Category Archives: Pakistan

FATAH: Pakistan diplomat threatens to ‘fix’ me

Being threatened in Canada by Islamic fanatics within my own faith community is nothing new for me, but when a diplomat from Pakistan stationed in Toronto is caught in an audio recording claiming to be ‘curing’ me – a euphemism in Urdu that means to ‘fix’ someone into silence – it should be cause for concern to all Canadians.

The telephone conversation between an unnamed journalist and the Pakistani diplomat was first posted to YouTube by Canadian intelligence expert Tom Quiggin, who has worked with the RCMP, Canadian Armed Forces, the UN Protection Force in Yugoslavia, and testified before the Senate and at the Air India Inquiry.

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Lets name a park after the founder of Pakistan!

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At Least 133 Killed, Including Candidate, In Separate Election-Related Bombings In Pakistan

At least 133 people have been killed, including a parliamentary candidate, and more than 230 wounded in two separate election-related bombings in Pakistan on July 13, authorities say, amid growing tensions over the return and arrest of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who is facing corruption charges.

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Blasphemy Laws in Pakistan

…Extremist Muslims in Pakistan have been successful in achieving their objectives. according to the U.S. Department of State’s 2017 Report on International Religious Freedom:

“The [Pakistani] courts continued to enforce blasphemy laws, the punishment for which ranges from life in prison to the death sentence for a range of charges, including ‘defiling the Prophet Muhammad.'”

According to reports from civil society organizations, in 2017, there were at least 50 individuals imprisoned on blasphemy charges, at least 17 of whom had received death sentences, In addition, the report added, the police registered at least 17 new cases under the blasphemy laws against still other individuals.

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Stab victim Khadija Siddiqi: ‘My case is a fight for all Pakistani women’

A student who was stabbed 23 times in daylight in one of Pakistan’s busiest streets has accused the country’s justice system of misogyny after her attacker, having been found guilty of attempted murder, was sensationally acquitted last week.

Khadija Siddiqi was ambushed as she collected her six-year-old sister from school two years ago. She was repeatedly slashed across the throat and abdomen by fellow student Shah Hussain in an attack she said was motivated by revenge after she had spurned his advances. She escaped with her life only after her driver managed to drag Hussain off her. Her attacker was sentenced to seven years in prison – the minimum for attempted murder. But in an extraordinary turn, last week he was acquitted by the high court following claims by his lawyers that it had been Siddiqi who had pursued him, based on a letter she had written when she was 17, and that she had wanted the case to become “high profile”.

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Hundreds of dead newborn girls have been found dumped in garbage piles in Pakistan over the last year

Hundreds of dead newborn girls have been found dumped in garbage piles in Pakistan over the last year amid a cultural preference for boys, it has emerged.

A total of 345 babies have been found dead in refuse heaps in Karachi, Pakistan’s most populous city, since the beginning of 2017 with 99 per cent of them found to be girls, according to local reports.

In one horrifying case, a four-day-old was found dead with her throat slit. Another newborn was left on the steps of a mosque only to be stoned to death when a cleric assumed it was an ‘illegitimate baby’, a charity reported.

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Christian family-of-four are shot dead in Pakistan by armed men on a motorcycle a day after Easter

Four members of a Christian family were gunned down in southwestern Pakistan on Monday in the latest attack on the minority community.

The family were travelling in a rickshaw when armed men on a motorcycle intercepted them and opened fire in Quetta city, the capital of Baluchistan province.

A woman was rushed to hospital. Her father and three cousins were killed.

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