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  • Pakistan condemns commencement of temple construction at site of Babri Masjid in Ayodhya: FO

    The Foreign Office (FO) on Wednesday condemned the Indian government's decision to proceed with the construction of a mandir at the site of the historic Babri Masjid in Ayodhya...

    "The commencement of [the] construction of a mandir at the site of the historic Babri Masjid in Ayodhya on May 26 is another step in this direction and the government and people of Pakistan condemn it in the strongest terms...

  • Pakistan condemns construction of temple at Babri Masjid site as Modi lays foundation

    Pakistan on Wednesday strongly condemned the construction of a temple at the site of the demolished 16th-century Babri Mosque, hours after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundations of the Hindu place of worship...

    "A temple built on the site of a historic mosque will remain a blot on the face of the so-called Indian democracy for the times to come," it said, adding that the "painful scenes" of the demolition of Babri...

  • Faisal Edhi to relaunch father's air ambulance service in Pakistan

    Now Faisal Edhi, his son and the current head of the foundation, is restarting this service in the country to be able to help people in remote regions who need faster access to healthcare services in the case of emergencies and catastrophes...

    Talking to the media, Faisal said that the Edhi Foundation already owns a six-seater Piper Seneca aircraft...

  • Dr Faisal terms media reports about UAE, Saudi ministers' Pakistan visit as 'speculative'

    Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal on Thursday dismissed media reports that claimed that the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia's foreign ministers, on their recent trip to Pakistan, had told the government that Kashmir was "not a Muslim ummah related issue" and insisted that both officials had "expressed solidarity with Pakistan and support for the Kashmir cause"...

    Dr Faisal made the remarks in response to a question...

  • CanSinoBIO's Covid-19 vaccine 74.8pc effective in Pakistan trials, SAPM Dr Faisal says

    8 per cent efficacy in preventing symptomatic cases and a 100pc success rate in stopping severe disease among Pakistanis in an interim analysis, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr Faisal Sultan said on Monday...

    The CanSinoBIO vaccine is being tested in Pakistan, Mexico, Russia, Argentina and Chile, according to clinical trial registration data, and the company has supply deals with some of those countries,...

  • Documentary on Lal Masjid issue premiered in London

    Filmed over a five-year period in which Aziz and his students gave extended interviews, Among the Be­­lievers portrays the periods before, during and after the siege of the Lal Masjid in 2007...

    He claimed that before the assault on the Lal Masjid there was complete peace in Pakistan...

  • Lal Masjid cleric asks SC to ‘impose’ Sharia

    ISLAMABAD: Maulana Abdul Aziz, former khateeb of the Lal Masjid, has made no secret of his vision regarding the complete enforcement of Sharia in the country...

    “Otherwise, Allah Almighty will initiate a suo motu,” Maulana Aziz had cautioned the court when he appeared before it during the hearing of petitions moved against the alleged extra-judicial killings of innocent people in the wake of the Lal Masjid operation in 2007...

  • Lal Masjid cleric widens legal battle from enforcing Sharia to awarding blood money

    ISLAMABAD: Firebrand Maulana Abdul Aziz on Tuesday widened his legal battle for the enforcement of Sharia in the country by asking the Supreme Court to ensure that the families of those killed in the July 2007 military operation in Lal Masjid are paid blood money...

    ”His regret is that the contempt of court petition is still pending adjudication, so is a suo motu case of 2007 regarding the Lal Masjid episode and the legal heirs of the...

  • Jamrud’s historic Ali Masjid continues to attract visitors

    PESHAWAR: Ali Masjid was built around 700 years ago by a few devotees for their spiritual guide, Ali, a reclusive Sufi, near the narrowest point of the historic Khyber Pass in the administrative limits of Jamrud subdivision of Khyber Agency, according to local people...

    The 100 square feet Ali Masjid is located 15km from the main Jamrud Bazaar at an elevation of about 3,174 feet...

  • Sabeen targeted for campaign against Lal Masjid cleric

    KARACHI: Police investigators said on Thursday that the four terrorists arrested for killing 45 members of the Shia Ismaili community in a bus attack near Safoora Goth last week told them that they had targeted human rights activist Sabeen Mahmud because of her campaign against Lal Masjid cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz...

    Know more: Citizens arrive at Lal Masjid to ‘reclaim their mosque’About Saad Aziz, another held suspect, the CTD...

  • Lal Masjid's Shuhada Foundation barred from organising political, religious activities

    The federal capital's administration on Friday imposed a ban on all political and religious activities by Lal Masjid's Shuhada Foundation, declaring it an "unregistered entity"...

    Deputy Commissioner (DC) Islamabad had received an application for a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the Shuhada Foundation for a ceremony to be held in remembrance of the 'martyrs' of the military crackdown on Lal Masjid and Jamia Hafsa on July 7... ...

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