Monday, May 30, 2016

Dear Pakistani men, here's how you talk about periods

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Very good article from dawn.com. I hope this helps men from all over the world to understand what we face monthly and also be convinced that we women are not disgusting because of that.




Please read http://images.dawn.com/news/1175161/dear-pakistani-men-heres-how-you-talk-about-periods



List of things you can "lightly" beat

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hahahahahaa I looove Pakistani sense of humor. It shows that there's a hope.


A comprehensive list of things you can 'lightly' beat other than your wife


Because wife beating is bad, guys. Don't do it.


* Egg beating on other hand is permissible


Read more http://images.dawn.com/news/1175434/a-comprehensive-list-of-things-you-can-lightly-beat-other-than-your-wife



Women in abusive marriages

Snow Leopards in Pakistan

Pakistan Ambassador presents credentials to Brazilian President

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ISLAMABAD, May 25 - Ambassador of Pakistan to Brazil Burhanul Islam on Wednesday presented his credentials to the Acting President of Brazil, Michael Temer, at the Presidential Palace at an impressive ceremony.
The Foreign Minister of Brazil, Advisor to the President, and
Secretary General of the Ministry of External Relations attended the ceremony, according to a message received here from Brasilia, the capital of Brazil.
On this occasion, the Ambassador conveyed the greetings of
President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to the President of Brazil on assuming the leadership of the country.
President Temer expressed similar sentiments of cordiality,
friendship and cooperation for the leadership of Pakistan and its people.
He stated that Pakistan was an important country with which
Brazil always maintained cordial relations and would like to
strengthen cooperation in diverse fields by exploiting existing
potential.
Ambassador Burhanul Islam highlighted that during his tenure
of posting in Brazil he would seek to bring the two countries and peoples closer by strengthening cooperation in diverse fields with particular focus on enhancing trade and investment ties.
The two countries also needed to seek cooperation in a number of other areas, including culture, education, defense, agriculture and biotechnology where huge potential existed.

‘Lightly beating’ wife permissible, says CII’s proposed women protection bill

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By Raza Khan



The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) is deliberating on its proposed ‘model’ women’s protection bill, which allows a husband to ‘lightly’ beat his wife 'if needed' and prohibits mixing of the genders in schools, hospitals and offices.
The CII’s proposed bill claims women will have all the rights given to them under Shariah, prohibits interaction between na-mehrams at recreational spots and offices, and bans ‘dance, music, and sculptures created in the name of art’.
Earlier this year, the Punjab Assembly passed a women’s protection bill,which the CII and religious parties strongly rejected, declaring it ‘unIslamic’.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government sent a similar bill to the Council for review, which it rejected on the basis of being ‘unIslamic’, and announced it will prepare a ‘model’ bill in response.
The proposed 163-point bill will be deliberated on Thursday and Friday. Copies of the bill have been sent to all provincial assemblies as the CII’s recommendations.
Salient points from the proposed bill address property, marriage, motherhood, crimes and violence against women, apostasy, and even venture into the instruments of state ‘acceptable’ for a woman to be involved in.
Farzana Bari, human rights activist and academic at Quaid-i-Azam University, termed the proposed bill unconstitutional.
“Allowing a husband to beat his wife, in any way, is against Pakistan’s Constitution and the international laws and treaties that Pakistan has signed and is bound by. This Council is a burden on the Pakistani taxpayer and bringing a bad name to Muslims throughout the world.”
Not allowing adult women to work and keeping them at home is to treat them like children or property, she added.
“This will take Pakistan further into ignorance.”

Key proposals in the bill

Property
  • Women will have the right to own property
  • Women have the right to bequeath property
Marriage
  • A husband may, when needed, lightly beat his wife
  • Three consecutive declarations of divorce will be punishable (punishment unspecified)
  • A guardian’s permission is not required for a woman who has reached maturity to contract a nikah
  • A wife has the right to khula if she forfeits alimony
  • A wife may move the court in case of 'excesses' by husband
  • Contracting a marriage for Vani or dispute resolution is punishable (punishment unspecified)
  • Contracting a woman’s marriage to a Quran will be a crime carrying a ten-year sentence
  • Ban on the request and display of dowry
State
  • Women will be permitted to participate in politics
  • Women are not responsible for participation in combat missions
  • It is forbidden to kill a woman in war
  • Women may become judges
  • Women will not be permitted to receive foreign officials and state guests
Religion
  • Forcing any woman to convert carries a three-year prison sentence
  • A woman cannot be killed/executed for 'leaving Islam'
  • A woman of sound mind is permitted to convert to Islam
Crime
  • Acid attacks and violent acts against women such as throwing acid on women should be thoroughly investigated
  • Ban on honour killing, Karo kari, and siyah kari
Work and education
  • Ban on co-education past the primary level
  • Co-education past the primary level may be permitted if hijab is made mandatory and free mixing between the genders is not allowed
  • A ban on women working in 'vulgar' advertisements
  • Female nurses should not attend to male patients
  • Women should not be forced into difficult, 'labour-intensive' work
Motherhood
  • Mothers must breastfeed for two years
  • Ban on advertisements baby formula/substitutes for breast milk
  • A woman cannot use contraception without the husband’s permission
  • An abortion after 120 days will be classified as murder

From www.down.com


Sunday, May 1, 2016

Street school in Pakistan

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A couple of amazing young teens start a little street school to educate any kids who just want to learn. 
Good job girls!!

Please watch and share.


https://www.facebook.com/NowThisNews/videos/1018488208241303/?fref=nf


Patricia

9 things about Noor Jehan

AoA http://nation.com.pk/national/23-Dec-2015/9-things-to-know-about-noor-jehan-on-her-death-anniversary