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’پاکستان میں شیعہ مسلمان اور دیگر اقلیتیں تکفیری دیوبندی شدت پسندوں کے نشانے پر‘: ایڈیٹر نوٹ : بی بی سی کی اس رپورٹ میں شیعہ مسلمانوں کو پاکستان میں سب سے زیادہ دہشت گردی کا شکار بجا طور پر بتایا گیا ہے لیکن ایجنسیوں کے پالتو لبرلز اور انسانی حقوق کے نام نہاد
Syrian forces poised to recapture Homs after truce agreed with rebels: Syria‘s government and rebels have agreed to a ceasefire in Homs to allow hundreds of fighters holed up in the old quarters of the city to leave – a deal that will bring the country’s third-largest city under the
عمران خان کی محسن کشی کی داستان – از سلیم صافی: وہ منفرد پاکستانی سیاستدان ہیں اور یوں ان کا احسان کا بدلہ چکانے کا انداز بھی منفرد ہے ۔ ان کے اس منفرد انداز کی داستان بہت طویل ہے لیکن میں وہاں سے شروع کرتا ہوں جہاں سے انہوں
Intelligence report: Deobandi militants planning to attack Chinese working at the Pakistan Atomic project in the Mianwali district of Punjab – by Munawer Azeem: ISLAMABAD: Security agencies have started surveillance of the Indus River on the basis of an intelligence report that outlawed militant groups were planning to use the waterway for transporting arms and ammunition and kidnapped persons between Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and
ISI unleashes JuD-LeT and ASWJ-LeJ proxies to harass Jang Group, Umbrella support for Taliban Imran Khan joins in:   Editor’s note: We are cross posting the screams of Jang/Geo group when the most wanted terrorists, which Jang/Geo stalwarts like Najam Sethi projected as ambassadors of peace, are being used to attack them. It must be noted that
Malaysian “Confronting the Shia Virus” Seminar was precursor to Anti Shia Alliance meeting – by Rahat Hussain:   Universiti Sains Malaysia Editor’s note: Islamofacism or Saudi takfiri germs have reached the shores of Indonesia and Malaysia. Both these countries have been known for their tolerant and moderate approach to diversity. What has changed? It is tradition
The TTP-ASWJ network wants to convert Pakistan to a Deobandi state where no non-Deobandi or non-Salafi will have the right to live – by Khadim Hussain: KEEPING in view certain developments over the past year, one is not surprised to see that religious militants in Pakistan seem to have hijacked the state narrative on two distinct levels. The first level where the narrative of the
In Pakistan, Deobandi seminaries playing courier for TTP-LeJ in ‘fund-raising drive’ – by Munawer Azeem: Editor’s note: We are cross posting, with minor edits, an investigative report by Dawn on Deobandi Seminaries supporting Deobandi Terrorists. The report shows clear support for the Deobandi Terrorist by sympathetic Deobandi Seminaries or Madrassas in Islamabad. Clearly if
Next after next – King Abdullah appoints a second in line to the throne: MOST monarchies favour primogeniture, a simple way of passing the crown from one generation to the next. Kingship in Muslim dynasties has tended instead to pass between brothers. But whose son should then inherit the throne? Ottoman sultans solved
The Saudi-Salafist cause: King of Bahrain needs more Pakistani Deobandi mercenaries in his army – by Robert Fisk:   Saudi Arabia is giving $3bn – yes, £2bn, and now let’s have done with exchange rates – to the Pakistani government of Nawaz Sharif. But what is it for? Pakistani journalists have been told not to ask this
Foreign militants seeking ‘safe passage’ – by Hassan Abdullah: MIRAMSHAH: As the government team prepares for another meeting with the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan Deobandi (TTP), many of the foreign militants based in and around North Waziristan feel they are facing an uncertain future and are not only seeking assurances from
Why Geo or any other TV channel should not be blocked – by Omar R Quraishi: A very dangerous precedent will have been set if Pakistan’s electronic media regulator, PEMRA, decides to switch off Geo TV — arguably the country’s most popular news channel — following a complaint by the Directorate of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI)
امّاں کا دل ایسا ہی تھا – از وسعت اللہ خان: اور جب ابّا کی تنخواہ کے ساڑھے تین سو روپے خرچ ہو جاتے تب امّاں ہمارا پسندیدہ پکوان تیار کرتیں۔ ترکیب یہ تھی کہ سوکھی روٹیوں کے ٹکڑے کپڑے کے پرانے تھیلے میں جمع ہوتے رہتے اور مہینے کے
ڈیڑھ ارب ڈالر کی سعودی امداد کا مقصد پاکستان میں دیوبندی اور وہابی انتہاپسندوں کے ذریعے شیعہ سنی فرقہ واریت کو ہوا دینا ہے – از نزیر ناجی:   Source :
My Day: Pakistani station master:   Shaukat Mehmood Hashmi sees a future for the station as a tourist attraction Shaukat Mehmood Hashmi works as the station master in an isolated part of north-western Pakistan. He says they get by with ancient technology – and
Shia killings in Pakistan are not the result of a sectarian war – by Kunwar Khuldune Shahid: When Raphael Lemkin coined the term ‘genocide’ in 1944 using a combination of Greek genos (?????; race, people) and Latin c?dere (to kill), he would have been hoping against hope that it would not have to be used to
تکفیری دیوبندی دہشت گردی میں اکیس سو افراد شہید – اکثریت شیعہ مسلمانوں کی ہے –: حکومتِ پاکستان کا کہنا ہے کہ گذشتہ سات برسوں میں ملک میں فرقہ وارانہ دہشت گردی میں اب تک 2090 افراد مارے جا چکے ہیں لیکن حزب اختلاف نے ان اعداد و شمار کو غلط قرار دیتے ہوئے انہیں
MEMRI: Pakistan to provide 30,000 troops to crush pro-democracy movements in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia: Pakistani Media Reports: ‘Pakistan Will Provide … 30,000 Troops For The Defense Shield Force Of The Gulf Cooperation Council’; ‘During The Arab Spring, Bahrain … Hired The Services Of Retired [Pakistani] Military And Police Officials To Quell The Revolt’
Over 2,000 people, most of them Shias, killed in 5 years, Interior Ministry tells Senate – by Irfan Ghauri:   Killings per district: Fata (867), Balochistan (737), Sindh (252), Punjab (104), G-B (103) and K-P (22). PHOTO: ONLINE/FILE ISLAMABAD: The Senate was informed by the Interior Ministry on Wednesday that the monster of sectarianism had devoured at least 2,090
The Hamid Mir case: ‘In Pakistan, they used to censor journalists – now they shoot us’: Hamid Mir was shot on Saturday while being driven through Karachi. More than a hundred bouquets line the lobby of the private ward of Karachi’s posh, private Aga Khan Hospital. Outside, dozens of policemen with bulletproof vests and automatic
آئی ایس آئی اور غدار صحافی – از رؤف کلاسرا:   Source :
آئی ایس آئی کے داغ دھونے والے جھاڑو بردار صحافی – از حسن مجتبیٰ:   Source :
سندھی صحافیوں اور قوم پرستوں پرآئی ایس آئی کا تشدد – بی بی سی رپورٹ: ’اب میں اپنا سر بچا کر بھیس بدل کر رپورٹنگ کر رہا ہوں اور کرتا رہوں گا۔ برائے مہربانی میرا یہ میسیج ڈیلیٹ مت کیجیے گا اور ریکارڈ پر رکھنا اگر میں مارا جاؤں تو۔‘ یہ الفاظ ہیں اس
Spot the difference – by Kunwar Khuldune Shahid:   Following back-to-back blasts in Sibi and Rawalpindi last week, claimed by the hitherto unknown United Baloch Army (UBA), comparisons between the UBA and Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) have spiraled to the point of going berserk. Just like most realms,
The walking wounded of Waziristan: The lost tribes’ search for spring – by Owais Tohid: It’s springtime in Sadat Ullah Dawar’s beautiful village of Issori. The hills in front of his mud house rise from among the lush green fields, which are covered with blue colour flowers, ‘Sparlah’, bathing the valley with their scent.
Over 2100 endangered houbara bustards killed by Saudi Prince Fahd in 21-day hunting in Balochistan: Thanks to Saudi-installed PM Nawaz Sharif – by Bhagwandas: KARACHI: A Saudi prince has poached over 2,100 internationally protected houbara bustards in 21-day hunting safari in Chagai, Balochistan, during which the royal also indulged in illegal hunting in protected areas, says a report. The report titled ‘Visit of
Farahnaz Ishpahani on understanding problems of Pakistani Christians:   LAHORE: Farahnaz Ispahani, the former Pakistani parliamentarian of PPP and presidential adviser and author of forthcoming book Waiting to die: Pakistan’s Religious minorities has warmly greeted the Christian community on the auspicious occasion of Easter and Lenten. In
Pakistan’s Fragile Periphery – by Vikas Kumar: Key Points The relationship between its ethno-linguistic provinces and territories is a crucial determinant of the territorial integrity of Pakistan. Punjab is the only province of Pakistan that has both an abiding material interest in the integrity of the
Saudi ‘cultural vandalism’ of Muslim heritage continues – by Hanan Chehata: Sites associated with the life of prophet Muhammad have been close to the hearts of all Muslims for almost one and a half millennia. Over the centuries, rule over these sites has passed through numerous hands, including the Ummayads,
Deobandi proxies nurtured by Pakistan army are a real threat to the world – by Carlotta Gall:     Sion Touhig/Getty Images/iStock(WASHINGTON) — What if the United States has been waging the wrong war against the wrong enemy for the last 13 years in Afghanistan? Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist Carlotta Gall, who’s spent more
The Madrassa Madmen – by Mahim Maher:   It was the first time I had seen nervous laughter from a mufti. Mufti Abuzar and Mufti Abu Huraira who run Jamia Islamia Clifton, a large madrassa in Karachi, seemed to shift nervously when their father, the madrassa’s
Analyst: Pakistan knows where al-Zawahiri is: Fareed speaks with Carlotta Gall, ‘New York Times’ reporter and author of ‘The Wrong Enemy:  America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014’, about the future of Afghanistan.Watch the full interview this Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN. What
“Protect me from the beasts,” pleads sex-trafficked Pakistani woman – by Azam Khan: FAISALABAD, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Zunaira Muhammad was 15 years old and dreamed of becoming a software engineer when the woman who promised to finance her education forced her into sex work. Five years later she can barely
9/11 victims’ group lauds media suit over Saudi family – by Michael Pollick:     A Saudi family with possible connections to hijacker pilots from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks lived at 4224 Escondito Circle in Prestancia, a south Sarasota gated community.   SARASOTA – A support group for families who
As bad as it gets:   IRAQI military helicopters flying over Baghdad have been dropping leaflets. Unlike those that fluttered down from American helicopters at the start of the invasion 11 years ago urging Iraqi soldiers not to resist, these ones are meant to
لاہور:بریلوی دینی مدرسہ بڑی تباہی سے بچ گیا، دیوبندی ملزم فرار ہونے میں کامیاب: لاہور: بریلوی دینی مدرسہ بڑی تباہی سے بچ گیا، ملزم فرار ہونے میں کامیاب   لاہور کے علاقے شیرا کوٹ کے محلے طلعت پارک میں واقع بریلوی دینی مدرسہ جامعہ نعیمیہ شفیعہ بڑی تباہی سے بچ گیا۔   نمائندے
طالبان کی نو عمر لڑکوں سے جنسی زیادتی: سال 2009 کی اس تصویر میں طالبان افغانستان میں کسی نا معلوم مقام پر دکھائی دے رہے ہیں۔ طالبان پر نو عمر لڑکوں کے جنسی استحصال کا الزام لگایا جاتا ہے۔ [رائیٹرز] اسٹاف رپورٹ2013-08-13 اسلام آباد – پاکستان اور
Nation is for all: Young Saudis say no to sectarianism:   Saudi Gazette report RIYADH – A number of young Saudi men and women have emphasized the need for further strengthening the bonds of cohesion among all members of Saudi society. The young citizens were unanimous in their view
India crosses the moral line of no return if Narendra Modi becomes prime minister – by Thane Richard: Editor’s note: Zaid hamid in his recent TV show debate pointed out the Deobandi-Modi alliance. While we disagree with Zaid Hamid in many of his positions including the support of “good” Taliban, we must give him credit for seeing
Turkey bans YouTube after Syria security talk leaked: ANKARA: Turkey on Thursday banned YouTube after the video-sharing website was used to spread damaging leaked audio files from a state security meeting that discussed possible military action in Syria. The recordings purport to show senior Turkish government, military and