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Killing of Bin Laden certifies that Pak is a terrorist sanctuary: Expert


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 3 (ANI): The killing of Osama bin Laden once again shows that the real terrorist sanctuaries are located not along Pakistan's borders with Afghanistan and India, but in the ... Read more...

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Taliban stirring violence in Afghanistan: Senior police officials


April 10th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Apr 10 (ANI): Senior Afghan police officials believe that former or current Taliban members backed by sympathizers and hard-line mullahs had stirred the violence at the United Nations compound in ... Read more...

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Afghan Government’s ban on revealing wedding outfits outrages public, HR activists


April 2nd, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Apr 2 (ANI): The new law proposed by the Afghanistan Government that bans women garments contrary to Islamic sharia has outraged the general public and human right activists.The Government has ... Read more...

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Afghan Government bans revealing wedding outfits


April 2nd, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Apr 2 (ANI): The Afghanistan Government has planned to ban women garments contrary to Islamic sharia and will close down the shops dealing with outfits that are semi-naked, naked, transparent, ... Read more...

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“Pakistanis committing the mother of all blasphemies by keeping silent”


March 4th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 4(ANI): Most Pakistanis are committing the blasphemy of keeping silent as the country's mullahs and muftis have managed in a very short span of time "to blur the line between ... Read more...

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‘Islamabad’s first-ever fashion week to change the way people think of Pakistan’


January 25th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 25(ANI): Pakistan is set to create history by holding the "Islamabad fashion week" for the first time, with its organisers hoping that the four-day fashion show will prove there ... Read more...

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Miss Pakistan World backs Veena Malik in row with clerics


January 24th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Jan 24 (IANS) Miss Pakistan World Annie Rupani Sunday came out in support of Pakistani actress Veena Malik who is under fire from the Muslim clergy in her country ... Read more...

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Alcoholism booms in ‘dry’ Pakistan, as does addiction counselling


December 30th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 30 (ANI): Despite being banned in Pakistan, alcohol is easily available across the country, prompting rising alcoholism and a growing trade in clinics trying to treat middle-class patients.Pakistan has ... Read more...

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Pak must knock sense into people who ‘mollycoddle the intolerant’: Daily Times


November 29th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 29(ANI): The sentencing of a Christian woman to death for blasphemy in Pakistan is not just gaining momentum, it is leaving a torrent of controversy in its wake, where ... Read more...

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13-year-old Hindu Dalit girl abducted, forcibly converted to Islam by Pak mullahs


September 11th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Sept 11 (ANI): An incident involving forced religious conversion of a 13-year-old Hindu girl belonging to a Dalit community has surfaced in Lyari Town of Pakistan.The girl- Poonam- was kidnapped from ... Read more...

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Now, Afghan citizens turning voluntarily to Taliban for justice


July 7th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Kandahar (Afghanistan), July 7 (ANI): Even as Republican Senator John McCain feels that securing Kandahar is the key to the success or failure of the NATO offensive in Afghanistan, Afghan citizens ... Read more...

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Now, an X Factor show to select best young Malaysian mullah


June 26th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by ANI
Malaysia, June 26 (ANI): A Malaysian version of the TV show X Factor has forsaken the world of pop music to conduct a search for an inspiring religious leader.The concept is ... Read more...

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Indonesian terrorists to be sent to ‘terror rehab’ schools


June 1st, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, June 1 (ANI): Convicted terrorists in Indonesia will be sent to "terror rehab" schools after a report found offenders were likely to return to extremist organisations.The rehabilitation centres will ... Read more...

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Child Brides Flogged In Afghanistan As Cops Do Not Follow Law


June 1st, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Kabul, Afghanistan, June 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a shocking development, two Afghan girls in their teenage where whipped when they tried to get out of the marriage forced on them ... Read more...

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Pakistan is being run without a Constitution, says PONM leader Kanjoo


December 23rd, 2009 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.23 (ANI): Pakistan Oppressed Nations Movement (PONM)'s vice president Abdul Majed Kanjoo has said that Pakistan is being run without a Constitution which negates democratic and human values. He ... Read more...

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Gojra riots highlights insecurity of Pak Christian minority


August 3rd, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug 3 (ANI): The attack on Christian families in Gojra in central Pakistan, the culmination of several days of rioting over a claim that a Koran had been defiled, shows ... Read more...

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Obama’s game plan faces setback as Ahmadinejad sweeps Iranian polls


June 14th, 2009 - 7:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 14 (ANI): With Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's victory in Iran's Presidential poll, US President Barack Obama's hopes of blocking Iran's nuclear programme faced a serious blow."The Iran election seriously complicates Obama's ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi woman whipped for failing to ‘prove’ child’s paternity


May 26th, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 26 (IANS) A young woman who could not 'prove' the paternity of her newborn child was whipped on the orders of a village headman in eastern Bangladesh. Thirty-nine whip lashes were ... Read more...

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Corruption preventing US from training Afghan Police, Army


April 9th, 2009 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Ghazni (Afghanistan), Apr.9 (ANI): Training the Afghan National Police and Army has apparently become a nightmare for the Americans.If the experience of the American troops already training police officers in Afghanistan's ... Read more...

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No Pakistani citizen would desire war: Naseeruddin Shah


March 20th, 2009 - 9:28 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 20 (ANI): Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah has strongly condemned the people supporting war with Pakistan after the Mumbai terror attacks, and said there would not be a single ... Read more...

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Radio Kyber emerges as an alternative to the illegal broadcasts of FM Mullahs


March 13th, 2009 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 13 (ANI): Radio Khyber provides an alternative to hardline Islamic broadcasts with a medley of local news, talk shows, and music in Pakistans Tribal Areas that border Afghanistan.Airwaves in ... Read more...

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Zardari says Pak will approach UN if US doesnt stop drone attacks


February 11th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Feb. 11 (ANI): President Asif Zardari has said Pakistan will request the United Nations to intervene against the continued US drones operations in Pakistans Tribal Areas. A tribal elder told the ... Read more...

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US needs to stop pampering Pak if it wants to win the war in Afghanistan: Chellaney


December 12th, 2008 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.12 (ANI): The recent terrorist assaults in Mumbai have demonstrated more than ever that unless the United States reverses course on Pakistan, it will begin losing the war in ... Read more...

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West worried over Taliban resilience, new ferocity in Afghanistan: NYT


August 4th, 2008 - 11:33 am ICT by ANI
Kabul, Aug.4 (ANI): Afghanistan of late has turned into a deadlier battlefield than Iraq with the Taliban demonstrating a new level of resilience and ferocity six years after being driven from ... Read more...

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Pak-Taliban deal must be enforced, says new NATO commander in Afghanistan


May 27th, 2008 - 1:58 pm ICT by admin
New York , May 27 (ANI): Newly appointed chief of NATOs command in Afghanistan and Maj Gen in US Army, Jeffrey J Schloesser has said that Pakistan was a sovereign country ... Read more...

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We’re just about tolerated: Pakistani American gay activist


April 14th, 2008 - 10:52 am ICT by admin
By Ashok Easwaran Chicago, April 14 (IANS) Being an openly gay Muslim is not easy, says Pakistani American poet and activist Ifti Nasim who is now the subject of a BBC documentary. Ever ... Read more...

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Taslima’s exit is a blow to Indian secularism


March 22nd, 2008 - 11:54 am ICT by admin
(Commentary) By Amulya Ganguli Taslima Nasreen's departure from India marks perhaps the lowest point in the history of Indian secularism. Significantly, it is not the supposedly anti-secular Hindutva brigade which has forced her into ... Read more...

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Mullah factor dims this election


February 17th, 2008 - 11:27 am ICT by admin
By Zofeen T. Ebrahim Karachi, Feb 17 (IANS) "I've washed my hands off these mullahs, they are nothing but trouble," says a fed up Mohammad Ayub, 45. So he has decided he won't ... Read more...

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Pak radical mullahs using blasphemy to persecute Ahmadis’


December 26th, 2007 - 3:38 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Dec 26 (ANI): Pakistans radical mullahs are using the country's blasphemy laws to persecute members of a small Islamic splinter group on charges that they are not proper Muslims. The two million-strong ... Read more...

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Jemima recalls her bad experiences in Pakistan


December 3rd, 2007 - 4:30 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec 3 (ANI): Jemima Khan, the ex-wife of Pakistani cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan, has recalled some of her not-so-happy experiences in Pakistan when she was there. In a Sunday Telegraph article, Jemima ... Read more...

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Media must be free, says US Consul General


November 22nd, 2007 - 2:07 pm ICT by admin
Karachi, Nov 22 (ANI): The media must have the freedom to report events, criticise the government and share opinions with the public, said US Consul General Kay Anske. Anske, during her visit to ... Read more...

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US experts urge Washington to secure Pak nuke assets


November 14th, 2007 - 10:37 am ICT by admin
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