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Pakistan Moves to Outlaw Domestic Violence


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Tom
- 3542 days ago - google.com
Pakistan moved towards outlawing domestic violence when lawmakers approved a bill Tuesday that will punish those found guilty of beating women or children with jail terms and fines. The law, passed unanimously, was called a "big day" for Pakistani women.



   

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Tom M (814)
Saturday August 8, 2009, 9:21 pm
Finally some good news out of Pakistan :)
 

Cynthia Davis (340)
Sunday August 9, 2009, 8:11 am
Great news TY Tom
 

Tierney G (381)
Sunday August 9, 2009, 3:05 pm
Somebody pinch me I think I am dreaming!!
Great news and getting better Thank you Tom
 

Charlie L (29)
Sunday August 9, 2009, 11:30 pm
It does sound like there's starting to be some encouraging progress over there Tom. And it's really good news. I suspect though that domestic violence will continue to be a serious problem there for a long time even now that they have this new law. But it's progress, that's for sure.
 

Alejandra Vega (139)
Monday August 10, 2009, 7:41 pm
Wonderful news!
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 12, 2009, 8:50 am
Thank you Tom! Greate news
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 15, 2009, 2:28 pm
this is truly monumental and historical and there should be a great deal of coverage on this in the media. it will be interesting to see if the usual suspects in reporting in america, cnn, fox, msnbc actually cover this and to what extent.

i applaud the men and women in pakistan for rallying for positive change in their nation to end what women have always known as a way of life..
 

Arild Gone for now (174)
Wednesday August 19, 2009, 3:58 am
Let's hope this will solve the problem.........
 

Richelle R (62)
Thursday August 20, 2009, 4:31 pm
The beginning of something positive! Thank you.
 
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