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Right to online privacy at risk as governments engage in mass surveillance: UN expert -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 24 (APP): States must be transparent about the nature of their electronic mass surveillance programmes, a United Nations counter-terrorism expert said Thursday as he warned about the impact such measures might have on individuals' right to privacy.


Greater effort needed to eradicate extreme poverty in world's poorest nations on UN report -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 24 (APP): While the world's 48 most vulnerable nations continue to make in-roads into poverty reduction, a far greater effort is needed if these countries are to eradicate extreme poverty by 2020, according to a new United Nations report.


Pakistan urges more transparency, openness in UNSC's decision-making process -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 24 (APP): Pakistan has stressed the need for greater openness, transparency and inclusion in the UN Security Council's decision-making process so as to enhance it's efficiency and effectiveness.


Pakistan mustering support for seat on ECOSOC- UN's economic arm -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 24,(APP)- Ahead of next week's Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) elections in which Pakistan is a candidate, Ambassador Masood Khan hosted a reception Thursday as part of the continuing lobbying efforts.


UN chief praises fallen Pakistani peacekeeper's contribution to UN's work for peace in CAR -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 24 (APP): Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has paid tributes to Pakistani soldier Fahad Iftikhar, who was recently killed in the Central African Republic while serving the United Nations peacekeeping force, known as MINUSCA.


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ICC empowers umpires in unfairplay
KARACHI, Oct 23 (APP): International Cricket Council (ICC) is empowering umpires to use their discretion in unfairplay, according to reports published in cricket’s leading website carried on Thursday. 
 
PCB Chairman, BoG congratulate Younis on double landmark
KARACHI, Oct 23 (APP): Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shaharyar M. Khan Thursday has congratulated Younis Khan on achieving two significant landmarks on day one of the first Test Wednesday against Australia at Dubai International Stadium.
 
47th Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Amateur Golf Championship start on Friday
PESHAWAR, Oct 23 (APP): The 47th edition of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Amateur Golf Championship will tee-off at 6666-yards PAF Golf Course today (Friday) over 54-hold, 18-hole each day.
 
PCB extends remedial work on Saeed Ajmal
KARACHI, Oct 22 (APP): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB has decided to extend Saeed Ajmal’s remedial work under Saqlain Mushtaq’s watch by another 15 days.
 
National Hockey camp for Indian Tour from Oct 28 at Karachi: PHF
PESHAWAR, Oct 22 (APP): The training camp of national senior probables preparing for participation in the Hero-Honda Champions Trophy to be played at Bhubaneswar, India from December 6-14, 2014, will be organized at Hockey Club of Pakistan Stadium, Karachi on October 28, 2014.
 
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NA passes ‘The Prevention of Domestic Violence Bill 2008’ PDF Print E-mail
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ISLAMABAD, Aug 4 (APP): The National Assembly on Tuesday unanimously passed ‘The Prevention of Domestic Violence Bill, 2008’ to provide protection to the women, children and families vulnerable to domestic violence. cPakistan People Party MNA Yasmeen Rehman moved the bill as reported by the concerned standing committee to make provisions for the protection of women, children and family, stressing to institutionalize measures which prevent and protect women and children from domestic violence.

Under the bill, the protection committees comprising police officers, have been suggested at tehsil level to assists the aggrieved person or relocate her if necessary for protection.

The bill says the court, at any stage of hearing, may direct the accused to pay the monetary relief to meet the expenses incurred and losses suffered by the aggrieved person including loss of earning, medical expenses and maintenance of aggrieved person and her children.

According to the bill, the domestic violence is an offence and if a person repeats this act of domestic violence, he may face one year imprisonment and fine of Rs 200,000.

The bill was passed by the House along with some amendments introduced by the MQM MNA SA Iqbal Qadri.

As per legislation, the protection committees would not only create awareness among females for their rights but it would also provide legal protection, medical aid and shifting of the aggrieved person to a safer location.

According to the law, if a woman registers a fake case against a person or is proved wrong by court, the women would have to face six month imprisonment and fine of Rs 50,000.

Later, Yasmeen Rehman moved the bill that was unanimously passed by the Lower House of the Parliament.

Minister for Parliamentary Affairs congratulated the House as well as the nation on this moment of pride when the House has passed a bill to protect the women, children and other vulnerable persons from domestic violence.

He said the Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, President Asif Ali Zardari and particularly the caucus of women parliamentarians took  extreme interest in passage of the bill, adding that such progressive legislation is need of the hour to ensure protection of women and  provision of their fundamental rights.

 

     

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