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Waqar Mustafa

Laundry advert promoting working women sparks furor in Pakistan

27 Jun 2019

KARACHI/LAHORE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A U.S. detergent advert that encourages women to pursue careers has sparked a debate over women's rights in conservative Pakistan, with critics urging people to #BoycottAriel.

Laundry ad promoting working women sparks furore in Pakistan

27 Jun 2019

KARACHI/LAHORE, June 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A U.S. detergent advert that encourages women to pursue careers has sparked a debate over women's rights in conservative Pakistan, with critics urging people to #BoycottAriel.

Pakistan to set up special courts to tackle violence against women

19 Jun 2019

LAHORE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pakistan is to set up more than 1,000 courts dedicated to tackling violence against women, the country's top judge announced on Wednesday, seeking to tackle a problem activists say the criminal justice system has long neglected.

Pakistan's Punjab province bans farmland use for towns

01 Mar 2019

LAHORE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Punjab, Pakistan's most populous province, on Friday banned the development of new housing on farmland, in a bid to stop cities encroaching on agricultural areas.

Pakistan's Punjab province bans farmland use for towns

01 Mar 2019

LAHORE, March 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Punjab, Pakistan's most populous province, on Friday banned the development of new housing on farmland, in a bid to stop cities encroaching on agricultural areas.

Pakistan province creates dedicated burial spaces for trans people

11 Oct 2018

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Transgender people in northwestern Pakistan are to be given a dedicated place to bury their dead after being ostracized by their families even in death.

As groundwater levels plunge, Lahore begins turning off taps

10 Oct 2018

LAHORE, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Five mornings a week, Saima Azeem helps her children wash and prepare for school. But this week has been different: She has had to use her few bottles of drinking water to get them ready.

FEATURE-As groundwater levels plunge, Lahore begins turning off taps

10 Oct 2018

LAHORE, Pakistan, Oct 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Five mornings a week, Saima Azeem helps her children wash and prepare for school. But this week has been different: She has had to use her few bottles of drinking water to get them ready.

As rains grow erratic, Pakistan taps irrigation to protect Punjab crops

24 Nov 2017

LAHORE, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Most of Tajammul Abbas’s 17 acres of farmland produces nothing but fodder for his buffalo and three goats. His land, and that around him in Punjab province, depends on rain to grow crops and rainfall has become much more uncertain as climate change takes hold, leading to lost harvests.

As rains grow erratic, Pakistan taps irrigation to protect Punjab crops

24 Nov 2017

LAHORE, Pakistan, Nov 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Most of Tajammul Abbas’s 17 acres of farmland produces nothing but fodder for his buffalo and three goats. His land, and that around him in Punjab province, depends on rain to grow crops and rainfall has become much more uncertain as climate change takes hold, leading to lost harvests.

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