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British MP Sir Edward Davey challenges Imran Khan

 British MP and former cabinet minister Sir Ed Davey has challenged Pakistan’s newly elected Prime Minister Imran Khan to reform the country’s discriminatory law against religious minorities. He made the remarks while speaking at Jalsa Salana, the annual Ahmadiyya convention in UK. Speaking at the convention, Sir Edward said: “My final message is a challenge to the new prime minister of Pakistan….Prime Minister Imran Khan. You now have huge responsibilities, you now have a chance to reduce and end …

Documentary: In Every Dream Home a Heartache

Over the last twenty years or so hundreds of mansions have appeared in the Kharian region of the Punjab. Each mansion represents a successful migration to the West – some to the UK but mostly to Norway. For three or four weeks a year the mansions are holiday homes to the returning migrants and their Norwegian born children. This is often a time when differences and rifts in extended families emerge and a time when young people must assess their …

In Pakistan’s elections, minorities face daunting challenge

As Pakistan heads into parliamentary elections this week, the country’s minorities are looking for better representation and a voice that will speak up for them in what rights groups warn is in an increasingly intolerant atmosphere in this Muslim-majority nation. It’s an uphill struggle for Pakistani Christians, Sikhs, Ahmadis and others. Minority religions make up just 4 percent of Pakistan’s 200 million people; Shiites account for about 15 to 20 percent of the Muslim population. The country’s complicated electoral system …

Pakistan’s Royal Rajputs, the Hindu rulers of Amarkot Estate

With a saffron turban on his head and Tika on his forehead Rana Hamir Singh is of the last remaining Hindu rulers of Sindh. He was crowned ‘Rana Saheb’ in 2009 after the passing of his father Rana Chandra Singh. The Rana’s ruled what was once the kingdom of Amarkot. However all is not lost, 61-year-old Rana Hamir Singh still oversees the vast Umerkot Estate which is spread over 22000 sq k.m. in Pakistan’s southern province of Sindh. The jagir …

Reham Khan questions PTI’s use of religion

Imran Khan’s alleged ‘Sajda’ and his consequent defense of religion being a private matter has prompted questions from many including his ex-wife Reham Khan. Reham claimed that if according to Khan and his supporters religion was a private matter then why have they frequently used religion to advance their political goals. In a tweet Reham said: If you think religion is a personal thing then why do you use footage of praying pilgrimage & Islamic references in speeches? Why did …

دنیا خوبصورتی کے بجائے مجھے میرے کام سے پہچانے، مومنہ مستحسن

اسلام آباد (ویب ڈیسک) نامور پاکستانی گلوکارہ و ماڈل مومنہ مستحسن کا کہنا ہے کہ لوگ ان کی آواز پر نہیں بلکہ خوبصورت چہرے پر زیادہ توجہ دیتے ہیں۔کوک اسٹوڈیو میں’’آفرین آفرین‘‘گانے سے شہرت حاصل کرنے والی پاکستان کی معروف گلوکارہ مومنہ مستحسن کا حال ہی میں بھارتی گلوکار ارجن کنونگوکے ساتھ گانا ’’آیاناتو‘‘ریلیز ہوا ہے۔ تاہم گانے کو پاکستانی اوربھارتی شائقین کی جانب سے ملاجلا ردعمل موصول ہورہا ہے۔ گانے کی ریلیز کے حوالے سے مومنہ مستحسن نے بھارتی …

پاکستان کا وہ شخص جسے گورنر جنرل کی ڈرائیوری کرنے پر ملک کا وزیر اعظم بنادیا گیا تھا

اسلام آباد (ویب ڈیسک )2016میں اس وقت کے آرمی چیف جنرل راحیل شریف نے اپنے وزیر اعظم نوازشریف کی جیپ ڈرائیو کی تو اس پرکافی لے دے ہوئی تھی اس کے کئی فسانے گھڑے گئے تھے ۔اسکو وزیر اعظم کی چاپلوسی بھی قرار دیا گیا کہ یوں راحیل شریف انہیں اپنی وفاداری کا یقین دلا کر بعد ازریٹائرمنٹ مفادات حاصل کرنے میں کامیاب ہوگئے۔اسکو سیاست کی رنگ بازی بھی کہا گیا جس نے آخر اپنا اثر بھی دکھایا ۔پاکستان کی …

Indonesian mob attacks ‘heretical’ Ahmadiyah in East Lombok

An enraged Indonesian mob attacked and destroyed the houses of the ‘heretical’ Ahmadiyya community on Saturday afternoon. The mob sought to expel the Ahmadis from Greneng Village, in East Lombok regency of Indonesia. The mob attacked did not result in any deaths, however, houses and motorcycles belonging to the Ahmadi families were destroyed, Seven families comprising of 24 individuals were forced to seek shelter at the East Lombok Police headquarters. Those affected by the attacks claim that at least one …

Pakistan’s Army Chief forced to visit Quetta after Hunger Strike by Hazara activist

A four-day long hunger strike by a Hazara activist might be coming to an end after Pakistan’s Army Chief landed in Quetta to meet with “notables of Hazara Community”. Hazara activist and Lawyer Jalila Haider has been on hunger strike since April 28th in order to bring attention to the killing of Shiites in the city of Quetta. In a viral video Haider had challenged the Army Chief to come and “face the widows” of Hazara men who had been …

Accident at Maryland Mosque leaves two injured

A vehicle crash at Maryland Mosque on Sunday left two injured. Police say a 76-year-old man, was trying to park when the car fell into the lower level of an outside enclosure near the building. The incident happened just before 7:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s Baitur Rehman Mosque on Good Hope Road. Firefighters removed the driver and the passenger — a 71-year-old woman — from the car. They were taken to the hospital with injuries that …

‘Honor Killing’ of an Italian woman in Pakistan, Father, and uncle arrested

Pakistani police on Tuesday arrested the father and the uncle suspected in an “honor” killing of a 25-year-old Italian citizen, a woman of Pakistani origin who refused to marry the man they chose for her. The two men were charged with the killing of Sana Cheema in the neighborhood of Mangowal in the city of Gujrat in eastern Punjab province, police official Intisar Hussain said, adding that the police were still searching for the woman’s brother. “He is also suspected …

Pashtun demands are genuine, military ready for talks: Pakistani Commander

PESHAWAR: Corps Commander Peshawar Lt General Nazir Ahmad Butt has said on Tuesday that some of the demands of Pakhtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) are genuine and revealed that an apex committee formed in a high-powered jirga, comprising politicians and local elders, will hold talks with the movement leaders. Talking to media at the Corps Headquarters Peshawar, Lt General Nazir Ahmad Butt said that the decision was taken in light of PTM’s five-point demand. He said that demands of the PTM …