Mumbai don Dawood Ibrahim’s son and heir has become a mendicant Islamic cleric

Mumbai don Dawood Ibrahim’s son and heir has become a mendicant Islamic cleric

Mumbai, December 1 (The Express Tribune): Despite ruling the underworld of India’s biggest metropolis for decades, the infamous mafia don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar is in trauma as his 31 one year old son and heir, Moim Nawaz D.Kaskar, has become a mendicant Islamic cleric. Moin who is a qualified Maulana and a Hafiz, is living in […]

Except Pakistan all other member countries got awards at SAARC Film Fest

Except Pakistan all other member countries got awards at SAARC Film Fest

Colombo, November 29: Except Pakistan, all other members of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) got awards at the SAARC Film Festival 2017 which concluded here last Saturday, writes P.K.Balachandran in South Asian Monitor. Pakistan had entered Bin Roye directed by Momina Duraid and Shazad Kashmiri) and Mah-e-Mir directed by Anjum Shahzad, both […]

Setback for democracy in Pakistan as government bows to radical Islamists

Setback for democracy in Pakistan as government bows to radical Islamists

The ever fragile democracy in Pakistan got a grievous blow on Monday, when the Federal Law Minister, Zahid Hamid, resigned after three minor radical Islamic outfits successfully blockaded Islamabad for three weeks even after he had conceded their demand for an amendment in Election Law 2017, writes P.K.Balachandran in Daily Mirror. While the government was […]

Islamabad Judge stands up against Islamic extremists as others cave in

Islamabad Judge stands up against Islamic extremists as others cave in

While every other institution in Pakistan, including the government, the opposition parties and the army caved in the face of the challenge posed by three small Islamic radical organizations to law and order constitutionalism, the Islamabad High Court Judge, Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui, has stood up for the constitution and the rule of law, writes P.K.Balachandran […]

Court lambasts Pakistan Govt for allowing army to broker deal with Islamic radicals

Court lambasts Pakistan Govt for allowing army to broker deal with Islamic radicals

The Islamabad High Court Justice, Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui, on Monday lashed out at the Pakistan government and the army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa for making the military ” the mediator” to bring about an agreement to end the 20-day sit-in at Islamabad’s Faizabad Interchange by three radical Islamic groups, writes P.K.Balachandran in newsin.asia. The […]

Messages from Islamabad standoff

Messages from Islamabad standoff

The three-week long standoff in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad between the government and three radical Islamic groups, shows two things about Pakistan: the growing power of Islamic radical groups irrespective of their size or actual electoral performance; and the continuing marginalization of the 500, 000 strong Ahmadiya community dubbed as “non-Muslim,” writes P.K.Balachandran in South […]

Two terrorists vitiate India-Pakistan relations

Two terrorists vitiate India-Pakistan relations

Colombo, November 25 : Hafiz Saeed and Masood Azhar, two prominent Pakistani terrorists, have vitiated all efforts to improve relations between India and Pakistan, writes P.K.Balachandran in Daily FT. Efforts by civilian governments in Pakistan to improve relations with India have floundered on the twin issues of Kashmir and cross-border terrorism. When it comes to […]

India grants visas to 33 Pakistani Bohra kids invited by spiritual leader

India grants visas to 33 Pakistani Bohra kids invited by spiritual leader

New Delhi, November 23 (NDTV): The government of India has granted visas to 33 Pakistani children belonging to the Pakistani Bohra community. The children were invited by the spiritual leader of the Bohra community Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin who resides in Mumbai. “We have approved visas for 33 Bohra children from Pakistan who have been invited […]

Pakistan court releases US designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed for lack of evidence

Pakistan court releases US designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed for lack of evidence

Lahore, November 22 (newsin.asia): A Pakistani High Court  on Wednesday ordered the release of Jamaat-ud- Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed who, India and the US say ,is responsible for the serial blasts in Mumbai on November 26, 2008. The UN and US-designated terrorist, and on whom the US had put a prize of US$ 10 […]