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Harmeet Singh, Pakistan news channel's first male Sikh anchor

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 1 July 2018, 11:27 IST

A Pakistani news channel hires a Sikh man, Harmeet Singh as an anchor for the first time. Harmeet is  a resident of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province's Chakesar city, has joined the Public News channel. The media house posted a video of Mr Singh on twitter and captioned, "Pakistan's 1st Sikh News Anchor Harmeet Singh only on #PublicNews."

Last month, a Pakistani news channel also hired a female Sikh and a transgender.

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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First published: 1 July 2018, 11:27 IST