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Pakistan: Mere 11 percent women candidates file nomination papers for general polls

The number of women candidates who filed nominations for the 2023 general polls is higher than the previous two occasions but it still stands at a mere 11 per cent of the total people filing to contest the polls.

PoK: Gilgit-Baltistan leaders voice concern over child marriage

Civil society representatives, including the head of the National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW), recently expressed concern over the absence of laws and constitutional protections for women in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan region.

Pakistan: NCSW chief Nilofar Bakhtiar says there should be a uniform minimum age for girls’ marriage in the country

Pakistan's National Commission on the Status of Women  (NCSW) Chairperson Nilofar Bakhtiar has said there should be a uniform minimum age for girls’ marriage in the country.

Pakistan: Residents, clerics bar girls from playing cricket in Swat

Residents and clerics in Pakistan's Swat region have barred women from playing cricket in a local stadium as they believe the participation of women in sports was considered “immodest” and “inappropriate” in the region.

Pakistan: Private school principal arrested in Karachi over rape and blackmailing allegations, 45 women fell victim

A Pakistani private school principal has been arrested from Karachi city over the alleged rape and blackmailing allegations, media reports said.

Pakistan: PoK women protest against govt over non-payment of salaries

Muzaffarabad: A group of women employees recently protested against the government in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir's Muzaffarabad region over the non-payment of their salaries.

Pakistan: Punjab govt decides to arrest PTI women members over their involvement in riots

Lahore: The Punjab government has decided to arrest over 500 women for their alleged involvement in the May 9 arson attacks in the region, media reports said.

Pakistan: Women’s Action Forum demands protection of minority communities

Islamabad: Pakistan's Women’s Action Forum (WAF) has demanded the protection of the religious minority communities in the country.

Pakistan: Punjab region registers 15,750 complaints of harassment made by women

Pakistan'sPunjab region has recorded  15,750 complaints made by women  against harassment, violence, kidnapping and murder this year.

Pakistan: Minister says 600,000 pregnant women in flood-hit areas lack facilities

Pakistan's Minister of State for Finance and Revenue Dr Aisha Ghous Pasha has said  600,000 pregnant women in flood-hit areas lack maternal health services and have no safe place to deliver.

Pakistan: Women in Charsadda demonstrate against excessive gas prices, power cut

Charsadda: Women from Pakistan's Charsadda city recently demonstrated against excessive gas prices and electricity load shedding.

Pakistan is second worst country for women, says WEF report

Islamabad: A report released by the World Economic Forum has shown Pakistan is the  second-worst country in terms of gender parity.

Pakistan: Women protest against Mepco over power supply suspension

Multan, Pakistan: A large number of women residents of a Pakistani housing colony on Tuesday took to the street against Multan Electric Power Company (Mepco) for disconnecting their domestic electricity connections in the limits of Baghdadul Jadid city sub-division.

Women must enjoy their constitutional rights: Pakistan's CJP

Islamabad: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Gulzar Ahmed has said women in the country should enjoy all rights guaranteed to them by the constitution of the land.

Pakistan witnessing rise in violence against women: Report

Islamabad: The Board of Trustees of Transparency International Pakistan recently expressed concern over the increase in violence against women in the country, media reports said on Sunday.