Pak news channel gets first Sikh anchor

Islamabad: For the first time, a Sikh man has been hired as an anchor by a news channel in Pakistan.

According to the reports here, Harmeet Singh, 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.

Mr Singh said that he had always been interested in the Pakistani media industry.

“I didn’t use any religion card to gain access in the media industry. I worked hard 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 for his good personality and voice.

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

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