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|Religious minorities feel insecure in the country, NA told|
|[DAWN] Members of opposition and treasury benches in the National Assembly on Monday said religious minorities are feeling insecure in the country due to the deteriorating law and order situation.|
Commenting in the National Assembly regarding the terrorist attacks on churches in Lahore, Pakistain Peoples Party (PPP) MNA Syed Naveed Qamar said on Monday: "Government has failed to control terrorism as are able to strike at any place". The carried out on churches to defame Pakistain, he added.
Muttahidda Qaumi Movement (MQM) Syed Asif Hasnain said the terrorist attacks on minorities are damaging the image of the country, while the people have started to believe that Pakistain is no more a secure country for the minorities.
-Fazl (JUI-F) Asiya Ansar said it was the responsibility of intelligence agencies to counter such heinous plans as people have been facing terrorism for over a decade now.
She said minorities are feeling insecure in their own country. "People believe they will fail to get justice that's why they are taking law in their own hands," the JUI-F MNA said.
Ruling party's MNA Khalil George demanded of the government to establish a separate task force to protect worship places across the country.
"The media should call those as ' ' who in the attack in Lahore," he requested.
|JUI-F, JI rattle govt on military courts law|
|[Dawn] Two religious parties and two smaller government allies seemed to have rattled the government in the National Assembly on Monday, opposing some religion-related passages of a key constitution amendment bill despite assurances from Interior Minister that speedy trial military courts sought to be set up to try would be no kangaroo courts.|
It was earlier expected that the Constitution (Twenty-first Amendment) Bill, tabled in the house on Saturday at military's behest, would steer quickly without much ado after it was exempted from scrutiny by a house standing committee soon after its introduction, so it could go to the Senate on Tuesday.
But Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq allowed a previously unexpected debate after the government-allied -F (JUI-F) expressed its reservations at a news conference before coming to the house.
The main opposition PPP also conveyed to the government its hesitation to vote for military courts on the 87th birth anniversary of its founder, executed former prime minister .
|Punjab is the training centre for terrorists: ANP|
|[DAWN] central general secretary Mian Iftikhar Hussain on Thursday declared Punjab a training centre for and their s and demanded that the government begin a decisive action against terrorist outfits in the province.|
He was speaking at the ?Shuhada Amn Qaumi Conference? here at Nishtar Hall on Thursday.
The Jamaat-e-Islam had organised the event to pay homage to 150 people, mostly children, massacred by the Taliban at the Army Public School and College on Dec 16.
Chief Minister Pervez Khattak, JUI-S chief and leaders of various political parties were in attendance.
Mian Iftikhar told participants that terrorism could not be eliminated from the country until an operation began against terrorist organizations in Punjab.
|Pakistani officials furious over country’s portrayal in ‘Homeland’|
|[NYPOST] ... The biggest gripe is that the show depicts Pakistan as undemocratic and allied with terrorists.|
"Repeated insinuations that an intelligence agency of Pakistan is complicit in protecting the terrorists at the expense of innocent Pakistani civilians is not only absurd but also an insult to the ultimate sacrifices of the thousands of Pakistani security personnel in the war against terrorism," a source said.
"E pur se muove."
We've seen that. Omar Saeed Sheikh hasn't been hanged. Hafiz Saeed is still in business, which involves blowing stuff up in India. Samiul Haq, the father of the Taliban, was the (failed) negotiator with them. The head of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi strolls in and out of court. You turned Swat over to a furry-faced holy man and his equally furry-faced son-in-law and then had to fight to get it back. Christians, Hindoos, Sikhs, and Shiites are bumped off regularly and Mullah Diesel is part of the government. Who's going to Lal Masjid every Friday? How about Hamid Gul? Mirza Aslam Beg? How many TNSM yokels made it home from the fighting in Afghanistan in 2001? Y'really wanna discuss a land of corruption and feudalism, over-seasoned with religious fanaticism?
"Pakistanis never embraced the dictators who, in the past, ruled the country because they took over the presidency through violent means.
Yeah. Nobody liked Zia-ul-Haq. Somehow his policies live on after he's decomposed.
" 'Homeland' makes it seem that Pakistan has contempt for Americans and its values and principles. That is not true."
Then his lips fell off.
|JUI-F activists take to streets against attack on party chief|
|[DAWN] Activists of -Fazl (JUI-F) on Friday held rallies across to condemn on the party chief during a public meeting in Quetta on Thursday, and demanded arrest of the perpetrators.|
The party activists took out a procession from the Namak Mandi mosque in city, which turned into a public meeting at Qissa Khwani after passing through different roads.
The party's provincial general secretary Maulana Shujaul Mulk and former provincial minister Maulana Amanullah Haqqani led the rally. The participants were holding banners and placards inscribed with demands for arrest of the perpetrators of the .
Shouting slogans against the terrorists, the protesters called upon the federal and governments to take immediate steps for arrest of those involved in the terrorist act.
They said that JUI-F had always worked for enforcement of Islamic system in the country and had very open policies, but even then its emir was targeted for the third time.
"We will give all kind of sacrifices for protection of our leader and the cannot cow us down through such coward tactics," vowed the speakers.
|JUI-F leader gunned down in Hangu|
|[DAWN] District Leader of Fazl (JUI-F) Mualana Sher Alam Farooqi was in Tor Gundai area of on Sunday.|
JUI-F Information Secretary Jalil Jan told Dawn.com that opened fire on Mr Farooqi outside his residence. He . Rescue teams rushed to the site of the incident and shifted the body to a local hospital .
The 55-year-old Farooqi graduated from Haqqania Madrassa and was the Deputy Emir of Thall Tehsil of Hangu district.
Mauala Sher Alam Faroqi was a close associate and class fellow of Mulana Gul Naseeb Khan.
'PTI government responsible'
The JUI-F has held the PTI government responsible for the death of their leader.
The provincial president of the JUI-F Mulana Gul Naseeb Khan in a statement said that the K-P government has failed to protect its citizens.
JI General Secretary Maulana Shuja-ul-Mulk said the provincial government is not serious in controlling the law and order situation. He said s and kidnapping for ransom continue unabated.
|Haqqania Madrassa Largest Islamic Training Center for Taliban|
|That'd be Samiul Haq's madrassa. Remember he was the Pak govt negotiator with the Pak Talibs?|
[Tolo News] Deputy head of the largest Islamic training center, Darul Uloom Haqqania Madrassa located in Pakistain, called on the Taliban to fight against the Afghan government and foreign troops on Monday during an exclusive interview with TOLOnews.
Reports indicate that , the notorious Taliban leader, has awarded the madrassa many times in training newcomers to fight.
"We call on the Afghan Taliban's and ask them what relations do the thousands of foreign troops have with Afghanistan?" asked Mawlana Hafiz-ul-Haq Haqqani, deputy head of the Darul Uloom Haqqania Madrassa. "They should fight against them [foreign troops] and the Afghan government."
More than 4,000 Afghan and Pakistain Taliban are currently being trained by the madrassa. Those who have completed their training join either willingly or forcefully are sent off to fight in Afghanistan targeting military and non-military personnel.
According to a number of Pak political experts, during the soviet invasion in Afghanistan many members of the Mujahidin were trained by the madrassa and sent out to defend the country.
"Those who fought against the soviet troops alongside the Mujahidin were trained by the Pak madrassas," Mohammad Jan Babur, Pak journalist, said.
Political analyst in Pakistain, Shamim Shahid, said the "Taliban regime in Afghanistan are graduates of Pakistain's madrassas."
The Haqqania Madrassa trains more than 4,000 students, but Pakistain has roughly 16,000 active madrassas in the country, of which almost 600,000 students are learning.
|Sami urges govt to pursue talks with Taliban again|
|[DAWN] Maulana , the chief of his own faction of (JUI-S) and a member of the now dysfunctional Taliban negotiation committee, said on Thursday that dialogue is the only solution to bring back peace in the country, DawnNews reported.|
Speaking at a here, he urged the government of Prime Minister to pursue peace talks with the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain (TTP), saying that the country was currently in a state of war.
Commenting on last night's US drone attacks in North , the JUI-S chief said: "The government can see now that drone strikes have started again as soon as peace talks is over with the Taliban."
Maulana Sami, who is known as "Father of Taliban" in the West, said he entered into the government's peace initiative with all honesty. He blamed the government for derailing the .
"(Military) operation is not the solution to the issue ... were you expecting that Taliban will present sweets to you?" he said.
He condemned the armed attack on airport that killed 37 people including all ten on Sunday night.
Maulana Sami said that involvement of foreign hands was being investigated in the airport attack.
Commenting on Pak forces' air strikes in North Waziristan, he said thousands of have fled the area due to the ongoing 'war.' He said his party would do all possible to help the IDPs.
|Fazl blames 'powers that be' for Fata turmoil|
|[DAWN] chief on Friday blamed the 'powers that be' for turmoil in Fata and said those powers wanted to begin military operation in North instead of resolving the issue through dialogue.|
Speaking at a tribal jirga, Mr Fazl said only one institution was trying to impose its decision on the entire nation and even didn't care about the joint resolutions of parliament and All-Party Conference.
He said the military operation against was eyewash and that the real action had been launched against .
"JUI is being victimised for opposing military operation in North Waziristan," he said.
Says Fata people being ridiculed at security checkpoints
The JUI-F chief came down heavily on security forces for 'ill-treating' the Fata people and alleged that common man in the region was ridiculed at the military's checkpoints.
"I challenge them (security forces to show a single terrorist, who has been at army checkpoints," he said.
He said had de-radicalised thousands of would-be s but their contribution hadn't been acknowledged.
The JUI-F chief said preparations for a full-fledged military operation in North Waziristan had been finalised and that Prime Minister had given a serious statement that he gave one chance to peace by initiating talks with the Taliban.
He said the government was not sincere about restoration of peace through talks and that was why his party didn't join the process.
Mr Fazl said his party didn't favour talks between the government and Taliban committees as political forces gave mandate for the same to the tribal jirga, which was formed in 2012.
He said he was sure peace talks won't succeed but even then, he didn't oppose the process.
"The reason for annoyance of powers that be is that JUI wants to engage tribal jirga in peace talks with the Taliban, which is not acceptable to one institution," he said.
The JUI-F chief said his party was 'punished' in general elections for principled stand on the matter.
He said he was trying to bring religious forces to a single platform and would soon meet leaders of religious parties for the purpose.
The jirga, where chief Sirajul Haq, Pakistain People's Party leader Rahimdad Khan, MNAs, MPAs and tribal Maliks were in attendance, unanimously passed a resolution demanding that the government announce a special package for the rehabilitation of internally displaced persons and reconstruct damaged infrastructure in tribal areas.
It passed another resolution condemning the recent military operation in Mirali and and asking the government to begin meaningful talks with the Taliban for peace.
The participants agreed that tribal jirga should be engaged in talks.
They also condemned the killing of Malik Qadir Khan and other tribal elders, who had begun efforts for restoration of peace in Fata.
|CII endorses underage marriage|
|[DAWN] Amid criticism from various quarters, including some of its own members, the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII), on Wednesday endorsed its earlier ruling that girls as young as nine years old were eligible to be married, "if the signs of puberty are visible".|
Talking to s after the conclusion of a two-day CII meeting, Sheerani criticised the Sindh Assembly, the media and 'some other segments of society' for not taking the council's decisions seriously.
On March 31, the Sindh Assembly passed a resolution demanding dissolution of the CII and on April 28, the Sindh Child Marriage Restraint Bill, 2013, was enacted, which stipulates strict penalties for all parties that compel underage individuals to enter into marriage.
"The primary responsibility of the council is the 'Islamisation' of the country's laws and those opposing our decisions need to reconsider their position," Sheerani said.
|Pakistan hopes for 'result-oriented' resumption of TTP talks|
|[DAWN] Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Friday that the government wanted to make next round of talks with the Pak Taliban meaningful and result-oriented.|
Addressing a news conference, he said any progress towards next round of direct talks with the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain (TTP), was expected to be made in few days.
The minister said the government's broader agenda was focused on restoration of peace in the country. Nisar said he wanted that the next meeting of the Taliban-government committees should be decisive and both sides should put their agendas on the table.
He said the government was not responsible for the delay in the dialogue process, as it had been decided during the last two rounds that Taliban would convey the date and venue of the next round.
The interior minister said the dialogue process was the only option to bring peace in the country.
Head of Taliban negotiation committee Maulana , on Wednesday had admitted that the negotiation process between government and TTP has been suspended for the time being.
He claimed that some 'powerful elements' were trying to derail the to pave the way for operation in tribal areas.
Maulana Samiul Haq had asked Prime Minister to play his role in making the negations a success.
Speaking about Islamabad's security situation today, Chaudhary Nisar said a new system of security would be introduced in the federal capital from next week. Under the new arrangement, police and Rangers would ensure round-the-clock patrolling to check street crimes and other incidents, he informed.
Replying to a question, he said there were five Pak nationals detained in Guantanamo Bay prison and the government was trying to bring them back.
|TTP talks can't progress amid needless rhetoric|
|[The Nation (Pak)] Interior Minister and Ch Nisar Ali on Friday said dialogue process with Taliban could not move forward amid 'needless rhetoric'.|
"At the start, there were people who were opposed to the dialogue process and we listened to them and tolerated them as it is part of democracy," he said, adding now even those who were supporters of dialogue were showing contradiction in their stance.
Talking to newsmen at Nadra Headquarters here after signing MoU between Nadra and government for setting up of Citizen Facilitation Centres, he said dialogue process was a sensitive and complex issue but every day contradictory statements were being made about it. He said he would tell the prime minister that in the prevailing atmosphere of strain, the dialogue process could not be taken forward.
Those who were supposed to assist in the dialogue process were making one statement at indoor meetings and saying something else at the public meetings, he remarked, in an apparent reference to Taliban named team of mediators, which is being lead by Jamaat Ulema Islam-Sami (JUI-S) chief and includes Jamat-e-Islami leader Prof Muhammad Ibrahim.
The minister however insisted there was no deadlock in talks at any stage. He said he wanted that the next meeting of the Taliban-government committees should be decisive and both sides should put their complete agendas on the table. "There is no hurdle from the government or the army in the dialogue process. The government is serious in this matter and there is no delay from its side." he noted.