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Khyber PakhtunKha creates dedicated burial spaces for trans people

PESHAWAR (Reuters) – Transgender people in northwestern Pakistan are to be given a dedicated place to bury their dead after being ostracized by their families even in death. The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province said on Wednesday it would set

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Hundreds of Sikh separatists rally in London

LONDON (AFP) – Hundreds of Sikh separatists and their supporters gathered in London s Trafalgar Square on Sunday to demand a referendum on an independent homeland to be carved out of India. They brandished banners reading “Free Punjab, End Indian occupation”,

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Four-day spring festival kicks off in Chitral

The Kalasha Chilim Jusht Festival kicked off on Monday with the first ritual the “chirik pipi”, which is the milking distribution by shepherds to welcome the spring commencing in the Bumburet Kalash valley. To the indigenous people, the event is

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Pakistan’s Sikh community fights off Indian allegations on lack of crematoriums

By Asif Mehmood LAHORE:  Pakistan’s Sikh community, while thwarting an Indian intelligence agency’s conspiracy against Pakistan, rejected accusations that Sikhs are forced to bury their loved ones due to non-availability of crematoriums in the country. Head of Delhi Gurdwara Committee Manjeet

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The Tough Life Of Transgenders

Tania Tariq Transgender people are those who have a gender identity or gender expression that differs from their assigned sex. This small difference makes life tough for them. In Pakistan, the life of a transgender had never been easier. They don’t have

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Transgender news anchor challenges barriers in Pakistan

LAHORE: Marvia Malik made headlines when she debuted last month on a private television channel in Pakistan, becoming the country´s first transgender news anchor. Opinions are mixed about the slim 21-year-old who appears regularly on the Kohenoor News channel in

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Sikh Community in Peshawar showed solidarity with Kashmiri people

Like Rest of Pakistan in Peshawar the Sikh Community has also celebrated Kashmir Solidarity day on Monday in light of forced occupation by Indian Army. Sikh Kids of The Rising Hope Public School at Peshawar celebrated Kashmir Solidarity Day on

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Mardan’s transgender seek PHC’s intervention

PESHAWAR:  After police officials in Mardan stopped a group of people who are transgender from performing in events, the community has approached the court, urging it to intervene. The people who are transgendered filed a writ petition in the Peshawar

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Sikh army officer ties the knot

Web Desk: Major Hercharn Singh, the first Sikh officer to be commissioned in the Pakistan Army got married on Sunday at the Gurdwara Puja Sahib, Hasan Abdal. A number of serving and retired officers of Pakistan Army attended the marriage

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First ever Khuli Khachehri for Minorities in Bunnu

IRFAN BAHADUR PESHAWAR: On the directive of the Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Muhammad Azam Khan, first ever khuli kachehri for minorities was arranged in Bannu district aiming to resolve issues confronted to minority communities on the spot. Deputy Commissioner Bannu,

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