Transgender People to Contest Elections Across Pakistan

Hassan Farhan Updated June 13, 2018 on Dawn.com for original post click here dawn.com Thirteen members of the transgender community will be contesting elections on various seats across the country, the All Pakistan Transgender Election Network (Apten) announced at a press conference in Peshawar on Wednesday. Apten, a rights group focusing on the invisibility of…

QAU’s physics centre to be renamed after Dr Abdus Salam

Story By: Dawn.com Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif approved, in principle, the renaming of Quaid-i-Azam University’s (QAU) physics department to the Professor Abdus Salam Center for Physics on Monday, according to a Press Information Department (PID) statement. The Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training was directed to draw up a formal summary of the renaming of…

SHC orders closure of all liquor shops in Sindh

Shafi Baloch — Updated Courtesy: Dawn.com The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday ordered the Sindh government to shut all the liquor shops across the province. The high court was disposing off two legal petitions, seeking closure of illegal liquor shops in the province. The court also ordered authorities to cancel licence of all liquor shops…

Pakistan’s largest telescope brings outer space down to Earth

Aamir Yasin — Updated  Dawn News Few residents of the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad likely know that the country’s largest telescope – capable of observing the solar system, the Milky Way and neighbouring galaxies – is housed in the capital, just 17 kilometres from Zero Point on the Islamabad Expressway. The telescope observatory is…

Parliament passes bills against rape, honour killings

The Express Tribune ISLAMABAD: As part of pro-women legislation, the Parliament unanimously passed on Thursday the anti-honour and anti-rape bills. Under the new law, relatives of the victim would only be able to pardon the killer of capital punishment, but they would still face a mandatory life sentence of twelve-and-a-half years. In the anti-rape bill,…