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Fighting at meeting over status of Ahmadi

From The Guardian: A scuffle broke out on Tuesday between the two at a gathering of Pakistan’s Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) when the chairman, Mohammad Khan Sherani, called on the group to consider whether Ahmadis, who are declared non-Muslims by the constitution, should be considered murtads that have rejected Islam. A declaration [...]

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84pc of Pakistani Muslims want Sharia

The latest US-based PEW Research Center survey, released 11 days before Pakistan goes for elections, shows that 84% of Pakistani Muslims favour Islamic sharia as their official law. While none of the leading political parties with the only exception of Imran Khan’s PTI promises to make Pakistan an Islamic welfare state, the 30th April Pew [...]

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Pakistani students being left behind

In a recent report on the “islamisation” of the well known Quaid-i-Azam University in Pakistan, it was claimed that a private school in Lahore has dropped human reproduction from the biology syllabus after an outcry in the conservative Urdu-language press claiming it was “obscene.” If this is true was have to ask ourselves [...]

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Pakistani Children Taught to hate at School

the hate content in textbooks has more than doubled since the last time they were revised. For example, some 30 Grade 5 to 10 textbooks published in Punjab, examined in 2009, were found to have 12 instances of biased material that could be considered “hate content.” In 2012, the textbooks underwent a curriculum revision. After another [...]

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Pakistani Hindus seek safety in India

Preetam Das is a good doctor with a hospital job and a thriving private clinic, yet all he thinks about is leaving Pakistan, terrified about a rise in killings and kidnappings targeting Hindus. A successful professional, he lives in Karachi with his wife and two children, but comes from Kashmore, a district in north of Sindh. His family has [...]

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