Day: June 19, 2014

Pakistan world’s largest refugee-hosting country

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan is the largest refugee-hosting country in the world with currently hosting some 1.6 million registered refugees. The data released by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) on the World Refugees Day say that the Afghanistan remains the world’s leading source of refugees. According to figures, around […]

Noam Chomsky: The responsibility of privilege – The famed linguist and political activist says intellectuals have a moral duty to hold centres of power to account.

His popularity – or notoriety as some would say – endures because he is still criticising politicians, business leaders and other powerful figures for not acting in the public’s best interest. At the heart of Chomsky’s work is examining the ways elites use their power to control millions of people, […]

World Muslim body vows to combat ‘sectarian policies’

The Saudi-based Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, which represents more than 1.5 billion Muslims worldwide, affirmed Thursday a commitment to unity in combatting “sectarian” policies. OIC members will stand “united in combatting sectarian, confessional, and exclusion policies that have led to sedition in some countries and threatened their security and stability,” […]

World Muslim body vows to combat 'sectarian policies'

The Saudi-based Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, which represents more than 1.5 billion Muslims worldwide, affirmed Thursday a commitment to unity in combatting “sectarian” policies. OIC members will stand “united in combatting sectarian, confessional, and exclusion policies that have led to sedition in some countries and threatened their security and stability,” […]

Naya Zamana Editor gets life threats in Lahore

Urdu magazine editor Shoaib Adil gets life threats          June 19, 2014   LAHORE: The editor of progressive Urdu monthly magazine Naya Zamana, Lahore, Mohammad Shoaib Adil, has reportedly been receiving life threats from religious militants for publishing the autobiography of a retired Lahore High Court judge, Muhammad Islam Bhatti, […]