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Shia lawyer killed in targeted attack


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By: Riaz Ahmad PESHAWAR: The former vice chairperson of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan’s (HRCP) provincial chapter and a prominent lawyer belonging to a Shia family, Malik Jarar Hussain was gunned down in what appeared to be a targeted attack on Gulbahar Road Friday morning. Hussain was on his way to drop his children […]

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Hazaras: a community of great patience


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By: HASSAN RAZA FOLADI RECENTLY the Hazara community has shown great patience and raised their voices in a peaceful and disciplined manner by reciting the Holy Quran all night and without putting any sort of threat to the state apparatus or public properties, against the authorities who have always turned a blind eye for Hazara […]

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Hazara killings


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By: TAQI RAMZAN THIS refers to recent killings of Hazaras which is the worst blow to the community in history. We, Hazaras, now have to fear our shadows as there is no visible difference between a friend and a foe. It would not be surprising if a friend targets you. The same happened on Jan […]

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Protest against Quetta killings


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LAHORE: Human rights activists demanded stern action against the people involved in the killing of the Shia community and violence in the name of religion in the country. They staged a protest in front of the Lahore Press Club on Monday which was participated in by Neelam Hussain, Nasreen Shah, Samina Rehman, Irfan Mufti, Samson […]

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Victims of Quetta bomb blasts laid to rest, finally


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By: Saleem Shahid QUETTA: After the acceptance of their demand for imposition of governor’s rule in Balochistan, the Hazara Shia community ended their four-day protest on Monday and buried amid tears and sobs the bodies of their 86 loved ones killed in the twin bomb blasts. Hundreds of thousands of people, including women and children, […]

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Concern at sectarian violence


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LAHORE: The South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) has expressed concern at the growing religious terrorism in the country. In a statement here on Monday by SAHR chairperson Hina Jilani, it was said that the first 10 days of January saw two major attacks on members of the Shia sect in Balochistan, including those from […]

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Protest over carnage cripples life across Sindh


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KARACHI: A day of mourning and protest was observed on Sunday in the entire Sindh on a call given by the Majlis Wahdat-i-Muslimeen (MWM) which was supported by the Shia Ulema Council (SUC) and various political and religious organisations, including the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, against the Jan 10 Quetta carnage targeted against the Shia sect. […]

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Protests against Quetta carnage continue across the country


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KARACHI: A strike was observed on Sunday in most parts of the country including Karachi, Multan, Hyderabad, Lahore, Islamabad and Quetta against Thursday’s blasts in Balochistan’s provincial capital. Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf flew to Quetta on Sunday to meet locals holding a protest alongside the bodies of family members killed in one of […]

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Quetta’s dead remain unburied


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Shias demonstrate and sit between the coffins of bomb blast victims in Quetta on January 12, 2013. Shia families refusing to bury their dead after twin bombings in Pakistan’s troubled southwestern city of Quetta vowed to continue their sit-in protest until the army takes over security. As the devastated Shia protesters in Quetta continued their […]

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