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Anti-rape laws

The government has approved two ordinances aimed at awarding stricter punishment for offenders including chemical castration and hanging, but not publically, to curb the increasing rape incidents against women and children in the country. The prime minister has earlier called

Draconian laws in IoK

Indian atrocities continued unabated in occupied Kashmir despite the nation reeling from the effect of the coronavirus pandemic. India is using draconian laws against innocent Kashmiris – from cricketers to journalists – aimed to stifle dissent. Last week, it was

Qatar reforms labour laws to protect migrant workers

DOHA: Qatar has imposed new labour reforms including scrapping a rule requiring employers consent to change jobs will also implement a basic monthly minimum wage of 1,000 Qatari riyals. The landmark announcement was made by the Ministry of Administrative Development,

Opposition and FATF laws

The government is working against a ticking clock to pass FATF-related legislation before the progress is reviewed. These efforts to avoid a blacklist and triggering sanctions suffered a setback as two bills were blocked in the opposition-dominated Senate, leading the

Google faces $5 billion lawsuit for tracking private internet use

SAN FRANCISCO: Google was sued in a proposed class action for illegally invading the privacy of millions of users by tracking their internet use through browsers set in ‘private’ mode. The lawsuit seeks at least $5 billion, accusing the internet

Plea bargain laws

Plea bargain is perhaps one of the most controversial laws in Pakistan. It allows a suspect who has been accused of massive corruption and financial irregularities to voluntarily return a small portion to the authorities and escape punishment. This law

Govt to form stringent laws curbing synthetic drugs: Afridi

ISLAMABAD: Minister for SAFRON and Narcotics Control Shehryar Khan Afridi on Thursday said that the government is planning legislation to ensure stringent laws to curbing synthetic drugs. Addressing the participants of a seminar held on drugs abuse and behavioural change,

Australia adopts new methods to catch drivers using phones

CANBERRA: The Australian government is trying to convince people to shutdown their smartphones while driving by rolling out cameras to indict distracted drivers. Andrew Constance, New South Wales Roads Minister said on Monday that Australia’s most populated state is the first