Day: August 30, 2012

Are Muslims Allowed To Dance?

August, 2012 Huff Post: By Omar Sacirbey (RNS) The Taliban in Afghanistan shocked the world this week (Aug. 27) when they beheaded 17 people, allegedly for the crime of dancing at a mixed-gender gathering. Which prompts the question: Does Islam forbid dancing? While Islamic scholars are divided on the answer, it’s easy to […]

Absurd, dangerous interviews: By Kamran Shafi

Express Tribune: The last 15 days saw three quite ludicrous, dangerous interviews aired on our TV channels, two of them on fake ‘Dr’ Amir Liaquat’s show,one with Imran Khan and the other with the so-called only-father-of-our-bums Dr AQ Khan. The third was on ARY in which Kashif Abbasi interviewed General Hamid Gul, self-same Imran […]

Special Group comprising Pakistan Interfaith League (PIL) and Ulema Council (APUC) to monitor proceedings of the Rimsha case

Source: The News Islamabad: The Pakistan Interfaith League (PIL) Chairman Sajid Ishaq held a meeting with the Special Group formed to monitor the proceedings of the Rimsha Masih blasphemy case here on Wednesday afternoon. The Special Group was formed at a joint consultative session of the Pakistan Interfaith League (PIL) […]

   Teachers’ Forum – The Commonwealth Teachers’ Forum, organised in Mauritius alongside the 18th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (CCEM), opened Tuesday at the Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre at Bell-Village, near Port-Louis, the Mauritian capital. Addressing participants, Mauritian Education and Human Resources Minister, Vasant Bunwaree, urged teachers in the Commonwealth […]

THE SEER OF PAKISTAN

Credit: The New Yorker via Wasim: In the south of Pakistan, where Hindus have lately been kidnapped for ransom and their daughters forcibly converted to Islam, Hindu families have started fleeing to India in trains. As they waved to their relatives from train windows, possibly for the last time, many […]

Absurd, dangerous interviews

Credit: ET Pakistan. The writer is a columnist, a former major of the Pakistan Army and served as press secretary to Benazir Bhutto kamran.shafi@tribune.com.pk The last 15 days saw three quite ludicrous, dangerous interviews aired on our TV channels, two of them on fake ‘Dr’ Amir Liaquat’s show, one with […]