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Eating grass

Source: ET In the 1970s, the then prime minister of Pakistan, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, famously declared that, “We will eat grass, even go hungry, but we will have our own,”…

Major Geoffrey Langlands, 94, leaves his post in Pakistan’s North-West Frontier Province after 60 years

The Telegragph: by Neil Tweedie — Geoffrey Langlands has long been waiting for a British successor to run the remote Pakistani school he founded. Now he’s handing over – to…

Pakistan Going Global – Burka Avenger Nominated For Emmy

Storypicker — Good news for Pakistanis who want their presence in the international film and entertainment industry that Pakistan’s first anmation series Burka Avenger has been nominated for  Emmy Kids…

Federal minister accuses Saudi govt of destabilising Muslim world

Dawn: ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Inter-provincial Coordination (IPC) Riaz Hussain Pirzada has accused the Saudi government of creating instability across the Muslim world, including Pakistan, through distribution of money for…

Pakistan, Islam and economics: putting things into perspective

The two nation theory was not as much an ideology as it was a lawyer’s argument to get his client — in this case the Muslim people of the subcontinent…

How One Pakistani Is Bringing About An Anti-Terrorism Civilian Revolution

Buzzfeed: by Imaan Sheikh — Mohammad Jibran Nasir, a lawyer and social activist from Karachi, has started a campaign against terrorism and terrorist sympathisers in Pakistan in the wake of…

Two sentenced to death for Ahmadi mosque attack in Pakistan, in 2010

Source: Samaa.tv: LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) today awarded death sentence to two militants for their role in 2010 bomb and gun attack on an Ahmadi worship place in Lahore. The…

Court sentences Ahmadi worship place attackers to death, life imprisonment

geo.tv: Court sentences Ahmadi worship place attackers to death, life imprisonment READ MORE…  …

The Rapid Rise and Fall of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

By Saeed Qureshi The paramount question intriguing the discerning students of history has been that why an iconic, revolutionary and charismatic leader Zulfikar Ali Bhutto met with a tragic end.…

Religious freedom and diplomacy – More than a luxury

JOHN KERRY, the American secretary of state, has been in Pakistan over the past couple of days, on a tough assignment. He had to show the proper degree of sympathy…

Charlie Hebdo Exposes Southeast Asia’s Hypocrisy

Source: thediplomat.com The attacks should prompt Muslim-majority states to examine their own records. The two major Muslim-majority states of Southeast Asia, Indonesia and Malaysia, have joined the chorus of condemnations against…

Getting Real About Blasphemy and Free Speech

Source: huffingtonpost.com | Dr. Faheem Younus On January 7, gunmen did not just commit the heinous murder of 12 people at theCharlie Hebdo office in Paris; they also unleashed a barrage of extremism…

In amendment’s aftermath, religious right faces an existential crisis

Dawn: ISLAMABAD : In the aftermath of the 21st constitutional amendment, the country’s main religio-political parties are faced with an existential crisis, but the nature of the crisis differs for…

Fitchburg’s Ahmadi Muslim leader says violence not the answer

Source: sentinelandenterprise.com FITCHBURG — The response to cartoons that degrade and insult Islam needs to come from the pen, not the sword, according to local Muslim leader Bashir Mehmud. Mehmud, 72,…

Report cites Lal Masjid, Jamia Hafsa ‘waging war’ against state

Dawn: ISLAMABAD: A video message by students of Jamia Hafsa, in which they invited Islamic State (IS) chief Abu Bakar al-Baghdadi to ‘avenge’ the 2007 military raid on Lal Masjid,…

Imran and Reham Khan tie the knot in Bani Gala

Source: Dawn.com ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan and television journalist Reham Khan’s nikkah ceremony took place on Thursday at the politician’s residence in Bani Gala. The nikkah, which was…

PCC: Pakistan is graveyard for minorities

Ahmadis played a key role in founding Pakistan, but today face persecution and killings. Source: examiner.com A leader of the Pakistani Christians in the United States has condemned the killing Saturday…

Beleaguered denomination: Ahmadis running from pillar to post to return to their homes

ET: LAHORE: Nearly 125 Ahmadis from 23 families are still running from pillar to post to return to homes they had vacated after an enraged mob set alight eight houses belonging…

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