Day: September 1, 2012

Prayer leader arrested for fabricating evidence in 11 year old girl case

Express Tribune: RAWALPINDI: Police have arrested prayer leader Khalid Jadoon on charges of fabricating evidence, which he had used to accuse Rimsha Masih of committing blasphemy by allegedly burning Quranic pages, Express News reported early on Sunday. Express News correspondent Qamarul Munawar said that Hafiz Muhammad Zubair, who witnessed Jadoon adding pages of the […]

‘Missing’ posters prompt Muslim anger

Credit: The Local Newspaper. ‘Missing’ posters prompt Muslim anger Four Muslim groups have pulled out of an anti-extremism partnership with the government in protest at a poster campaign which they say puts all Muslims under general suspicion.The posters resemble those put up to try to find missing people and show […]

Sectarian killings might break Pakistan: Altaf Hussain

Credit:ET MQM chief addresses a conference organised to promote harmony between different sects of Islam. PHOTO: FILE KARACHI: Expressing serious concerns over the ongoing sectarian violence in the country, Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM’s) chief Altaf Hussain said on Saturday that the trend might break Pakistan. “If people are not provided protection, […]

A Superstar Televangelist in Pakistan Divides, Then Repents

A Superstar Televangelist in Pakistan Divides, Then Repents http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/01/world/asia/a-star-televangelist-in-pakistan-divides-then-repents.html?pagewanted=1&src=recg (Note: a Murderer becomes repentant – Amir Liaqat Husain) THE audience erupted as Aamir Liaquat Hussain, Pakistan’s premier televangelist, darted around the television studio, firing off questions about Islam. “How many gates are there to heaven?” he challenged. Children leapt from […]

Do Ahmadis deserve to live in Pakistan?

Source: Friday Times via Wasim.  41 11 On 25 August, 2012 former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani attended the Khatm-e-Nabuwat Conference in Golra in Islamabad. Talking to reporters after the conference, the former prime minister said the mission of Pir Mehar Ali Shah, the patron saint of Golra, came to its […]