religious parties

Pakistan assures diplomats’ safety at ‘all cost’


September 20th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) As a large number of people created a ruckus near Islamabad's diplomatic enclave Thursday while staging a protest over an anti-Islam US film, the Pakistani government ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Saddam Hussein’s secretary executed


June 7th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, June 7 (IANS) A secretary and close aide of Iraqi president Saddam Hussein has been executed after being convicted for genocide, the Iraqi justice ministry said Thursday.Abed Hamid Hamoud ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Drought hits Brazil


May 19th, 2012 - 10:12 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, May 19 (IANS) A persistent drought in northeastern Brazil has destroyed up to 40 percent of the crops, authorities said Friday.The Bahiain state has been reeling under ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Pakistan religious parties to oppose NATO supply resumption


January 8th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 8 (IANS) An alliance of religious parties has said they will oppose any decision of the Pakistani government to restore supplies for NATO forces in Afghanistan, Xinhua reported.Leaders ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Apologise for security lapse on Osama: MQM chief


May 4th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 4 (IANS) The Pakistan government and intelligence agencies must apologise for their lapses on Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, who was killed by US forces in his ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘11 suicide attacks killed 155 people in Pakistan in first three months of 2011′


April 11th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr 11 (ANI): Eleven suicide attacks carried out by terrorists have killed 155 people and wounded over 340 others in the first three months of 2011 in Pakistan, a Conflict Monitoring ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Life attacks on JUI-F chief reveal gulf between militants and sympathetic Pak politicians


April 1st, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 1(ANI): The back-to-back assassination attempts on Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman depict the growing disdain of Islamic militants towards even sympathetic political leaders in Pakistan.Maulana Fazl escaped ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Imran threatens to obstruct NATO supplies if Pak Govt doesn’t stop US drone campaign


March 26th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 26(ANI): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has threatened to obstruct convoys carrying supplies for NATO forces in Afghanistan in retaliation against US drone attacks in the country's tribal areas.Imran ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Public reaction to Taseer killing depicts the real Pakistan


March 12th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 12(ANI): Celebration of former Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer's assassination and garlanding of his murderer Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri with roses by hundreds of lawyers depicts the real Pakistan, Pak ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pak council protests use of padded bras by Muslim women: Report


March 12th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 12(ANI): The Council of Islamic Ideology in Pakistan has protested the use of padded and colourful bras by Muslim women, and recommended that Pakistani Muslim researchers should try to invent ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Fazl vows not to let Shahbaz Bhatti’s killing to be ‘used against Islam’


March 6th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 6(ANI): Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has vowed not to let the assassination of Pakistan Minority Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti to be used against Islam and for the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

“Lobby opposed to religious circles” could have inspired Bhatti’s murder: Fazl


March 5th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 5(ANI): The assassination of Pakistan Minority Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti is being given a religious colour to pressurise religious circles in the country on the pretext of the controversial blasphemy ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Minorities committee asks Pak Govt. to pursue Taseer murder case ‘properly’


February 20th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 20(ANI): Pakistan's National Assembly Committee on Minorities has demanded that the government must pursue the Salmaan Taseer assassination case properly.Last month, Taseer was assassinated by Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri, one ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pak Govt freeing Davis may be “last straw that breaks camel’s back”: Hilaly


February 18th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 18(ANI): If the Pakistan Government hands over double murder-accused American official Raymond Davis to the United States without sufficiently preparing public opinion on this sensitive issue, it may face a ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan-US relations: Who will blink first (Part-IV)


February 14th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
First, anti-Americanism in Pakistan is deep-rooted. Recent incidents like the Aafia Siddiqui case and the continuing drone attacks have heightened such anti-Americanism. The handling of the Raymond Davis affair and US pressure ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Some elements in Pak using religion for political gains: Zardari


February 3rd, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 3(ANI): Some elements in Pakistan want to achieve political gains by using the name of religion, President Asif Ali Zardari has said.Zardari made these comments while addressing over a hundred ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Gilani forces Sherry Rehman to withdraw Pak blasphemy law amendment bill


February 3rd, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 3(ANI): Pakistan parliamentarian Sherry Rehman will withdraw the bill seeking amendments to the country's blasphemy law as per the party's directions, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.In ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Sherry Rehman withdraws bill for blasphemy law amendment


February 3rd, 2011 - 7:30 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 3 (IANS) Former cabinet minister and member of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Sherry Rehman has withdrawn a bill tabled in the national assembly proposing amendments in the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan has become ‘factory of issuing fatwas’: PUC chief


February 2nd, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 2(ANI): Pakistan has become a factory of issuing fatwas (religious edicts), Pakistan Ulema Counsel (PUC) Chairman Allama Tahir Ashrafi has said.Speaking on a TV programme, Ashrafi said all sects had ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Hafiz Saeed publicly slams Pope, defends blasphemy law


January 30th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 30 (IANS) In a rare public appearance, Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed Sunday addressed a rally in Lahore, capital of Pakistan's Punjab province, and vowed to resist any change in ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Sherry Rehman working on ridding Pak of fundamentalism through liberal resurgence


January 29th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 29(ANI): Sherry Rehman, a progressive Pakistani parliamentarian attempting to amend the country's controversial blasphemy laws, says she is working on a liberal resurgence there.Rehman sees the current political crisis ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Mammoth Pak rally demands Taseer assassin’s release, Blasphemy Law bill withdrawal


January 10th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 10 (ANI): A conglomerate of religious and politico-religious parties organised a mammoth "Tahaffuz Namoos-e-Risalat" rally in the Pakistani metropolis on Sunday, and demanded of the government to immediately withdraw the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Blasphemy Law bill should ‘immediately be withdrawn’ from Pak NA: JUI-F


January 9th, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 9 (ANI): Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-F (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has asked the Pakistan Government to withdraw a private bill seeking an amendment to the country's Blasphemy Law."A private bill tabled ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan-Multiple Crises (Part II)


January 6th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
(Cont.)The MQM's Complaints The MQM crisis is somewhat different. While the world's attention has been focused on the war in FATA against the Taliban and Al Qaeda in the NWFP (Khyber-Pukhtunkhwa) ethnic ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

‘Pakistan needs courage from all its leaders following Taseer’s killing’


January 6th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 6(ANI): Pakistan needs courage from all of its leaders at a time when bigots are condoning Punjab Governor Salman Taseer's assassination in the name of religion, The Heritage Foundation has ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Killing of Pak Punjab Governor deepens political crisis in Pakistan


January 5th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 5(ANI): The assassination of Pakistan Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, an outspoken secular politician, by one of his elite police guards on Tuesday has plunged the government deeper into political crisis.According ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Culprits behind Taseer’s assassination will be brought to justice: Gilani


January 5th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 5(ANI): Condemning the assassination of Pakistan Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has said the culprits would be brought to justice.Gilani also called on workers and supporters ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pak govt has “no intention to repeal anti-blasphemy law”


December 30th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 30 (ANI): In a move to appease religious parties, the Pakistan government has told the National Assembly that it has "no intention" to change the controversial anti-blasphemy law, which is ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pak religious parties protest against amending ‘blasphemy laws’


December 25th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 25 (ANI): Thousands of activists belonging to various religious parties had organised countrywide protest demonstrations against the government's bid to amend the controversial 'Blasphemy Law' on Friday.According to The ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pak clerics launch campaign to protect blasphemy laws


December 16th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 16(ANI): Political and religious parties in Pakistan have launched a campaign to protect the country's blasphemy laws.The decision was announced by Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman at a press ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

With 29 members, PML-N tops list of 105 ‘fake degree-holding Pak parliamentarians’


December 3rd, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec 3 (ANI): Around 105 current and former Pakistani politicians, belonging to different political and religious parties, used unfair means to become members of parliament.These politicians have now been exposed, as ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Tariq Aziz’s son pleads for condemned father’s life


December 2nd, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Dec 2 (IANS/AKI) Tariq Aziz's son Ziad Aziz has pleaded that his father, the condemned former aide to late Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein, not be put to death. Aziz was for ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pak religious parties say pardoning blasphemy accused Christian woman ‘unIslamic’


November 24th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Nov 24 (ANI): Religious parties in Pakistan have come down heavily on the PPP-led government, especially Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, for their 'anti-Islamic' attempts to pardon and exile blasphemy convict Asia ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Holy See condemns Tariq Aziz death sentence


October 28th, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Oct 28 (IANS/AKI) The Vatican has condemned the death penalty given to Tariq Aziz, a top former aide to late Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein.Aziz, now a frail 74-year-old who ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Iraq Sentences Former Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz To Death


October 27th, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Oct 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) President Saddam Hussein's close adviser and former Foreign Minister of Iraq, Tariq Aziz has been sentenced to death by the government. Tariq Aziz has been sentenced ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

« Previous Entries

Subscribe