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Pakistani Muslims

Strong youth support for Shariah in Pakistan

Source : AFP | 03 Apr 2013

More than half of young Pakistanis believe democracy has not been good for their country and nearly 40 percent are in favor of having Islamic sharia rule, according to a survey published Wednesday.

Pakistan goes to the polls in a historic general election on May 11, but the report by the British Council found deep pessimism about the political system among voters aged 18 to 29.

First Haj flight arrives from Pakistan

By Fouzia Khan | 21 Sep 2012

The first Haj flight from Pakistan with 329 pilgrims was received at King Abdulaziz International Airport on Wednesday by Syed Khursheed Shah, federal minister for religious affairs in Pakistan; Mohammed Naeem Khan, Pakistan’s ambassador; and Abdul Salik Khan, consul general.

Afghan officials met key Taleban figure in Pakistan

Source : Reuters | Kabul | 13 Aug 2012

Afghan officials have held secret talks with the Taleban's former second in command who is in detention in Pakistan in a move which could help rekindle stalled peace talks with the insurgents, according to senior officials from both countries.

Afghan officials have often seen Pakistan as a reluctant partner in attempts to broker talks with the Taleban but its decision to grant access to Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar may signal Islamabad's willingness to play a more active role.

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.

Pakistanis celebrate Independence Day with fervor

Source : IslamDag
Moscow | 15 Aug 2011

Russia' Pakistani community marked the 65th Pakistan Independence Day on Sunday with fervor and enthusiasm at the Pakistan Embassy in Moscow.

Various functions were held in this regard.
The start of the day was solemnized with recitations from the Holy Qur’an and flag hoisting ceremonies.

H.E. Ambassador Mohammad Khalid Khattak unfurled the national flag at a largely attended function at the embassy at Moscow. Invited guests, dignitaries and people from all walks of life witnessed the ceremony.

Pakistan to sign new agreement for Haj service with Tawafa group

Source | Arab News
MAKKAH | 13 Mar 2011

Pakistan's Minister for Religious Affairs Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah on Sunday discussed arrangements for this year's Haj with Adnan Amin Katib, chairman of the Tawafa Organization for South Asian Pilgrims, in Makkah.

During the meeting they agreed to scrap the previous agreement concerning the provision of special services at a cost of SR700 per pilgrim and decided to sign a new agreement.

Laws to be reformed according to Islam: Pakistani PM

Source : Rao Fazlur Rehman | The News International
OKARA | 01 Mar 2011

No un-Islamic law will be enacted in the country and all laws will gradually be reformed according to the spirit of Islam, said Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Monday.

Thousands rally in Pakistan in support of blasphemy law

Source : Asif Shahzad | AP
ISLAMABAD | 31 Dec 2010

Businesses shut down and buses stayed off the streets in many parts of Pakistan on Friday as thousands rallied against changing the country’s controversial laws against blasphemy. In one major city, police used tear gas to disperse demonstrators who pelted them with stones.

Pakistan’s long-standing law against blasphemy gained new attention this year when a Christian woman, Asia Bibi, was sentenced to death in November for allegedly insulting Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

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