Setback to Hafiz Saeed’s election plans

Setback to Hafiz Saeed’s election plans

US designates MML as ‘terrorist outfit’ The US Department of State amended its designation of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) on Monday, identifying Milli Muslim League (MML) and Tehreek-e-Azadi-e-Kashmir (TAJK) as LeT affiliates, making it impossible for them to register as political parties. The Department of State amended the designation of LeT to include the aliases MML and […]

Is UN waiting for World War III: Tahirul Qadri on Kashmir killings

Is UN waiting for World War III: Tahirul Qadri on Kashmir killings

Prominent Pakistani-Canadian politician and Islamic scholar Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has slammed the Indian Army over the killings in south Kashmir on Sunday. “I am deeply saddened by the killings in the occupied territory, I express solidarity with the families of the deceased,” Qadri, who heads the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) said. “They (the Indian Army) have made […]

Pak grants Rs 10 cr to LoC firing victims

Pak grants Rs 10 cr to LoC firing victims

The government of Pakistan has approved over Rs 104 million for the victims of “unprovoked” firing by Indian security forces at the Line of Control (LoC), a media report said. The announcement was made Wednesday after a meeting of National Disaster Management Commission (NDMC) chaired by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. “Last month, following provocation by Indian […]

Now, Friday sermons in Pakistani capital to be approved by authorities

Now, Friday sermons in Pakistani capital to be approved by authorities

Officials said they will also monitor the use of loudspeakers installed at places of worship to curb verbal attacks on sects, hate speech and prevent the sentiments of other religions and sects from being hurt Friday sermons in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad will now be delivered after they have been approved by the administration which will […]

In a first, transgender newscaster appears on Pak TV

In a first, transgender newscaster appears on Pak TV

A local broadcaster has hired a transgender newscaster for the first time in Pakistan’s history, reports said Saturday. A senior Pakistani journalist posted  a picture of Maavia Malik on twitter and wrote Pakistan’s first news caster on screen now” -Maavia Malik. Shiraz Hassan, who is associated with BBC, didn’t give further details. Pakistan’s Senate, the […]

Pakistan seals offices of Hafiz Saeed’s JuD, FIF; seizes mosques, seminaries

Pakistan seals offices of Hafiz Saeed’s JuD, FIF; seizes mosques, seminaries

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government today initiated a crackdown against Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and its humanitarian wing, Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF), by seizing the organisations‘ offices and taking over the latter’s operational matters, the Dawn reported. Peshawar’s district administration, with the help of police and other law enforcement agencies, had initiated action against the JuD in […]

Kashmir is part of Pakistan: Imam-e-Kaaba

Kashmir is part of Pakistan: Imam-e-Kaaba

“I always remember the innocent people of Kashmir in my prayers.”   Imam-e-Kaaba Dr Saleh bin Muhammad Al Talib on Monday said he considers Kashmir a “part of Pakistan,” reports said. “I always remember the innocent people of Kashmir in my prayers,” Dr Al Talib told Pakistan’s National Assembly Speaker, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, during a […]