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UNITED NATIONS, Aug 26 (APP): A United Nations expert has sought access to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory to gather first-hand information on the impact of current hostilities on the human rights situation. 


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NEW YORK, Aug 26 (APP): Imran Khan lacks the clout to break the political deadlock and many observers in the country say that the PTI leader’s tactics are brash and he appears to have lost the populist touch, The New York Times reported.


Iraqi civilians suffering “horrific” persecution, ethnic cleansing: UN rights chief -
UNITED NATIONS, Aug 25 (APP): The United Nations human rights chief Monday condemned the “appalling and horrific crimes against humanity” being committed daily in Iraq by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and associated armed groups.


Pakistani-Americans Washington area celebrate Independence Day with festival -
WASHINGTON, Aug 25 (APP): Pakistani-Americans in Washington metro area converged on Centerville, Virginia, in tens of thousands to celebrate Pakistan’s Independence Day with enthusiasm and a tremendous display of culture, craft, performing arts and cuisine. 


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NEW YORK, Aug 25 (APP): A large number of Pakistani-Americans gathered at New York City's Madison Avenue on Sunday for the annual Pakistan Independence Day Parade marking the 68th anniversary of the establishment of their homeland.


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Miandad wants players to just think of making runs
ISLAMABAD, Aug 27 (APP): Legendary batsman Javed Miandad want national players to understand the sheer honour of representing millions of Pakistanis in and outside the country saying stop thinking about being senior or junior and just think of making runs for the country.
 

 
PCB cancels PSL bidding process
KARACHI, Aug 26 (APP): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) canceled the bidding process of Pakistan Super League (PSL), it was announced on Tuesday.
 
PCB working to develop exclusive women cricket ground
ISLAMABAD, Aug 26 (APP): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is working on a project to develop an exclusive women cricket ground with all modern allied facilities.
 
Bodla sets new record
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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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