 8, 2023
    Britain’s Royal Mail has unveiled the first postage stamps to feature the image of King Charles III, following his ascension to the throne last September. From coins and banknotes and to the official royal cypher used by the government, Britain has been slowly introducing replacements featuring the new monarch since his mother’s death in September. […]
    News Desk
  • Punjab, KP Caretaker Governments Will Continue Till October. Here’s Why February 8, 2023
    Caretaker governments have taken over in both Punjab and KP after the provincial assemblies in both provinces were dissolved by Imran Khan last month. Imran Khan who warned earlier that he will become more dangerous (Khatre Naak) is trying to prove himself right. Imran thinks his actions will add more instability to the unstable system, […]
    Murtaza Solangi
  • Post-Flood Demand For Firewood Piles Pressure On Pakistan’s Forests February 8, 2023
    In July 2022, 28-year-old Haroon Jan finished storing away a carefully planned stock of firewood in his home in Mankyal village, in northern Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Jan planned to use the wood to keep him and his family warm through the coming winter, and for maintenance of their house. But just a month later, […]
    Fawad Ali

RSS The Friday Times – Naya Daur

  • Upsurge In Forced Conversions, And The Disparity Between Laws & Practice February 8, 2023
    In a statement issued in Geneva on January 16 2023, United Nations human rights experts have expressed serious concerns at the reported upsurge in abductions, forced conversions and marriages of underage girls and young women from religious minorities in Pakistan. They emphasised on urgent action to curb this practice and ensure justice for victims. The […]
    Nabila Feroz
  • Victoria Gowri’s Elevation As A Judge February 8, 2023
    Victoria Gowri, a lawyer, was today sworn in as an Additional Judge of the Madras High Court after the Indian Supreme Court dismissed a petition  seeking reconsideration of the SC Collegium’s recommendation to appoint her. A section of lawyers of Tamilnadu were opposing her elevation on the ground that she was closely associated with the BJP, having […]
    Justice (Retd) Markandey Katju
  • The Lasting Scars of Musharraf’s Legacy February 8, 2023
    The death of a dictator, especially one who has inflicted immense cruelty and suffering upon countless individuals, should not be celebrated. Instead, it should serve as a sombre reminder of the tremendous injustices committed under their rule and the need for accountability and justice. The fact that such individuals often die of old age, comfortably […]
    Anaya Khan
  • Two More Members Inducted In “World’s Largest Cabinet” February 8, 2023
    The federal Cabinet on Wednesday inducted two more members, according to a notification issued on Wednesday, making Pakistan’s cabinet world’s largest. The Cabinet Secretariat said that Chaudhry Abid Raza and Moeen Wattoo have been appointed as special assistants to the prime minister (SAPMs) with the status of state ministers. Just a day earlier, five members […]
    News Desk
  • Karachi Police Arrest IS Suspect Involved In ‘Donation Drive’ February 8, 2023
    The Counter Terrorism Department of Karachi Police arrested an IS suspect on Wednesday. The police claim they have taken an Islamic State-linked militant involved in ‘collecting donations meant for Afghanistan’ into custody. “Acting on a tip-off, the CTD conducted a raid in the Korangi Industrial Area and detained an important commander affiliated with the global […]
    News Desk
  • Arif Alvi To ECP: Immediately Announce Punjab, KP Election Dates February 8, 2023
    President Arif Alvi in a letter to ECP chief has urged the Election Commission to ‘immediately announce’ a date for elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab to put an end to the ‘dangerous speculative propaganda’. In Arif Alvi’s letter to ECP chief Sikandar Sultan Raja on Wednesday, Alvi stressed that polls are to be held […]
    News Desk
  • ‘Jail Bharo Tehreek’: Citizen’s Question Leaves Hammad Azhar Answerless During Media Talk February 8, 2023
    Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Hammad Azhar was interrupted by a citizen during a press conference on Wednesday when the former federal minister was questioned about his willingness to go to jail as per former premier Imran Khan’s announcement of “jail bharo tehreek”. While hurling questions at the PTI leader, a citizen asked, “Do you have […]
    News Desk
  • Britain’s Royal Mail Unveils First King Charles Stamps February 8, 2023
    Britain’s Royal Mail has unveiled the first postage stamps to feature the image of King Charles III, following his ascension to the throne last September. From coins and banknotes and to the official royal cypher used by the government, Britain has been slowly introducing replacements featuring the new monarch since his mother’s death in September. […]
    News Desk
  • Punjab, KP Caretaker Governments Will Continue Till October. Here’s Why February 8, 2023
    Caretaker governments have taken over in both Punjab and KP after the provincial assemblies in both provinces were dissolved by Imran Khan last month. Imran Khan who warned earlier that he will become more dangerous (Khatre Naak) is trying to prove himself right. Imran thinks his actions will add more instability to the unstable system, […]
    Murtaza Solangi
  • Post-Flood Demand For Firewood Piles Pressure On Pakistan’s Forests February 8, 2023
    In July 2022, 28-year-old Haroon Jan finished storing away a carefully planned stock of firewood in his home in Mankyal village, in northern Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Jan planned to use the wood to keep him and his family warm through the coming winter, and for maintenance of their house. But just a month later, […]
    Fawad Ali