Today Pakistani lawmakers passed a law that will mandate a minimum sentence of 25 years in prison for those convicted of honor killings.
A Pakistani celebrity, Qandeel Baloch, was violently strangled to death by her brother last week, in what he referred to as an “honor killing.”
Monday’s destructive earthquake in Afghanistan has left over 340 people dead in the northeastern provinces of Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan. Among the dead were 12 school girls who perished in a stampede, as they tried to flee their school in Taloqan, located in Takhar province of Afghanistan.
Despite legal protections for gender equality, around 3,600 attacks against schools, students, and teachers were recorded in just the year 2012 alone.
"My husband opposed my decision to join the police force 20 years ago. It was a big challenge. I was a little bit hesitant to accept it."
"I killed my daughter as she had insulted all of our family by marrying a man without our consent, and I have no regret over it."
Afghan and Pakistani officials intend for the release of Baradar to advance peace talks between Afghanistan and the Taliban.
In Pakistan, the rights of fundamentalists surpass the rights of women.
An 18 year old actress in Pakistan is in critical condition after being attacked with acid for refusing a marriage proposal.
In the wake of a bomb attack on Saturday, the Sardar Bahadur Khan (SBK) Women's University has shut its doors indefinitely. The Bolan Medical Complex, which was attacked while Doctors treated victims of the university bombing, is also closed indefinitely.