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By Saeed Qureshi Unlike Saudi Arabia and Iran Pakistan is not a religious but a nation state. It should be liberated from socio-religious taboos that hinder its progress and development…

Detailed judgment on LG polls: State can’t interfere in people’s beliefs, says SC

ET: ISLAMABAD: Issuing its 65-page detailed judgment on delimitation for local government (LG) polls, the Supreme Court on Tuesday observed that it is the duty of the state not to interfere…

Karachi to Hollywood: Pakistani visual effects artist wins third Oscar

ET: KARACHI: Richard Parker swims in the Life of Pi ocean. Afterwards, the 10 million hair on the Bengal tiger’s body are wiped down, his fur gradually morphing from dripping wet to dry.…

Moderate Muslims, Hard Line Islam

Pak Tea House: Raza Habib Raja Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) is a body whose job is to give recommendations to the government for making the legal framework more in…

DG ISI General Pasha apologised to former president Zardari on Memogate

Source: ET The latest talk on the media is that former DG ISI General Pasha apologised to former president Zardari on Memogate and took the defence plea that he did…

Qasmi, “The Ahmadis and the Politics of Religious Exclusion in Pakistan”

Source: clrforum.org Next month, Anthem Press will publish The Ahmadis and the Politics of Religious Exclusion in Pakistan by Ali Usman Qasmi (Lahore University of Management Sciences). The publisher’s description follows. ‘The Ahmadis…

Pakistan: History at the altar of dogma

Source: The Daily Times In Social Studies textbooks it is mentioned that Hindus are extremists and eternal enemies of Islam, whose culture and society is based on injustice and cruelty,…

TTP getting active support from seminaries in twin cities: report

Dawn: A report jointly prepared by the Rawalpindi and Islamabad police has claimed that the outlawed Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) was getting active support from hardliner religious seminaries to carry out…

Pakistan: The state and the CII

Source: tribune.com.pk The establishment of one religion as the state religion to the exclusion of others diminishes equality of citizens of other faith. How can Pakistan be a democracy if all…

The state and the CII

Source: ET An amendment was also added to the Constitution a year later which proclaimed Ahmadis non-Muslims. Bhutto’s government went on to make Islamiat compulsory in schools and banned alcohol…

Iron ore Reserve found near Chiniot / Rabwah

Iron ore deposits to bring about industrial revolution Aurangzeb Malik, DAWN.COM CHINIOT: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif sees an industrial revolution coming to Chiniot after the exploration of iron ore reserves…

Will Pakistan get caught in “Saudi-Iranian turf war?”

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s main opposition party is demanding a transparent discussion in parliament over the origins of $1.5 billion paid into the country’s coffers in March, and what the government agreed…

In a religiously diverse Asia, Pakistan one of the least diverse: Report

ET: Pakistan ranks among the least religiously diverse countries in a religiously diverse Asian region according to the Religious Diversity Index published by the Pew Research Center on Friday. The 10-point index,…

Musharraf survives assassination bomb attempt: Police

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, who is on trial for treason, narrowly escaped an assassination attempt as a bomb went off shortly before his convoy was due to…

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Sharif Khan Receives a Life Time Service Award

Epigraph: Surely every hour that follows is better for thee (Muhammad) than the one that precedes. (Al Quran 93:5) Prof. Dr. Muhammad Sharif Khan received the life time achievement award,…

Canada Demands That Pakistan Address the Persecution of Hindus, Christians and Ahmadis

Source: shariaunveiled.wordpress.com | by Tahir Gora  The Pakistani Consul-General in Toronto, Muhammad Nafees Zakaria, was not happy when he had to listen to Canadian Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander. The Minister’s…

Pakistan: Love withers in land of love

Source: pakobserver.net Tuesday, April 01, 2014 – Recent attacks on Hindu temples and killings of Ahmadis in interior Sindh must ring bells for Sindhi nationalists. The Province which has so far…

Ahmedi man held for ‘desecrating’ Quran amid rampage

Dawn.com: by Gohar Ali Khan — HYDERABAD: A number of residents of various localities of Tando Allahyar city and activists of religious parties took to the streets against alleged desecration…

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