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Fitnah means Trial and test, but for whom?

By Qamar Bashir The top brass of the Pakistan Muslim League (N) has been labeling Imran Khan a “Fitnah,” which in fact is a term that refers to a process rather than a person. Declaring Fitna in Islam necessitates strong evidence, clear intent, consultation with knowledgeable individuals, and a fair and just approach and attracts penal action for labelling someone or a process as Fitna without first having a competent forum declare it as such. I believe PML(N) is doing this out of ignorance or a desire to belittle himRead More

ISSI hosts roundtable with Heads of Missions of Central Asian Republics and Azerbaijan

ISLAMABAD, MAR 17 /DNA/ – The China-Pakistan Study Centre (CPSC) at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) organized a Roundtable with the Heads of Mission of Central Asia and Azerbaijan. H.E. Mr. Atadjan Mamlamov, Ambassador of Turkmenistan and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, led the CAR-Azerbaijan delegation. Other delegation members included: H.E. Mr. Aybek Usmanov, Ambassador of Uzbekistan; H.E. Mr. Yerzhan Kistafin, Ambassador of Kazakhstan; Mr. Tamerlan Khalilov, Charge d’ Affaires of Azerbaijan; Mr. Saidjon Shafiev, Charge d’ Affaires of Tajikisan; and Mr. Melis Moldaliev, Counselor Kyrgyz Republic. DirectorRead More

One hundred and seventy countries do not need IMF: Mian Zahid Hussain

Chairman of National Business Group Pakistan, President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum, and All Karachi Industrial Alliance, and former provincial minister Mian Zahid Hussain on Friday said it is not IMF debt that brings countries out of the crisis, but good leadership. If leadership is based on principles and the expenditure is not more than the income then there is no question of a financial crisis in the country, he said. Mian Zahid Hussain said that the number of countries that need IMF support can be counted on the fingers,Read More

PTI urges govt make the next move by giving date, venue for talks

The PTI on Friday urged the coalition government to “give a date and venue” for a meeting that would bring together all political parties to the table — a move that is expected to rid the country of the ongoing political and economic crises. In a tweet today, PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry said, “Azam Nazeer Tarar is making statements every day to sit together and solve issues. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has also asked for talks. “Take this action further than statements as well and give a date and venueRead More

Law Minister urges all political leaders to sit together for improving economy

DNA Islamabad: The economy of Pakistan is facing serious challenges and it is high time that the leaders of all political parties should sit together and discuss ways and means to steer the economy out of crisis situations. This was said by Azam Nazeer Tarar, Federal Minister for Law and Justice while addressing a dinner reception hosted by Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) in honor of Office Bearers of Pakistan Bar Council, Islamabad Bar Council, Islamabad High Court Bar Association and Islamabad District Bar Association. Azam Nazeer TararRead More

Pakistan condemns Deputy CM Karnataka’s remarks about Islam

ISLAMABAD, MAR 17 (DNA) — Pakistan has condemned the recent remarks made by a BJP leader and Deputy Chief Minister Karnataka, K S Eshwarappa, about Islam and closing 600 religious seminaries in India.   At her weekly press briefing in Islamabad on Friday, Foreign Office Spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch said these remarks are yet another manifestation of the rising Islamophobia in India.   She said Pakistan is deeply concerned at the alarming rise in communal violence and hatred directed against Muslims in India, who are being systematically stigmatized and marginalizedRead More