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Maryam Nawaz (centre), daughter of Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, and the leader of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), gestures to supporters during an anti-government rally in Quetta on October 25.(AFP file)

Pak oppn lawmakers to quit en masse, threatens joint alliance

Hindustan Times. Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad , edited by Vinod Janardhanan
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 08:45 PM IST
Such a move could put the Imran Khan government on the defensive as there are widespread allegations of illegality in the mandate of the present government.
At least two floors of the building near Maskan Chowrangi in the Gulshan-e-Iqbal area in Karachi were severely damaged, creating fears that casualties may rise.(File photo for representation)
At least two floors of the building near Maskan Chowrangi in the Gulshan-e-Iqbal area in Karachi were severely damaged, creating fears that casualties may rise.(File photo for representation)

5 killed, 20 injured in explosion in Pakistan

Islamabad/Karachi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 04:23 PM IST
At least five people were killed and 20 others injured on Wednesday due to a powerful explosion in a four-storey building in Pakistan’s Sindh province, police said.
Governments of Asian nations with large Muslim populations have urged people to keep their distance while observing their faith during the fasting month, which gets underway shrouded in fear over the coronavirus.(Unsplash)
Governments of Asian nations with large Muslim populations have urged people to keep their distance while observing their faith during the fasting month, which gets underway shrouded in fear over the coronavirus.(Unsplash)

Ramazan 2020: Pakistan’s Sindh province bans prayer at mosques

Reuters | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON APR 24, 2020 04:06 PM IST
Pakistan’s Sindh province banned communal prayers on the eve of the holy month of Ramadan on Friday, heeding the advice of doctors who are urging Pakistan’s central government to tighten its restrictions on mosque congregations.
Mahipal Ladher belongs to Tharparkar that sets a beautiful example of Hindu-Muslims unity where the two communities draw strength from a shared heritage and history
Mahipal Ladher belongs to Tharparkar that sets a beautiful example of Hindu-Muslims unity where the two communities draw strength from a shared heritage and history

This Pakistani pilot urges the world to always stay united

Hindustan Times | By Shara Ashraf Prayag
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2020 06:28 PM IST
It’s through the darkest times that we see humanity prevail, let’s stay this way in the best of the times as well, says Mahipal Ladher, the second Hindu pilot of Pakistan
Protesters hold placards outside Pakistan high commission while demonstrating against abduction and conversion of girls from minority communities in Pakistan.(ANI Photo)
Protesters hold placards outside Pakistan high commission while demonstrating against abduction and conversion of girls from minority communities in Pakistan.(ANI Photo)

‘She is not alone’: Protest outside Pak high commission in London over forced conversion of Hindu girl

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2020 07:15 PM IST
Abduction and conversion of Hindu women has been a major issue in Sindh province where the majority of Pakistani Hindus live.
India also served the Pakistani official a separate demarche regarding the desecration of Mata Rani Bhatiyani temple at Tharparkar in Sindh on January 26. (Reuters)
India also served the Pakistani official a separate demarche regarding the desecration of Mata Rani Bhatiyani temple at Tharparkar in Sindh on January 26. (Reuters)

India summons Pak official, lodges protest over kidnapping of Hindu woman

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2020 05:46 PM IST
The family of Bharti Bai, a 24-year-old Hindu woman from Hala in Pakistan’s Sindh province, has alleged she was kidnapped by unidentified people when she was set to be married to a Hindu man. A Muslim man has claimed she converted to Islam and married him last December.
There was an ice box and five jerry cans on board, a BSF statement informed.(HT PHOTO/ Representative Image)
There was an ice box and five jerry cans on board, a BSF statement informed.(HT PHOTO/ Representative Image)

Abandoned Pakistani boat seized off Kutch coast

Ahmedabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2019 04:48 AM IST
The seizure of the single-engined wooden fishing boat was made at around 1:30pm and a check of the vessel and the vicinity had not thrown up anything suspicious as yet, a BSF statement informed on Saturday.
Reports suggest the cause of death to be suffocation. Image used for representation(Getty Images)
Reports suggest the cause of death to be suffocation. Image used for representation(Getty Images)

Pak Hindu student raped before being murdered: Autopsy

Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad & Agencies
PUBLISHED ON NOV 08, 2019 06:00 AM IST
The final-year student of Bibi Asifa Dental College in Sindh province was found dead on a cot by her friends on September 16 with a rope tied to her neck.
Activists and journalists took to Twitter to share videos and images of the rioting and appealed to the Sindh government to protect the minority Hindu community.(HT FILE)
Activists and journalists took to Twitter to share videos and images of the rioting and appealed to the Sindh government to protect the minority Hindu community.(HT FILE)

Pakistani Hindu principal booked for blasphemy

Islamabad | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2019 05:27 AM IST
Protests erupted in Ghotki district after an FIR was filed against the principal of Sindh Public School on the complaint of Abdul Aziz Rajput, a student’s father who claimed that the teacher had committed blasphemy.
The price of milk has reached Rs 140 per litre in Karachi and the Sindh Province.(HT File)
The price of milk has reached Rs 140 per litre in Karachi and the Sindh Province.(HT File)

In Pakistan, milk touches Rs 140 per litre mark, costlier than petrol

Karachi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 01:48 PM IST
Petrol and diesel prices in Pakistan are lower than that of milk. Petrol was selling Rs 113 per litre, while diesel was Rs 91 per litre in Pakistan, just two days ago.
There have been cases of Hindu girls, some under the age of 18, allegedly being abducted and converted to Islam before being married to Muslim men in Pakistan.(AP /Photo used for representational purpose only)
There have been cases of Hindu girls, some under the age of 18, allegedly being abducted and converted to Islam before being married to Muslim men in Pakistan.(AP /Photo used for representational purpose only)

Hindu girl allegedly abducted, converted to Islam in Pakistan’s Sindh

Karachi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 10:49 AM IST
The girl, identified as Renuka Kumari, was abducted from the Institute of Business Administration in Sukkur on August 29 and has been missing since then.
File photo of Pakistani Hindu girls wearing black veils, arriving at a court in Islamabad in March for a hearing after two teenage sisters from the minority community were allegedly abducted and forced to convert and marry two Muslim men.(AP)
File photo of Pakistani Hindu girls wearing black veils, arriving at a court in Islamabad in March for a hearing after two teenage sisters from the minority community were allegedly abducted and forced to convert and marry two Muslim men.(AP)

RSS women’s wing seeks global focus on forced conversions in Pakistan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 11:23 AM IST
The Rashtra Sevika Samiti, the women’s wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) seeks to secure the life of women all over the world and the right for them to follow their religion.
The police registered a blasphemy case against the doctor who was taken into custody as there was fear that he may be harmed by the mob(AP File Photo/Representative Image)
The police registered a blasphemy case against the doctor who was taken into custody as there was fear that he may be harmed by the mob(AP File Photo/Representative Image)

Mobs torch shops in Pakistan after Hindu doctor accused of blasphemy

Islamabad, Pakistan | By Imtiaz Ahmad
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2019 11:16 AM IST
Violent protests erupted in Phulhadiyon area of Mirpurkhas in Sindh province after a Hindu veterinary doctor, Ramesh Kumar, was accused of blasphemy.
The head cleric of the local mosque, Maulvi Ishaq Nohri, filed the complaint with the police alleging that the doctor had torn pages of a holy book and wrapped medicines in them.(HT Photo)
The head cleric of the local mosque, Maulvi Ishaq Nohri, filed the complaint with the police alleging that the doctor had torn pages of a holy book and wrapped medicines in them.(HT Photo)

Hindu doctor arrested on blasphemy charges in Pakistan

Karachi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2019 10:15 AM IST
The doctor, identified as Ramesh Kumar, was taken into custody while angry protestors set fire to shops owned by Hindus and burnt tyres on road in Phuladyon town in Mirpurkhas district in the province, media reports said.
Over 600 people, mostly children, have been tested HIV positive in Pakistan’s Sindh province, raising concern among health authorities who sought support of WHO to cope with the alarming number of cases. (Vijayanand Gupta/HT photo)
Over 600 people, mostly children, have been tested HIV positive in Pakistan’s Sindh province, raising concern among health authorities who sought support of WHO to cope with the alarming number of cases. (Vijayanand Gupta/HT photo)

600 people, mostly children, test HIV positive in Pak’s Sindh province

Islamabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2019 08:08 PM IST
The health authorities have requested the WHO to provide 50,000 HIV testing kits and send rapid response team to the area.
A Pakistani doctor takes blood sample of a villager to screen for HIV at a hospital in a village near Ratodero, a small town in southern province of Sindh in Pakistan where the outbreak of deadly disease took place last month, Thursday, May 16, 2019.(AP)
A Pakistani doctor takes blood sample of a villager to screen for HIV at a hospital in a village near Ratodero, a small town in southern province of Sindh in Pakistan where the outbreak of deadly disease took place last month, Thursday, May 16, 2019.(AP)

About 500 people test positive for HIV in Pakistan

Ratodero (Pakistan) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2019 08:23 AM IST
Bibi took her son to a local doctor, who prescribed paracetamol syrup for Raza and told her there was no need to worry. But she panicked after being alerted that several children who initially came down with a fever had tested positive for HIV in nearby villages.
In an unsolicited response, Chaudhary Fawad Hussain had responded to Swaraj saying, that it was an internal issue of Pakistan.(PTI File)
In an unsolicited response, Chaudhary Fawad Hussain had responded to Swaraj saying, that it was an internal issue of Pakistan.(PTI File)

Sushma Swaraj takes a jibe at Pakistani minister over abduction of 2 Hindu girls

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 24, 2019 04:18 PM IST
In a tweet earlier in the day, Swaraj had, while tagging a media report, said that she had asked the Indian High Commissioner in Pakistan to send a report on the matter of the abduction of the two Hindu girls.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has sought details from the Indian envoy in Pakistan into the reported abduction of two Hindu teenaged girls and their forcible conversion to Islam on the eve of Holi in Sindh province.(PTI)
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has sought details from the Indian envoy in Pakistan into the reported abduction of two Hindu teenaged girls and their forcible conversion to Islam on the eve of Holi in Sindh province.(PTI)

Sushma Swaraj seeks report into kidnapping of 2 Hindu girls in Pakistan’s Sindh province

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 24, 2019 11:27 AM IST
In a tweet, Swaraj, while tagging a media report about the incident, said she has asked the Indian High Commissioner in Pakistan to send a report on the matter.
At least 56 seminaries and facilities being run by Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud-Dawa and its wing Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province have been taken over by authorities.(AP/File Photo)
At least 56 seminaries and facilities being run by Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud-Dawa and its wing Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province have been taken over by authorities.(AP/File Photo)

Pakistan takes over 56 seminaries, facilities of Hafiz Saeed’s JuD, FIF

Karachi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2019 06:30 AM IST
The confiscation of properties of JuD and FIF comes after Pakistan formally placed them in the list of banned organisations on Tuesday.
Twelve Indian fishermen have been arrested by Pakistani authorities for allegedly straying into the country’s territorial waters off the coast of Sindh province, a security official said on Monday.(AFP/Representative Image)
Twelve Indian fishermen have been arrested by Pakistani authorities for allegedly straying into the country’s territorial waters off the coast of Sindh province, a security official said on Monday.(AFP/Representative Image)

12 Indian fishermen arrested, their boats seized by Pakistani authorities

Karachi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2018 02:54 PM IST
Twelve Indian fishermen have been arrested by Pakistani authorities for allegedly straying into the country’s territorial waters off the coast of Sindh province, a security official said on Monday.
A local Muslim leader alleged that the Hindu boy had hurt religious sentiments of Muslims by posting ‘highly controversial’ posts on his Facebook account.(AFP/Picture for representation)
A local Muslim leader alleged that the Hindu boy had hurt religious sentiments of Muslims by posting ‘highly controversial’ posts on his Facebook account.(AFP/Picture for representation)

Hindu teenager arrested in Pakistan’s Sindh for ‘blasphemy’

Karachi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2018 05:44 PM IST
A 19-year-old Hindu boy was arrested for allegedly posting blasphemous content on social media in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province. Residents of Mirwah Gorchani said he was upset after his teenage sister converted to Islam a few days ago.
Politician Mahesh Kumar Malani is from the Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP).(Twitter/Dr Mahesh Malani)
Politician Mahesh Kumar Malani is from the Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP).(Twitter/Dr Mahesh Malani)

In a first, Hindu candidate wins National Assembly seat in Pakistan elections

Islamabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2018 08:26 PM IST
Non-Muslims in Pakistan got the right to vote and contest on general seats of the parliament and provincial assemblies in 2002.
Prior to the passage of the bill, divorced or widowed Hindu women in Sindh were not legally allowed to marry a second time.(Representative Photo)
Prior to the passage of the bill, divorced or widowed Hindu women in Sindh were not legally allowed to marry a second time.(Representative Photo)

Hindu women in Pakistan’s Sindh granted right to remarry

Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad, Islamabad
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2018 11:37 PM IST
The Sindh Hindu Marriage Amendment Bill, 2018 allows women in strained marriages to file for separation. The bill also states that, in case of separation, the man will have to provide for the children.
Pakistani policemen fire teargas shells towards protesters during a demonstration against the rape and murder of a six-year-old girl, in Karachi on April 17, 2018.(AFP File Photo)
Pakistani policemen fire teargas shells towards protesters during a demonstration against the rape and murder of a six-year-old girl, in Karachi on April 17, 2018.(AFP File Photo)

Six-year-old girl raped in Pakistan, violent protests erupt

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, Karachi
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2018 08:58 AM IST
The girl, who had gone missing on Sunday, was found dead in the bushes in Manghopir on Monday night.
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