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Meet Hidayat Ali Khan, an enchanting classical singer from Sanghar

Hidayat Ali Khan, Sindh’s teenage classical singer with surprising mellifluous voice has a clear message for the music world – a future star is knocking the doors. 18-years-old Sanghar resident Hidayat sings a wide variety of raagas and distinct forms of melodies including Thumri, Raag Yaman Kalian, Ghazal and others sung by classical singers. Budding artist belongs to a musical family. His grandfather late UstadGulzar Ali Khan was a renowned classical singer. Ustad Gulzar Ali Khan was award holder artist who also…

Gender reassignment surgery remains successful in Lahore

LAHORE: A teen with indeterminate sex underwent successful gender-change surgery in Lahore to become a male, ARY News reported on Friday. 13-year-old Kinza, named Abdullah after the procedure, was operated by a specialist surgeon Dr Afzal Shaikh in Pakistan’s first-ever dedicated centre for treatment of indeterminate sex. Kinza was provided free-of-cost treatment at the centre built in Aghaz Trust Hospital in Punjab’s provincial capital. Talking about the case, Dr Shaikh said Kinza was diagnosed with indeterminate…

Hindu community holds special ‘puja’ to pray for Pakistan’s progress; rejects ‘Indian’ propaganda about…

KARACHI: Whereas the start of the new year 2019 was marked with pomp and parties across the world, the Hindu community in Karachi uniquely celebrated the event. By holding a Satyanarayan Puja, the community prayed for peace, security and progress of Pakistan in 2019. The puja, however, was not limited to this year only; instead, the community observes every new year with special prayers for their beloved country. Speaking to ARY News at the congregation, community members said they never felt insecure or were harassed…

DHA’s ‘Rahim Mama’ among crystal meth dealers arrested in Karachi

KARACHI: Karachi police have arrested at least three drug peddlers involved in supplying crystal meth to a number of drug addicts during three separate raids in Karachi. The highly dangerous drug, also known as “ice”, t is associated with serious health conditions, including memory loss, aggression, psychotic behavior and potential heart and brain damage. The three raids conducted last month and shown on ARY News’ Zimmedar Kaun’s December 23 episode, saw arrest of three drug peddlers dealing in the drug in three separate …

Indian woman undergoes successful weight loss surgery in Pakistan

KARACHI: Following an abortive medical treatment in Mumbai, an Indian woman has undergone successful weight loss surgery in a private hospital in Lahore, ARY News reported on Wednesday. Mali Susan, 37, arrived in Pakistan with her mother after an unsuccessful surgery experience in Mumbai. Lahore’s Dr Maaz performed successful bariatric surgery on her which has reduced her weight to 80 kg. Bariatric surgery causes weight loss by restricting the amount of food the stomach can hold, causing malabsorption of nutrients, or…

Punjab govt will soon ban the disclosure of baby’s gender during pregnancy.

Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid told ARY News that the provincial government would table a bill soon that will ban disclosure of baby’s gender during pregnancy. Dr Yasmin Rashid who has taken revolutionary measures since assuming the charge of health ministry said that the incidents of female foeticide are increasing in Pakistan so Punjab government is planning to curb the heinous act by legislation. It is pertinent to note here that Section 338 of the Pakistan Penal Code defines abortion (Isqat-i-Hamal) for…

Rapid Response Force formed to address masses’ complaints at Karachi’s Tariq road

KARACHI: In a move to address complaints of the citizens visiting Karachi’s Tariq Road, Sindh Police has formed a Rapid Response Force (RRF). Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) East Azfar Mahesar while talking to ARY News’ correspondent, Nazir Shah after inaugurating the RRF said, the force will be responsible for ensuring security of the shopping malls at city’s main shopping street, Tariq road and will address the complaints of the citizens immediately. “Force comprising 40 personnel, having motorbikes for rapid…

After four years, the nation could not forget that painful day of 16th December

The 4th anniversary of the callous terrorist attack on the Army Public School Peshawar that left around 144 people, including children and teachers, dead is being observed today. On December 16, 2014, six gunmen affiliated with the Tehreek-i-Taliban (TTP) conducted a terrorist attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar. The militants, all of whom were foreign nationals entered the school and opened fire on school staff and children, killing 144 people including more than a 100 schoolchildren, ranging between eight and…

‘I saw my friends and teacher die before my eyes’: APS survivor speaks

“I lost my brother Haris Nawaz and saw my friends and teacher die before me, the emotional trauma was too hard to heal,” reminisces Ahmed Nawaz, a survivor of the 2014 attack on Peshawar’s Army Public School. Ahmed Nawaz himself got severely injured in the horrific attack and had to go through a long surgery to save his arm in UK’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital. As he spoke to ARY News on the fourth anniversary of the martyrs of the attack, Ahmed was of the view that terrorists targeted children for they didn’t want the…