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Clerics condemn Naseeb Khan’s killing

Calling Naseeb Khan’s murder an extra-judicial killing, clerics belonging to various religious parties asked the ANP-led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government to expose those involved in the murder or resign after accepting its

Clerics mulling movement

ISLAMABAD – Hard-core religious parties of the country on Wednesday said they were mulling to launch a movement against what they called a “surprise release” of the US national Raymond Davis, who killed two Pakistanis in Lahore in January.
In reaction to the development, Sahibzada Abul Khair Muhammad Zubair, head both of Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan and Tahaffaz-e-Namoos-e-Risalat Mahaz, said the circumstances prove that the heirs of those killed by the US national were pressured to

Clerics denounce

LAHORE – All prominent religious parties and groups, who earlier led protests against the proposed changes in blasphemy law and never bothered to deplore the murder of Salmaan Taseer, raised voice against the killing of Federal Minister for Minorities Shahbaz Bhatti without mincing their words. “Deplorable, absolutely deplorable, and a conspiracy to malign Pakistan. Islam advises us to protect lives and property of all minorities at all costs.
It’s a government duty to give

Cleric’s son among three shot dead in Balochistan

QUETTA – Three people were killed in separate incidents of firing in Balochistan on Monday. According to police, unknown armed men riding a motorbike targeted Mir Alam, the son of a religious scholar of Zikri sect, in Turbat town of Kechh district.
As a result, he received multiple bullet injuries and succumbed to his injured before receiving medical attention.
The motive behind the killing is yet to be ascertained. Two persons were killed in an armed clash between two

Clerics charging exorbitant rates for their services

LAHORE – At the beginning of the sacred month of Muharram, a month of sorrow and grief, Maulana Fida Hussain Hafizabadi of Muridke gets very busy. He does not even have time for his close relatives and had to ask his son-in-law to wait until the end of April to see him.
Hafizabadi is not the sole example of such a pressing schedule, as hundreds of clerics from various sects travel across the country during the months of Muharram, Safar and Rabi-ul-Awwal. On the face of it, the

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