Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

Sunday, October 25th, 2020

 

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


PHF hires Australian trainer to improve players fitness

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The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has hired Australian trainer Daniel Berry to improve the fitness of the players. The PHF President Brig (r) Khalid Sajjad Khokhar confirmed that Berry will arrive in Pakistan next month to work on the fitness of players from the senior, junior and U16 teams. “Berry will arrive next month,” he said. “He will work with the players of the senior team along with junior and U16 teams. He will help the team in preparing for the Junior Asia Cup as well. Primary aim of hiring BerryRead More


Ball dominates day one of first-class Quaid-e-Azam Trophy

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KARACHI, Oct 25 (DNA): Southern Punjab’s wrist spinner Zahid Mahmood edged closer to the 100-wicket mark in first-class cricket as he helped his side to spin out Northern for a paltry 165 on day one of the first round first-class Quaid-e-Azam Trophy fixture at the National Bank of Pakistan Sports Complex on Sunday. Zahid carried his white-ball form from the National T20 Cup into the longer version of the game by returning figures of 9.4-2-41-4 to take his tally of first-class wickets to 96 in his 40th match. Thirty-two yearsRead More


Bilawal asks Quetta people to support PDM

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QUETTA, Oct 25 (DNA): Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Sunday asked the people of Quetta and Balochistan to support the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), an alliance of political opposition parties in order to restore “real” democracy in the country. Addressing the PDM rally in Quetta, the PPP leader said that the people of Balochistan are living in miserable conditions despite having plenty of natural resources. “What kind of democracy is this where no one including media and people is free,” he said and added that nationRead More


BLASPHEMOUS CARTOONS: PM Imran Khan slams French President Macron

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Imran Khan says French president ‘deliberately provoked’ Muslims; The French Interior Ministry announced that its officials will target for possible dissolution 50 French Muslim associations if they are found guilty of promoting hatred   Naveed Miraj/DNA ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan slammed French President Emmanuel Macron over his anti-Muslim attitude on Sunday, criticising him for hurting the sentiments of millions of Muslims around the world.   The French president is being criticised with protests breaking out in several cities across the world after Macron accused Muslims of separatism and vowed notRead More


Erdogan says Macron ‘needs mental treatment’

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ANKARA (DNA) – Turkish Presidnet Tayyip Erdogan has suggested the French President Macon to get his mind checked. He made these remarks after the French President allowed displaying of blasphemous cartoons of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). France has recalled its ambassador from Turkey after statement of the Turkish President.