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Tajikistan’s top court bans six Pakistani religious bodies, 23 others

Quoting reports from the Khovar news agency, the website detailed the Supreme Court’s declaration of 29 religious parties, groups, associations, and websites as “terrorist and extremist organisations” in Tajikistan. The court’s ruling led to the prohibition of their activities within Tajikistan’s territory. Additionally, the websites associated with these banned entities have been blocked, and the import of their literature has been prohibited. Among those listed are Pakistan’s Jamaat-i-Islami, Lashkar-e-Taeba, Hizbut Tahrir, Tablighi Jamaat, and the Taliban

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Progressive student bodies launch pro-Palestine campaign

organized a protest rally and press conference at the National University of Modern Languages (NUML) in Islamabad on Monday, demanding immediate ceasefire and expulsion of ambassadors of the US, Germany and France for supporting Israel’s policies and occupation of Gaza.
They endorsed the Boycott Divestment Sanctions campaign, and advocated for closer alliances with anti-imperialist countries and opposed diplomatic relations with Israel.

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G-B: gender disparity and geography

Rugged terrain of the region amplifies gender disparity in work. According to the Pakistan Social and Living Standards Measurement (PSLM) survey 2019-20, the labor force participation rate for women in Gilgit-Baltistan was only 18%, significantly lower than the rate for men, which was 65%. This disparity is also evident in the education sector where the literacy rate for women in Gilgit-Baltistan is only 31%, compared to 58% for men.

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