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  • 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...

  • 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...

    After the announcement of Maulana’s plan on May 8, Islamabad administration held six rounds of talks with himA large number of male students were also seen at the G-7 seminary and around Lal Masjid...

  • 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...

  • Decision on Maulana Aziz’s bail plea deferred

    ISLAMABAD: The local court of Islamabad on Monday deferred its decision on a bail application filed by Lal Masjid cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz as his counsel informed the court that due to deployment of security personnel outside his residence the cleric could not appear before the court...

    Maulana Aziz moved the pre arrest bail application before the additional district and sessions judge of Islamabad in two separate cases – extending...

  • Cornered Maulana Aziz ‘pardons’ Gen Musharraf

    ISLAMABAD: Maulana Abdul Aziz, who has been under increasing pressure in recent weeks, announced on Sunday that he had forgiven former military ruler Gen Pervez Musharraf and the other characters involved in the Lal Masjid operation...

    He was accompanied by family members, including his wife Umme Hassan and Haroon Ghazi, the son of his late brother – Abdul Rasheed Ghazi – who was killed in the 2007 military operation against the...

  • Nisar, Maulana Aziz’s names echo in NA

    ISLAMABAD: Once again, the names of Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and Maulana Abdul Aziz of Lal Masjid echoed in the National Assembly on Monday...

    “A number of members of the National Assembly, including myself, have been approached by concerned members of the civil society who want Mr Aziz to be arrested on the basis of at least two FIRs registered against him,” said Dr Mazari...

  • Police warn Maulana Aziz to stay away from Lal Masjid

    ISLAMABAD: Police have warned the deposed khateeb of Lal Masjid, Maulana Abdul Aziz, to stay away from the mosque as he is on the Fourth Schedule...

    SHO Abdul Rasheed told Dawn that Maulana Aziz had announced he would come to the mosque on Monday for Isha prayers and address people after Taraweeh...

  • Standoff between Maulana Aziz, officials continues as cleric's followers show up for support

    A tense environment prevailed on Saturday near the capital's Lal Masjid, which has been occupied by its deposed khateeb Maulana Abdul Aziz, with the cleric's supporters chanting slogans amidst a heavy police presence...

    Like during the previous two governments, Maulana Aziz is testing the nerves of the government by occupying the state-owned mosque for the past two weeks and reiterating his claim to be its prayer leader...

  • Lal Masjid standoff persists as Maulana Aziz refuses to budge on demands

    ISLAMABAD: Like the previous attempt made by a group of Ulema, an effort made by Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) Chairman Hafiz Tahir Ashrafi to end the Lal Masjid standoff on Thursday remained fruitless as Maulana Abdul Aziz refused to accept the legal points forwarded by the government related to his demands...

    After meeting Interior Minister Ijaz Ahmad Shah on Wednesday, the PUC chief proceeded to Lal Masjid on Thursday morning and...

  • 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...

    ’In a press conference in Islamabad, the interior minister said no one was above the law “but the government cannot arrest someone just to appease a...

  • 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...

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