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Migration caused by ‘forced conversions’ may jolt Sindh’s agro-economy

Migration caused by ‘forced conversions’ may jolt Sindh’s agro-economy

By Hasan Mansoor Published Jan 25, 2015, Daily Dawn BADIN: “We have sent our daughter to a place where she is out of the reach of those who had abducted her two months ago,” said Hunjoo Kohli, a 46-year-old woman sitting on a charpoy outside her mud-thatched hut some five kilometres from the tiny town of Gulab…

Rawalpindi’s dilapidated Shamshan Ghat

Rawalpindi’s dilapidated Shamshan Ghat

According to Hindu religious practice, a Shamshan Ghat (cremation ground) is built near rivers or fresh streams so that ashes can be disposed of after cremation. One such old Shamshan Ghat is located at Tipu Road near Nullah Leh in Rawalpindi. In the past, the Leh Nullah used to be a fresh stream and the…

Monetising rights

Monetising rights

The drought in the land of the Bhuttos has claimed the lives of 275 children in 11 months, according to an official list prepared by the district administration. The blasphemy law – as enacted by the crooked General Ziaul Haq in 1979 – has so far led to 508 deaths, social persecution, imprisonment, and extra-judicial…

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