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PAKISTAN: Enslaved by tradition

PAKISTAN: Enslaved by tradition

July 5, 2012 0

ISLAMABAD 05 July 2012 (IRIN) - Despite the placing on Pakistan’s statute books of tougher laws against the practice of `swara’ or the “giving away” of a woman to a rival party to

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PAKISTAN: Fear of attack haunts IDPs

PAKISTAN: Fear of attack haunts IDPs

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 2, 2012 0

KOHAT 02 July 2012 (IRIN) - There has been a sudden change of plan for Zamir Khan, 30, and his family of five currently living in Kohat, Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa Province (KP) but originally

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PAKISTAN: Uncertain future for Afghan refugees as deadline looms

PAKISTAN: Uncertain future for Afghan refugees as deadline looms

carolyn.simon@hrc.org June 13, 2012 0

ABU DHABI 13 June 2012 (IRIN) - The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is calling on the government of Pakistan not to hastily expel Afghan refugees, even as a deadline for their legal stay

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PAKISTAN: Sindh 2011 flood victims brace for monsoon

PAKISTAN: Sindh 2011 flood victims brace for monsoon

dan.rafter@hrc.org June 11, 2012 0

KARACHI 11 June 2012 (IRIN) - Thousands of people who lost their homes in the 2011 floods in Sindh Province, southern Pakistan, are worried how the July-September monsoon will pan out, according to

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PAKISTAN: Coming clean about child sexual abuse – or not

PAKISTAN: Coming clean about child sexual abuse – or not

June 7, 2012 0

LAHORE 07 June 2012 (IRIN) - Sidra Bibi*was a young girl living with her parents and siblings in the Pakistani city of Lahore when she suffered sexual abuse, and the trauma has lived

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PAKISTAN: Bonded labour or education?

PAKISTAN: Bonded labour or education?

May 23, 2012 0

SHAMSHATOO 23 May 2012 (IRIN) - Widespread poverty and ignorance, negative attitudes to the education of girls, and the lack of proper documents for children of Afghan migrants are some of the obstacles

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PAKISTAN: Measles outbreak linked to conflict

PAKISTAN: Measles outbreak linked to conflict

May 16, 2012 0

PESHAWAR 16 May 2012 (IRIN) - The recent outbreak of measles which claimed the lives of at least 12 children and one adult in Pakistan's North Waziristan's tribal agency is directly linked to

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PAKISTAN: Concern over attacks on aid workers

PAKISTAN: Concern over attacks on aid workers

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 14, 2012 0

ISLAMABAD 14 May 2012 (IRIN) - Attacks on humanitarian workers in Pakistan have increased in the last four years, with five personnel abducted in the first two months of 2012, and three killed

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PAKISTAN: Tough times for IDPs living outside camps

PAKISTAN: Tough times for IDPs living outside camps

May 3, 2012 0

PESHAWAR 03 May 2012 (IRIN) - A large number of people displaced by the conflict between militants and security forces in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtoonkh’wa (KP) Province and tribal areas are staying outside the

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