Day: September 8, 2012

No terror tag for Pakistan, ISI: US

Credit:TOI The United States is not considering terror tags for Pakistan and its intelligence agency ISI despite charges of their patronage of terrorist groups, American officials said on Friday. (AP Photo) WASHINGTON: The United States is not considering terror tags for Pakistan and its intelligence agency ISI despite charges of […]

Pakistan needs to change blasphemy law

In Pakistan, the Muslim cleric who denounced a mentally challenged Christian girl of 14 for blasphemy has now been arrested for allegedly framing her. It is the latest bizarre twist in a case that sparked a worldwide outcry. In Pakistan, blasphemy can bring a death sentence or life in prison, […]

Iran slams Canada for breaking off relations

Source: ET The entrance of the Iranian embassy in Ottawa, Canada. PHOTO: COURTESY IRANIAN EMBASSY TEHRAN: Iran hit out at Canada’s decision to break off diplomatic ties, with foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast accusing the Canadian government of being “under the influence of the Zionist regime.” Canada closed its Tehran embassy […]

Ahmadis, it was found, after initially being declared a minority in 1974, have suffered the most as a result of blasphemy law

Source: ET Chairman of the Ulema Council alleges Rimsha accused in order to force Christians out. PHOTO: AFP ISLAMABAD: Ever since the introduction of stringent amendments in blasphemy laws under General Ziaul Haq’s rule, more people suffered from communal clashes than ever in the sub-continent. Since 1990 alone, fifty-two people have […]