Meet Harmeet Singh, the first Sikh anchor of Pakistan

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Harmeet Singh

By Muslim Mirror Desk,

New Delhi: In a move welcomed from all quarters, a Pakistani news channel has hired a male Sikh as its newscaster. Earlier, a female Sikh and a transgender were also hired by two other TV stations.

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News channel Public News has employed Harmeet Singh, who belongs to the Sikh community in Pakistan. Taking to Twitter, the official handle of the media house posted a video of Singh, and captioned, “Pakistan’s 1st Sikh News Anchor Harmeet Singh only on #PublicNews.”

It is pertinent to mention that recently Manmeet Kaur became the first female Sikh reporter in Pakistan. Appointment of Maavia Malik, a member of the transgender community, as an anchor also created quite a buzz on social media.

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Many took to social media to laud the news channel. While some commented on Pakistan’s move to be more inclusive, others sarcastically stated that it was ‘nice’ to see a Sikh man on a Pakistani channel.

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