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Indian Sufis not kidnapped, located in Sindh: Pakistan

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Indian Sufis not kidnapped, located in Sindh: Pakistan

The many people worried about the fate of the two Indian Sufi clerics, as well as their families can breathe easy now. The two men have been traced and have reached Karachi, and will be flying back home soon. KARACHI: Two Indian clerics, Syed Asif Ali Nizami, the head priest of New Delhi’s Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah, […]

Have two Indian Sufi Priests been kidnapped in Pakistan?

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Have two Indian Sufi Priests been kidnapped in Pakistan?

Have two Indian Sufi priests been kidnapped by Islamist fundamentalists in Pakistan? After arrival at Karachi on Wednesday (March 8), they seem to have just vanished into thin air. They did not arrive at their destination, the Daata Darbar (another famous Sufi Shrine). The exchange of clerics between these two shrines is a tradition dating […]

Pakistan gears up for Census

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Pakistan gears up for Census

Pakistan on Wednesday (March 15) launched its first census in nearly two decades, with security high as thousands of enumerators backed by the military began the enormous, politically-charged count. The census is seen as a challenge. Pakistan will deploy a team of more than 300,000 people and involve 55 million forms – as well as a […]

Zeenat Bibi, daughter killer, sentenced to death

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Zeenat Bibi, daughter killer, sentenced to death

LAHORE: What is this ‘honour’ that pushes a mother to commit the dastardly deed of  setting fire to her 16 year old daughter?  Civilized society grapples with these horrendous killings, but the beat goes on. Who will stop the rain? More death sentences? A mother who murdered her own daughter and set her alight for […]

Poor Pakistani girls ‘Pay the Price’ for Parents’ Debts

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Poor Pakistani girls ‘Pay the Price’ for Parents’ Debts

An estimated 1,000 young Christian and Hindu girls, most of them underage and impoverished, are taken from their homes each year, converted to Islam and married, according to a report by the NGO South Asia Partnership. More than two million Pakistanis live as “modern slaves”, according to the 2016 Global Slavery Index, which ranks Pakistan […]

World Bank cancels Pakistan Natural Gas project

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World Bank cancels Pakistan Natural Gas project

Islamabad:  The World Bank has cancelled a USD 100 million loan to Pakistan for a natural gas efficiency project due to ‘no progress in achieving the development objectives’ and a’ lack of interest’ on the part of the gas distribution company. The bottom line is, there was a lot of pilferage. Somebody was siphoning off […]

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No Survivors in Pakistan Plane Crash

There were no survivors after a plane carrying 48 passengers crashed into a mountain in northern Pakistan on Wednesday (Dec 7), the airline’s chairman said, as recovery operations continued late into the night at the remote crash site, according to a Reuters report. The military said 40 bodies had been recovered and rescue efforts involved […]

Will General Musharraf be arrested?

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Will General Musharraf be arrested?

A Pakistan court has issued a warrant of arrest  against former president Pervez Musharraf in a case related to the alleged murder of Baloch nationalist leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti, the  Pakistan daily Dawn reported. A divisional bench of the Balochistan High Court (BHC) passed the order while hearing a review petition which challenged Musharraf’s […]

6 out of 100 Pakistan’s babies die within a month : Unicef

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6 out of 100 Pakistan’s babies die within a month : Unicef

LAHORE: Pakistan has the highest rate of newborn mortality in South Asia, revealed a latest report issued by UNICEF in Kathmandu, Nepal. Pakistan was home to 244,746 of the one million babies who died within 28 days of birth in South Asia in 2015. The South Asia Health Atlas 2016 report compiled by UNICEF reveals […]

Anti-conversion law passed in Sindh, Pakistan!

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Anti-conversion law passed in Sindh, Pakistan!

KARACHI  – Sindh province has passed a law against forced conversions, much to the relief of Hindus and Christians in this Pakistani province. A Pakistan province on Thursday (Nov 24) passed a law making “forced conversions” punishable with a life sentence and forbidding minors from changing their religion, a bid to protect minorities in the […]

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No carrots for Pakistan in Trump administration?

What can the subcontinent expect from President Donald Trump? Bewilderment, for starters says Michael Krepon, Co-Founder, Stimson Center. If the new occupant in the Oval Office is unfamiliar with Russia, China, the workings of NATO, nuclear deterrence, and the impact of trade compacts, do not expect him to be well versed on the Nuclear Suppliers […]

Balochistan Blast to terrorize Moderate Muslims

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Balochistan Blast to terrorize Moderate Muslims

QUETTA, Pakistan  –  All liberal forms of Islam are being attacked by the Salafists. An explosion claimed by militant group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) ripped through a Sufi Muslim shrine in southwestern Pakistan on Saturday (Nov 12), killing at least 52 people and wounding scores, officials said. The blast at the Shah […]

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