Sindh Minister for Social Welfare, Women Development and Special Education Rubina Qaim Khani with Riffy Khan. — Photo File.

Sindh govt gives jobs to three transgenders

KARACHI: The Sindh government has given government jobs to three transgenders in Karachi, issuing them appointment letters on Thursday. The three include Riffy Khan, who holds a masters degree, whereas Muskaan and Anjum have both completed their schooling up to matriculation. Speaking to Dawn.com, Sindh Minister for Social Welfare, Women Development and Special Education Rubina…

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KP govt stops Malala book launch

PESHAWAR: A ceremony to launch Malala Yousufzai’s book ‘I am Malala’ scheduled at the University of Peshawar on Tuesday was stopped by the university after intervention by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government. The Bacha Khan Education Foundation (BKEF), Strengthening Participatory Organisation (SPO) and Area Study Centre had planned the ceremony. “It is against the spirit of…

The patron-in-chief of PPP also reflected that his life was threatened due to him being stridently against the actions of the Taliban. — File photo

Bilawal asks political parties to unite against Taliban threat

KARACHI: Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and son of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto has called on the country’s political leadership to wake up to the threat posed by militant groups including the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). Speaking to the BBC’s Lyse Doucet in an interview, Bilawal said some of the country’s…

Says heritage is in danger and Sindh Festival has been organised to protect it.

Sindh Festival: Bilawal promulgates ‘cultural emergency’

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Tuesday said culture was in danger and expeditious acts were needed to protect it. “The Sindh Festival will make us aware of our existence,’ he said as he appeared on television screens in an advertising campaign on Tuesday. Bilawal announced promulgating a cultural emergency to protect…

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Indian maid, 11, tortured with chillies: police

MUMBAI: Indian police have arrested a trader for allegedly torturing a 11-year-old maid who was forced to eat chillies which were also rubbed on her body, an official said Monday, in the latest abuse of domestic servants. Sarjil Ansari, a 38-year-old napkin seller, was arrested on the weekend and his wife Farhat was being questioned,…