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Exposed: PML-N MNA Malik Riaz led the attack on Christian community in Lahore: Related post: Anti-Christian violence in Lahore further blemishes Shahbaz Sharif govt’s record on minorities – by Amir Mir Editor’s note: The following article (originally published in daily Dawn) offers clear evidence that PML-N leaders in Lahore, along with their
Anti-Shia attacks in Pakistan are ‘genocide’ – by Kathy Gannon (Washington Post): Anti-Shiite attacks up in Pakistan; analysts say officials give militants room to operate QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s minority Shiite Muslims have started using the word “genocide” to describe a violent spike in attacks against them by a militant
‘This is not about Shia or Sunni but barbarians hijacking our religion and our country’: Students and professionals in the Boston area organised a well-attended vigil on Friday evening in solidarity with Pakistan’s Shia Muslims and in protest against the ongoing target killings. A heavy snowstorm cleared up hours before the candlelight vigil at
Consent and coercion in ‘Takfiristan’ — by Dr Mohammad Taqi: Both urbicide and ghettoisation of the Shia, especially that of the Shia Hazara in Quetta, remain underway in Pakistan as the politicians smoke the peace pipe with the Taliban/LeJ/ASWJ After the assassination of its brave leader Bashir Bilour, the
’توہینِ مذہب کے قوانین ختم کر دینے چاہیئیں‘: جمعرات 7 مارچ 2013 , زادئ مذہب کے لیے اقوامِ متحدہ کے خصوصی ایلچی کا کہنا ہے کہ دنیا میں جن ممالک میں بھی توہین مذہب اور مذہب تبدیل کرنے کے خلاف قوانین موجود ہیں انہیں ان قوانین کو
Nawaz Sharif’s Shariat bill: By M Ziauddin Published: March 5, 2013 No Muslim, whether in name only or a practising one, would want to be publicly counted among those who do not wish to see Pakistan’s Constitution brought in full conformity with Shariah.
ISI’s top secret letter unfolds new dimension of Benazir Bhutto’s murder case: By Azaz Syed | DAWN.COM | 26th December, 2011 ISLAMABAD: Exactly four years after the brutal assassination of Benazir Bhutto, a letter of Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), country’s top intelligence outfit, has revealed that the extremists groups related to
Florida imam convicted in Pakistani Taliban case: March 05, 2013 – Updated 150 PKT MIAMI: An elderly Muslim cleric in the US was convicted on Monday of funneling thousands of dollars to support the Pakistani Taliban terror organisation.   Hafiz Khan, the 77-year-old imam at a
Hyderabad blasts: 1 kg of ammonium nitrate used in bombs:     NEW DELHI: The ingredients and make of the bombs that exploded in Hyderabad’s Dilsukhnagar area, killing 16 people, point to the involvement of banned Indian Mujahideen (IM). Preliminary investigations, which is likely to be completely entrusted with
Conference demands an end to militant groups: News Desk, London Tuesday, 26 February, 2013 03:36:35 PM Electoral alliances with militant outfits responsible for Shia genocide will create more mayhem, warned the speakers at the conference to condemn recent wave of Shia killings in Pakistan. The Conference
Evil in its most horrid form:   Kamila Hyat The writer is a freelance columnist and former newspaper editor   Even now, when our country has been brought to its knees by terrorists; when its very existence is under threat and the lives of citizens
Pakistan’s ‘strategic’ backwaters: It seems that Balochistan is no one’s responsibility when it comes to dealing with crisis but everyone else’s responsibility when it is a matter of taking critical decisions. Thus, no one wants to deal with the law and order
In Pakistan, a militant deal sours:   ISLAM NAGAR, Pakistan (AP) — The deal saw one of Pakistan’s most feared militants walk from jail apparently in exchange for his commitment to nonviolence, help in reining in other fighters and possibly delivering the votes of his
The Dharna is not Shia! – by M. J. Nasir: Yesterday I spent 12 hours at the Dharna at Teen Talwar, Clifton, against the Shia genocide. At the time of writing, the Dharna is still underway and it has been over 24 hours since its start now. When I
UAE and Pakistan: harassing the ‘heretics’ — Dr Mohammad Taqi:   The Abu Dhabi and Sharjah authorities called in over 1,000 Pashtun men with names like Ali, Hussain and Hassan to the police stations and/or interior ministry offices What started in the Persian Gulf sheikhdoms some two years ago
Going to Tehran: Why the United States Must Come to Terms with the Islamic Republic of Iran: An eye-opening argument for a new approach to Iran, from two of America’s most informed and influential Middle East experts   Less than a decade after Washington endorsed a fraudulent case for invading Iraq, similarly misinformed and politically motivated
Catholic world in shock after pope resigns: VATICAN CITY: The Catholic Church faced a tricky transition on Tuesday as it prepared to elect a new pope, with many faithful still reeling from the shock resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. The 85-year-old Benedict told a group of
Pak-origin man named minister in Canada: TORONTO: Yasir Naqvi became on Monday Canada’s first minister of Pakistani descent.     He was sown in as minister for labour in the Ontario cabinet of Kathleen Wynne who recently succeeded veteran politician Dalton McGuinty. Mr McGuinty resigned
The fading soul of Pakistan’s diversity:   Around the Lahore Central Railway Station, narrow alleys are like a maze, with hotels and restaurants for passengers coming in from across the country. The visitors from Cholistan were staying in one such building. Their common attire said
A quick critique on BBC Urdu’s quality and reliability: Source: The following post offers a summary of an important conversation that took place on Twitter on the quality and reliability of news reports and analyses published on BBC Urdu (radio and web site). Key critics: Dr Ayesha
Pakistan: the land of irony: All Pakistanis are equal, but some Pakistanis are more equal than others,especially if they’re Muslims Literary folk would have a field day explaining the stuff that a good irony is made of, if they could see the potential that
“Burkas for babies”: Saudi cleric’s new fatwa causes controversy: By Mohammad Alyousei Al Arabiya A Saudi cleric has called for all female babies to be fully covered by wearing the face veil, commonly known as the burka, citing reports of little girls being sexually molested. In a TV
The sickly smell of surrender: By Zarrar Khuhro Published: February 9, 2013 The writer is editor of The Express Tribune Magazine On April 21, 1996, Chechen separatist leader Dzokhar Dudayez was killed by missiles fired from a Russian aircraft. The missiles had locked
On Facebook, Pakistan Cyber Force Promotes Antisemitism And Jihad: Text Size February 6, 2013 Inquiry & Analysis Series Report No.925 On Facebook, Pakistan Cyber Force Promotes Antisemitism And Jihad By: Dr. Mirza A. B. Baig* Introduction Pakistan Cyber Force (PCF), a Pakistani nationalist group active on social networking
Pakistan’s Media Police: ISLAMABAD — Maria Khan, the host of a Pakistani television talk show, raided a massage parlor in a private residence in Lahore last week and accused the women working there of being prostitutes. Accompanied by the police, Khan and
پاکستان میں سول سوسائٹی اورآن لائن بلاگرز نشانے پر – از احمد رشید: نوٹ: ہم کچھ اضافہ اور ترمیم کے ساتھ بی بی سی اردو پر شائع ہونے والا جناب احمد رشید کا مضمون پوسٹ کر رہے ہیں ترمیم میں اس بات کی وضاحت کی گئی ہے کہ پاکستان میں شیعہ نسل