Bloggers Kidnapped in Pakistan…Fingers Pointed at Security Agencies

An activist holding an image of Salman Haider during a protest to condemn the disappearances of social activists, in Karachi, Pakistan, this month Islamabad- In the three past weeks, Pakistani media reported extensively on the disappearance of four bloggers in different regions of Pakistan. Many media outlets and civil society organizations have accused international intelligence bodies of standing behind the kidnap of these bloggers. However, a TV host took a different position by accusing all media outlets and the abducted bloggers of being atheists working against the interest of Pakistan. He also accused media outlets and The Research and Analysis … Continue reading Bloggers Kidnapped in Pakistan…Fingers Pointed at Security Agencies

Pakistan on Edge as Fresh Bombing Hits Lahore

Pakistani security officials examine the site of a bomb attack in Lahore on February 23, 2017 At least eight people were killed and 20 injured after a bomb ripped through Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore Thursday, officials said, the tenth attack in just under a fortnight pointing to a resurgence in violence. The blast, the second to hit the provincial capital this month, crumpled cars and sent panic rippling through the city after the wave of attacks across Pakistan killed more than 130 people. The building where the bomb went off was under construction in a market crowded with people, … Continue reading Pakistan on Edge as Fresh Bombing Hits Lahore

Samaa TV’s Taimoor Khan Shaheed laid to rest

https://www.samaa.tv/pakistan/2017/02/samaa-tvs-taimoor-khan-shaheed-laid-to-rest/ KARACHI: Samaa worker, Taimoor Khan, who was shot to death in Sunday evening gun attack, has been laid to rest in Karachi on Monday. The funeral prayer for the eternal peace of Taimoor was offered at Bilal Masjid located in Orangi Town. People from every walk of life including representatives of journalist organizations attended his funeral. Later, he was laid to rest in Paposhnagar cemetery. Yesterday, Samaa TV’s Assistant Cameraman embraced martyrdom after the organization’s Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) vehicle came under attack in Karachi. According to our correspondent, the incident took place when the Samaa TV team … Continue reading Samaa TV’s Taimoor Khan Shaheed laid to rest

Nuclear Pakistan Threatens to ‘Wipe Israel the Map’ If It Continues The Aggressive Approach Towards Islamic Countries

Tensions in the Middle East are expanding to Asia, with Pakistan, a nuclear power, standing beside Palestine against Israel.Pakistani army chief Gen. Raheel Sharif has reiterated that any threat to Palestine’s territorial integrity will would evoke a sharp response. He said Pakistan would “wipe Israel off the map.” Sharif made the remarks Sunday in a statement after Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman visited him in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, adjacent to the capital. Pakistan, a predominantly Sunni state, also has a large Shiite population. The bilateral relations between the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Palestine … Continue reading Nuclear Pakistan Threatens to ‘Wipe Israel the Map’ If It Continues The Aggressive Approach Towards Islamic Countries

US State Department lists Jamaat-ul-Ahrar as terrorist group

Image from a Jamaat-ul-Ahrar propaganda video The US State Department added Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a dangerous faction of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, to its list of global terrorists organizations earlier today. Jamaat-ul-Ahrar has been behind numerous deadly attacks inside Pakistan and is closely allied with the Afghan Taliban and al Qaeda. State described Jamaat-ul-Ahrar as “a splinter group of the Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan,” or Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, however the characterization is not accurate. While Jamaat-ul-Ahrar broke away from the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan due a leadership dispute in August 2014, the two Taliban groups … Continue reading US State Department lists Jamaat-ul-Ahrar as terrorist group

Pakistani Elite Forces will Protect Holy Sites in Makkah and Medina

According to sources General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan extended full support to the Saudi Arabia after the terrorist attacks near holy masjid in Medina. The Saudi Defence Minister Prince Mohammad bin Salman had detailed conversations on the issues of terrorism and counter terrorism. The Pakistani Army Chief Ordered the officers of counter terrorism department to assist their brother in Saudi Arabia. He also ordered an elite Pakistani special forces unit to be deployed and deal with the terrorists with iron hands. Senior analyst Dr Shahid Qureshi said: People of Pakistan are very emotional when it comes … Continue reading Pakistani Elite Forces will Protect Holy Sites in Makkah and Medina

65 dead, over 250 injured in bomb blast in Lahore public park

LAHORE (Staff Report) – At least 65 people have been killed and over 250 injured after a suicide bomber hit the Gulshan Iqbal Park, near Moon Market, Allama Iqbal Town on Sunday. The blast was just outside the exit gate and a few feet (metres) away from the children’s swings. Eye witnesses said there were pools of blood and scattered body parts at the site of the blast. DIG Operations Haider Ashraf, while talking to media, said that the eye witness reports have stated that this was a suicide explosion. Adviser to Chief Minister on Health Salman Rafique confirmed the death toll. … Continue reading 65 dead, over 250 injured in bomb blast in Lahore public park

Taliban faction says carried out suicide bomb attack on Pakistan park, says Christians were target

The Taliban faction Jamaat-ul-Ahrar has claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack that killed at least 65 people in the Pakistani city of Lahore on Sunday, saying the target of its attack was Muslim Pakistan’s small Christian minority. “The target were Christians,” said a spokesman for the faction, Ehsanullah Ehsan. “We want to send this message to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that we have entered Lahore. He can do what he wants but he won’t be able to stop us. Our suicide bombers will continue these attacks.” Islamist militants in Pakistan have attacked Christians and other religious minorities often over … Continue reading Taliban faction says carried out suicide bomb attack on Pakistan park, says Christians were target

Dr Aafia Siddiqui

Background of Case Dr Aafia Siddiqui is a Pakistani mother of three , a brilliant scholar, PhD doctor of cognitive neuroscience Majoring in learning and imitation , improving efficacy of learning in children,  An educationist with a dream a dream to revolutionise the educational system in Pakistan, one that would create a generation Of enlightened and intellectual youth in a country that needed it more than others. Dr. Aafia earned her bachelor’s degree  from MIT and earned her doctorate from Brandeis University. Her doctoral thesis was “Learning through Imitation” in which she included her research on improving learning techniques for children. She … Continue reading Dr Aafia Siddiqui

Pakistan defends stance on Morsi death sentence

Pakistani activists of Jamat-e-Islami chant slogans against the death sentence of former Egypt leader Mohamed Morsi during a protest in Islamabad on May 22, 2015 Islamabad has strongly defended its recent condemnation of the death penalty handed down by an Egyptian court to former President Mohamed Morsi.  Pakistani Foreign Office Spokesperson Qazi Khalilullah said in a statement on Thursday that its condemnation of the death sentence against Egypt’s first democratically elected president was in accordance with international principles. “Our statement on the death sentence given to the former Egyptian President was based on internationally recognized principles,” the statement read. The statement came two days … Continue reading Pakistan defends stance on Morsi death sentence