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Islam in Pakistan

Pakistan fires defense minister, escalating crisis

By Chris Brummitt | AP | Islamabad | 11 Jan 2012

Pakistan’s government fired the defense secretary Wednesday and the army warned of “grievous consequences” for the country, escalating a political and legal crisis that some believe could end in the dismissal of government.

Retired Lt. Gen. Naeem Khalid Lodhi, an army loyalist seen as a bridge between the generals and the civilian government, was dismissed for “gross misconduct and illegal action” and replaced with a bureaucrat close to Prime Minister Yousuf Reza Gilani, the government said in a statement.

37 Hindus convert to Islam in Matli

By Sameer Mandhro : The Express Tribune | Karachi / 13 Dec 2011

On Saturday, 37 people from seven Hindu families converted to Islam in Matli. They claim that more families will be embracing the religion in the coming weeks.

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