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Pakistan set to green-light chemical castration, hanging for rapists

Brew Admin   Thu 26 Nov 2020    

To combat rising cases of sexual attacks on women and children in Pakistan, the federal Cabinet has approved in-principle two anti-rape ordinances aimed at handing out exemplary punishment, including chemical castration and hanging, to rapists, according to a media report.  […]


Pakistan warns U.N to reject monopoly over COVID vaccine

Brew Admin   Wed 11 Nov 2020    

Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Tuesday urged the United Nations’ departments to discourage the monopolisation of the recently announced COVID-19 vaccine and ensure availability for poorer countries too. The minister acknowledged the efforts of the […]


Kashmiris shutter down shops, businesses to protest land rights law, biggest strike since 2019 ‘blackout’ protests

Brew Admin   Sun 01 Nov 2020    

Indian Kashmir was hit Saturday by its biggest general strike since losing its semi-autonomous status last year, with local anger brewing over a new measure allowing outsiders to buy land in the disputed territory. The Himalayan region has been divided […]


Powerful blast rips through Pak school, eight dead, 136 wounded with death toll on rise

Brew Admin   Tue 27 Oct 2020    

A powerful bomb blast ripped through an Islamic seminary on the outskirts of the northwest Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday morning, killing at least eight students and wounding 136 others, police and a hospital spokesman said. The bombing happened […]


Pak PM warns Facebook of ‘hate against Islam’, calls for ban on Islamophobic content

Brew Admin   Mon 26 Oct 2020    

Pakistan’s prime minister has written a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg seeking a ban on Islamophobic content on the site, warning of an increase in radicalisation amongst Muslims, the government said on Sunday. In the letter, shared by the […]


Thousands rally in Karachi to oust ‘rigged’ PM Khan

Brew Admin   Mon 19 Oct 2020    

Tens of thousands of opposition supporters rallied on Sunday in the city of Karachi as part of a campaign to oust Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan, who they accuse of being installed by the military in a rigged 2018 election. […]


Pakistan, Nepal back on Human Rights Council, China clings to spot after dramatic drop in confidence

Brew Admin   Wed 14 Oct 2020    

Pakistan and Nepal were re-elected to the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday, as China managed to scrape their place in by the skin of the teeth, and Saudi Arabia was left in the cold entirely. Fifteen positions were up […]


Against the Tide // What Indians & Pakistanis in UAE must send home apart from petro dollars

Mohd Asim   Sun 11 Oct 2020    

There is something much more precious than petro dollars that Indians and Pakistanis living in UAE can send back home. It’s tolerance. The two nationalities form the biggest chunk of population in the Emirates. They enjoy the fruit of multi-culturalism […]


Pakistan province set to postpone primary school re-opening to Oct 15 amid virus surge

Brew Admin   Sun 27 Sep 2020    

The Balochistan government, in light of increasing coronavirus cases, will ask the National Command and Operation Centre to extend the reopening of primary schools in the province from September 30 to October 15, 2020. Balochistan government spokesperson, Liaquat Shahwani, said […]