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Several parties distance themselves from Musharraf’s Awami Ittehad

Several parties distance themselves from Musharraf’s Awami Ittehad

ISLAMABAD: Barely a day after the announcement of the formation of Awami Ittehad alliance under the leadership of former president General (r) Pervez Musharraf, many parties have been reported to have distanced themselves

MWM, SIC oppose proposed govt-TTP talks

The Majlis-e-Wahdatul Muslimeen (MWM) and Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) on Wednesday opposed the proposed talks between the government and terrorist outfit Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. SIC Chairman Sahibzada Hamid Raza, MWM Political Affairs Secretary

SIC to protest on 7th

Sunni Itthed Council (SIC) clerics in a joint decree declared the death sentence awarded to Mumtaz Qadri against Quran and Sunnah. SIC leaders announced a countrywide strike on October 7 to protest

JAP-SIC gulf widening

The gulf between Jamaat-e-Ahle-Sunnat Pakistan (JAP) and its partners in the Sunni Ittehad Council is widening, as the former unexpectedly met Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif around three days ago, which some

For taking down banners – SIC plans to sue DCO for blasphemy

LAHORE – The Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) will sue Lahore DCO Ahad Cheema for blasphemy, Pakistan Today learnt on Wednesday. The decision was taken in a meeting of the SIC hierarchy in Lahore. A complaint in this regard will be submitted at a proper forum within two to three days. Blasphemy laws will be invoked for the purported desecration of the Holy Prophet’s (PBUH) name inscribed on hoardings, billboards and banners of the organisation which were removed on the orders of the DCO

SIC to march against attacks on shrines

LAHORE – Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) Chairman Haji Fazal Karim, while addressing the “Istehkam-e-Pakistan Sunni Conference” at Minar-e-Pakistan on Sunday, announced a train march from Karachi to Islamabad on August 14 against the blasts on shrines in addition to arranging conventions for the lawyers, doctors, women, labourers and students.
Karim said SIC would address the issues of women, Kashmir and the poor. He said that land would be distributed among landless people and

Rain likely to hamper SIC conference

LAHORE – The Sunni Ittehad Council’s (SIC) Istehkam-e-Pakistan Conference to be held today (Sunday) at the Minar-e-Pakistan is likely to be affected by rain. The Met Office has predicted rain for Sunday morning and evening as well.
SIC leader Ajmal Gilani told Pakistan Today that the party had completed all preparations for the conference at the Minar-e-Pakistan despite the fact that the Punjab government has refused to give permission.
“They were stubborn enough to steer us

Around 100 SIC activists arrested in crackdown

LAHORE – Police on Saturday evening arrested around hundred leaders and workers of the Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) in Lahore as the district government did not give permission to hold a gathering a the Minar-e-Pakistan today (Sunday).
The arrested people, including SIC Vice-Chairman Pir Afzal Qadri, were busy in finalising the arrangements for the event but SP City Division Shahzad Asif called the police who tried to disperse them. Instead, the SIC workers resisted the move and

Govt has failed to curb terrorism, says SIC chief

HAFIZABABD – Sunni Ittehad Council Pakistan central chief Sahibzada Fazal Karim MNA has said the government has failed to curb terrorism.
Addressing the Sunni Ittehad Council workers at Jaamia Masjid Al-Farooq Hafizabad the other day, he said the rulers were playing in the hands of Americans and their policies had been completely failed.
Under a planned international conspiracy, the Islamic identity was being tarnished, but those who gave sacrifices for establishing Pakistan

SIC gives countrywide strike call for today

LAHORE – Sunni Ittehad Council has announced countrywide strike on Friday (today) to condemn the release of American national Raymond Davis. Traders’ wings and businessmen associations have been asked to observe a peaceful strike by closing markets, bazaars and trade centres. Sunni Ittehad Council Chairman Haji Fazal Karim said the Centre and the Punjab government were responsible for Davis release.

SIC warns of a long march

LAHORE – The Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) threatened on Friday to start a long march if the government released Raymond Davis. “Raymond Davis’s release can trigger an Egypt-like political upheaval in Pakistan. He is a spy not a diplomat, therefore we will resist the release of the killer of innocent citizens,” SIC leaders said during a protest outside Press Club.
SIC leaders Pir Ather-ul-Qadri, Mufti Haseeb, Maulana Mohammad Ali, Nawaz Kharal and Zia-ul Haq Naqshbandi led the

SIC calls off Namoos-e-Risalat Movement

LAHORE – The Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) on Thursday appreciated the PM’s move for approving the summary of not amending the blasphemy law and announced calling of its Namoos-e-Risalat Movement. In a joint declaration, SIC leaders Fazal Karim, Riaz Shah, Ijaz Qadri, Afzal Qadri, Mahfouz Mashadi, Nawaz Kharal and Ajmal Gilani said that they would celebrate today (Friday) as “thanksgiving day”.
The Namoos-e-Risalat Movement started after slain Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer visited

SIC to discuss aftermath of Taseer’s assassination on Monday

ISLAMABAD – The Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC), an eight-party alliance of the Barelvi school of thought, would discuss the situation arising after the assassination of Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer in a meeting scheduled at Eidgah Sharif in Rawalpindi on Monday.
The chairman of the SIC, Sahibzada Haji Fazl-e-Kareem, will preside over the meeting. Kareem told Pakistan Today that the meeting would discuss the issue of Tahafuz-e-Namoos-e-Risalat in the context of the assassination of

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