Iftikhar Alam

  • 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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  • TLAHORE - The saga of two minor Lahore girls abused by their own father for years, as reported by The Nation a few days ago, has taken yet another bizarre turn. It has been revealed that the victim children and their mother have no identity to prove their citizenship. Their non-registration with ...

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  • TLAHORE - Two minor girls, sexually abused by their father for years, are finally free from torture after his arrest, although ill-fated mother still fears returning of the old agony after possible release of the rapist in near future. Although police have deployed security at family’s house ...

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  • TLAHORE - Late last night, the Chief Minister Punjab ordered a raid to save two young girls, aged 9, and 5, from hellish abuse by their father, who had been raping and abusing them for years. The children’s mother approached The Nation’s reporter, Iftikhar Alam, with harrowing videos, ...

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  • TLAHORE - Talks between Pakistan and India over hydro-power projects being set up by the latter in Indian-occupied Kashmir are unlikely to reach an agreement, knowledgeable sources said, adding that Islamabad may have to approach the World Bank for the settlement of the dispute. However, ...

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  • TLAHORE - Thousands of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) workers yesterday started its protest march from Lahore to Islamabad against Holland’s exhibition of blasphemous caricatures of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). The participants, led by TLP Chief Allama Khadim Rizvi, are demanding the PTI ...

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  • TLAHORE - Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed yesterday reiterated his stance to replace PR’s broad-gauge tracks with that of standard gauge, claiming it was the only way to end corruption in the public utility and bring back it’s lost glory.  The overseas Pakistanis, he said ...

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  • TLAHORE - Thousands of people on Sunday left the city to celebrate Eidul Azha in their hometowns, though the exodus started days before and will continue till Tuesday night. Those who left city days ahead of Eid included students, daily labourers and small business owners and other people who live ...

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  • TLAHORE - Wearing turban of Pakistani flag and white shalwar qameez, Mahindar Pall Singh aka Veer Ji Wednesday took oath along with 353 other members in a house of 371 lawmakers. He is the second Sikh member of the provincial legislature since 1947 and perhaps the first youngest one who was ...

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  • TLAHORE   - Backed by a powerful religious organisation widely linked to sectarian politics in Pakistan, a bearded youth entered the Punjab Assembly as an MPA on Wednesday. Contrary to perception about him, Maulana Muavia Azam seemed friendly in his first appearance. He won from PP-126, ...

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  • TLAHORE - Jamaat-i-Islami has decided not to be part of any agitation against the PTI government and play an effective and constructive role of opposition in the parliament. The JI, which is a component of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal along with JUI-F, JUP-Imam Noorani, Tehreek-i-Islami and Markazi ...

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