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Over 1800 clerics from different schools of thoughts in Pakistan issued a Fatwa (Islamic ruling) declaring suicide attacks to be Haram (forbidden). Details of the Fatwa signed by 1829 clerics emerged on Monday. The ruling states that those who commit suicide attacks, those who order such attacks, those who...

The Supreme Court ordered on Monday the demolition of all illegal buildings and structures in Murree within five days. A three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, while hearing a case on illegal buildings in Murree, also ordered the deputy commissioner (DC) to lend bulldozers for the purpose. The chief justice also questioned the DC about the ownership...

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat in a recent interview said the force was ready to call Pakistan’s “nuclear bluff” and cross the border to carry out any operation if asked by the government. “We will call the (nuclear) bluff of Pakistan. If we will have to really confront the Pakistanis, and a task is given to us, we are not going to say we cannot...

Protecting children

January 15, 2018

The heinous rape and murder of a seven year old in Kasur has thrust the issue of child abuse to national attention. The most shocking thing about the Kasur incident was that this was not an isolated incident, in 2017; at least 12 similar incidents were reported in Kasur district alone as per media reports. However, the problem is much bigger than what has came to light...

After memorable performances in the Champions Trophy, tour of New Zealand was the first tough series for team Pakistan. Considering the very dominating recent performances of New Zeeland, it was expected that Pakistan would face hard time in the land of kiwis. But it was not hoped that Pakistan would put very dismal show. So far three matches have been played and hosts...

Accusations and reality

January 13, 2018

According to Pakistan’s Foreign Office the recent attack in Quetta has been traced to neighboring Afghanistan. This is not the first time that a major terrorist attack in Pakistan has been traced to the neighboring countries; in fact the majority of the attacks in the country trace their roots to Afghanistan. Talking to a private television channel recently, Director...

Briefing to diplomats

January 12, 2018

It is good omen that Foreign Ministry once gain held a meeting with foreign diplomats and ambassadors in order to brief them about Pakistan’s efforts and sacrifices in war against terrorism. Ambassadors and Heads of Missions in Islamabad were briefed on Wednesday by the Foreign Minister, Foreign Secretary, Chief of General Staff (CGS), Director General Military Operations...

The abduction, rape and murder of the eight year old girl in Kasur has shocked the entire country; what is more shocking the callousness of the government. The most recent gruesome incident is not the first that has happened in Kasur. Back in 2015, the largest-ever child abuse scandal came to surface; the scandal took place in Kasur. News reports said that 400 videos recordings...

The abduction, rape and murder of the eight year old girl in Kasur has shocked the entire country; what is more shocking the callousness of the government. The most recent gruesome incident is not the first that has happened in Kasur. Back in 2015, the largest-ever child abuse scandal came to surface; the scandal took place in Kasur. News reports said that 400 videos recordings...

Quetta blast

January 10, 2018

Four police personnel were among five people martyred while a dozen others injured in a blast some 300 metres from Balochistan Assembly, Quetta on Tuesday. According to initial reports, a suicide bomber targeted a Balochistan Constabulary truck at GPO Chowk near the Zarghon road. It seems that security personnel were the main target of the attack; they were present in...

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