Monthly Archives: November 2009

Mystery of the women’s bills

By Zubeida Mustafa
Source: Dawn

PUBLIC memory is proverbially short. But the bills passed on women are too recent an event to be consigned to oblivion. Twice in the last four months the government’s attempts to enact pro-women legislation – one on domestic violence and the other on sexual harassment — have ended in a fiasco.
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Where health is a birthright

By Zubeida Mustafa
Source: Dawn

WHILE validating the Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues Ordinance 2007 in the form of a bill, the National Assembly paid rich tributes to Prof Adibul Hasan Rizvi and the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT), Karachi.

They deserved the recognition they received — belatedly though — from our lawmakers.
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Strange ways of our MPs

By Zubeida Mustafa
Source: Dawn

A REPORT recently released by Fafen (Free and Fair Election Network), an umbrella organisation of 30 civil society groups working to foster democratic accountability in Pakistan, should provide us some food for thought on the workings of our democracy.
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Health cover for schools

By Zubeida Mustafa
Source: Dawn

AT a time when the very future of our schools is so bleak, it appears almost crass to write about the need for introducing a school health programme in Pakistan. But, as pointed out by an observer, diseases take a heavier toll than bomb blasts. Hence they should not be ignored.
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