Mob destroys 100-year-old minority Ahmadi mosque in Pakistan’s Sialkot

By Saad Sayeed ISLAMABAD, May 24 : A mob led by right-wing Muslim clerics tore down the dome and minarets of a 100-year old Pakistani mosque belonging to the Ahmadi community, officials and the community said on Thursday. The Ahmadis consider themselves to be Muslims but their recognition of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, who founded the […]

Pakistan kills senior Lashkar-e-Jhangvi militant in Baluchistan raid

By Gul Yousafzai QUETTA, Pakistan May 17 : Pakistan’s military has killed a senior member of Islamist militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi(LeJ) along two suicide bombers in a raid in the southwestern province of Baluchistan, the army’s media wing said on Thursday. A military intelligence officer was killed and four other soldiers wounded during the operation targeting […]

Pakistani ethnic rights group stages first rally in Karachi

By Saad Sayeed KARACHI, May 13 : A Pakistani ethnic Pashtun rights group on Sunday staged its first rally in the southern city of Karachi, the site of a killing in January that sparked the movement and led to nationwide protests and rallies. The Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) emerged after the January killing by police […]

Pakistan police arrest two in suspected “honour killing” of Italian woman

By Mubasher Bukhari KARACHI, Pakistan, May 10 : Police in Pakistan have arrested the father and brother of an Italian woman of Pakistani descent strangled in a suspected honour killing, police said on Thursday. Rights groups say hundreds of women and girls are killed in Pakistan each year by family members angered at perceived damage […]