Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

October, 2020

 

Pakistan summons French envoy to lodge protest over ‘anti-Islam campaign’

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has summoned French envoy to register protest over the anti-Islam campaign a day after Prime Minister Imran Khan denounced French President Emmanuel Macron for hurting sentiments of Muslims around the world. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told Geo Pakistan that it was time to make a collective decision on the matter as he referenced ban on the denial of Holocaust by Israel and 16 European countries. “Civilised nations should respect Muslim sentiments,” he added. The foreign minister said he will take up the issue in the Organization ofRead More


Armenians open artillery fire at Azerbaijani army units

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BAKU (DNA) -In a gross violation of the new humanitarian ceasefire, on October 26 at 08.05 am, the armed forces of Armenia were subjected to artillery fire by the units of the Azerbaijan Army located in the Safiyan village of Lachin region. Later, the city of Tartar and the villages of the Tartar region were under intensive shelling by the armed forces of Armenia. Another third time in a row a ceasefire regime is blatantly ignored and violated by Armenia; 10 October Moscow joint statement, 18 October reaffirmed commitments byRead More


Tabish Khan still being ignored despite consistent bowling form

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KARACHI : Fast bowler Tabish Khan claimed another 5-wicket haul on Sunday, the 38th of his First-Class Cricket career, taking his total FC wickets tally to 573. The 35-year-old is still waiting for his maiden call from selectors to wear Pakistan’s colours. The long non-inclusion of Tabish Khan is surprising for many. There is no other fast bowler in Pakistan who has not played international cricket despite taking this much wickets in the first-class career. The next most successful fast bowler in Pakistan without playing international cricket after Tabish wasRead More


CM Usman Buzdar says PDM pursuing enemy’s agenda

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LAHORE : Chief Minister (CM) Punjab Usman Buzdar has said that a vicious conspiracy is being hatched to weaken Pakistan by making national institutions controversial. In a statement, he said that state institutions are our pride and we will foil every conspiracy against them. The nation will never forgive those elements who are raising allegations against the state institutions. He said that those who are targeting the institutions will not succeed in their nefarious designs. “PDM is working on anti-state agenda.” Chief Minister Usman Buzdar said that Prime Minister ImranRead More


707 more people test positive for coronavirus, 3 die

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ISLAMABAD : As many as 707 new cases of the coronavirus were reported across the country during the last 24 hours, lifting the national tally of infections to 328,602. Three corona patients, who were under treatment in hospital died during this period, according to the latest update shared by the National command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Covid-19. Some 26,492 tests were conducted across the country on Sunday. Around 311,075 people have recovered from the disease so far across Pakistan. Since the pandemic outbreak, a total of 328,602 cases wereRead More


IPS’ baseline study refutes allegations of ‘forced conversion’ in Pakistan

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Islamabad, 25 October: A baseline study (http://www.ips.org.pk/forced-conversions-or-faith-conversions-rhetoric-and-reality/) conducted at Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) analyzing a number of reports by various civil society organizations alleging forced conversion of minorities in Pakistan terms them baseless, lacking empirical evidence. Conducted by Ghulam Hussain, a PhD scholar in anthropology at Quaid-i-Azam University and a research fellow at IPS, the report titled “Faith Conversions or Forced Conversions: Reality and Rhetoric” digs into the popular narrative that suggests that the members of minority communities, particularly women and girls, are forcibly converted to Islam in Pakistan –Read More