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  • Abdul Rauf — music teacher, composer with a vision

    Having a Masters Degree in Political Science from (then) Government College Lahore in 1993 and doing graduation in music from University of Punjab in 1994, Abdul Rauf is eager to pass his knowledge to the younger generation interested in learning the art form and its sensibilities...

    Rauf has been teaching music at Kinnaird College University, Lahore, for the last one decade...

  • THE PEOPLE VERSUS ABDUL AZIZ

    Even fewer now recall that before his unveiling on national television as the burqa-clad would-be escapee, nobody outside the mosque had ever seen Maulana Abdul Aziz’s face...

    Unlike his media savvy brother Abdul Rashid Ghazi, Abdul Aziz (inspired by his hero Mullah Omar) never allowed himself to be photographed, a move that only added to his fearsome repute...

  • IHC directs AG to submit reply on petition seeking FIR against Abdul Aziz

    ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday directed the attorney-general to submit a reply on a petition seeking registration of a First Investigation Report (FIR) against Lal Masjid cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz for inviting the militant Islamic State (IS) group to Pakistan...

    Nasir, in his petition, maintained that Abdul Aziz supported the demands of Jamia Hafsa students who, in a video message, invited the IS group to Pakistan...

  • Lal Masjid's Abdul Aziz provided security by PPP govt, says Nisar

    ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Tuesday, in an implicit response to Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) lawmakers’ criticism of his ‘inaction’ against Lal Masjid cleric Abdul Aziz, alleged it was the previous PPP-led government which had ‘provided Aziz security guards...

    ”“I never said that there is no FIR registered against Abdul Aziz, he had at least 31 cases registered against him,” said the minister, adding that...

  • Nisar under fire for 'misleading' House on Abdul Aziz

    ISLAMABAD: The interior ministry came under immense pressure to take action against Lal Masjid cleric Abdul Aziz after four key legal documents, asserting that the cleric was an absconder, were presented before the upper house by Senator Farhatullah Babar...

    Babar, who also sought the chair’s permission to move a privilege motion against Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan for misleading the house, said Nisar incorrectly stated...

  • I am negotiating with agencies, claims Maulana Abdul Aziz

    ISLAMABAD: Deposed Lal Masjid cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz has alleged that an officer from the country’s premiere intelligence agency “was conspiring against him”, while other officials were in contact with him in an effort to sort out the differences between the two sides...

    In a written statement and a video message, released via the official Facebook page of Lal Masjid and Jamia Hafsa, Maulana Aziz claimed he was in negotiations with...

  • Ready to forgive Musharraf over Lal Masjid operation: Abdul Aziz

    ISLAMABAD: Lal Masjid cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz has said that he is ready to forgive former military ruler Pervez Musharraf and all other figures for their involvement in the 2007 bloody siege of Lal Masjid...

    Talking to journalists after an additional district and sessions judge granted him pre-arrest bail in two separate cases – extending threats to the civil society and inciting sectarian hatred — Aziz said he would make an...

  • Islamabad admin enforces writ, prevents Abdul Aziz from staging event

    ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Capital Territory administration on Friday enforced its writ by not allowing Maulana Abdul Aziz to hold a gathering at the Lal Masjid...

    Maulana Aziz had given the call for a conference against blasphemy on social media to be held at Lal Masjid on Friday, but negotiations between his followers and the ICT administration broke down late on Thursday night...

  • Admin enforces writ, prevents Abdul Aziz from staging event

    ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration on Friday enforced its writ by not allowing Maulana Abdul Aziz to hold a gathering at the Lal Masjid...

    Maulana Aziz had given the call for a conference against blasphemy on social media to be held at Lal Masjid on Friday, but negotiations between his followers and the ICT administration broke down late on Thursday night...

  • Abdul Aziz to resume Friday sermons at Lal Masjid, Shuhada Foundation announces

    Maulana Abdul Aziz of Lal Masjid notoriety will address the Friday sermon at the mosque on May 11 after a gap of over three years, the mosque's Shuhada Foundation announced on Tuesday...

    The release said that Aziz was the legal khateeb (the sermon-giver) of the mosque and expressed hope that the administration will not prevent him from speaking as he has been cleared by courts in all cases against him...

  • Maulana Abdul Aziz not allowed to lead Friday prayers

    ISLAMABAD: The capital administration held five rounds of discussions with deposed cleric of Lal Masjid Maulana Abdul Aziz and did not allow him to lead Friday prayers and deliver the weekly sermon in the mosque...

    Also read: The people versus Abdul AzizShuhada Foundation of Lal Masjid had announced on May 8 that Maulana Aziz would lead the Friday prayers and deliver a sermon on May 11 after a gap of over three years...

  • Rauf Siddiqui summoned in Baldia factory fire case

    KARACHI: An antiterrorism court summoned on Thursday Muttahida Qaumi Movement lawmaker Rauf Siddiqui for Nov 28 to attend the hearing of an application seeking his inclusion in the Baldia factory fire case as an accused...

    However, he maintained that there was still sufficient evidence available against Rauf Siddiqui to connect him with the commission of the crime and asked the court to summon him as an accused to face the trial... ...

  • ATC summons MQM’s Rauf Siddiqui in Baldia factory fire case

    KARACHI: An antiterrorism court on Saturday summoned Muttahida Qaumi Movement lawmaker Rauf Siddiqui asking him to appear in court on Nov 4 in the Baldia factory fire case...

    According to a supplementary charge-sheet, Abdul Rehman alias Bhola, who was brought back after his arrest in Bangkok through Interpol in December, during interrogation as well as before a magistrate disclosed that he with Zubair alias Charya, and others set the...

  • MQM's Rauf Siddiqui, Anis Qaimkhani of PSP released from prison

    Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) Rauf Siddiqui and Anis Qaimkhani of Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) were released from custody on Wednesday following Sindh High Court’s decision to grant them bail in a case relating to treatment of terrorists...

    The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday approved the bail applications of Rauf Siddiqui andAnis Kaimkhani in a case relating to the alleged treatment of terrorists...

  • Rauf Siddiqui made part of Baldia Factory investigation

    An Anti-terrorism Court (ATC) on Saturday ordered that Muttahida Qaumi Movement's (MQM) Rauf Siddiqui be made a part of the investigation regarding the deadly 2012 Baldia Factory fire, adding the MQM politician as a suspect in the case...

    According to the case's supplementary charge sheet, Abdul Rehman alias Bhola, who was arrested in Bangkok through Interpol and brought back to Pakistan, during interrogation as well as before a...

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