ISLAMABAD (APP) - Secretary of Islamabad Transport Authority (ITA) Asia Gul has launched crackdown against illegal cabs plying in the city without valid permits. In this regard, she conducted surprise raids and impounded 30 illegal taxis during checking at G-9 Karachi Company Stop. She said that complaints had been received regarding plying of illegal cabs in the city and certain persons are plying them illegally without getting valid permit from authority. She said that no one would be allowed to do the illegal activity. She said that offenders had also been imposed fines amounting to Rs 16,000 for using private cars as taxis. The ITA Secretary said that anyone intending to ply cars should properly get the permit and fulfill the codal formalities. PNCA holds solo piano concert by Mexican Artist To commemorate the 199 anniversary of the Independence of Mexico, the Embassy of Mexico, in collaboration with Ministry of Culture, here Thursday presented a solo piano concert by Mauricio Nader at Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA). With the title of 'Piano Mexicano- From Romanticism to the Living Composers, Mauricio Nader played the piano to awaken the spirit of passion, exaltation and. Director General of PNCA Tauqeer Nasir said that National Art Gallery had multiplied the scope of cultural activities in the federal capital as it extended its full cooperation to the international art groups and hosted their performances at the PNCA to provide the people of capital to enjoy the artistic and cultural features of the world. Pakistan has a rich cultural heritage, this piece of land has inhabited civilizations like Indus and Gandhra and is the custodian of highest artistic expressions and cultural traditions, he said. The PNCA through the Ministry of Culture enhances the cultural exchanges with the world to project the true and real face of Pakistan to the people of the world. Hindu community demands due rights The Hindu Scheduled Caste Minorities (HSCM) on Thursday demanded of the government to give complete rights to Hindus like the others minorities in the country. While staged a protest demonstration against the non- registration of Hindu marriage in Pakistan in which large number of HSCM activists carrying banners, placards participated, chanting slogans in support of their demands. On the occasion, Chairman (HSCM) Ramesh Jaipal said that Hindu minority is the largest in the country but due to lack of law they were deprived of the registration of marriage. Ramesh said that 80 percent Hindu women folk were denied the national identity card and casting votes due to non-availability of the marriage certificate. Similarly 65 percent of the Hindu children could not get B Form because they have no proof of their parents marriage. He hoped that the relevant departments of the government would pay urgent attention to their long-pending demands. The protesters urged the government to legislate the laws for registering of Hindus marriage and six per quota in jobs should be restored which were eliminated in 1998.