Altaf Hussain living on a prayer

(By FAROOQ SHAH) Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain is at a central London police station. Altaf left his home in northwest London earlier accompanied by MQM leaders Babar Ghauri and Farooq Sattar, and his legal team, to visit the police station on Tuesday at 10:00am London time in relation to a money laundering . . . → Read More: Altaf Hussain living on a prayer

11 members of a minority killed in 2014, no one punished

Eleven Pakistani members of the Ahmadi religious minority were murdered for their faith in 2014 and authorities failed to apprehend any of the killers, a report said Monday, highlighting growing intolerance toward the sect.

The figure represents a rise on seven killings the year before, with the report blaming growing hate speech in conferences and . . . → Read More: 11 members of a minority killed in 2014, no one punished

Is Tarek Fatah helping radicalize the Canadian youth

Dear Tarek,

Early yesterday, a friend sent me a message linked to a Facebook post you had put up. Unsurprisingly, he attached an “lol” to it. I’m accustomed to your posts, usually calling this or that individual an Islamist or attaching the Muslim Brotherhood label to some harmless and well-meaning Muslim organization in . . . → Read More: Is Tarek Fatah helping radicalize the Canadian youth

Over 2000 women kidnapped by Boko Haram

Boko Haram have abducted at least 2,000 women and girls since the start of 2014, according to rights group Amnesty International.

A report published by the organisation on Wednesday says many of those captured have been forced into sexual slavery and trained to fight for the group.

The group based its findings on nearly 200 . . . → Read More: Over 2000 women kidnapped by Boko Haram

Mr Tarek Fatah on sale!

This person called Tarek Fatah never ceases to amaze me. He has an uncanny ability to tailor his writings and utterances to suit the desires of the audience he is addressing. No wonder then that he has been given residence and citizenship in a western country that should know better. Not content with . . . → Read More: Mr Tarek Fatah on sale!

Pakistan must neither bend nor offend

The parliament has passed a resolution about the Pakistani foreign policy position on Yemen which largely advise the government to focus on a diplomatic solution. The reaction by state minister of foreign affairs of UAE has been unfortunate which can tantamount to a threat. But one thing is clear from this statement that it is . . . → Read More: Pakistan must neither bend nor offend

Iran closing in to its real objectives

By Michael J. Totten

The chattering class has spent the last couple of days pontificating on and bickering about the so-called nuclear “deal” with Iran, but largely missing from the conversation is a recognition of the Iranian government’s ultimate goal—to become the regional hegemon. Its nuclear weapons program is simply a . . . → Read More: Iran closing in to its real objectives

Govt must use its muscle to fight Balochistan terrorism

One time too many

The Baloch Liberation Front’s (BLF) cold-blooded murder of approximately 20 construction workers from Punjab and Sindh must not only be condemned in the strongest terms, but both federal and provincial governments must finally move beyond their usual ineffective rhetoric and take decisive action this time. Such bold attacks have become a . . . → Read More: Govt must use its muscle to fight Balochistan terrorism

End of Christianity in India

Justice Dattu’s argument that the meeting was being held to save precious working days and meant no disrespect to the sentiments of India’s Christian minority has not gone down well among the Christians who have been facing violence from the forces of Hindutva. All across the country, churches have been attacked, vandalized, nuns raped, priests . . . → Read More: End of Christianity in India

No check on corruption in India

The former Chief Whip of the ruling coalition in Kerala, Mr. P. C. George, has released a letter to the media, which he has sent to the Chief Minister of the State, Mr. Oomen Chandy. In the letter, among other accusations, George alleges that the Finance Minister of the State, Mr. K. M. Mani, had . . . → Read More: No check on corruption in India