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Dim hopes for Hindus

The Hindu community celebrates the joyous occasion of Diwali today. The Festival of Lights is marked with jubilation and enthusiasm but hopes have dimmed for the minority in Pakistan. The Hindus continue to face systematic persecution, oppression and threats to

FO rejects Indian spokesperson’s remarks regarding minorities in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has categorically rejected the “gratuitous” remarks by the Spokesperson of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs regarding the state of minorities in the country. In a statement on Friday, Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said India is

National Minorities Day being observed today

ISLAMABAD: National Minorities Day is being observed on Tuesday but many of the events to mark the occasion have been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic and recent rainfall. In a message on the day, President Dr Arif Alvi has

US panel on religious freedom hails formation of minorities commission

NEW YORK: The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has welcomed the establishment the National Commission for Minorities in Pakistan, calling it a step in the right direction. “We are encouraged by the formation of the National Commission for

PM assures minorities

At least 25 people have been killed and hundreds are wounded in the communal violence that has gripped Indian capital New Delhi. The violence fanned by BJP leaders’ provocative speeches have targeted Muslims and stoked fears about Modi’s master plan