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    Sunni Ulema In Pakistan

  • Pakistan Sunni Tehreek, allies distance themselves from TLP protest call

    HYDERABAD: Leaders of Pakistan Sunni Tehreek (PST) and its allied parties have distanced themselves from Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pak­istan’s (TLP) call for coun­trywide protest on Nov 25 and said they were never part of TLP...

    They demanded immediate release of activists of Tanzeemat-i-Ahle Sunnat, a conglomerate of various religious parties including Pakistan Sunni Tehreek, Jamaat Ahle Sunnat, Darul Uloom Ahsanul Barkat, Dargah Syedna...

  • Ministers approach Sunni Tehreek leaders after negotiations with local admin fail

    ISLAMABAD/RAWALPINDI: Sunni Tehreek leaders have been invited to speak to a team of ministers after their negotiations with the local administration failed, officials and organisers of a Sunni Tehreek rally said...

    The capital administration, earlier on Wednesday, was attempting to negotiate with organisers of the Tehreek Laibak Ya Rasulallah rally, led by the Sunni Tehreek, which travelled from Lahore and reached the garrison city on...

  • Iran’s Sunni leader endorses Rouhani for re-election

    Abdol Hamid repeated calls for greater Sunni representation in local and national government, and more action on discrimination...

    “The Sunni community believes that this government, despite its problems and weaknesses, has had more strong points, and we hope if the current government takes office again, it will do more to resolve those problems and shortcomings,” he said in comments carried by his website...

  • Sunni mosques firebombed in Iraq after IS-claimed blasts

    BAGHDAD: At least seven Sunni mosques and dozens of shops in eastern Iraq were firebombed on Tuesday, security sources and local officials said, a day after 23 people were killed there in two blasts claimed by Islamic State...

    At least two Sunni mosques south of Baghdad were attacked last week after a Shia cleric was executed in Saudi Arabia, triggering angry reactions in Iraq and neighboring Iran...

  • Rangers detain Sunni Tehreek leaders, claims party spokesman

    KARACHI: The Pakistan Rangers Sindh reportedly detained two central leaders of Sunni Tehreek (ST) late Sunday night, a party spokesperson told Dawn...

    He added that the Sunni Tehreek leaders had gone there to take up the issue of Rangers’ raid on their head office despite the fact that they were supporting the Rangers-led operation to bring peace in the metropolis...

  • For the first time, Saudi Arabia is being attacked by both Sunni and Shia leaders

    Swamped in their ridiculous war in Yemen, they are now reeling from an extraordinary statement issued by around two hundred Sunni Muslim clerics who effectively referred to the Wahhabi belief — practised in Saudi Arabia — as “a dangerous deformation” of Sunni Islam...

    For the statement, obviously approved by Vladimir Putin, is as close as Sunni clerics have got to excommunicating the Saudis...

  • Sunni Tehreek to back PTI candidates

    SAHIWAL: After the court verdict against PML-N supreme leader Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam, many political elements who had been sitting on the fence so far have started switching over to the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) camp...

    On Friday night, Pakistan Sunni Tehreek (PST) district president Muhammad Ijaz Qadri announced his party’s support for PTI candidates in the district...

  • Sunni imam shot dead in northern Iran

    A Sunni imam who leads Friday prayers was shot dead on Tuesday in a village in northern Iran, official news agency IRNA said...

    Imams who lead Friday prayers, whether Sunni or Shia, are appointed by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's highest religious and political authority...

  • Pakistan Ulema council asks govt to implement National Action Plan

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) has asked the government to implement the National Action Plan in letter and spirit to root out sectarianism from the country...

    The code stated that no Islamic sect can be declared ‘infidel’ and no Muslim or non-Muslim should be declared ‘deserving death’ and people of Pakistan and believers of all religious sects will live their lives as per the rights enshrined in the Constitution...

  • Govt won’t spare errant seminaries, ulema told

    ISLAMABAD: The top civilian and military leadership – in a rare meeting with representatives of religious seminaries – made it abundantly clear on Monday that the government intended to register and streamline their working at all costs...

    According to those present in the meeting, both Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Army Chief General Raheel Sharif were willing to listen to the legitimate concerns of members of the Tanzeem Ittehadul...
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