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Sikhs irked with ‘offensive’ photoshoot at Kartarpur Gurdwara

In the pictures showed a Pakistani model posing 'bare-headed' with her back turned to the Gurudwara, for an advertisement for 'Mannat'; a women's clothing brand. 

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Lahore: A Pakistani model is under criticism for compromising the sanctity of the Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara, as she did a photo shoot there without covering her head.  

According to details, the woman is a social media influencer who sent her pictures to an online clothing brand 'Mannat Clothing'.   

Soon after the pictures went viral, the brand that posted the photoshoot fallen prey for controversy.

Several Sikhs have expressed outrage against the brand for shooting a campaign at the gurdwara and ignoring the Sikh code of conduct.

Manjinder Singh Sirsa, the chairman of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, turned to his official twitter handle and called out the brand and the models for being insensitive towards Sikhs.  

For the unversed, keeping the head covered represents that God is supreme and is more powerful and respectable than humans. Hence, heads need to be covered all the time in order to pay the respect. 

Thus, the most main reason for covering the heads in Gurudwara is respect—observed by not only females but also males.

In the pictures showed a Pakistani model posing 'bare-headed' with her back turned to the Gurudwara, for an advertisement for 'Mannat'; a women's clothing brand. 

This sparked major outrage as netizens accused the model and the brand for hurting religious sentiments of the Sikhs.

In the meantime, the clothing brand defended itself— stating that the shoot is not part of any of its campaigns. 

“These pictures were provided to us by a third party (blogger) in which they wore our dress,” statement read.

The statement further added, “However, we accept our mistake that we should not post this content and we apologize to every person”.

 
 
 
 
 
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The apology came after Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry and other members of the PTI condemned the shooting at Kartarpur shrine.

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Under-19 World Cup: Pakistan to take on Zimbabwe today

Pakistan is the third most successful side after India and Australia in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup

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Under-19 World Cup: Pakistan to take on Zimbabwe today

Trinidad and Tobago: Pakistan will play their first match of the tournament against Zimbabwe in the ICC Men’s U19 Cricket World Cup West Indies 2022 on Monday at the Diego Martin Sporting Complex in Trinidad and Tobago.

Pakistan will then meet Afghanistan on Thursday at the Brian Lara Cricket Ground, while their last Group C fixtures will be against Papua New Guinea (PNG) on Saturday at the Queens Park Oval.

Pakistan is the third most successful side after India and Australia in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup, which was launched in 1988 before becoming a biennial event in 1998.

Pakistan have won titles in 2004 and 2006, finished runners-up thrice in 1988, 2010 and 2014, and achieved third positions in 2000, 2008, 2018 and 2020.

Squad: Qasim Akram (captain, Central Punjab), Abdul Faseeh (Northern), Abbas Ali (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Ahmed Khan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Ali Asfand (Central Punjab), Arham Nawab (Central Punjab), Awais Ali (Central Punjab), Faisal Akram (Southern Punjab), Haseebullah (wicketkeeper, Balochistan), Irfan Khan Niazi (Central Punjab), Maaz Sadaqat (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Mehran Mumtaz (Northern), Mohammad Shehzad (Southern Punjab), Rizwan Mehmood (Sindh) and Zeeshan Zameer (Sindh)

Traveling reserves: Ghazi Ghori (wicketkeeper, Sindh), Mohammad Zeeshan (Central Punjab).

Pakistan fixtures:

17 Jan - v Zimbabwe - Diego Martin Sporting Complex.

20 Jan - v Afghanistan - Brian Lara Cricket Ground.

22 Jan - v PNG - Queens Park Oval.

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PM Imran Khan launches Pakistan’s first-ever digital city in Haripur

Pakistan Digital City project will be completed at a cost of Rs1.31 billion

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The prime minister was accompanied by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, federal and provincial ministers.

The Pakistan Digital City project will be completed at a cost of Rs1.31 billion and scattered over 86 kanals of land.

Pakistan Digital City Haripur is a flagship project of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government being launched to provide all facilities to the IT industry in one place.

The project aims to serve as a state-of-the-art facility to enable collaborations and innovation amongst academia, research, industry and planners from within country and abroad.

It will benefit other allied industries like electronics, software houses, mobile phone industry, technology incubators, and computer industry in the province.

Last month, Prime Minister Imran Khan had inaugurated Lahore Technopolis, a special technology zone, to create jobs and boost Pakistan’s tech exports.

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Islamabad: Two alleged terrorists were killed while a police head constable was martyred in crossfire between the police and suspects at a police picket on Monday, police said.

Some policemen were performing duty at Jilania police check post in Sector G-8 when two motorcylists reached there and opened fire on cops.

The exchange of gunfire led to killing of two suspects. A policeman also lost his life. Two other cops suffered injuries who were shifted to a state hospital.

Senior police officers rushed to the spot. Karachi Company police are dealing the case and collecting evidence from the crime scene. 

The Islamabad police chief told reporters that the incident was reported at around 9:30pm.

The suspects, who were killed, were terrorists, he said, adding they were wearing bullet proof jackets.

 

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