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    Religious Motivations For Terrorism In Pakistan

  • Russian motivations

    With parliamentary elections coming up next month, watering the roots of nationalistic pride with a bit of blood would not be entirely uncharacteristic for President Putin...

    Perhaps it isn’t too much of a coincidence, in the Russian context, that the man who singularly symbolised resistance to the coup also boasted a notorious weakness for vodka...

  • Religious leaders call for raising awareness against terrorism

    ISLAMABAD: Leaders from almost all the religious sects in the country on Wednesday called on religious and political organisations to raise awareness against terrorism and extremism...

    The decision was made at a national conference titled ‘Stability of Pakistan Conference’ hosted by the Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) where it was unanimously decided that elements responsible for propagating extremism and sectarian violence are not...

  • Call for creating religious harmony to tackle terrorism

    PESHAWAR: Representatives of various religions have stressed the need for forging unity and creating religious harmony to enable the nation fight terrorism and foil evil designs of anti-state elements...

    The conference ‘Istehkam-i-Pakistan’ was organised under the aegis of Hadyatul Hadia, a religious organisation, at Peshawar Press Club on Sunday wherein people from various religions participated...

  • Rally demands end to religious extremism, terrorism in Sindh

    HYDERABAD: A rally was taken out here on Friday to condemn religious extremism and the recent incidents in Daharki and Mirpur Mathelo towns of Ghotki district where a Hindu youth was shot dead and his companion wounded by unknown armed men during widespread protests over alleged sacrilege of the Holy Quran...

    Speaking to the participants outside the local press club, where a demonstration was held towards the end of the rally, JSM-R...

  • Khawaja Asif slams Indian minister’s statement of ‘sponsoring terrorism to counter terrorism’

    ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said here on Sunday that his Indian counterpart’s recent statement about sponsoring terrorism to counter terrorism had confirmed “our assertions of Indian involvement in terrorist activities on Pakistani soil”...

    He said the statement of Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar was a blatant admission of sponsoring terrorism in Pakistan...

  • West shouldn’t respond to terrorism with terrorism: Al Azhar head

    CAIRO: Egypt’s top cleric said on Saturday that terrorism was a disease that used religion as a front and it was wrong to blame Islam for crimes committed in its name, like the recent Paris attacks...

    He said terrorism was a life philosophy whose adherents were willing to die, but it was not the by-product of any Abrahamic faith...

  • These banyan trees are proof of Pakistan’s roots in inter-religious peace

    There are several graves around this shrine located near the Chenab river in Pakistan’s Punjab province, near the city of Pindi Bhattiyan...

    For residents of the area, the ancient mound possibly symbolised death and they decided to build a graveyard on its remains – there was no contradiction in burying the dead on the top of the mound of dead...

  • Paintings illustrate historical, religious, cultural diversity of Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: A 20-day ‘Takht Bhai to Potohar’ exhibition was inaugurated on Tuesday at the Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) as part of a series of regional exhibitions aimed to illustrate the historical, religious and cultural diversity of Pakistan...

    The curator of the exhibition, PNCA Director General Jamal Shah has collaborated with several prominent and prolific artists for the show...

  • US report assails Pakistan over state of ‘religious freedom’

    WASHINGTON: Violent attacks on religious minorities in India have increased after the Modi government came to power, according to a US congressional report released on Friday...

    The latest US Commission on International Religious Freedom report also noted that “Pakistan represents one of the worst situations in the world for religious freedom”...

  • World Bank keen to help Pakistan boost religious tourism

    SLAMABAD: The World Bank has shown interest in helping Pakistan promote religious tourism in the country and said the potential for cultural and heritage tourism linked to Sikhism remains heavily unexploited...

    Pakistan’s tourism sector has a ‘captured market’ of followers of Sikhism, with two-fifths of the Sikh respondents considering it a religious duty to visit shrines in Pakistan...

  • Religious scholars vow to resist ‘liberalisation of Pakistan’

    ISLAMABAD: The Milli Yakjehti Council (MYC), an umbrella organisation of religious parties from different schools of thought, has announced that it would oppose all measures taken to ‘liberalise’ the country...

    Promising to launch a drive for the protection of the Islamic ideology of Pakistan and threatening to initiate a million-man march across the country if their demands were not met, the council termed the Supreme Court’s recent...

  • Can religious clerics drive action on climate change in Pakistan?

    ISLAMABAD: Prayer leaders and other religious clerics are an under-used means of pushing action to combat climate change, experts and religious scholars said at a multi-faith meeting on Thursday...

    Religious leaders have the moral standing to call on people and businesses to consider the environmental impact of their activities and take a bigger role in reducing their own carbon footprints and finding ways to cope with the growing...

  • ‘Religious discrimination harms Pakistan, defies Quaid’s vision’

    ISLAMABAD: Faith based prejudices have existed in Pakistan since the birth of the country and only deepened during Gen Ziaul Haq’s missionary rule, and after the 9/11 attacks on America, reveals a recent survey of religious minorities...

    Titled ‘Living in fear: Pakistan’s unequal citizens’, the report was prepared by the Asia Foundation and the Pattan Development Organization and launched at the Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary...

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