The controversial Maulana Abdul Aziz of Lal Masjid fame is firmly back in the spotlight as the government has reached an agreement with him whereby, he and his family have vacated Lal Masjid G-6 today (8th June 2020) and moved to the madrassah Jamia...
Amber Rahim ShamsiThe deal was brokered last week with the help of ASWJ leader Ahmed Ludhianvi, who was previously banned under the Anti-Terrorism Act. Both Maulana Abdul Aziz and Islamabad DC Hamza Shafqat have refused to talk further about this agreement."
ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on Parliamentary Affairs Dr Babar Awan has said that the main responsibility of the Parliament was to enact pro-people and pro-state...
Amber Rahim ShamsiAdviser to the PM on parliamentary affairs Dr. Babar Awan says, “Pakistan’s current Parliament is a failed one in the Pakistan history as it did not play a role for what it has been and that is the reason that it lacks the trust of people.”
Pakistan on Tuesday deferred for two months an inquiry into suspected contract violations by independent power producers which may have cost the national exchequer billions of dollars.
Amber Rahim Shamsi“Khan had also ordered the report, which alleges the IPPs made billions of dollars in questionable deals, to be made public. That too will be held up for another 2 months.
Some of Khan's powerful cabinet ministers have stakes in the private power sector.”
KARACHI: The Prime Minister’s special assistant on health, Dr. Zafar Mirza, ordered the easing of quarantine restrictions along the Pak-Iran border in February which led to hundreds of cases of the virus entering Pakistan, it has emerged in an...
Amber Rahim ShamsiPM’s health adviser ordered ease in quarantine restrictions at Pak-Iran border, document reveals
“Dr. Mirza did not respond to repeated requests for comment.”
Harvard University drops two economics courses taught by Indian MP Subramanian Swamy for writing two articles that "demonise" Islam.
Amber Rahim Shamsi“The controversial piece appeared in the Daily News and Analysis (DNA) newspaper in July.
Harvard University said Mr Swamy's views were "reprehensible".
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences voted with an "overwhelming majority" to remove the courses.”
The plenary is now expected to take place in August/September 2020
Amber Rahim Shamsi“The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has extended its deadline for complying conditions for Pakistan for three months up to September from June 2020, reported The News on Wednesday.”
Special Branch says 70,000 had gathered in Raiwind; Jamaat gave the number as 250,000.
Amber Rahim ShamsiSpecial Branch says 70-80,000 gathered at the March congregation.
The Tableeghi Jamaat claims there were 250,000.
Around 5,000 quarantined in the Raiwind Markaz.
5,000+ quarantined in 36 districts of Punjab.
The rest, a huge number, are being traced.
Ehsanullah Ehsan speaks out for the first time after escaping from Pakistani military custody in January.
Amber Rahim ShamsiEXCLUSIVE: “Ehsan claims the agreement with Pakistani security forces granted him full legal immunity from any prosecution related to Pakistani Taliban or JuA attacks in addition to other privileges.”
DUBAI/MARDAN: Over a hundred pilgrims returned to Pakistan on Thursday from Iran via a land border crossing at Taftan in Balochistan province, immigration documents have shown, despite the border being sealed by the Pakistan government to try to...
Amber Rahim Shamsi“The first official added that the intelligence report said that hundreds of people coming from Iran after the coronavirus outbreak had been allowed to crossover into Pakistan by “influential” people in the govt and the provincial bureaucracy.”
South Korea is testing more people per capita than anywhere else - and could be a role model for others.
Amber Rahim ShamsiHealth officials say aggressive testing has kept the fatality rate low in South Korea.
“Nearly 20,000 people are being tested every day for coronavirus in South Korea, more people per capita than anywhere else in the world.”
KARACHI: Up to 50 Pakistani fighters have been killed in military action by the Turkish army and Syrian regime forces in Syria’s last major rebel stronghold in the northwest of the country, officials told Arab News this week.
Amber Rahim Shamsi50 Pakistani fighters killed in Turkish strikes in Syria — Pakistan officials
PESHAWAR: Former spoke-sman of the Pakistani Taliban, Ehsanullah Ehsan claimed on Thursday he has escaped from the custody of the Pakistani security authorities along with his family, including a...
Amber Rahim ShamsiEhsanullah: “he spoke to The News and claimed he had arrived in Turkey along with his family. He refused to mention how he managed to escape from the usually high security custody of the Pakistani authorities and safely shift to another country”
621Shares“It comes as a great shock…to discover that the flag to which you have pledged allegiance…has not pledged allegiance to you.” These words by James Baldwin have been incessantly running through my mind for the past 5 days. On Tuesday,...
Amber Rahim Shamsi“I saw that they were brutally beating up Nawfal Saleemi, who said, “Let me go, this is a peaceful protest!” As Ismat Shahjahan rushed to save him she was also thrashed. Muneeba Hafeez of WDF tried to hold police officers back and got punched in the guts.”
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban, in a rambling commentary published on their website, expressed frustration with what they describe as additional U.S. demands in peace talks — even after they had...
Amber Rahim ShamsiIn their late Thursday commentary, the Taliban accused Washington of “wasting time” and said the talks with Khalilzad had become bogged down over a definition of “reduction of violence.” The tone was surprisingly harsh following earlier optimistic tweets.”
Pakistan on Monday approved the import of 300,000 tonnes of wheat to relieve a s...
Amber Rahim Shamsi“Although the government banned exports in July last year, 48,000 metric tonnes was still sent overseas until October 2019.
Economic experts say it made no sense to export the wheat after poor crop yields in the last harvest.”