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Child forced to become transgender, beaten upon refusal

BAHAWALNAGAR: A child was forced by transgender persons to become their group member and 'alter' his appearance, but the boy was badly beaten when he refused to comply. The video of the incident has also gone viral on the social media. The incident occurred in Haroonabad, a tehsil (sub-district) in Bahawalnahar district. According to reports, the child was searching for a job to feed his family. He somehow was taken to a group of transgenders for assistance. And they tried to force the boy to work with them. The…

Fazl-ur-Rehman forced to leave ministers’ enclave after 13 years

ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman has been forced to leave the Ministers’ Enclave in Islamabad after 13 years of residing. ARY News on July 29 raised this issue that he has been enjoying the perks despite not being a federal minister. He has paid all the arrears for his residence before leaving it.  The JUI-F chief was enjoying the facilities allotted for ministers at bungalow No 22, while being chairman of Kashmir committee. In the late general elections, he lost polls on…

Shahid Afridi to captain World XI after Morgan pulls out due to injury

Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi will replace Eoin Morgan as captain of the ICC World XI squad for the Twenty20 International against West Indies at Lord’s after the latter has been forced to pull out due to a fractured finger. England’s limited-overs skipper, Morgan’s compatriot Sam Billings will take his place in the squad on Thursday. Surrey all-rounder Sam Curran and England fast bowler Tymal Mills have also been added to the World XI squad. Afridi, a leg-spinning all-rounder, represented his country in…

Indian woman in ‘love jihad’ case says was not forced to convert

NEW DELHI: An Indian woman whose marriage to a Muslim was annulled at her Hindu father's request has denied she was forcibly converted to Islam, ahead of her testimony in the Supreme Court Monday. The decision by a local court in May to nullify the marriage and force Akhila Ashokan, 25, to return to live with her parents has caused outrage among woman's rights campaigners. Her father had petitioned the high court in the southern state of Kerala to annul the marriage, claiming she had been forced into it and made to…

Was Shahbaz forced to make speech in Lahore rally?

LAHORE: Shahbaz Sharif was on Saturday apparently forced to make speech during the rally held in his elder brother and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's support in Lahore, ARY News reported. When the announcement started being made on the stage in his praise, Shahbaz was startled as if he was not ready or willing to make any speech on this occasion. Read More: Nawaz ends GT Road rally, says nation has rejected his disqualification He abruptly waved his hand to stop the announcement, but Federal Railways Minister…