On conferring hell and heaven on the deceased

Jamaat-i-Islami Ameer Syed Munawar Hassan recently declared former TTP chief Hakimullah Mehsud a martyr, thereby sparking a debate that has plunged the nation, and the Army, into an existential, ideological muddle.

Martyrdom, the ultimate sacrifice in the way of faith, is a tricky business….especially with so many Muslim claimants to the honour. Who gets to . . . → Read More: On conferring hell and heaven on the deceased

18 Taliban killed in drone strike

Up to 18 people suspected to be affiliated with the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were killed in US drone strike in the Bobar area of Sararogha tehsil in South Waziristan Agency on Wednesday, official sources said.

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