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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 […]

I’ve never spoken publicly about what my religious beliefs are: Zayn

I’ve never spoken publicly about what my religious beliefs are: Zayn

Zayn Malik isn’t one to mince words. He seldom gives interviews, rarely talks about his personal life; but when he does, he makes sure to get the message across.A British-Pakistani – hailing from a Muslim family, with father Jawad Malik and Irish mother Trisha, who later converted to Islam – Zayn’s religious beliefs have been […]

Audiences choose masala over religious programmes: Noor Bukhari

Audiences choose masala over religious programmes: Noor Bukhari

LAHORE: Noor Bukhari surprised fans and colleagues alike when she announced her departure from the entertainment industry last year. The former TV host and actor explained that her showbiz journey had come to an end as she embarked upon the path to religion.Talking to The Express Tribune, the star shared how things have changed since her decision. […]

Religious parties fail to make their presence felt

Religious parties fail to make their presence felt

LAHORE: Unlike in the by-polls held for a National Assembly constituency in the city around a year ago, religious parties and groupings failed to make their presence felt in the July 25 general election. Both emerging religious entities, the Khadim Rizvi-led Tehreek Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) and Kashmir-Jihad fame Hafiz Saeed’s political front Milli Muslim League […]

Pakistan will keep Kashmir on top agenda of Foreign Policy Sardar Yousuf- Minister of Religious Affairs

Pakistan will keep Kashmir on top agenda of Foreign Policy Sardar Yousuf- Minister of Religious Affairs

Pakistan will keep Kashmir on top agenda of Foreign Policy Sardar Yousuf- Minister of Religious Affairs Kashmir’s are indebted for inclusive support of Pakistan- Zaffar Akbar Butt-Senior Leader APHC, Chairman Salvation movement Islamabad: (Asghar Ali Mubarak) Minister of Religious Affairs Sardar Yousuf called Zaffar Akber Butt, who is nowadays for one week private visit to attend […]

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 […]

Islamabad High Court acquits former religious affairs minister in Hajj corruption case

Islamabad High Court acquits former religious affairs minister in Hajj corruption case

ISLAMABAD:  The Islamabad High Court (IHC) hearing the Hajj corruption case on Monday acquitted former Religious Affairs Minister Hamid Saeed Kazmi, Rao Shakeel and Raja Aftabul Islam, suspending an earlier decision of a special trial court that had sentenced them to prison.On March 3, 2016, a special court had sentenced Hamid to 16 years in […]

Twin blasts kill 40 near religious sites in Syria’s capital

Twin blasts kill 40 near religious sites in Syria’s capital

Twin blasts kill 40 near religious sites in Syria’s capital AP Twin explosions Saturday near religious shrines frequented by pilgrims in the Syrian capital Damascus killed at least 40 people, Syria’s interior minister and media reported. Syria State TV aired footage from the scene showing blood-soaked streets and several damaged busses in a parking lot, […]

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 […]