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Hindus want seats on municipal corporation

  Source Dawn 11-12-2015

Punjab govt launches Rs20m scholarships for minority students

LAHORE: The Punjab government has announced to start need-based scholarship scheme for deserving students from minorities living across the province in various categories of education. Punjab Department for Minorities Affairs and Human Rights Punjab launched this scheme with an initial amount of Rs20 million. Under the scheme, minority students obtaining education in government institutions from…

REAT Network Announce the Job Opportunity

Deputy Team Leader (Female) Location:              Islamabad Job Description: Responsibilities: To attend the training and piloting phase of the survey procedure. To supervise field tests and piloting of tools and provide feedback on their improvement. To formulate an efficient and effective field work plan for data collection and team’s movement to conduct the survey. To support…

Christian TV Office Fire caused by arson attack, says owner

The web TV channel owner shows to the media his office that was reduced to ashes some four days ago. 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…

Why I support Hamza Ali Abbasi standing up for Pakistan’s Ahmadis

                  No one is arguing on whether they are Muslims or not. Abbasi did not do that either. PHOTO: HAMZA ALI ABBASI FACEBOOK PAGE All hell broke loose and the balance of the world was skewed when Hamza Ali Abbasi took to social media to write about…

Pakistani Shia man jailed for 13 years for Facebook ‘hate speech’

LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) has jailed a Shia man for 13 years after he posted what it deemed sectarian hate speech on Facebook, officials said on Monday, with rights activists condemning the ruling as “extremely concerning”. Saqlain Haider, 32, who ran a small hotel in Chiniot district south of Islamabad, was also fined Rs250,000…

PM’s Diwali message

If you are in distress, I will stand by you SOMETIMES, in a society that has become unmoored from the basic principles of humanity, truths that should ordinarily be self-evident need to be articulated. That is what Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif managed to achieve on his visit to Karachi on Wednesday when he spoke at…

Diwali — a festival of lights and colours

The walls of the temple’s main courtyard are decorated with streamers and pictures of gods and goddesses. In a corner of Saddar Bazaar, the old Krishna Temple building was illuminated, and saw Hindus from the twin cities gathered to celebrate their religious festival of Diwali – the festival of lights. Pandit Jai Ram blows into…

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