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Ashrafi urges UN to take notice of French journal's blasphemous act ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Ulema Council Allama Muhammad Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi on Saturday urged the United Nations (UN) to take notice of blasphemous sketches published by a French journal.Talking to PTV, he said the UN should make an effective legislation on the issue, binding the member states for necessary measures to prevent occurrence of such incident in future.He said there must be respect for all religions, faiths and sects, besides their sacred personalities, and no one could be allowed to hurt others' sentiments in the name of freedom of expression. "There is a dire need to prevent happening of such incident in future," he added.Allama Ashrafi paid glowing tribute to late Saudi King Shah Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz saying that the great services rendered by him for the Ummah would long be remembered.He said the deceased worked for the welfare of Muslims throughout his life and raised voice against suppression and ...

NA speaker demands strict measures against insult of religious beliefs ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has called upon the United Nations, European Union, Organisation of Islamic Conference and other world forums for strict implementations of laws against the continued practice of insulting religious beliefs on the pretext of freedom of expressions.Addressing the Plenary Session of 10th Conference of the Parliamentary Union of the Islamic Countries (PUIC) in Istanbul, Turkey, the Speaker urged the international community to stride to make world a better place ...
Pakistan, Turkey agree to further boost parliamentary relations ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and Speaker of the Turkish Grand National Assembly Cemil ?i?ek during a meeting on Thursday agreed to further enhance interaction between the parliamentarians of the two brotherly countries and to share legislation experience.The meeting took place on the sidelines of the 10th session of the Parliamentary Union of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation member states (PUIC) that concluded in Istanbul, said a message received here.Cemil ?i?ek (pronounced as ...
Pakistan's sacrifices in war against terrorism: CM LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif Thursday said sacrifices made by Pakistan in war against terrorism were unprecedented in the world history as more than 50,000 Pakistanis had been martyred in this war. Talking to a delegation of Pakistan Muslim League-N, here, he said officers and jawans of Pak Army, police and common citizens had written a new history with their blood, adding that those who had laid down their lives in the war ...
FO takes up issue of PIA office with Indian Foreign Affairs Ministry ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday said the issue of PIA and its office in New Delhi has been taken up with the External Affairs Ministry of India through Foreign Office.Foreign Office Spokesperson Tasnim Aslam at her weekly briefing said that PIA acquired some property in 2005, but recently, On November 24th, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) served a notice on PIA office in New Delhi, stating that the property purchased by PIA in 2005 violated ...
Govt for secure society through justice, dignity and employment: Hanif Abbasi ISLAMABAD: Realizing the founding Idology of Pakistan, PML(N) government was working on the glorious vision of knowledge, justice, dignity, security, and employment for all and a happy society.This was stated by PML-N leader and former MNA Hanif Abbasi in an interview with APP on Thursday.He said the government was aiming at fabricating a network of roads across the country. The PML-N government he said was aimimg for a glorious vision for Pakistan's future, a vision ...
LHC recalls bailable arrest warrants of secretary ECP LAHORE: The Lahore High Court Thursday recalled bailable arrest warrants of Secretary Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) after submission of commission's reply in a petition for scrutiny of parliamentarians under Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution.The court issued bailable arrest warrants of the secretary ECP for February 10 during course of proceedings on Thursday morning while taking a strict note on non-submission of commission's reply in the said petition despite issuance of four notices ...


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