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COVID: over 200 doctors have died in Pakistan alone πŸ˜§πŸ‡΅πŸ‡°

Doctors Covid-19

Over 202 doctors passed away from the coronavirus since the pandemic began while 30 paramedics have also succumbed to the infection, as per a press release from the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) on Wednesday.Meanwhile, the PMA urged the Pakistani government to provide Shuhuda package compensation to families of over 200 doctors who had passed away from the coronavirus, reported The News International. Out of these, 74 doctors hailed from Punjab while 64 belonged to Sindh. Among the doctors who passed away due to the coronavirus, 53 belonged to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa while 6 hailed from Balochistan, 3 from Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) and one doctor from Gilgit-Baltistan, reported The News International. Providing a further breakdown of the deceased healthcare workers’ professions, the PMA said among the frontline healthcare givers who had fallen to the infection, 24 were medical officers, 19 were …

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US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard slams oppression of Hindus in Bangladesh

Tulsi Gabbard

Tulsi Gabbard, who represents the state of Hawaii, drew attention to the oppression of Bengali Hindus today and in the past. This was on the 50th anniversary of the horrific genocide by the Pakistani army as they tried to control East Pakistan. Issues like this are constantly downplayed in the interests of not evoking group disharmony in the world’s largest democracy. Indications are that this only distorts history and encourages violent groups to double their efforts. The ran for Presidential office in 2020 on the Democratic ticket but dropped out in March of that year. She and has been deployed in the US Army to Iraq during her military career, She put out a video message on social media (below): β€œMarch 25th, 1971 was the beginning of a systematic targeting of Hindus in Bangladesh by the Pakistani military. It began …

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Women’s Rights in Bangladesh have flourished since independence πŸ‡§πŸ‡©

Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh

Even after 50 years since Pakistan and Bangladesh separated in 1971, the two nations are diametrically opposed in terms of the status of women. While Islamabad has witnessed a decline over the years, in Bangladesh, women’s rights have grown by all measures. Fabien Baussart for Modern Diplomacy writes that women in Pakistan have been severely disadvantaged and discriminated against. They have been denied a whole range of economic, social and political rights. Much of the Pakistani society still lives under the patriarchal, outdated code of so-called ‘honour’ that systemises the oppression of women. While Pakistan has seen a decline in the status of women, Bangladesh has seen remarkable progress. The improvement is in the lives of females, decline of fertility and maternal mortality rates and greater gender parity in school enrollment. Furthermore, female participation in Bangladesh’s workforce is on the …

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