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  • 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...

    He helped unearth the militant group allegedly involved in a number of other terrorist activities in Karachi and...

  • 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... ...

  • Lal Masjid operation anniversary not to be observed

    ISLAMABAD: Lal Masjid’s Shuhada Foundation has decided to not hold an event on the tenth anniversary of the military operation at the mosque on July 7 in accordance with the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration’s decision...

    In response to a request made by the Shuhada Foundation on June 23 for holding a conference, the ICT administration had said Lal Masjid was government owned and therefore political activities were not...

  • Lal Masjid cleric set to stir another controversy

    ISLAMABAD: The deposed cleric of Lal Masjid Maulana Abdul Aziz is set to stir another controversy as he has decided to preside over a conference to mark the 10th anniversary of Lal Masjid operation...

    The conference, scheduled to be held on July 7, will be organised by Shuhada Foundation at Lal Masjid...

  • THE LEGACY OF LAL MASJID

    It was a scene from hell when I visited the Lal Masjid and its affiliated women’s seminary Jamia Hafsa on July 12, a day after the end of the military action named Operation Sunrise...

    The walls of the blackened basement, where the Lal Masjid’s Deputy Imam Abdul Rashid Ghazi and half a dozen of his followers had made a last stand, were shattered by the explosives...

  • India revives charges against BJP leaders in Babri Masjid case

    The Indian Supreme Court on Wednesday revived charges of criminal conspiracy against leaders of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party in two cases pertaining to the 1992 demolition of the Babri mosque, The Hindu reported...

    The demolition of the mosque, located in the northern town of Ayodhya, triggered wide-scale religious riots that killed thousands, deepening divisions between Hindus and India's large Muslim minority...
  • Civil society members ‘arrested’ for protesting at Lal Masjid

    ISLAMABAD: Civil society representatives were picked up by police from Lal Masjid, where they were staging a protest, and shifted to a police station to avoid a standoff situation with the mosque’s clerics that occurred last year, officials said...

    Officials said the protest was planned against Lal Masjid and its former cleric Abdul Aziz, who did not condemn last year’s Taliban attack on the Army Public School (APS) in Peshawar, and...

  • ‘San Bernardino’ echoes in Supreme Court in Lal Masjid case proceedings

    ISLAMABAD: Umme Hasaan, the head of Lal Masjid’s Jamia Hafsa girl seminary, hotly denied to the Supreme Court on Thursday that she ever had any association with the Pakistan-origin Tashfeen Malik linked to the recent terrorist shooting in San Bernardino, much less have her as a student...

    Umme Hasaan spoke before a three-judge bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, which took up her husband’s plea for payment of...

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