“Other women prisoners say that I deserve to die because I’m a blasphemer,” a woman,accused of defiling two copies of the Holy Quran,told the Additional District and Sessions court on Wednesday.
“Why are people saying I should be killed while the court has not declared me guilty of blasphemy yet?” she said.
The . . . →Read More:Prisoners of ideas shame ‘alleged’ Quran-defiler
In an apparent reaction to ‘hooliganism’ during his speech on Sunday morning,Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain on Tuesday night disbanded his party’s Karachi Tanzeemi (organising) Committee.
The decision was made following observations and recommendations made by public and party workers during a general workers meeting held at MQM’s head-quarters Nine-Zero,said the . . . →Read More:Altaf Hussein splits MQM’s Karachi organizing committee
While western scholars deem it necessary to permit a revolution in Pakistan,the question of whether or not we require a messiah has often boggled the intelligentsia. While nationalism and tradition hailed in Balochistan and Punjab respectively,a ghastly series of repercussions garnered results such as the killing of PTI leader Zahra Shahid Hussain in . . . →Read More:The Upside to Divisive Power-play
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Jehangir Khan Tareen on Tuesday demanded a recount of ballots,along with thumb print verification,in 25 constituencies of the National Assembly including NA-154—his home constituency.
Blaming the Returning Officers for rigging and misappropriations in the general elections he said that it was unfair for the election commission to shift the expenses . . . →Read More:Tareen demands thumb print verification for 25 constituencies
Amid the large number of applicants present at the Lahore Passport Office to get their Umrah Visas made for Ramadan,not only did my purpose for requiring a passport seem out of place,its urgency was also insoluble. While the Visa office has been making concessions for people and issuing them with Visas on expired . . . →Read More:A tale of lagging passports
The women’s wing of Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) took out a rally and staged a protest demonstration outside Quetta Press Club on Monday against the alleged rigging in the polls and tampering with the results.
It was for the first time in recent political history that such a large number of Baloch women came out . . . →Read More:BNP-M women protest fraudulent polls
The Green Bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday issued notices to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and officials of wildlife and environment department for public display of endangered white tigers.
The PML-N had emerged victorious in the historic May 11 polls and is set to form governments in centre,Punjab and Balochistan. Public . . . →Read More:PML-N can’t get away with tiger display
Pakistan on Friday said it would release 51 imprisoned Indian fishermen on humanitarian grounds,hoping that New Delhi will reciprocate the goodwill gesture.
The decision was taken at a high level meeting chaired by caretaker Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso,according to a statement from his office.
Khoso “decided to release 51 Indian fishermen . . . →Read More:51 Indian fishermen to be released to be released for better ties with India
By Nadia Khawaja
Some reactions are more damaging than the result
The results of the 2013 elections have elicited mixed reactions;while some expressing confidence that the Sharif government will guarantee improvements on the economic front at the very least,others are wary of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) regime having observed their last . . . →Read More:To react or to not react to Elections
Altaf Hussein remains the most controversial figure in the Pakistani political saga. Recent events have re-enforced the absurdity with which Altaf Bhai orchestrates Karachi’s realpolitik. Hussein is convicted for numerous murder extortions,organized crime and terrorist offences. He is also the key suspect in over a hundred murder cases including one of his own comrades . . . →Read More:Spearhead Analysis –MQM:Between perils and promises