Pakistan

Abdul Sattar Edhi: Why Google honours him today

Abdul Sattar Edhi: Why Google honours him today

Abdul Sattar Edhi founded the world’s  largest volunteer ambulance network in Pakistan , the Edhi Foundation. Unlike wealthy individuals that fund charities in their names, Edhi dedicated his life to the poor from the age of 20, when he himself was penniless in Karachi . The reach of Edhi’s foundation grew internationally, and in 2005 […]

Locals stand guard as Hindus celebrate Maha Shivaratra

Locals stand guard as Hindus celebrate Maha Shivaratra

PESHAWAR:  In a remarkable display of communal harmony, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s residents stood shoulder to shoulder with their  Hindu compatriots as the three-day Maha Shivaratri celebrations opened at the Hindu Dargah in the heart of Peshawar’s old city on Friday night. The gesture – whose precedent was set earlier by the province’s inhabitants as part of tradition […]

Bring Back Our Girls: Pakistan’s Hindus Struggle Against Forced Conversions BY VEENGAS

Bring Back Our Girls: Pakistan’s Hindus Struggle Against Forced Conversions BY VEENGAS

A number of girls from the minority communities have been abducted, forcibly converted to Islam and married off, a trend that legal sanctions have failed to curb.   Karachi: Reporting on the abduction and forced conversion to Islam of young Hindu girls in Pakistan’s Sindh province has never been easy. After hearing the heart-rending stories told by […]

Ukraine summons Israeli envoy to protest cancellation of PM’s visit

Ukraine summons Israeli envoy to protest cancellation of PM’s visit

Ukraine has summoned Israel’s ambassador to protest Tel Aviv’s decision to cancel a planned visit by Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman. Israel called off Groysman’s upcoming visit after Ukraine voted in favor of a UN Security Council resolution condemning the expansion of settlements in occupied Palestinian lands. Ukraine has defended the vote and called the resolution as “balanced.” It also “expressed disappointment with the […]

Pakistan Railways runs special Santa train to spread peace and tolerance

Pakistan Railways runs special Santa train to spread peace and tolerance

Pakistan Railways is running a special ‘Santa Train’ to send out the message of interfaith harmony, peace and tolerance this Christmas. The Christmas-themed train decorated with lights and mock snowmen will be running across Pakistan and the government aims to change mindsets in the country where attacks on religious minorities are a regular affair. “This […]

Two dozen killed in attack on Pakistan shrine

Two dozen killed in attack on Pakistan shrine

Dozens of casualties have been reported in southern Pakistan after a bomb exploded at a busy shrine packed with worshippers. The attack happened on Saturday in the restive southwestern province of Balochistan. At least 25 people were killed and dozens of others wounded, local officials said. Hashim Ghalzai, a local district commissioner, told Reuters news agency […]