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    Pakistan Religion Burning

  • Less religion, more religion

    STATES and societies are struggling to find ways to deal with religion — or religious thought, to be precise...

    While most states see religion as a challenge, for the common man the attraction of religion is increasing...

  • Khursheed Shah opposes use of religion for political objectives

    SUKKUR: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah said on Monday that religion should not be used for achieving political objectives...

    Talking to reporters at his residence here, he said the trend of using religion for achieving political objectives was dangerous for the country...

  • SUP call to separate religion from state

    Syed Peace Conference’ held here on Sunday called for an end to ‘controlled’ democracy in the country and demanded transformation of Pakistan into a truly federal and democratic state where all provinces could enjoy complete autonomy...

    Through another resolution, the gathering called for separating religion from the state and stressed that it was imperative to resist religious extremism that had weakened the very foundations of the...

  • Peshawar High Court orders govt to include Kalasha religion in census

    The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Tuesday directed the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics to include the Kalasha religion on the national census form prior to the second phase of the exercise starting April 25...

    Awan cautioned that exclusion of the religion from the census form would be an injustice to the community and a violation of law, which guarantees equal rights to all its citizens...

  • Religion & economic growth

    The gist of the argument is that religion and economic growth are linked, and that link is based on ‘information’ that only a very small percentage of the population can deliver...

    Another impediment is the exertion encountered in determining the direction of causality, ie does the causality run from economic growth to religion or from religion to economic growth? Put another way, what causes what? This is a very tricky question to...

  • Defining religion

    RELIGION has remained a living topic in almost all ages...

    Many have discussed religion in different ways; some have even made religion a topic of acrimonious debate...

  • Efforts to focus on countering religion-based polio vaccination refusals

    ISLAMABAD: The Islamic Advisory Group (IAG) for Polio Eradication has decided to intensity its efforts after 50pc of refusals during polio vaccination campaigns across the country were reported to be religion-based...

    A meeting of the IAG in Saudi Arabia led by Imam-i-Kaaba Dr Mohammad Saleh discussed why the poliovirus persists in two Islamic countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan...

  • Bangladesh court to hear petition challenging Islam as state religion

    DHAKA: The Bangladesh High Court will this month hear a writ petition that was initially filed 28 years ago, challenging the constitutional amendment that gave ‘Islam’ status of the state’s religion...

    The move to make Islam the state religion had come under military ruler HM Ershad, who had inserted a section in the eighth amendment to the constitution making Islam Bangladesh’s state religion on Jun 9, 1988...

  • Awaiting an end to mayhem in the name of religion

    Nisar’s statement was significant inasmuch as it followed two rounds of consultations with the leaders of the umbrella organisation representing the Madaris (or religious schools) all over Pakistan...

    If the interior minister’s words can be read as representing the civil-military consensus on the issue, there would be no sweeter music to many ears in Pakistan...

  • BD Islamists threaten violence over state religion move

    DHAKA: Hardline Islamist groups in Bangladesh on Thursday threatened large-scale protests if a court moves to scrap Islam as the official state religion of the Muslim-majority nation...

    Bangladesh is officially secular, but Islam has been the state religion for almost three decades...

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