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  • Multan metro project ‘kickbacks’: Punjab ‘ready’ to join probe into affairs of Chinese firm

    LAHORE: The Punjab government has said it is ready to join investigation the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) is conducting into the affairs of a Chinese company, Yabaite, allegedly involved in Multan metro bus project “kickbacks”...

    “The Multan bus project had been carried out by three contractors and none of them had any connection with the Yabaite...

  • Multan Metro Bus scandal: Faisal Subhan a suspicious character, says Punjab govt

    Punjab government spokesperson Malik Ahmed Khan on Tuesday dubbed Faisal Subhan, director of Capital Construction and Engineering Ltd a "suspicious character" in an interview to GeoNews' programme Geo Pakistan...

    Subhan, who is accused of involvement in corruption in the Multan Metro Bus Project (MMBP), recently went 'missing' after allegations surfaced that he had transferred money to the Punjab chief minister’s (CM) personal...

  • High on Arab Spring, West forgot that Syria was Shia-led

    We forgot that their dictators were all Sunni, that they had no regional super-power support – the Saudis could not save Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, but Iran was not going to allow its only Arab ally, Alawite-Shia-led Syria, to fall...

    When Shia villages like Zahra and Nubl, both defended by government militiamen, were besieged by Al Nusra for three-and-a-half years, their “liberation” was scarcely mentioned...

  • Vast Iraqi Shia cemetery grows with Islamic State war dead

    NAJAF: Every chapter of Iraq's modern history can be seen in this great, sprawling city of the dead, its mausoleums stretching across the horizon from one of Shia Islam's holiest shrines...

    The roughly 10-square-kilometre graveyard radiates out from the tomb of Imam Ali, the cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) and Shia Islam's most sacred martyr...

  • 20 killed in attack on Shia mosque in Kabul

    At least 20 people were killed in an hours-long suicide bomb and gun attack on a Shia mosque in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Friday, an official said...

    Mir Hussain Nasiri, a member of Afghanistan's Shia clerical council, confirmed that the cleric who was performing the prayers was killed, but did not give his name...

  • Suicide attack on Shia mosque in Kabul leaves 20 dead

    KABUL: A suicide bomb and gun attack claimed by the militant Islamic State (IS) group on a Shia mosque in Kabul killed 20 people and wounded scores more on Friday, officials said...

    “Two ‘inghimasi’ of IS carried out an attack on a Husseiniya [a Shia place of worship] in the Khair Khana sector of the Afghan city of Kabul,” Amaq said, using the terms for suicide bombers who set off explosive vests as a last resort against gunfire... ...

  • Afghanistan's Shia community under attack as IS seeks to stir up sectarian violence

    The massacre at a Kabul mosque last week highlighted the vulnerability of the country's Shia minority, increasingly the target of the militant Islamic State (IS) group that is trying to stir up sectarian violence...

    Victims of last Friday's suicide blast inside the Imam Zaman prayer hall told AFP they saw the bomber but no sign of security checks, despite the government's promise to beef up protection of Shia mosques...

  • 6 killed as suicide bomber blows up near Shia mosque in Kabul

    A suicide bomber posing as a shepherd blew himself up near a Shia mosque in Kabul on Friday killing at least six people, police said, as Muslims prepare to observe the holy month of MuharramThe attack in the north of the Afghan capital happened as worshipers were gathered inside Hussainia mosque, one of the biggest Shia centers in the city, for Friday prayers...

    There was no immediate claim of responsibility but fighters belonging to...

  • Sound bytes: ‘Shia identity column in Haj form is 20 years old’

    SOCIAL Media is abuzz with criticism of a column in the Haj application form that seeks the identity of Shia Muslims...

    Here are excerpts of an interview with Minister for Religious Affairs Sardar Mohammad Yousuf on the issue:Take a look: Keep Hajj out of politics: Notes on the ‘Are you Shia?’ form debacleQ: Why has the ministry of religious affairs introduced a separate column for the Shias in the Haj application form?A: It hasn’t...

  • Shia forces move in on Iraqi city taken by Islamic State

    BAGHDAD: A column of 3,000 Shia militia fighters arrived at a military base near Ramadi on Monday as Baghdad moved to retake the western Iraqi city that has fallen to Islamic State militants in the biggest defeat for the government since mid-2014...

    Setting the stage for renewed fighting over the city, Islamic State (IS) militants advanced in armoured vehicles from Ramadi towards the base where the Shia paramilitaries were massing for...

  • Shia leaders call for enforcement of 22-point accord reached after Shikarpur tragedy

    He called upon Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah and the law enforcement agencies to immediately arrest militants involved in the Shikarpur blast on Jan 30, 2015 and other incidents of Shia targeted killing in the province as any leniency of the government might prompt other such attacks in the future...

    He recalled that the chief minister had assured the committee of providing arms licences to all Shia notables, mosques, imambargahs and...

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