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Woman tortured to death by in-laws

SHEIKHUPURA: A woman was allegedly electrocuted by her husband over dowry dispute at Sadhan village on Sunday.

ECP voids Dir by-poll result over women vote bar

ISLAMABAD: Nearly a month after a men-only turnout in a by-election in PK-95 Dir sparked a nationwide controversy, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) — in a landmark verdict — on Tuesday declared the polls void because of the disenfranchisement of women.

HRCP concerned over 135 executions

LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed concern over the number of executed death row prisoners in Pakistan this year reaching 135 on Wednesday, the highest for any year in a decade. HRCP has called for halting executions and abolishing capital punishment.

Setting a precedent: Dir, Swat’s women take to the streets for voting rights

MINGORA / PESHAWAR / LOWER DIR:
At the heels of the ECP’s decision to hold a re-poll in PK-95 Lower Dir, women from the conservative Swat and Lower Dir districts took to the streets on Friday to demand their fundamental right to vote – setting a new precedent.

Watchdog urges govt to ensure aid workers’ safety

Amnesty International called on the government to ensure safety of aid workers and bring those responsible for killing of nine people, mostly humanitarian workers, in northern Balkh province to book.

Unknown gunmen shot dead nine Afghan employees of a Cezch charity organization in an attack on a guesthouse in the Zari district of northern Balkh province the other day.

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