Day: October 6, 2011

Karachi suo motu: Verdict out

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Thursday announced the verdict in the Karachi suo motu case. In his opening remarks, the chief justice said Islam is a religion of peace and it places great importance on the life of a human being. Justice Chaudhry said it was […]

Finance bosses meet in Berlin as bank-saving plans advance

  By RFI   The European Union is preparing coordinated action to prop up panic-stricken banks, as world financial chiefs meet in Berlin Thursday. Meanwhile, French and Belgian local authorities are locked in talks with governments and financial players over the crisis-hit Dexia bank. Details:

Is Indonesia in danger of becoming another Pakistan?

Rob Kerby, Senior Editor | 1:56pm Wednesday October 5, 2011 Islam’s most populous nation, Indonesia, is the most diverse nation imaginable — a far-flung archipelego of 13,466 islands where 238 million people speaking 742 languages live in everything from luxurious skyscraper penthouses to squalid cardboard slums, mountainside-hugging bamboo huts and […]

Opposition groups in Syria strive for unity

by Mohamed Cherif, Swiss-based Syrian opposition figure Nidal Darwish was involved in creating the Syrian National Council (SNC) – a platform for opposition to President Bashar al-Assad. In an interview with, Darwish talks about the motives behind the formation of this council and its prospects of success following […]

Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad holds meetings with Norway’s Defence Minister, Grete Faremo and with former Prime Minister, Kjell Magne Bondevik

Kjell Magne Bondevik Grete Faremo During his recent tour of Norway, Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, was called on by the Norwegian Government’s current Defence Minister, Grete Faremo and also by twotime former Prime Minister kjell Magne Bondevik. During both meetings the dignitaries welcomed Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad to Norway and congratulated him on the opening […]

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs dies at 56

Source: CBC News Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who revolutionized technology through his design, marketing and creation of personal computers and mobile devices, has died at 56, the company announced Wednesday. “We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today,” Apple said in a brief statement. “Steve’s brilliance, […]

Misuse of blasphemy law

Source: Dawn.Com THE predicament of Junaid Ahmed illustrates precisely the mischief that continues to be unleashed by the presence of Section 295 C, the `blasphemy law`, on Pakistan`s law books. A student at a Chakwal seminary run by a member of the Tehrik Khuddam Ahl-i-Sunnat, Junaid Ahmed took permission from […]

Saudi poet Mastoura Al-Ahmadi dies

By ARAB NEWS MADINAH: Saudi female poet Mastoura Al-Ahmadi died on Monday at the age of 35 at King Fahd Hospital in Madinah after she suffered from a heart problem. Al-Ahmadi was a famous poet who participated in the popular reality TV show “Poet Of The Million,” aired from United […]