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Zakaria Virk is a writer, translator, author and historian of Islamic science. He has compiled 17 books in Urdu and English, written scores of article published in newspapers, magazines of India, Pakistan, UK, USA and Canada. He is a retired civil servant. He has two sons both living in the US, one Adnan is ESPN sports TV anchor in Bristol, Connecticut. He has traveled to more than 15 countries. He has published 5 books on the life and achievements of Muslim world's first Nobel laureate Dr Abdus Salam. (1926-1996).
He has donated blood 50 times in Canada. He is a card carrying member of Liberal Party of Canada.

Manchester Explosion

By Wajid Shamsul Hasan  24-May-17 I wanted to write my column on the astounding success of Karachi Literary Festival for the first time on Saturday at the hub of London’s cultural activities -the South Bank but then I was shell shocked and pulled away from my topic by an enormous tragic event […]

Trump’s Riyadh farce exposed in Manchester

BY TAREK FATAH, TORONTO SUN……………FIRST POSTED: TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017 05:58 PM EDT | UPDATED: TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017 06:04 PM EDT U.S. President Donald Trump has accomplished the impossible. After correctly diagnosing the ailment that afflicts the Muslim world, he has prescribed the wrong medicine as the cure, thus ensuring the epidemic will thrive. […]

USA: U.S. House Introduces Resolution (Again) Calling for Global Repeal of Blasphemy Laws

While the current Republican leadership in Congress is working to make rich people richer while taking away health care access and vital programs for the poor, Democrats can still try and pass resolutions that carry symbolic weight. Rep. Jamie Raskin has just introduced H.Res. 349 which calls for the “global repeal of blasphemy, heresy, and […]

USA: Warning: President Pence Would Be Worse Than President Trump

President Trump may be a buffoon, but a President Pence would bring ruin upon the nation and turn the U.S. into a Christian theocracy. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2017/05/warning-president-pence-worse-president-trump/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=BRSS&utm_campaign=Nonreligious&utm_content=367 As Trump’s troubles continue to grow, conservatives and liberals alike are wrestling with the very real possibility that Trump will be forced out of office […]

UK: Faith healer Mehboob Akhtar jailed for multimillion-pound fraud

BBC.Com http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-36103880 A faith leader who used his role as a “spiritual guide” to cover up a multimillion-pound property fraud and tax-evasion scam has been jailed.Mehbook Akhtar Muslim cleric Mehboob Akhtar, of Stoke-on-Trent, was sentenced along with nine others including his wife and daughter. They were found guilty of lying […]

USA: Missing Indian-origin Cornell student found dead in New York

New York, May 20 A 20-year-old Indian-origin Cornell University student was found dead here after going missing this week. Aalaap Narasipura, a senior electrical engineering student at Cornell’s College of Engineering, was reported missing since Wednesday. (Follow The Tribune on Facebook; and Twitter @thetribunechd) Cornell University Police, working with the New York State Police, […]

India: Amritsar physician kidnapped after wife pays ransom

Tribune News Service, Amritsar, May 19 A doctor kidnapped on Thursday night by gangster Gopi Ghanshaypuria and his accomplices near Ajnala in Amritsar was released after his wife paid a ransom of Rs 7.5 lakh to the kidnappers.The gangster is reportedly linked to Vicky Goundar. (Follow The Tribune on Facebook; and Twitter @thetribunechd)http://tribuneindia.com/news/punjab/amritsar-doc-kidnapped-released-after-wife-pays-rs-7-5-lakh-in-ransom/409550.html The […]

Truth its three types – religious, spiritual and scientific

مذہبی سچ‘ روحانی سچ اور سائنسی سچ  15-05-2017 ڈاکٹر خالد سہیل 1,090 Views  http://www.humsub.com.pk/63825/khalid-sohail-22/ بعض لوگوں کا ایمان ہے کہ ساری دنیا میں صرف ایک ہی سچ ہے. بعض لوگوں کا خیال ہے کہ دنیا میں اتنے ہی سچ ہیں جتنے انسان. اور بعض لوگ یہ سمجھتے ہیں کہ ہم سچ کو […]

Malaysia: Keep Zakir Naik out

Swarajya Staff – May 14, 2017, 6:14 pm https://swarajyamag.com/world/tell-our-government-to-keep-zakir-naik-out-malaysian-hindus-to-un#sthash.3YcMh8zt.dpufMalaysian Hindus are beginning to organise themselves politically and as a start they are trying to save their country from Zakir Naik. The Chairman of HINDRAF (Hindu Rights Action Force) in Malayasia, P Waythamoorthy, has called for the UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee […]

India: 24 youths who travelled from Kerala to Afghanistan to join the Islamic (IS) State were regulars at IRF’s office in Mumbai.

KUALA LUMPUR: A special judicial tribunal in India has upheld the government’s ban on Zakir Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation (IRF). The tribunal found there were sufficient reasons, including a threat to India’s security, to outlaw it. The IRF had petitioned the judicial tribunal against the Nov 17, 2016 ban under […]

Canada: Hundreds of Quebec lumber workers among first to lose work after Trump’s softwood tariffs

thestar.com 2017/05/14 MONTREAL—Hundreds of Quebec forestry workers are experiencing the first sour tastes from the softwood lumber battle with the United States as they prepare for the start of layoffs. Starting Monday, Resolute Forest Products is cutting shifts at seven sawmills and delaying the start of forest operations that will […]