Desecration of OM strongly condemned

Shahbaz Sharif asked to take action KARACHI, April 17: Surendar Valasai, Advisor on Minority Affairs to Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Patron-In-Chief Pakistan Peoples Party has strongly condemned the mass-production and marketing of slippers inscribed with Hinduism’s most sacred Mantra OM by a Lahore shoes manufacturing factory. “It is very outrageous and an open sacrilege of country’s…

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Chinese investors threaten to move capital from KP to Balochistan

PESHAWAR: Expressing lack of confidence in the KP provincial government, a representative of a group of Chinese investors threatened to shift their mining projects from KP to Balochistan. The representative has also alleged that Ziauddin Afridi, an advisor of Chief Minister KP Pervaiz Khattak on Mines, was causing hindrances in the ventures. Speaking at a…

683 water plants to be installed across Thar, says Bilawal

KARACHI: Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, patron-in-chief of the Pakistan Peoples Party, has said the Sindh government is installing 683 solar-powered reverse osmosis plants in drought-hit areas of Thar and other arid regions to provide 10,000 gallons of safe drinking water daily. “As the world observes the International Water Day today, we reiterate our commitment to ensure a…

Girl forcibly married twice, gang-raped

CHINIOT: A girl was allegedly kidnapped, forcibly married twice before being gang-raped and stripped naked in revenge for her brother’s act. Sanaullah, 22, son of Noor Muhammad of Mawar Bhattian, had allegedly eloped with the daughter of Mallah of the same village after the families refused to marry them. The girl’s family called Panchayat which…

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…