Top Pakistan clerics call for harmony ahead of holy month

Islamabad  - Pakistan’s top religious body Wednesday called for a ban on religious hate speech and greater harmony between sects ahead of a holy month usually marred by anti-Shiite violence. The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) added [...]

Pakistan’s Malala receives US Liberty Medal

Philadelphia – Malala Yousafzai, the child rights activist and youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, received the Liberty Medal and pledged her $100,000 award to education in her homeland Pakistan. Yousafzai won the annual [...]

High in Pakistan’s mountains, women break taboos

Hunza (Pakistan)  - A group of young Pakistani girls sit on a carpeted floor listening as their teacher writes on a whiteboard, preparing his students for the rigours of climbing some of the world’s highest peaks. This is Shimshal Mountaineering [...]

Cleric calls off Pakistan parliament protest

Islamabad  - A Canadian-Pakistani cleric whose supporters have camped outside the country’s parliament building since August, demanding the government resign, called off his sit-in protest Tuesday to take the demonstrations countrywide. Tahir-ul-Qadri [...]

Pakistan air strikes kill 28 militants

Islamabad – Pakistan’s military Tuesday said it had killed 28 militants in air strikes in the restive tribal region near the Afghan border, a region where it has been battling Islamist groups for more than a decade. The strikes, [...]

Revered Pakistani philanthropist ‘shocked’ over armed robbery

Karachi – Revered Pakistani philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi on Tuesday said he was shocked and heartbroken over an armed robbery at his foundation’s headquarters in Karachi, adding that even the Taliban had donated money to the [...]

Sindh faced step motherly treatment in past: Sharjeel

  KARACHI,  Provincial Minister for Information, Archives and Local Government, Sharjeel Inam Memon, has said that in the past, Sindh had been meted out step motherly treatment by the centre and PPP despite a complete tenure cannot cover [...]

President writes letters to provincial and AJK govts against spread of Ebola diseases

Islamabad : President Mamnoon Hussain has written letters to provincial governments and governments of Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan urging them to take preventive measures against spread of Ebola diseases. This was stated by Parliamentary [...]

Sri Lanka to hold presidential elections two years ahead of schedule

London : Sri Lanka has reportedly decided to hold early presidential elections in January, about two years ahead of schedule, the government’s information ministry said. President Mahinda Rajapaksa is expected to seek a third term in office [...]

Pakistan suspends news channel supportive of Khan

Islamabad  - Pakistan on Monday suspended a television channel supportive of anti-government protests being held by cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan and a populist cleric in the capital Islamabad. ARY News, a popular station, is being [...]

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