Pakistan: Lawmakers back castration in new anti-rape law
19 November 2021 | 3:08 pm
The Pakistani parliament has approved the law against sexual assault to allow courts to order chemical castrations — a punishment rights groups and lawyers called cruel.
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Little-known politician Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar will serve as caretaker prime minister until elections take place. The ceremony on Pakistan's Independence Day comes amid ongoing political turmoil in the country.
Without a formal healthcare policy for Afghans in Pakistan, receiving treatment often depends on location and having the right connections.
Security officials said a suspected IED detonated beneath a truck that was transporting workers to an army construction site.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi was detained shortly after giving a press conference in which he slammed authorities for seeking to delay the election. Some experts think the vote, due in November, could be pushed to next year.
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said on Monday his government was looking to change the law following reports British nurse Lucy Letby was refusing to leave her cell for sentencing. Letby was convicted on Friday (August 18) of murdering seven babies and trying to kill another six at the hospital where she worked in northwest England, making her one of the country's worst serial child killers.
The vote marks the end of an almost four-decades long rule of his father, Hun Sen. Major powers will watch to see if Cambodia change direction with Hun Manet in control.
As Pakistan waits for elections, caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar's alleged proximity to the country's powerful military has raised concerns.
The German government has approved a law of self-determination allowing people to change their gender and name more easily.
More than 175 people have died in Pakistan in rain-related incidents since the monsoon season began in late June.
The controversial law cracks down on criticism and bans anonymous internet pathways. Activists fear that this will affect the LGBTQ minority.
Christian families in Pakistan pick up pieces after mob attack over 'blasphemy' On August 16, a Muslim mob attacked a Christian neighbourhood of the Pakistani town of Jaranwala. Homes and churches were burned and ransacked by a crowd of hundreds that tore through the streets of the town in the eastern Punjab province.
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan had been handed a three-year prison sentence for concealing gifts he had received while in office. It was unclear whether the suspension enables Khan to run for office in 2024.
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