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G’wala youth vow to protect minorities at Peace Festival

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GUJRANWALA – Bargad Organisation for Youth Development organised a two-day peace festival ‘Green for White’ at the Punjab Theatre in Gujranwala from Feb 24-25. This peace festival was held in collaboration with Gujranwala Arts Council and the initiative was supported by Canada Fund for Local Initiatives. “Green for White’ festival is Bargad’s peace campaign to […]

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Hindu marriage bill — all talk, no action

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ISLAMABAD: Despite delivering an emotionally charged speech in favour of the proposed Hindu marriage law, National Assembly Standing Committee Law and Justice Chairman Chaudhry Mahmood Bashir Virk could not convince members of the committee to approve the bill, on Wednesday. In his speech at the ‘National Conference on Hindu Marriage Bill’, the PML-N MNA recounted […]

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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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Call for protecting minorities as per Constitution

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MIRPURKHAS: Speakers at a programme have urged the government to ensure protection of minorities and give them rights as per the Constitution of Pakistan. They were speaking at the launching ceremony of an ‘awareness action month’ on minority rights organised by the Sindh Rural Partners Organisation here on Thursday. Speaking as the chief guest, former […]

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Christian TV office fire caused by arson attack, says owner

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KARACHI: The owner of a web TV channel, whose office was damaged in a fire that broke out under ‘mysterious’ circumstances on Monday, believed it was an ‘arson attack’ and said on Thursday that he had been receiving threats for “the past six months”. Situated in a congested lane of a predominantly Christian neighbourhood in […]

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Politicians, activists urge to expedite work on Hindu marriage bill

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KARACHI: Politicians and human rights activists shared their views on the Hindu marriage bill in an open-debate seminar organised by the Sindh Rural Partner Organisation (SRPO) at Marriot Hotel in Karachi on Wednesday. SRPO is an organisation that works for the protection of human rights, women and children’s rights. However, SRPO has now decided to […]

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15 killed as suicide bombers hit two churches in Lahore

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LAHORE: Fifteen people, a woman and a policeman among them, were killed and 85 others suffered injuries after two bombers blew themselves up outside two churches here on Sunday. A large number of Christians, including women and children, were offering Sunday prayers inside the Catholic and Christ churches situated about 100 metres away from each […]

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SC takes up case for implementation of its directives on minority rights today

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court will take up on Tuesday a case related to implementation of directives outlined by it through its June 19 verdict on minority rights. Headed by Chief Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk, the three-judge bench includes Justice Gulzar Ahmad and Justice Mushir Alam. Attorney General Salman Aslam Butt will appear on court notice to explain […]

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HRCP wants minorities to have same rights as majority

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KARACHI: After May 11, 2013, the elections and electoral process has become a very touchy topic for many. It drives them to protest and hold sit-ins in the country’s capital. To understand, explain and propose changes in the country’s electoral procedures, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) held an event on Friday. The commission […]

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Hindu Council seeks committee to prevent violence against minorities

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Karachi: Patron-in-chief of Pakistan Hindu Council and Member National Assembly Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani on Sunday proposed establishment of an active committee at federal level under Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif to prevent increased atrocities against minorities as well as to ensure formation of a violence-free society and promote religious harmony. These suggestions were unanimously […]

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Diwali at D-Chowk: PTI vows to uphold minority rights

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Sunday made commitment with the minorities to give them protection, justice and equal rights as per the vision of the founder of the nation Muhammad Ali Jinnah, after coming to power. “We would empower the weak and give them protection,” PTI chairman Imran Khan said while addressing the sit-in […]

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Religious intolerance

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IT doesn’t necessarily take devastating, large-scale attacks to underscore how extremism is tightening its grip over the country. While catastrophic terrorist strikes can unite a nation, such as after last year’s attack on Peshawar’s All Saints Church or the bombings against the Hazara in Quetta, it is also true that the steady drip, drip of […]

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Another Sikh shot dead in Peshawar

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PESHAWAR: Gunmen on a motorcycle Saturday shot dead another Sikh shopkeeper in Nothia Bazaar of Peshawar, officials said It was the third attack on any Sikh community member in the last one month. Harjeet Singh, 25, was sitting at his grocery shop in Nothia Bazaar in the limits of Gulberg Police Station when reportedly two […]

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The minority Pakistani

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A fellow citizen and a friend, a Christian by faith, had to leave Pakistan and seek asylum as he and his family were threatened by a militant organisation. The departments and agencies responsible for the safety of citizens and for maintaining law and order across Pakistan had acknowledged their inability and lack of willingness to […]

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