Mehmil Khalid Kunwar

  • According to Global Gender Gap Index 2020, the gender gap in Pakistan stands at 153 out of 156 countries, that remains worst in the world. The deep-rooted patriarchal norms as well as limited economic opportunities available for women are some of the significant factors that have dampened the ...

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  • An 18-year-old woman was enticed for a job and then gang-raped on M-4 motorway in Gojra on Monday. According to the police, the perpetrators of the crime invited the woman with evil intentions for a job in the city and when she arrived, the suspects gang-raped her in the car, dashed her on ...

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  • A report has surfaced which shows that India has been using Israeli company Pegasus spyware in an attempt to hack the smartphones of journalists, government officials and human rights activists around the world, particularly Pakistan. Prime Minister Imran Khan was also made a potential target of ...

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  • Amid growing cases of domestic violence in Pakistan, the government decided to pass a domestic violence bill in the parliament in order to provide legal protection and safety to the victims and bringing the perpetrators to justice. The Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Bill, 2021, was ...

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  • On Wednesday, a girl named Noor Mukadam, daughter of former diplomat, was allegedly killed by a person, Zahir Jaffir, at her house in Islamabad. According to the investigation officer, the victim was first shot and then beheaded brutally with a weapon that was found with the murder. The police have ...

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  • Last month, the Sindh Compulsory Marriage Act, 2021, was presented in the assembly. It was opposed and then turned down owing to its grave future repercussions for the state. The bill stated that the parents of an adult who has not been married off have to submit before the deputy commissioner an ...

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  • Pakistan is considered as the six most dangerous country in the world for women and the statistics of crimes such as rape, domestic violence, sexual harassment, forced marriages give a clear proof of this statement. The fact that our subsequent governments, in a profound delinquency, could not make ...

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  • I think the most dangerous place for a woman nowadays is her spiteful presence in the minds of other women. Through the propagation of certain stereotypical ideas via TV shows, series of various fictional stories in dramas, and social media content, it has been taught to women that not all of them ...

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  • "Mental health is not a quotidian topic that needs discussion", presumes most of the Pakistani households. In our society, where physical health of a person is routinely observed and talked about, his mental health usually goes unnoticed. Unfortunately, the reasons for this are not common and lack ...

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  • In times of ignorance, a girl when born was not even allowed to take few breaths and buried by her male guardians in order to avoid shame (associated with the birth of a female child) or escape the burden of her existence. The brutal tradition, however, got obliterated, following the teachings of ...

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  • An enlightened citizen is a proof that a state is truly running on democratic lines. Democracy cannot flourish in a region where the inhabitants do not know the actual performance of the people they have elected or where they are denied their basic fundamental rights. According to the traditional ...

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  • A society is made functional through a set of cultural traditions and established values and norms that define the behavioural standards and thinking patterns of its constituents. But as the world keeps on progressing and mankind is able to discover himself and his surroundings, these set of ...

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  • In Pakistan, due to the traditional social mindset, women are not allowed to earn and are supposed to get married at a very early age because it is believed that her future household needs more of her attention "inside" rather than her serving "outside". Due to intense family pressure and various ...

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  • In his reply to the civic address by Karachi Corporation on Aug 25, 1947, Quaid-e-Azam portrayed the bright future of Karachi by enthusiastically declaring it to be not an "ordinary" town. He visualized it among the finest cities of the world owing to its proximity to the Arabian sea and apodictic ...

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