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Pakistan Court Gives Life Sentences To Men Who Attacked Malala Yousafzai

Epigraph: And there is life for you in the law of retaliation, O men of understanding, that you may enjoy security. (Al Quran 2:180) The Huffington Post  |  By Jade…

Pakistan: Shrinking space for reason

WHO was afraid of Sabeen Mahmud? Was it the state or a non-state actor that silenced a brave voice of reason? Was it a mere coincidence that she was gunned…

Pakistan: GMA & Ahmadiyya distributed Funds to the persecuted families of Youhanabad Church Blasts

Source: pakistanchristianpost.com Glasgow: April 28, 2015. (PCP) Following a successful fundraising campaign, Global Minorities Alliance (GMA) organised an event on 26 April in Youhanabad, Lahore, to support the victims of the…

Congress’ use of the ulema

Daily Times: This is in response to Dr Ishtiaq Ahmed’s article ‘The role of ulema in pre-partition politics’ (Daily Times, April 21, 2015) where he has responded to my article…

Pervez Hoodbhoy: The Truth About Abdus Salam – watch 3 videos

PART ONE: How great a scientist was Abdus Salam? Some vilify him, others praise him excessively. Only facts can tell the truth. Click here to watch it in English and here in Urdu.  PART TWO:…

China’s Xi Jinping to unveil $46bn super highway to Pakistan

Source: BBC China’s President Xi Jinping is on a two-day visit to Pakistan, where he is expected to announce investment of $46bn (£30.7bn). The focus of spending is on building…

Securing minorities’ worship places: Police submit report to Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD: The capital police have submitted details of security arrangements made for worship places of minorities within the capital’s limits to the Supreme Court. Submitting a six-page report in the apex…

New curriculum to encourage religious freedom, says Khuhro

Dawn: LARKANA: The Aug 11, 1947 speech of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, in which he spelled out rights of minorities and called for an end to faith-based discrimination, is being…

Scottish Sikhs in solidarity with the Muslims

Source: Times of India CHANDIGARH: Instead of crying foul after being target of yet another hate crime due to mistaken identity, the Sikh community in Glasgow city of Scotland has…

Pakistan: Eleven Ahmadis killed in 2014: Report

ISLAMABAD: Eleven members of the minority Ahmadi community were murdered for their faith in 2014 and authorities failed to apprehend any of the killers, a report said on Monday, highlighting growing…

Pakistan: Ahmadiyya’s Al-Fazl Manager Sent Behind Bars – Bail Rejected

LAHORE: Tahir Mehdi Imtiaz Warraich, the manager of daily Al-Fazl, a 102-year-old Ahmadiyya publication, was sent to jail after a judicial magistrate dismissed his bail application on Wednesday. Source: tribune.com.pk Millat Park…

Pakistan: Terrorist Mastermind of Mumbai attacks Lakhvi freed – Bail Accepted

RAWALPINDI: Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the alleged mastermind of Mumbai attacks, was released on Friday from Adiala Jail. Source: tribune.com.pk On December 10, 2014, an Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) had granted him bail.…

Can we at least be spared the fabrications?

Thenews.com.pk Ayaz Amir Tuesday, April 07, 2015 From Print Edition Islamabad diary The hypocrisy and the charade on parade would stick in throats more capacious than ours. The defence of…

As a constitutional kafir I ask, does my religious freedom hurt you this much?

Epigraph: As to those who disbelieve, and hinder men from the way of Allah and from the Sacred Mosque, which We have appointed equally for all men, be they dwellers…

They call him an infidel: Pakistan’s humble founder of a charity empire

Source: The Guardian Abdul Sattar Edhi runs a sprawling health charity from a Karachi slum, but that doesn’t stop the religious right condemning him for not saying his prayers Even…

Case against Andrabi rapped

THE NEWSPAPER’S STAFF REPORTER — UPDATED about 3 hours ago Leaders of political and religious parties said the treason case was an example of Indian state terrorism against Kashmiri people…

Pakistani Christians Fight Back

Pakistani Christians Fight Back By ALI SETHIMARCH 24, 2015, NYTimes Photo Credit Anthony Russo LAHORE, Pakistan — LAST Monday, this city was briefly overrun with bands of sloganeering, stick-wielding youths.…

India: Disengage with Pakistan Completely: No Talks, No Visits, No Trade':

Disengage with Pakistan Completely: No Talks, No Visits, No Trade': Tarek Fatah speaks at Counter-Terrorism Conference in Jaipur     By Tarek Fatah 21 March 2015 Bhaioo Or Behno, Namaskar,…

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