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Islamofacists’ allergy to football, from Afghanistan to Somalia: A Somali football fan adjusts the Television set for the group D game between Ghana and Serbia Photo: EPA Unbeleivable as it may sound but according to news reports Somali religious extremists have banned watching soccer matches on TV
WAF’s letter to Prime Minister Gilani against the appointment of Maulana Sherani of JUI as chairman of Council of Islamic Ideology: This is a copy of the letter sent by Women’s Action Forum (WAF) against the appointment of Maulana Sherani of JUI as chairman of Council of Islamic Ideology. The CII mandate is very broad and can bring review of
Mullah of Jamaat-e-Islami, the child molester: Here is a news report from daily The News describing how a local Taliban leader, a mullah in a Jamaat-e-Islami madrassah, was involved in child molesting. This shows the real hypocritical character of these munafiqeen who are raping Islam
Zaid Hamid, the phoenix, flops on 23 March – by Nadeem Paracha: For months the Zaid Hamid brigade had been congesting cyber space and the two TV channels that the haughty ideological quack is a regular fixture on, with promises of holding a ‘massive gathering of youth’ at the Minar-e-Pakistan on
First Annual Pakistani Private TV Channels Awards – by Nadeem Paracha: Awards night Hello people, and welcome to the First Annual Pakistani Private TV Channels Awards. I, Wamid Mir, will be your host for the evening and with me will be the lovely, Dr. Shireen Blackwater Baymaari. Let’s kick off
Raising awareness within the media: business without ethics?: Dawn’s Editorial: Media coverage IT is the electronic media’s job to report on events as they unfold and relay news to viewers as quickly as possible. A spirit of competition — and there is a lot of it these
Religious Leaders Reject Enforcement of Talibani Shariat in Malakand Division: Religion being used to further evil designs: ulema council HYDERABAD, April 18: The Ittehad Ummat Council’s Sindh chapter said on Saturday that a handful of people were using the name of Islam to further their own nefarious designs and
Saudi Shias call for secession: AWWAMIYA: The street graffiti is so brazenly political in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province that it hardly seems like Saudi Arabia at all, Reuters reports. ‘Down with the government’, ‘Death to the traitors’ read the messages on the walls of
The long road to Talibanisation – By Nosheen Ali: The crisis in FATA and Swat has increasingly become reduced to a narrative of the evil Taliban versus the helpless state and society. That the Taliban have instituted a horrendous regime of terror is beyond question. But it is
The ‘It-is-not-us’ syndrome – By Hajrah Mumtaz: A couple of months ago, I wrote a column in praise of certain Pakistani pop stars and bands, arguing that there are a fair number of songs that display political consciousness and a related sense of responsibility. I referred
The ‘It-is-not-us’ syndrome – By Hajrah Mumtaz: A couple of months ago, I wrote a column in praise of certain Pakistani pop stars and bands, arguing that there are a fair number of songs that display political consciousness and a related sense of responsibility. I referred
Ayaz Amir: The road to hell is indeed paved with the best intentions !: Their lordships overstep the mark By Ayaz Amir The Pakistani disease, if we have to choose one and place it above all others, is not to do what one is qualified to do but to do that which one
Ayaz Amir: The road to hell is indeed paved with the best intentions !: Their lordships overstep the mark By Ayaz Amir The Pakistani disease, if we have to choose one and place it above all others, is not to do what one is qualified to do but to do that which one
Mr. Imran Khan condemn the Taliban terrorists or prepare for funeral of PTI !: view: Preparing for a funeral —Samad Khurram Imran Khan has made us proud on so many occasions. From the world cup to the first cancer hospital in Pakistan, he has given his all for the country, often at immense
Preparing for Imran Khan’s PTI’s funeral – by Samad Khurram: Preparing for a funeral Imran Khan has made us proud on so many occasions. From the world cup to the first cancer hospital in Pakistan, he has given his all for the
A terrible threat to Shia community – Editorial-The News: File Photo: Banned Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP) is now operating as “Sunni Action Committee” and “Ahl-e-Sunnat Wal Jammat”. In above picture activists of SSP demonstrating in front of Karachi Press Club. A terrible threat Monday, June 15, 2009 The letter
Editorial-The News: A terrible threat (to Shia community): File Photo: Banned Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP) is now operating as “Sunni Action Committee” and “Ahl-e-Sunnat Wal Jammat”. In above picture activists of SSP demonstrating in front of Karachi Press Club. A terrible threat Monday, June 15, 2009 The letter
Taliban commanders of Swat: From much sought after to ‘most wanted’ – by Zahid Hussain: The faces of militant commanders for whose capture the government has announced millions of rupees seem all too familiar. Just three weeks before the start of the latest round of military operation in Swat I met most of them
Zahid Hussain: From much sought after to ‘most wanted’: The faces of militant commanders for whose capture the government has announced millions of rupees seem all too familiar. Just three weeks before the start of the latest round of military operation in Swat I met most of them
Imran Khan moron, Stop confusing poor Pakistanis !: Swat’s last standBy Noor Khan When a military operation first started in Waziristan and after it was stopped in the middle, one politician voiced sense: Imran Khan. As he says in his article in The News on May 23,
A meeting with Jamaat-e-Islami’s leader Munawar Hasan – by Tanveer Qaisar Shahid:
Tanveer Qaisar Shahid: A Sitting With Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami:
Al-Qaeda Men start practising Sunnah of Mullah Abdul Aziz aka Burqa-Posh Moulvi !: Five burqa-clad Arabs arrested in Mohmand GHALANAI: At least 13 militants were killed in a clash with security forces following arrest of five burqa-clad Arabs, one Afghan national and a local man in Mohmand Agency on Tuesday. Four of
Al-Qaeda Men start practising Sunnah of Mullah Abdul Aziz aka Burqa-Posh Moulvi !: Five burqa-clad Arabs arrested in Mohmand GHALANAI: At least 13 militants were killed in a clash with security forces following arrest of five burqa-clad Arabs, one Afghan national and a local man in Mohmand Agency on Tuesday.Four of the
: PESHAWAR: Shop owner Saeed Khan has already buried one child killed in fighting between the Taliban and government forces in northwest Pakistan. He cannot bear to lose another, AFP reports.So the 50-year-old bundled his wife, son and daughter onto
Is it really declaration of war against Taliban ?: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Thursday announced a full-scale military operation to wipe out the Taliban from the insurgency-hit areas. In a televised address to the nation, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said that after deliberations
Is it really declaration of war against Taliban ?: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Thursday announced a full-scale military operation to wipe out the Taliban from the insurgency-hit areas. In a televised address to the nation, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said that after deliberations
: In Pakistan, Mardan anxiously awaits the TalibanThe town on the Islamabad-Peshawar highway is at a crossroads of a different kind: Many residents worry Mardan will be next to fall to the militants, even as others deny it could happen
Talibans look like Vampires !: Body of a Taliban victim in Herat, Afghanistan.
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At least 11 per cent of Pakistan’s landmass has been ceded to the Taliban. Where is the Pakistan army? Questions Dr. Farrukh Saleem: Where is the Pakistan army? By Dr. Farrukh Saleem Five thousand square kilometres of Swat are now under Taliban control — de jure. Chitral (14,850 sq km), Dir (5,280 sq km), Shangla (1,586 sq km), Hangu (1,097 sq km),
At least 11 per cent of Pakistan’s landmass has been ceded to the Taliban. Where is the Pakistan army? Questions Dr. Farrukh Saleem: Where is the Pakistan army? By Dr. Farrukh Saleem Five thousand square kilometres of Swat are now under Taliban control — de jure. Chitral (14,850 sq km), Dir (5,280 sq km), Shangla (1,586 sq km), Hangu (1,097 sq km),
Malakand Commissioner AKA "Commissioner Taliban" has been transfered !: فضل کریم خٹک نئے مالاکنڈ کمشنر مقرر عبدالحئی کاکڑ صوبہ سرحد کی حکومت نے طالبان کے مبینہ حامی ہونے کے الزامات کی زد میں رہنے والے مالاکنڈ ڈویژن کے کمشنر سید محمد جاوید کے تبادلے کا باقاعدہ نوٹیفیکیشن جاری
Malakand Commissioner AKA “Commissioner Taliban” has been transfered !: فضل کریم خٹک نئے مالاکنڈ کمشنر مقررعبدالحئی کاکڑ صوبہ سرحد کی حکومت نے طالبان کے مبینہ حامی ہونے کے الزامات کی زد میں رہنے والے مالاکنڈ ڈویژن کے کمشنر سید محمد جاوید کے تبادلے کا باقاعدہ نوٹیفیکیشن جاری کردیا
At last Tableeghi Jamaat denounce Talibani Shariat !: Tableeghi Jamaat leaders denounce gunpoint Sharia ISLAMABAD: In an unprecedented move, top leaders of the Tableeghi Jamaat have denounced enforcement of Sharia at gunpoint, religious extremism, militancy and terrorism.Leaders of the Jamaat, who scrupulously avoid speaking on controversial issues,
Tablighi Jamaat leaders denounce gunpoint Sharia of Taliban: Tableeghi Jamaat leaders denounce gunpoint Sharia ISLAMABAD: In an unprecedented move, top leaders of the Tableeghi Jamaat have denounced enforcement of Sharia at gunpoint, religious extremism, militancy and terrorism. Leaders of the Jamaat, who scrupulously avoid speaking on controversial
Talibans start making their presence felt in Karachi !: Co-edu institutions in city receiving threats from Taliban? KARACHI: Panic has spread in the city’s co-education institutions after receiving threats, believed to be from the Taliban, in which they have been warned to close down or face the consequences,
USA TODAY: Momentum builds against Taliban in Pakistan: By Paul Wiseman and Zafar M. Sheikh ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A public backlash is building against the Pakistani Taliban, who looked triumphant after gaining control of the northern Swat region last week.Since Pakistan’s parliament approved a peace deal turning
USA TODAY: Momentum builds against Taliban in Pakistan: By Paul Wiseman and Zafar M. Sheikh ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A public backlash is building against the Pakistani Taliban, who looked triumphant after gaining control of the northern Swat region last week. Since Pakistan’s parliament approved a peace deal
Wall Street Journal: Taliban Move Closer to Islamabad !: By ZAHID HUSSAIN ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s Taliban seized control of another district in the country’s northwest just 70 miles from the capital after consolidating their hold on the Swat Valley, according to local government officials and residents. The latest