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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.

Erdogan to inaugurates mosque in Germany

Erdogan to inaugurate mosque in Germany on Saturday,” by Nilay Kar, Anadolu Agency, September 25, 2018: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will inaugurate in the German city of Cologne one of the largest mosques in Europe on Saturday. The Cologne Central Mosque, built by Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DITIB) after eight […]

That thing India and Pakistan do

Mohammed Hanif, NYTimes KARACHI, Pakistan — Four years ago when India elected the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (B.J.P.) to power, Pakistan’s iconic feminist poet and peace activist Fahmida Riaz recited a poem of despair, comparing new India to old Pakistan: Turns out you were just like us, Where were you hiding all […]

Pakistan: ‘We will not bow to extremists’: Govt hits back after vicious campaign targets Atif Mian

Source: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government on Tuesday defended a leading international academic appointed by Prime Minister Imran Khan to the Economic Advisory Council (EAC), saying that Pakistan “belongs to minorities as much as it belongs to the majority”. The statement came from the Minister of Information Fawad Chaudhary amidst a […]

Pakistan: Tempest in a teapot over appointment of a US Professor

مبشر علی زیدی کی ایک ٹویٹ کے جواب میں۔۔۔۔ کیا احمدی آئین پاکستان کے باغی ہیں؟ عبیداللہ خان Source: Humsub website حمدی کا موضوع پاکستان میں وہ شجر ممنوعہ ہے جس پر بات کرنے کےلئے آپ کو صرف اس صورت میں آزادی ہے اگر آپ ان کے خلاف نفرت پھیلا […]

USA: Meghan McCain Rebukes Trump

By Mihir Zaveri, NYTimes Meghan McCain, John McCain’s daughter, delivered a powerful speech at her father’s funeral on Saturday, and in a reproach of President Trump, said the “America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because it was always great.” Ms. McCain’s speech contrasted her father’s legacy with […]

Poland: No mosque unless cathedral in S. Arabia

Polish lawmaker Dominik Tarczyński has waded into the European burqa debate, saying it should be banned partly for security reasons, and partly to make it clear to Islamic radicals that they cannot demand more rights in Europe than Europeans have in Saudi Arabia.Saudi owned mosque seized by Belgian government Mr Tarczyński, a […]