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  • Transgender population to be counted in population census for first time

    For the first time in the history of Pakistan, the country's transgender community will be included in the national population census...

    The Lahore High Court on Monday instructed the federal government, National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) and the interior ministry to include the transgender community in the census while hearing a petition filed by a transgender individual Waqar Ali in November 2016...

  • Quarter of world’s population facing extreme water stress

    WASHINGTON: Nearly a quarter of the world’s population lives in 17 countries facing extremely high water stress, close to “day zero” conditions when the taps run dry, according to a report released on Tuesday...

    The Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas of World Resources Ins­titute (WRI) ranked wat­er stress, drought risk and riverine flood risk using a peer-reviewed methodology...

  • Debate on Christian schoolboy's alleged lynching echoes in National Assembly

    The National Assembly on Tuesday echoed with a debate about the lack of freedom and safety faced by minorities in Pakistan as MNA Khaleel George discussed the matter of alleged lynching of Christian schoolboy in Vehari last month...

    "Sheron Masih lost his life because he drank water in the same glass as the other boys," George said, adding that this is a moment of deep reflection for the nation...

  • Christian boy killed over mobile phone dispute, claims DPO

    VEHARI: A dispute over mobile phone actually led to the torture of a Class IX student, Sheron Masih, at the Government MC High School, Burewala, who later died of his injuries on Aug 30...

    However, the family of the deceased boy later alleged that he was tortured for drinking water from the same glass that other students used...

  • One year on, questions about Christian writer Nahed Hattar’s murder remain unanswered

    WE Westerners like to believe we care a lot about the Christians of the Middle East...

    Their exodus is one of the epic tragedies of our times, one of the three great monotheist religions effectively torn from the soil of the Holy Land in which it was born; Egyptian Copts, Syrian Maronites, Iraqi Orthodox Christians, ripped apart, quite literally, in the attacks of the Islamists who treat them as crusaders, collaborators, apostates......

  • Christian marriage bill to be sent to law ministry

    ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Human Rights has decided to forward the Christian Marriage and Divorce Bill 2017 to the law ministry to be vetted, before it is forwarded to the cabinet...

    The decision was made by Human Rights Minister Mumtaz Ahmed Tarar after a meeting with a delegation of Hindu and Christian community representatives...

  • Christian man in Lahore sentenced to death over blasphemous WhatsApp text

    A Christian man in Lahore has been sentenced to death for blasphemy after he sent a Muslim friend a poem on WhatsApp that insulted Islam, a lawyer said Friday...

    The accused was charged in July last year after his friend, Yasir Bashir, complained to police that he received a poem on the messaging app that was derogatory toward the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) and other holy figures...

  • Christian couple lynching: ATC indicts 106 suspects

    LAHORE: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Thursday indicted 106 suspects in the Kot Radha Kishan Christian couple lynching that took place last year...

    The court has also issued summons for tomorrow for witnesses in the case in order to record their statements against the suspects involved in Shama and Shahzad's lynching...

  • Christian student’s killing in Burewala: Family pleads for action against teachers

    VEHARI: The negligence of the class teacher and the hatred against Christians among a few class fellows killed Sheron Masih...

    The mother of deceased Sheron Masih, Razia Bibi, wants action against the class teacher and the school headmaster, saying that their negligence claimed the life of her son, who was beaten by one of his class fellows on Aug 30 in the classroom of the Government MC High School, Burewala...

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