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Prime Minister grieved over rain-related deaths, losses -
LONDON, Apr 26 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Sunday expressed grief over the losses of life and properties in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province due to torrential rains.


Pakistan to continue striving for Ummah unity -
ISTANBUL, April 26 (APP): President Mamnoon Hussain Sunday said that Pakistan would continue making efforts for the unity of Muslim Ummah.


Prime Minister congratulates nation on successful LB polls -
LONDON, Apr 26 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Sunday congratulated the nation on the peaceful and successful completion of the local bodies elections held in cantonment boards throughout the country.


UN chief sends his condolences after earthquake hits Kathmandu Valley -
UNITED NATIONS, April 26 (APP): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has sent his deepest condolences to the government of Nepal and to everyone affected by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the country Saturday.


PM aggrieved over loss of lives in Sibbi blast -
LONDON, Apr 26 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Sunday expressed grief and sorrow over the bomb blast in Sibbi and loss of precious lives.


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Rashid victorious in Thailand
ISLAMABAD, Apr 26 (APP): Pakistan Davis Cup Captain Rashid Malik has added another feather to his cap by winning the 55+ Singles title of the ITF Seniors Pro Circuit, Grade 4 Tournament held at Thanyapura Sports and Leisure Club, Thailand.
 
Pak Army wins one day, T-20 cricket series against Australian Army cricket team
RAWALPINDI, April 25 (APP): Pak Army won the one day and T-20 cricket series against Australian Army cricket team.
 
Pak Army wins one day, T-20 cricket series against Australian Army cricket team
RAWALPINDI, April 25 (APP): Pak Army won the one day and T-20 cricket series against Australian Army cricket team.
 
Islamabad wins Wheelchair Cricket Tournament
ISLAMABAD, Apr 25 (APP): Islamabad thrashed Mardan by 14 runs in the final of 6th All Pakistan National Bank Wheelchair Users Cricket Tournament played here at Jinnah Stadium of Pakistan Sports Complex on Saturday.
 
Women cricket trials on April 28: Raham Bibi
PESHAWAR, Apr 25 (APP): Coordinator of Pakistan Cricket Board for Peshawar Region Raham Bibi Saturday said that the trials for the selection of Peshawar Region Senior Women Cricket team will be held at Frontier College for Women on April 28, 2015 at 9 am.
 
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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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