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US adds Pakistan to blacklist for ‘religious freedom violations’

US adds Pakistan to blacklist for ‘religious freedom violations’

WASHINGTON:The United States said Tuesday it has added Pakistan to its blacklist of countries that violate religious freedom, ramping up pressure over its treatment of minorities.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he had designated Pakistan among “countries of particular concern” in a congressionally mandated annual report, meaning the US government is obliged to exert pressure […]

Suu Kyi to be stripped of freedom of Paris award: mayor’s office

Suu Kyi to be stripped of freedom of Paris award: mayor’s office

PARIS:Paris city will strip Aung San Suu Kyi of her honorary freedom of the French capital over her failure to speak out against a crackdown on Myanmar’s Rohingya minority, a mayor’s spokesperson said Friday.Mayor Anne Hidalgo decided to revoke the honour because of the “multiple violations of human rights recorded in Myanmar and the violence […]

Pakistan rejects US designation of Pakistan in “Special Watch List for Severe Violations of Religious Freedom”

Pakistan rejects US designation of Pakistan in “Special Watch List for Severe Violations of Religious Freedom”

Islamabad rejects US Designation Pakistan Special Watch List for religious freedom By.Asghar Ali Mubarak Islamabad:Pakistan rejects the US designation of Pakistan in the “Special Watch List for severe violations of religious freedom.” The report is not based on objective criteria. This placement on special watch list is a new categorization and we would be seeking […]

Former President Asif Ali Zardari calls for freedom of expression, RTI Legislation and end to impunity of crimes against media persons

Former President Asif Ali Zardari calls for freedom of expression, RTI Legislation and end to impunity of crimes against media persons

“There is a systematic erosion of freedom of expression in the name of ideology and national security on the one hand and crimes against media persons are being committed with impunity on the other”. This has been stated by former President Asif Ali Zardari in a message on the international Press Freedom Day on Wednesday […]

Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto message on World Press Freedom Day

Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto message on World Press Freedom Day

KARACHI, May 2: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that any attempt for gagging freedom of press would be tantamount to weaken democracy and encourage discrimination and disparity in the society. In his message on the World Press Freedom Day, PPP Chairman said that PPP was the pioneer of the struggle for press freedom […]

Freedom of belief

Freedom of belief

Freedom of belief The writer is a freelance contributor. THE Quran, the foundation of Islam, envisions a society in which all people could freely express and practise their respective faiths and where believers in Islam and non-believers live together. The Quran does not preach coercion or eliminating non-believers. The Quran gives the right of choice […]

Trump says his travel ban needed to ensure US religious freedom

Trump says his travel ban needed to ensure US religious freedom

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump defended his order to temporarily bar entry to people from seven majority-Muslim nations, which has come under intense criticism at home and abroad, saying on Thursday it was crucial to ensuring religious freedom and tolerance in America. Trump, speaking at a prayer breakfast attended by politicians, faith leaders and guests […]

Merkel presses Turkey to protect freedom of expression

Merkel presses Turkey to protect freedom of expression

BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday urged Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to ensure full freedom of expression in Turkey, ahead of a crucial referendum on constitutional change. Making her first visit to Turkey since July’s failed coup, Merkel held tense talks with Erdogan seeking to repair a key relationship battered by a series […]

Message from Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on World Press Freedom Day

Message from Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on World Press Freedom Day

Modern democratic societies depend on the free flow of information and the right to information. Freedom of press and right to information are the hallmarks of a free and democratic society. I believe that only an educated and informed citizenry can play a dynamic and constructive role in the development and progress of the country. […]

Tongue Splitting Art Work Image – LunaCobra.net

Tongue Splitting Art Work Image – LunaCobra.net

Two worlds collide, rival nations It’s a primitive clash, venting years of frustrations Bravely we hope against all hope, there is so much at stake Seems our freedom’s up against the ropes Does the crowd understand? Is it a East vs. West, or man against man Can any nation stand alone? more… ©2011 LunaCobra.net NO REPUBLISHING […]