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    Muslim Sectarianism In Pakistan

  • ‘No leader in Muslim world willing to take on sectarianism’

    ISLAMABAD: Noting that the fragmentation of troubled Arab states, the ‘death’ of minorities, and the rise of sectarianism in the Muslim world were the primary challenges facing the Middle East, political analyst Ahmed Rashid said on Friday that no Muslim leader had the guts to take a stand against these menaces...

    “The Shia-Sunni rivalry is something that no leader in the Muslim world is willing to tackle...

  • Sectarianism is a curse, says SC judge

    ISLAMABAD: A Supreme Court judge pointed out the dangers of upholding sectarianism if the court were to interpret legal issues in light of the Constitution as it exists today, as opposed to its original form, which did not contain the word ‘sect’...

    “Sectarianism is a curse,” said Justice Qazi Faez Isa, a member of the 17-judge full court of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk that is hearing challenges to the 18th...

  • PUC announces campaign against sectarianism, terrorism

    ISLAMABAD: After observing ‘Pakistan Stability Day’ on Friday, the Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) announced a national campaign against sectarianism and terrorism in the counry...

    Denouncing terror attacks in Quetta, Parachinar and Masjid-i-Nabvi, leaders of various religious sects, imams, scholars and mashaykh also said the religious leadership of Pakistan was united and committed to the stability of Pakistan and unity of the Muslim...

  • Open sectarianism in Saudi Arabia frightens Shias

    QATIF: When the gunshots rang out, Ali, a 26-year-old Saudi Arabian Shia Muslim, thought they were fireworks...

    What many people in the Shia-majority Eastern Province district of Qatif say is that an atmosphere of tolerance for sectarianism, visible in comments by Sunni clergy, in school textbooks and online, is feeding the danger they now face...

  • Religious parties form alliance to fight sectarianism

    QUETTA: Several religious political parties in Balochistan have formed an anti-sectarianism alliance named Ittehad Millat Islamia Mahaz to promote religious harmony and brotherhood among all sects...

    The meeting was attended by leaders of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl, Jamaat-i-Islami, Jamiat Ahle Hadees, Majlis Wahdat-ul-Muslimeen, JUI-S, Jamiat Ulema-i-Pakistan and Aalmi Tahafuz Khatm-i-Nabuwat...

  • Pushback against sectarianism

    At long last, it seems the state is prepared to confront the evil that is sectarianism, one that has spawned religious violence in various forms over three decades in this country and laid waste to tens of thousands of lives...

    The interior minister in his news conference said there will be no tolerance for hate speech against any faith or for statements declaring any sect as non-Muslim or its adherents as infidels...

  • Mufti Munib says sectarianism is alien to Islam

    SAHIWAL: Ruet-i-Halal Committee Chairman Mufti Munibur Rehman stresses that sectarianism and religious terrorism have nothing to do with peaceful teachings of Islam and those involved in militancy must be nabbed...

    ”He urged the Muslim world to unite against all kinds of religious terrorism...

  • Deep-rooted sectarianism

    For there to be effective and long-lasting action in Pakistan against sectarian militant groups, two things must be considered...

    Of course, communal violence in the Middle East has done much to fuel sectarian feelings in Pakistan...

  • Sectarianism impeding development of province: Dr Malik

    GWADAR: Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch has said that extremism, sectarianism and negative trends are being spread in society to cause chaos and destruction in the province and to impede progress and development in the province...

    Talking to different delegations of people, who called on him in Turbat, the chief minister said that people of Balochistan were Muslims from generations but some hidden hands were promoting...

  • Threat of sectarianism

    There remains a troubling disconnect between what the government claims and the reality on the ground when it comes to the state’s attempts to fight sectarianism...

    On Monday, Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan once again claimed that there has been significant progress in several areas of the National Action Plan and appeared to suggest that the clampdown on sectarianism is continuing...

  • New law to curb sectarianism, protect minorities passed

    ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Monday passed a key bill seeking amendments to various laws, aimed at strengthening the criminal justice system and curbing sectarianism and persecution of minorities in the country...

    It amends the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) 1860; the Police Act 1861; the Code of Criminal Procedure 1898; the Qanoon-i-Shahadat 1984 and Anti-Terrorism Act 1997...

  • Perpetuating sectarianism

    Second, it has brought to the fore some critical, long-standing questions about the state’s resolve and efforts to counter religiously inspired extremism, mainly violent sectarianism...

    Although LJ-A has claimed responsibility for many attacks across the country, it is believed that it has established its operational base on the provincial border areas of upper Sindh and Balochistan, alongside other militant groups like Jundullah,...

  • Geopolitics of sectarianism

    Though not a party to it, Pakistan feels the heat of the conflict, mainly in terms of how to adopt a neutral position to impede its sectarian consequences at home...

    The fear of sectarian outburst limits Pakistan’s strategic choices, thus cautioning it from taking outright sides...

  • Geopolitics of sectarianism

    Though not a party to it, Pakistan feels the heat of the conflict, mainly in terms of how to adopt a neutral position to impede its sectarian consequences at home...

    The fear of sectarian outburst limits Pakistan’s strategic choices, thus cautioning it from taking outright sides...

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