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  • Council of Islamic Ideology terms certain sections of NAB law 'un-Islamic'

    The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) on Thursday termed some sections of the National Accountability Ordinance, 1999, as going against the Shariah...

    Addressing a press conference on Thursday, chairman of the CII, Dr Qibla Ayaz, said the council held a two-day-long meeting during which it concluded that sections 14-D, 15-A and 26 of the NAO were un-Islamic...

  • Govt committed to transform all laws in line with Islamic perspectives: Raja Zafarul Haq

    Leader of House in the Senate Raja Zafarul Haq on Thursday said the government wants to transform all laws according to the teachings of Islam and the Parliament had passed various laws on the recommendations of the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII)...

    Prominent issues discussed included the religious status of DNA, mercy killing, inflation, the types of marriages through the Islamic perspective and others...

  • Friends recruit most Islamic State fighters

    UNITED NATIONS: A terrorism expert says three-quarters of those who become foreign fighters for the self-styled Islamic State (IS) extremist group are recruited through friends and about 20 per cent through family members...

    "Atran told a meeting held Tuesday on "Foreign Terrorist Fighters" organised by the UN Security Council's counter-terrorism committee that "it is the call to glory and adventure that moves these young people to...

  • Punjab Assembly resolution seeks most stringent anti-blasphemy laws

    LAHORE: The Punjab Assembly on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution asking the federal government to make new or improve existing laws to sternly punish blasphemers and set up a Saudi Arabia like central screening or filtration system to intercept blasphemous material on social media...

    It said there existed anti-blasphemy laws in the country but they were not being enforced in letter and spirit, allowing some people to commit...

  • English city stunned by family's flight to join Islamic State

    BRADFORD: Zahoor Ahmed shakes his head in disbelief as he surveys the back of a terraced house belonging to the family of the three Dawood sisters, believed to have travelled to Syria to join the self-styled Islamic State (IS) militants and brought their nine children with them...

    The case came to light just two days after reports that Talha Asmal, a 17-year-old from Dewsbury just a few miles from Bradford, had carried out an Islamic...

  • Fleeing Islamic State killings in Syria, a family reaches Bavaria

    It is Monday evening in Vienna's central train station and the 25-year-old Arabic teacher, carrying her one-year-old son in her arms, can't quite believe that her family's harrowing journey from Syria may soon be over...

    Maha and her husband Khalil decided to attempt the treacherous trek to Europe with two small children back in June, when self-styled Islamic State (IS) fighters entered their hometown of Kobani and began butchering...

  • Punjab’s package on Women’s Day: Christian family laws being amended

    LAHORE: Amending the four British-era family laws of Christians in Pakistan in consultation with all denominations of their clergy are important parts of the Punjab government’s International Women’s Day package for the next year being announced on Wednesday...

    The amendments are aimed at giving the Christians, basically the women, the rights fundamentally guaranteed to them by the constitution of Pakistan...

  • Bill on Muslim family laws deferred over reservations in KP

    PESHAWAR: The government deferred a bill related to Muslim family laws during consideration stage in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Tuesday after religious parties expressed reservations about the amended draft of the proposed law...

    The Muslim Family Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019, was in the consideration stage when lawmaker of Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal (MMA) Inayatullah Khan raised objections to the amended draft claiming certain...

  • US man arrested for threatening to firebomb, shoot people at Florida Islamic centre

    MIAMI: The FBI on Tuesday arrested a man who allegedly made a threat against a Florida Islamic centre because he was angry about the Paris attacks, authorities said...

    Shortly after learning of the attacks in the French capital that left at least 129 people dead, Martin Alan Schnitzler left a message late Friday with the Islamic Society of Pinellas County, according to the criminal complaint against him...

  • No enforcement of laws for special people, moot told

    KARACHI: The fact that Sindh now has its own law for people with disabilities has brought about no change on the ground as special people continue to remain deprived of their right to dignified employment because there has been no effort on the part of the government to enforce implementation of the job quota fixed for them in all public and private establishments under the law...

    Tilted ‘Rights of persons with disabilities,’ the...

  • India has the most people without clean water, report says

    NEW DELHI: India has the world's highest number of people without access to clean water ? imposing a major financial burden for some of the country's poorest people, according to a report released Tuesday...

    That accounts for more than a tenth of the 650m people worldwide without clean water access ? more than any single country in Africa or China, where 63m have no access...

  • Most flooding-hit people moved to safety, claims CM aide

    HYDERABAD: Sindh chief minister’s special assistant for relief and rehabilitation Ali Hassan Hingorjo on Friday claimed that 80 per cent people hit or threatened by flooding in the katcha areas of various districts, including Ghotki and Kandhkot- Kashmore, had been shifted to safe places...

    Also in view of flood threat amid peak flow in the Indus at Guddu and Sukkur barrages, the displaced people were being provided with relief goods...

  • Malala on Times’ 100 most influential people’s list

    NEW YORK: Pakistan’ nobel laureate, education activist, Malala Yousafzai once again made it to the list of the Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people...

    Also read: Malala Yousafzai — future prime minister of Pakistan?The Time Magazine said the list also includes Hollywood celebrities “some names you’d expect, it also features some that may surprise you: Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and Bradley Cooper among them”...

  • People face most harassment on Facebook, says DRF report

    The complaints were made in the form of calls, emails and Facebook messages, most of which referred to harassment on Facebook...

    The cyber harassment helpline is the first of its kind in Pakistan providing those facing online harassment “free, safe and confidential” environment to talk and register complaints...

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