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Was Pakistani Maulana’s visit aimed at reinforcing anti-Vastanvi lobby?


February 17th, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Sharat Pradhan Lucknow, Feb 17 (IANS) The two-day India visit by Islamic hardliner and Pakistan's Jamiat-ul-Islami chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman is believed to be aimed at reinforcing the lobby against recently-appointed ... Read more...

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Pak Govt “caught between devil and deep sea” on Davis’ detention issue: Gilani


February 17th, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 17(ANI): The Pakistan Government is "just caught between the devil and the deep sea" on double murder-accused US official Raymond Davis' detention issue, Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s new cabinet to be sworn in Friday


February 11th, 2011 - 3:29 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 11 (IANS) Pakistan's new cabinet, which will be smaller in size, is likely to be sworn in Friday. "The new cabinet will comprise of 40 members in total. However, ... Read more...

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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...

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‘Easy access to hate literature’ main cause behind rising extremism in Pakistan: Ashrafi


January 27th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 27(ANI): The easy availability of instigating literature in Pakistani markets is the core reason behind the rising extremism in the country, Pakistan Ulema Counsel (PUC) Chairman Allama Tahir Ashrafi has ... Read more...

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Pak security agencies warn of ‘vehicle-borne terror attacks’


January 25th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 25(ANI): Pakistan's National Crisis Management Cell has warned the country's law enforcement agencies that three vehicles can be used in Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Devices (VBIED) attacks, and directed the ... Read more...

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Pak Govt to protect minorities at all costs: Zardari


January 21st, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 21(ANI): The Pakistan Government will protect the country's minorities at all costs in accordance with the vision of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and the Constitution of Pakistan, President Asif Ali ... Read more...

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Whole nation will besiege Pak Parliament if Taseer’s assassin given death sentence: ST


January 10th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, Jan 10 (ANI): Sunni Tehreek (ST) activists have warned that the entire nation will besiege Pakistan's Parliament House if Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri, the assassin of Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer, ... Read more...

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Another setback to PPP-led Pak govt as JUI-F demands Gilani’s resignation


December 29th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 29 (ANI): Compounding the pressure on the PPP-led Pakistan government, the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) has demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani.JUI-F chief Fazlur Rehman made the call ... Read more...

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Cracks widen in Pakistan’s ruling coalition, key ally quits


December 21st, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Dec 21 (IANS) The cracks within the ruling coalition in Pakistan widened Tuesday after a key ally made it clear that it had "no intention of returning to ... Read more...

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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...

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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...

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JUI-F chief Fazl ’shocked’ at ‘friend’ Burney’s terror-allegiance’ allegations


November 24th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 24 (ANI): Responding to former Pakistan minister Ansar Burney's call for banning the entry of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazl -ur-Rehman in the United Kingdom, the latter has said ... Read more...

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Terror attack at CIA office in Pak foiled


November 16th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 16 (ANI): A terror attack plot at the CIA office in Pakistan was foiled after a man carrying a bag laden with explosives and addressed to a deputy superintendent ... Read more...

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Supporters of SP, Ulema Council clash in Uttar Pradesh


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 3 (IANS) Security has been tightened in Azamgarh district of Uttar Pradesh following a clash between members of the Ulema Council and supporters of a Samajwadi Party (SP) leader, police ... Read more...

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Kashmir an integral part of India, say Deoband clerics


October 11th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Deoband, Oct 11 (ANI): Upholding India's stand on Jammu and Kashmir, several Ulemas and intellectuals in Deoband have declared the State as an integral part of the country and urged the government ... Read more...

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Kashmir part of India: Deoband clerics


October 10th, 2010 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 10 (IANS) Endorsing India's stand on Kashmir, the influential Darul Uloom Deoband Islamic seminary Sunday declared the state was an integral part of the country."India is like a bouquet of ... Read more...

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Muslim League always used for bringing about undemocratic change in Pak: JUI Chief


October 3rd, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 3 (ANI): Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman, the Chief of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam party, has stated that Muslim League is always used for the purpose of generating an undemocratic change in the country."Muslim ... Read more...

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Indian Muslims divided over Ayodhya ruling


October 1st, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) A day after a court ruled in favour of a Ram temple at the site of the razed Babri mosque in Ayodhya, many Muslims across India were ... Read more...

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Shiv Sainiks will maintain peace post-Ayodhya verdict: Uddhav


September 21st, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Days after the Muslim community urged restraint after the judgment on the Babri Mosque title suit is announced Sep 24, Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray Tuesday ... Read more...

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Muslims appeal for peace — post Ayodhya verdict


September 17th, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Muslim intellectuals and religious scholars Friday urged the Muslim community to maintain peace after the judicial gives its ruling on the Babri mosque title suit Sep 24. Addressing mediapersons ... Read more...

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Pak links India to Wednesday’s Lahore attack despite Taliban acknowledgment


September 4th, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Sep 4(ANI): Pakistan 's intelligence agencies have reportedly linked India to Wednesday's triple bombings on a religious procession in Lahore, which killed at least 37 people, and left 250 injured.According ... Read more...

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Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan claims responsibility for Lahore attacks


September 3rd, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sept 3 (ANI): The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed responsibility for carrying out Wednesday's triple bombing on a religious procession in Lahore, which killed at least 37 people, and left ... Read more...

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Pak religious clerics form global council to counter anti-Islam conspiracies


August 31st, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Aug 31(ANI): Prominent religious clerics in Pakistan have formed 'The World United Ulema and Mashaikh Council' (WUUMC) to counter anti-Islam conspiracies and tackle them at national and international forums.WUUMC Chairman Maulana ... Read more...

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Angelina’s donation for floods surpasses Zardari’s help


August 25th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 25 (IANS) Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has contributed $100,000 (about Pakistani Rs.8.5 million) for flood ravaged Pakistan, a move that surpasses President Asif Ali Zardari's Rs.5 million donation and ... Read more...

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Suicide attack kills 26, injuries over 40 in northwest Pakistan


August 23rd, 2010 - 10:34 pm ICT by BNO News
ISLAMABAD (BNO NEWS) – A suicide attack on Monday killed 26 people and injured over 40 more at a mosque in southwest Pakistan, local media reported.The explosion took place in Wana, in ... Read more...

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Hafeez’s India diatribe with backing of Pak’s top religious parties worrying: Editorial


June 16th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jun.16 (ANI): Jamaat-ud-Daawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Mohammed Saeed was recently seen rubbing shoulders with some of the leading religious leaders of the country during a public rally in Lahore which ... Read more...

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Pak assurances to clamp down on banned outfits mere promises?


June 15th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, June 15(ANI): Despite repeated assurances and announcements by the Pakistan government to come down hard on banned groups in the country, the facts reveal that the reality is completely different, with ... Read more...

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Analysts skeptical about S.Arabia religious leaders calling terror financing unIslamic


May 20th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Amman (Jordan)/Washington, May 20 (ANI): A resolution issued by Saudi Arabia's top religious leaders that says terror financing is forbidden by Islamic law, will not amount to much, according to skeptical analysts.The ... Read more...

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Indian envoy meets Maulana Fazl ur Rehman


May 18th, 2010 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 17 (IANS) Indian High Commissioner Sharat Sabharwal Monday met Jamiat Ulema Islam (F) chief and Kashmir Committee chairman Maulana Fazl ur Rehman and discussed relations between the two countries. Maulana Fazl ... Read more...

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Lyricist Javed Akhtar’s security stepped up


May 16th, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, May 16 (ANI): Lyricist and Rajya Sabha member Javed Akhtar has been provided round-the-clock security following e-mail threats received by him for criticizing a fatwa against working women during a ... Read more...

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Lyricist Javed Akhtar gets e-mail threat for criticizing Deoband fatwa


May 15th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, May 15 (ANI): Lyricist and Rajya Sabha member Javed Akhtar on Saturday lodged a case with the Mumbai Police after he received a e-mail threat for criticizing a fatwa banning ... Read more...

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Kasuri should table document supporting statement over Kashmir resolution: JUI-F chief


May 2nd, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May.2 (ANI): Rubbishing former foreign minister Khurshid Mahmood Kasuri's claims that the long pending Kashmir issue is near a solution during his reign, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (Fazal Group) (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur ... Read more...

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For Pakistan, Kashmir is a matter of life and death : JUI-F


April 29th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Apr.29 (ANI): Describing the Kashmir issue as a matter of 'life and death' for Pakistan, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rahman has reiterated Islamabad's long standing demand of resolving the ... Read more...

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7 killed as protests against Khyber-Pakhtoonkhawa turn violent


April 12th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 12 (IANS) Seven people were killed and nearly 100 wounded in Abbotabad city as protests against renaming of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) as Khyber-Pakhtoonkhawa turned violent on Monday, ... Read more...

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