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  • Religious scholars vow to resist ‘liberalisation of Pakistan’

    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 decision in the Mumtaz Qadri case ‘un-Islamic’...

    The conference, chaired by Sahibzada Dr Abul Khair Muhammad Zubair – who heads one faction of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Pakistan — also vowed to resist all efforts to...

  • How the HEC is wronging Pakistan's scholars

    The Social Sciences discipline has long remained an extremely neglected and mistreated subject area in Pakistan...

    Also read: The HEC should never rank Pakistan's universitiesEssentially, institutions like the HEC are designed to utilise the assets of the nation’s scholarship...

  • Over 40 scholars doing PhD on Swat

    MINGORA: More than 40 scholars are presently busy in research for their PhD theses on the art, culture, traditions and ancient civilisation of Swat, says Dr Mohammad Ashraf Khan, the director of Taxila Institute of Ancient Civilisations at Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad...

    Dr Ashraf said that Swat Museum was one of the best museums in the country, having spacious galleries with natural lights...

  • Govt is delaying action on religious scholars’ proposals?

    Led by Pir Haseenuddin Shah, a committee of leading religious scholars from all schools of thought was constituted on Monday by Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal...

    Before leaving the country to attend an annual meeting at the Darul Uloom in Pretoria, Pir Hussainuddin also reached out to certain legislators and sought a meeting with them, but he was told they were busy with China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) meetings...

  • Govt enlists help of religious scholars to end Islamabad sit-in

    A meeting of the clerics and scholars, which was also attended by Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal and Religious Affairs Minister Sardar Mohammad Yousuf, resolved to end the protest in a peaceful manner...

    Committee formed to resolve deadlock amicably; ministers’ meeting with protesters remains inconclusiveA committee of leading religious scholars, headed by Pir Hussainuddin, was also constituted to recommend a satisfactory solution to...

  • Islam against honour killing, say women scholars

    LAHORE: About 200 women religious scholars declared here on Sunday that honour killing is not allowed in Islam...

    Assembled at the Sheikhatul Hadith conference organised by the Tanzeem Ittehad-i-Ummat, the scholars had come from Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Kasur and Sialkot besides Lahore and a number of them from Karachi, Hyderabad and Rawalpindi...

  • Karachi’s scholars and activists remember Dr Feroz Ahmed

    Speaking at the event where his book Samraj Aur Pakistan was also launched at the Karachi Arts Council, the moderator added that Dr Feroz had also critically analysed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s government and policies...

    His book Samraj Aur Pakistan is an important book for students and intellectuals...

  • Police nab ‘hitman’ involved in killing four religious scholars

    KARACHI: The city’s West Zone police arrested a suspect allegedly involved in the killing of four religious scholars of Deobandi school of thought including Mufti Shamzai, Karachi-West DIG Feroze Shah said on Sunday...

    Shah said that the suspect Wasi Haider has been involved in 12 incidents of targeted killings, including four religious scholars...

  • Religious scholars’ murder suspect arrested

    KARACHI: The west zone police on Sunday claimed to have arrested a suspect allegedly involved in 12 targeted killings, including four religious scholars...

    The official claimed that Wasi Haider had killed four religious scholars belonging to the Deobandi school of thought in the city...

  • Religious scholars to help SACP fight HIV/Aids

    KARACHI: Religious scholars and experts on Tuesday agreed that the former could play a vital role in reining in the growing challenges of HIV/Aids in the country by creating awareness among people vis-a-vis the lifelong consequences of the deadly disease...

    In attendance were religious scholars and prayer leaders, representatives from different minority faiths, health experts, lawyers and media persons...

  • Religious scholars relent on women protection law

    LAHORE: Religious scholars belonging to all schools of thought on Saturday declared that the Punjab Protection of Women against Violence Act 2016 was not un-Islamic but suggested steps to improve its strength as per Islamic injunctions...

    Maulana Tahir Ashrafi, Mufti Qavi and Dr Raghib Naeemi, who were among the participants, suggested that a unit comprising religious scholars in Punjab should assist the government in improving the...

  • Religious scholars stress interfaith harmony

    Pir Syed Hamdani of the All Pakistan Ulema Council reiterated: “Islam is a religion of peace as it turned enemies into brothers and it not only preaches love among humans, but also expects the same treatment to be extended to all living beings...

    Dr Deepak Kuman, general secretary of the Pakistan Hindu Council, very firmly stated that “every human being is superior to any and every religion”...

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