Iftikhar Alam

  • TLAHORE - Sitting in the lawn of his house on a sunny day octogenarian Siddique Teja smiles at his luck, which has firmly held his hand to make him see this hi-tech age that has made him feel more connected to his roots. It was perhaps the most emotional moment of their life when, a few months back, ...

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  • TLAHORE  -  Farmers’ bodies have demanded increase in agriculture research budget and withdrawal of GST on farm machinery. As the federal government is presenting a mini budget on Jan 23, the Pakistan Kissan Ittehad and other organisations have called for reduction in price of ...

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  • TLAHORE - Sirajul Haq, Liaquat Baloch and Professor Ibrahim have appeared top runner for the slot of JI chief. The five-year term of JI chief Sirajul Haq is expiring on March 31, the party spokesman said on Wednesday. The JI’s 80-member (70 men, 10 women) central executive council (Majlise ...

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  • TLAHORE  -   The government and the body governing religious seminaries have failed to reach any conclusion over issue of Madaris reforms even after passage of more than two months of talks between the two sides. The stalemate puts a question mark over the implementation of much ...

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  • TLAHORE - Punjab Information and Culture Minister Fayyazul Hassan Chohan on Tuesday lashed out at reporters for asking a question during a photo exhibition held in memory of JI former chief Qazi Hussain Ahmad. Since the minister was guest at the JI-organised function, reporters present there taking ...

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  • TLAHORE - Jamaat-i-Islami has parted ways with the Muttahida Majlise Amal after a year of revival of five religious parties’ alliance. “We will not conduct any future programme under the banner of the MMA,” said JI chief Sirajul Haq during a press conference at Jamaat’s ...

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  • TLAHORE - Jamaat-i-Islami Pakistan is set to choose its chief for next five-year through a direct election process starting from January’s second week. The 100-member executive body (Majlis-i-Shoora) of the JI will meet on January 4-5-6 and suggest three names for the next Amir (chief) for the ...

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  • TLAHORE - The dawn of 21st century has seen many poets who have made a valuable contribution to the Urdu poetry in this age of hi-tech and internet. Without breaking the tradition, they crafted their own distinct identity into the field. They adopted modern ideas and expressed them in a stunning ...

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  • TLAHORE - Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan has almost vanished from country’s political scene after passing more than a week of police crackdown against its leaders and workers across the country. The hardliner Brailvi/Sunni outfit which appeared the largest religious political party in terms of ...

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  • TLAHORE - Nationwide crackdown against Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan and detention of its chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi has created unrest among the party ranks with some of the leaders have gone underground and are making desperate attempts to mobilise the workers through social media. Their efforts, ...

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  • TLAHORE - The TLP has rejected Religious Affairs Minister Noorul Haq Qadri’s claims that the former felt sorry over the sit-in staged to protest against the SC order to release blasphemy accused Aasia Bibi. “We have not sought apology from anyone during the sit-in,” TLP spokesman ...

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  • TLAHORE  -   Claiming the PTI government was bent upon amending blasphemy laws and recognising Israel as a legitimate state, religious parties have warned Islamabad to clarify its position on the issues or get ready to face a powerful movement. The proposed movement, said the leaders ...

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  • TLAHORE - More than 30 religious parties have announced launch of a movement to protect, what they called, Islamic identity of Pakistan. For the purpose, the parties will take out a rally in Lahore today (Thursday) while the next demo would be staged in Sukkar on November 25. The announcement was ...

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  • TLAHORE - Leading religious scholars have termed the act of a prayer leader of declaring Nikah of Sunni Muslims dissolved on attending funeral of a Shia woman against the basics of the Islam. The critics, however, say it is what the majority of the Muslims in Pakistani society have been taught for ...

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  • TLAHORE - Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Sunday claimed that the recent protests over Aasia Bibi issue had nothing to do with religion, but were about politics. And, he urged religious leaders and members of society to take ownership of a fight against ‘extremist ...

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  • TLAHORE - A resident of Shakoorabad village in Okara district, 150 kilometres west of Lahore, Muhammad Mushtaq sits with a troupe of drummers at Thokar Niaz Baig Chowk every day in search of livelihood. Drumbeating holds no charm for him though people invite his group to double up their festivities ...

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  • TLAHORE - The second phase of three-day Tableeghi Ijtema formally started at Raiwind on Friday with a large attendance of people from different areas of the country.According to some estimates, more than half a million people are participating in the event which will conclude on Sunday morning with ...

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  • TLAHORE - Differences have cropped up between the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan and the Punjab government over the interpretation of the agreement signed between the two sides, after which the TLP has decided to hold talks with the federal government, bypassing the provincial authorities. The Punjab ...

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  • TLAHORE - The much-awaited bus service between Pakistan and China started its first operation on a Monday night. The bus will make another trip on Wednesday. These two tour are part of its trial run while its operation will begin next week. A private company, North-South Transport Service, is ...

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  • TLAHORE - The government has rejected Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan’s demand for halting the crackdown on its activists involved in violence and vandalism during protests against the Supreme Court’s decision to acquit Christian woman Aasia Bibi of blasphemy charges last week. Protests ...

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  • TLAHORE - The countrywide protest organised by the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) came to an end after three days on Friday as the religious party and the government signed a five-point agreement. The protesters dispersed peacefully in different areas after the agreement. The TLP, which initially ...

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  • TLAHORE/ISLAMBAD   -   Dialogue between government and protesters in Lahore failed yesterday, with TLP leadership announcing a countrywide wheel-jam strike today against the acquittal of a Christian woman in a blasphemy case. To end prevailing unrest, a ministerial team held ...

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  • TLAHORE - Rejecting the Supreme Court verdict that acquitted Aasia Bibi, a Christian, of the blasphemy charge, the nascent Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan on Wednesday started protests in the City – and on GT Road, Motorways between Lahore and Islamabad - blocking main arteries and setting alight ...

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  • TLAHORE - “I have been coming to Urs of Data Sahib for 20 years and spending three days at his feet. Data Hazoor preached love for mankind. Devotion to him brings magical changes in life,” says Hussain Elahi, a middle-aged devotee of Hazrat Ali Hajveri (RA), commonly known as Data Ganj ...

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  • T“I come here on every Urs of Data Sahib for last 20 years and spend three days in  his feet. Data Hazoor preached love for mankind. Devotion to him brings magical changes in life,” believes Hussain Elahi, a middle aged devotee of Hazrat Ali Hajvri (R.A) commonly known as Data Ganj ...

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  • TLAHORE - MMA President Maulana Fazlur Rehman is due to meet PML-N Quaid Mian Nawaz Sharif on Sunday (today) in his efforts to forge an alliance of all important political parties. Maulana Fazl, who is equally on good terms with the PPP, will brief the three-time prime minister about the response he ...

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  • TLAHORE - The Auqaf Organisation earns over Rs1.5 billion every year and millions from this amount go into the pockets of organisation’s employees and contractors and the political hierarchy, which controls affairs of the autonomous body. Misappropriation of donations collected through cash ...

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  • TLAHORE - Auqaf Minister Syed Saeedul Hassan Shah has stressed the need for following the teachings of Hazrat Ali bin Usman Al-Hajveri, popularly known as Data Ganj Bakhsh.  “His teachings are treasure of Islamic wisdom and provided comprehensive guideline for the establishment of a ...

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  • TLAHORE - The Tehreek-i-Labbaik Ya Rasoolallah Jalali faction Friday staged a protest in front of Punjab Assembly against ‘possible release’ of Asia Bibi from the Supreme Court. The protest was staged a day after the Rizvi faction of the Tehreek at a meeting said the group would ...

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  • TLAHORE - While majority of opposition parties term PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif’s arrest by NAB political victimisation, the Jamaat-i-Islami sees no vendetta in his detention rather it calls for expanding the anti-graft investigations and across the board ruthless accountability. The JI, a ...

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