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Minority rights commission to be formed in Sindh

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KARACHI: Sindh Assembly’s standing committee on minority affairs decided on Wednesday to establish the ‘Sindh Minority Rights Commission’ to negate the propaganda of human rights violation of minorities in the province and take suo motu actions on their issues. The meeting was convened in the committee room of the Sindh Assembly on Wednesday to discuss […]

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Raising awareness: Minorities need to be aware of their rights: civil society

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MITHI: Civil society activists have urged people belonging to minority communities to be aware of their rights. Prof Noor Ahmed Janjhi, a research scholar, said that due to lack of awareness about their rights, people belonging to minority communities face multiple challenges. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the ‘Awareness Month on Minority Rights’ organised […]

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1,000 minority girls forced in marriage every year: report

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WASHINGTON: An estimated one thousand Christian and Hindu women are forced to convert and marry Muslim men in Pakistan every year, says a report released on Monday. According to a report by the Movement for Solidarity and Peace in Pakistan, up to 700 of these women are Christian and 300 are Hindu. “The true scale […]

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Women’s Initiative resolves tribal feud

By: Ramzan Chandio KARACHI: The tribal feuds in northern parts of Sindh are not new and have claiming several lives. Even, police not dare to go in tribal conflict-stricken areas. Mrs Naseem Khoso, a resident of village Mad Khosa of union council Mungrani, Taluka Lakhi Ghulam Shah in district Shikarpur, the area which is commonly […]

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