Day: April 22, 2013

China: officials seek to banish superstition

Global Post: In a rare discussion of the Chinese government’s policies on religion, China’s top religious affairs official told a state-run newspaper that the government wants its citizens to stop believing in superstitions about birth, death and fortune, Reuters reported. “For a ruling party which follows Marxism, we need to help […]

Ahmadis to boycott polls: spokesman

Dawn: LAHORE: Some 200,000 members of Pakistan’s minority Ahmadi community will boycott next month’s election in protest at their treatment by the authorities, a spokesman said Monday. “We have been boycotting the election process since 1985 when Ahmadi voters were put in the list of religious minorities,” Saleemuddin, a spokesman […]

Half Guantanamo detainees on hunger strike

Source: BBC Eighty-four of the 166 prisoners held at the US-run Guantanamo Bay facility are now on hunger strike, US military officials have said. The prisoners are protesting against their indefinite detention. Most are being held without charge. Sixteen of the 84 prisoners are being force-fed and five are being […]

Who rules Pakistan?

Source: ET Pakistan is approaching the 10th general elections. It is, therefore, pertinent to ask who rules this country. There is no brief and single answer to this question. If we focus on the elections, we can argue that the people are the ultimate rulers of Pakistan. From another angle, […]