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Meet Harmeet Singh, the first Sikh anchor of Pakistan

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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.

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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