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PIL demands speedy trial in Kot Radha Kishan tragedy

Mobarik A. Virk November 10, 2014 Islamabad : The Pakistan Interfaith League (PIL) has called for holding speedy trial of the culprits behind the horrible tragedy in Kot Radha Kishan where a Christian couple were brutalised and then burnt alive in a brick kiln oven on the baseless blasphemy charges. Talking to 'The News' on his return from Kot Radha Kishan, the Chairman of the PIL, Sajid Ishaq, said that it was a gruesome crime that has very badly affected the whole community.…

Public finance: Parliament must scrutinise debt management

By Ali Salman ISLAMABAD( Express): In 2011, the federal government borrowed Rs136 billion offbudget from a consortium of local banks to clear the circular debt in the power sector. Last week, the government announced imposition of Rs0.30 per unit ‘loan repayment surcharge’ on electricity bills to repay that loan. There is a straightforward implication: this loan was not contracted with a clearly developed business plan or project with the possible yield of positive return forcing the…

Kot Radha Kishan tragedy

Victims’ family members demand protection, justice November 8, 2014 - Mobarik A Virk  - ISLAMABAD: The family members of the victims of the unfortunate Kot Radha Kishan tragedy, in which a Christian couple was tortured and then burnt alive in a brick kiln, have expressed grave concern over their own safety and security and raised questions about the legal procedure being followed by the police in the case. “We are receiving serious threats to our lives and future existence here. The…

Murder of Christian couple condemned

November 6, 2014 - Mobarik A. Virk - Islamabad: The Pakistan Interfaith League (PIL) on Wednesday staged a rally in front of the National Press Club in Islamabad to condemn the killing of a Christian couple and raise voice against the extreme brutalities being meted out to the minority community, particularly targeting the Christians all over the country. A young Christian couple, Shehzad Masih and his wife Mst Shama, stated to be in their early 30s, were brutalised and were eventually…

What Challenges Face Ukraine?

06 November 2014 ANALYSIS - The trouble-torn country of Ukraine is facing more challenges than the political unrest that is being seen on televisions and in news reports around the world, writes Chris Harris. The country that is emerging out of the shadow of the communist bloc not only faces political risks but also the challenges of climate change, low global development rates and declining margins in the products it is trading and the need to open up new markets in the face of…

PUC deploys 2,000 members for maintaining peace during ‘Ashura’

November 3, 2014 Mobarik A. Virk Islamabad: The Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) has appointed more than 2,000 of its members for helping the government and the administration to maintain peace and sectarian harmony during the month of Muharram. Those appointed by the PUC include Ulema, Mashaikh and workers who have been given the task to coordinate with the provincial governments, the district administrations and the Ulema and leaders of the followers of all the sects to prevent any…

21 Uses for Epsom Salt

By Katie We use epsom salt a lot at our house. It is a good source of magnesium (here’s why we love magnesium) and has dozens of household uses. Here are my favorites: 1- As a relaxing Magnesium Bath Soak – Add at least 1 cup of epsom salt to a warm bath and soak for 20 minutes. 2- Splinter Removal- Soak in concentrated epsom salt water to pull out a splinter. 3- Magnesium Foot Scrub- Make a homemade magnesium scrub (recipe here) for a boost of magnesium and super soft skin. 4-…

PIL calls for religious harmony with start of new Islamic year

by Mobarik Virk Islamabad: The start of the new Islamic year and the holy month of Muharram-ul-Haram reminds us all of the great sacrifice offered in the human history for sticking to the path of righteousness and for not bowing to forces of suppression. Pakistan Interfaith League (PIL) Chairman Sajid Ishaq said that while Islam is a religion of peace and strongly promotes religious harmony, the month of Muharram specifically stresses upon all of us to shun violence and promote religious…

PUC to hold peace conventions during Muharram

October 27, 2014 - by Mobarik A. Virk Islamabad : Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) Chairman Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi said that the PUC wishes to turn Pakistan into a state like the one exists in Madina Munawarah where the weak and oppressed segments of society were protected by the state of Madinah. Hazrat Umar Farooq (RA) and other 'Khulafa-e-Rashdeen' protected women, children and the non-Muslims in line with the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him), which was…

PTI celebrates ‘Interfaith Day’ at D-Chowk

October 21, 2014 - Mobarik A Virk - ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) celebrated yet another important event at the ‘Dharna site’ at D-Chowk in front of the Parliament House on Sunday night. The event was the ‘Interfaith Day’. The Central President of the Minority Wing of the PTI, Sajid Ishaq, said that by celebrating the ‘Interfaith Day’, the PTI and its Chairman, Imran Khan, have conveyed a loud and clear message that there was no space for hatred between the followers…

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