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Sunday, July 8, 2018

Pakistan gets its first Sikh newsreader

Harmeet Singh, who is a resident of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province’s Chakesar city, has joined the Public News channel.

The official handle of the media house posted a video of Mr. Singh on twitter and captioned, “Pakistan’s 1st Sikh News Anchor Harmeet Singh only on #PublicNews.”

Recently, Manmeet Kaur had become the first female Sikh reporter in Pakistan.

“I was always interested in the thriving media industry in Pakistan,” Mr. Singh said.

“I didn’t use any religion card to gain access in the media industry. I worked hard and did a lot of work before I got any recognition,” he added.

Media veteran Yousaf Baig Mirza, who heads the Public News channel, said Mr. Singh was chosen as newscaster due to his flamboyant looks and voice pitch.

Mr. Singh completed his masters in journalism from Federal Urdu University Karachi. He started his career as a reporter

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