RAMALLAH – The Palestinian Authority on Sunday “strongly condemned” Israel’s approval of hundreds of new West Bank settler homes following the grisly murder of a settler family. The Palestinian Authority “strongly condemns the decision of the Israeli government to speed up and increase the building of settlements,” chief negotiator Saeb Erakat told AFP. “It strongly condemns the settler attacks against the Palestinian people in the West Bank and we ask the Quartet to urgently
ISLAMABAD – Creating a strong sense of discrimination among parliamentarians belonging to minorities, the National Assembly session was prorogued on Friday without passing any condemnatory resolution against the assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti, as the Sindh Assembly unanimously passed a resolution to condemn the brutal killing of the minorities’ minister. During NA proceedings on Thursday, MPs from minorities demanded the government bring a unanimous resolution to condemn the
LAHORE – A number of citizens and human right activists including The Asian Human Rights (SAHR) group and The Centre for Legal Aid Assistance and Settlement (CLAAS) condemned Fedral Minister Shabaz Bhatti’s assassination on Thursday.
SAHR codemns religious intolerance: The South Asian Human Rights (SAHR) group condemned Shahbaz Bhatti’s assassination on Wednesday. The group expressed grief and outrage at the crime and called it a manifestation of the growing intolerance in the
SIALKOT- Hundreds of Christians on Thursday afternoon took out a peaceful rally to condemn the assassination of Federal Minister for Minorities Shahbaz Bhatti. The rally which was at the city’s congested Allama Iqbal Chowk was led by Bishop Samuel Masih. A large number of people from all walks of life, including political workers, civil society members and the activists of various NGOs and human rights bodies, participated in the rally.
The protesters were holding banners and
LAHORE – Civil society activists and intellectuals on Friday condemned killing of three Pakistani citizens by an American national on Thursday. Political analyst Orya Maqbool Jan said that the incident is shameful and challenges Pakistan’s sovereignty and independence.
“They don’t even behave in this manner in places they have occupied,” Jan said while referring to Americans and their occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq. He said that this sort of behaviour is seen in jails managed
LAHORE – Members of the provincial assembly (MPA) on Monday condemned police torture of a journalist’s son and demanded prompt action over the issue while journalists protesting against the incident staged a walkout from the Punjab Assembly (PA) Press Gallery.
MPAs criticised police for torturing journalists, doctors, teachers and students and termed manhandling of Hassan Iftikhar, son of noted journalist Iftikhar Ahmed, at the Lahore airport as condemnable. They said that the
UNITED NATIONS – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday condemned Punjab Governor Salman Taseer’s assassination calling it a blow to the country. “The secretary general condemns the assassination today of the governor of Punjab province,” said UN spokesman Martin Nesirky.
Ban called the governor ‘a prominent leader’ whose death is a loss for Pakistan. British Foreign Minister William Hague said on Tuesday he was shocked by the assassination, adding that it was loss to the
LAHORE – Almost all the political parties of the country have strongly condemned the assassination of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer and called January 4 a ‘black day’ in the history of Pakistan.
All the mainstream political leaders including PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif, PML-Q president Ch Shujjat Hussain, JI Amir Manawar Hassan, PTI chairman Imran Khan, MQM head Altaf Hussain, JUI-F Maulana Fazl ur Rehman, ANP central leader Asfand Yar Walli expressed their grief over the murder of
ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani strongly condemned the bombing of the CID centre in Karachi on Thursday and vowed that the government would not be deterred by such acts of violence and continue the war against terror.
In a message from China, the president said the acts of terror further strengthen resolve of the government to continue its fight against terrorism and extremism till its complete elimination. He also directed the
The British and American diplomats in Pakistan have condemned the attack at the shrine of Hazrat Abdullah Shah Ghazi (RA) in Karachi.
In their statements issued on Friday, a US spokesperson and the British Deputy High Commissioner in Karachi Robert Gibson extended their condolences to the victims’ families.
“The US Embassy in Pakistan condemns the terrorist attacks targeting innocent people,” said the US spokesperson.
“I was saddened by the attacks in