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‘Bibi go home!’ Israelis demand Netanyahu resignation over looming corruption charges

Power, wealth monopoly immersing Saudi Arabia in poverty

Pakistani denounce Saudi Arabia, GCC countries for anti-Pakistan vote at FATF

Ahad Cheema’s arrest: NAB terms Punjab Govt allegations baseless

Over 700,000 Rohingya kids in Bangladeshi camps at risk: UNICEF

Western-Turkish conspiracy of use of chemical weapons in Afrin

Arrest of Ahad Cheema: The end game of Shahbaz Sharif

Is India going to attack on AJK?

Shoe thrown at Ahsan Iqbal during speech

Zardari defends government for sending Pakistani troops to Saudi Arabia

Pakistan could evict, rather than kill, militants: US official

Act now or face action in 90 days: FATF

At least 23 killed in multiple suicide bombings, attacks in Afghanistan

Pakistan: The royal playground for the Arabs

Can talks in Oman end the war in Yemen?

‘Don’t kill terrorists in Pakistan; get them into Afghanistan’

Saudi Arabia now opens doors of military jobs to women

Amnesty International demands Saudi Arabia to halt execution of 14 Shia activists

Israel suffers major setback in Syria

Another threat of surgical operations: Is India challenging China in the backdrop?

A weak denial: Is Pakistan hiding facts behind sending troops to Saudia?

Saudi regime faces certain defeat in Yemen

TAPI ceremony brings Pakistan and India closer despite LoC violations

Saudi enslavement of Pakistan

White Helmets Ready for False-Flag Chemical Attack in Syria

Did Nawaz seek Modi's help to rescue him?

Saudi Arabia using Israeli language against Iran, Senator Aitzaz says

Peshawar Zalmi take on Multan Sultans in PSL 2018 opening fixture

Democracy was harmed for saving a person: Imran Khan

Nawaz Sharif seeks confrontation in judiciary, Parliament: Bilawal

ECP dismisses PML-N plea, declares its Senate candidates Independent

48 million Americans suffer from hunger

South Africa to cut diplomatic ties with Israel

Is Shahbaz Sharif stabbing Nawaz in the back?

Ghouta residents ‘wait for death’ amid holocaust

Pakistan adopts latest IAEA’s protocols on nuclear trade

Pakistan Deploys 1,000 Troops to Saudi Arabia amid Yemen War: Reasons, Consequences

Religious scholars to assist IHC in election act case

Nawaz Sharif: A Victim of his own Dirty schemes and Avarice

Supreme Court bars disqualified Nawaz Sharif from heading PML-N

Nawaz Sharif disqualified from party leadership

Iran and Qatar launch joint chamber of commerce

Hindu temple opens in Abu Dhabi .. Why the UAE seeks to appease Hindus?

Sharif family is a master of lies, deceit and hypocrisy, says Bilawal Bhutto

Syria blames West support for terrorists in a letter to UN

US motion to put Pakistan on terror financing watchlist differed

Senator fears Pakistani troops could get pulled into Yemen conflict

Russia will continue to boost Pakistan’s counterterrorism capacity, says FM Lavrov

Why US not trustworthy ally for Turkey

We can’t fight war of others on our soil, says Khawaja Asif

Constitution more supreme to parliament, remarks CJP

China woos Baloch militants to secure CPEC projects

PSL 3 trophy unveiling ceremony held in Dubai

Pakistani troops in the kingdom: A sudden and unexplained missive

Imran Khan suggests direct Senate elections to avoid horse-trading

Does parliament need judges’ say to legislate, asks PM

Pakistan, Azerbaijan enjoy cordial relations: Afzal

Why does Maryam relate all thief references with Nawaz, wonders Aitzaz Ahsan

Interior ministry refuses to put Sharif family’s names on ECL

PSL 2018: All you need to know about leagues, players

Photo of four women playing board game at Khana-e-Kaaba goes viral

Details of troops' deployment in Saudi Arabia can't be revealed: Senate told

Australia, US, India and Japan in talks to counter China’s spreading influence

Khawaja Asif leaves for Russia on 4-day visit

The tourist, found her way in Mashhad

French Noha at Imam Khoi Culture Center on Shahadat of Lady Fatima (S.A)

Pakistan looks to China, Saudi Arabia for succour

Iraqi court sentences Turkish woman to death for joining Islamic State

Impending crisis stopped PM from banning JuD, FIF

Yemen war: Trial time for Saudi Arabia?

US Muslims raise funds to assist Florida terrorist attack victims, Families

People to take revenge of my disqualification in 2018 polls: Nawaz

Imran’s third wedding news confirmed, Pictures released

Sharifs assets worth Rs58m 18 years back, court told

Who will keep Asma’s flame burning?

Sunnis are assured of Imam Mahdi’s reappearance: Sunni cleric

Bahraini Regime Committed Some 1,000 Human Rights Abuses in 1 Month: Report

Iran plane crash: All 66 people on board dead, says airline

Martyrdom of Hazrat Fatima (S.A)

The Story of Hazrat Fatima (sa), daughter of the Holy Prophet (pbuh)

US meddles in foreign nations elections for 'democracy': Ex CIA director

Zardari retracts statement calling Rao Anwar ‘brave kid’

PM sanctioned troop deployment to Saudi Arabia for ‘advisory purpose’

Shoaib Akhtar appointed PCB brand ambassador

‘Bajwa Doctrine’ working well against American blackmail

No militant camps exist on Pakistani soil: COAS

DRINKING HOT TEA CAN INCREASE RISK OF ESOPHAGEAL CANCER

Cannot wait to lift PSL trophy in Karachi: Sammy

Are Young People Abandoning Facebook or Not?

What’s behind Iranian President’s India visit?

Abbasi decides to abolish Gilgit-Baltistan Council

Why Asif Zardari defended Rao Anwar?

Zainab’s murderer sentenced to death by hanging on four counts

The View of Islam on the People and the Government

Senate summons defence minister over sending troops to Saudi Arabia

Abbasi gives go-ahead to PIA, PSM privatisation

US security services express fear of Pakistan’s nuclear program

Myanmar ready to take back Rohingya refugees

Why Shia-Sunni Unity Is Necessary & Important? Ayatollah Khamenei's Opinion

Farooq Sattar backs down; withdraws from selection of Senate candidates

Hazara


Agony of Hazaras: A story of denied Justice

1396/10/23 | 06:26
The Hazara community has asked the Supreme Court to appoint a judicial commission — similar to the one constituted in the wake of deadly twin bombings that targeted lawyers in Quetta — to identify the state elements responsible for perpetuating atrocities against the minority.   On Monday, Hazara Action Committee (HAC) chairman Liaquat Hazara appeared before a bench, headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, which was following up on the critical Quetta Commission report, authored by Justice Qazi Faez Isa.   The court disposed of ...

Hazaras: The Rohingyas of Pakistan?

1396/8/12 | 06:26
  Last week, when I was planning a trip to Quetta for training, Mujeeb Hashmi, a friend from work, asked me to wear shalwar kameez, not only to the airport but also whenever I went out and about in the city.   Hashmi, being a veteran filmmaker, has been to almost every habitable area of Pakistan – so I had to pay heed. He also warned me to be wary of certain localities within the city such as Hazara Town and Alamdar Road, given the violence witnessed by the city in the past.   He was right.   Quetta made a great ...

Fear and loathing returns for Quetta’s Hazara community

1396/7/25 | 06:26
  And when you can’t hide – you run. This is the main reason why Shia Hazara businessmen, professionals and students from Quetta are leaving for Pakistan’s big cities: Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Rawalpindi.     In the sea of people that make up a large city, a Hazara becomes just another face in the crowd. The luxury of anonymity is something they do not have in their native Quetta.   Three Hazaras among five dead in gun attack on Quetta van   As Quetta’s security situation shows few signs of improving ...

Hazara Genocide: The mote in our eyes , the wool in our ears

1396/7/18 | 06:26
  At least three members of the ethnic Hazara community and two other Shias were killed, while one other was seriously injured on Quetta's Kasi road on Monday morning as unidentified armed men opened fire at their vehicle, police said.     Balochistan has been experiencing incidents of violence and targeted killings since more than a decade. More than 1,400 incidents targeting the minority Shia and Hazara community have taken place in the province during the past 15 years.   While sectarian terrorism in Balochistan ...

Hazara killings: A passive genocide

1396/6/22 | 06:26
  Four people belonging to the Hazara community were killed and two others severely injured in an attack by armed men in the Kuchlak area couple of days ago.   A 12-year-old boy was among the victims, while two women travelling with them remained unhurt as they were sitting in a vehicle when the attackers opened fire on the men who were standing outside.     According to officials, eight members of the Hazara Shia community were coming to Quetta from Chaman town on the Afghan border. They stopped their vehicle near a ...

Hazara's again: Four Hazaras shot dead near Mastung as gunmen open fire on vehicle

1396/4/28 | 06:26
At least four people belonging to the ethnic Hazara Shia communitywere shot dead when unidentified gunmen opened fire on their vehicle near Balochistan's Mastung area today, police sources said. A woman is among the slain victims. According to police sources, the incident was an act of targeted killing. The assailants escaped unhurt after carrying out the attack. Police and other Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) personnel reached the site and started an investigation into the incident. Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti strongly condemned ...

Hazara Genocide: The blood on State’s hands

1396/3/20 | 06:26
  The silent killing of Hazaras is once again on cards. The persecuted Hazara-Shia community of Quetta came under attack once again few days back. Three people including a policeman were killed when gunmen opened fire on them.      Just because large-scale terrorist attacks against this persecuted minority, such as the ones that took place back in 2003 and that prompted mass protests, have, for the time being halted, doesn’t mean that things have changed for the better.       Problematic is the way in which the ...

Stranded at border: Did Govt deliberately abandon Shiite pilgrims?

1395/8/2 | 06:26
  Up to 700 Pakistani pilgrims, including a large number of women and children, are currently stranded in Iran after a travel agent failed to procure visas for the onward leg of their journey which would have taken them to Iraq. Pilgrims, intending to travel to Karbala in Iraq to observe Ashura, had booked with the Karachi-based travel company Karavan of Pride. The travel agency, located in Gulistan-e-Jauhar area of Karachi, had offered pilgrims a budget package to visit the holy sites in Iran and Iraq that would enable them to undertake ...

Death toll mounts to 80 as Hazara rally attacked in Kabul

1395/5/2 | 06:26
A powerful explosion on Saturday ripped through crowds of minority Shia Hazaras in Kabul who had gathered to protest over a power line, killing at least 80 people and leaving 231 others wounded, officials said. Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility for the deadly attack which came after a brief lull during the recent holy fasting month of Ramazan. The scene of the blast was littered with charred bodies and dismembered limbs, with ambulances struggling to reach the scene as authorities had overnight blocked key intersections with stacked ...

Quetta Terrorism: Is national action plan has become inaction plan?

1394/7/29 | 06:26
  A bomb explosion on a bus in the Pakistani city of Quetta has killed at least 11 people and wounded a further 22, police say. A senior police official in the western city told that the device was planted on the roof of the vehicle. The blast comes at a time of relatively diminished violence in Pakistan. No-one has said they carried out the attack.Balochistan province suffers from separatist, sectarian and Islamist insurgencies. Reports suggest that most of the passengers on the bus were poor labourers returning from work — which may ...

Hazara killings: Would senate committee deliberations be acted upon?

1394/5/7 | 06:26
A Senate committee would take up next week the issue of the killings of Hazara community members in Pakistan and discuss how a fresh piece of legislation might help protect religious minorities in the country. According to official records, an estimated 1,456 members of the Hazara community have lost their lives in different areas of Balochistan in the past seven years. For the first time, a group of senators will meet the affected families in Quetta.The committee on human rights, headed by Senator Nasreen Jalil of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, ...

Committee on Hazara killings: A dim optimism

1394/5/1 | 06:26
A Senate committee would take up next week the issue of the killings of Hazara community members in Pakistan and discuss how a fresh piece of legislation might help protect religious minorities in the country. According to official records, an estimated 1,456 members of the Hazara community have lost their lives in different areas of Balochistan in the past seven years. For the first time, a group of senators will meet the affected families in Quetta. The committee on human rights, headed by Senator Nasreen Jalil of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, ...

Pakistan Hazaras: The walking dead

1394/4/18 | 06:26
 In latest incident of Hazara's prosecution two brothers belonging to the Shia Hazara community and a policeman were gunned down few days ago.“Four members of a family belonging to the Shia Hazara community and other people were standing outside the passport office when they came under attack.Since 2008, Pakistan’s Shia Muslim community has been the target of an unprecedented escalation in sectarian violence as Sunni militants have killed thousands of Shia across the country. The Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), group has claimed responsibility ...

Uncontrollable human trafficking

1394/3/24 | 06:26
SHAFAQNA PAKISTAN (Shia News Agency)-A new U.N. study says human trafficking from and through Pakistan has increased during the past year.  It adds that the majority of Pakistani and Afghan nationals trying to illegally migrate by sea to countries like Australia are religious or ethnic minorities, such as Hazara Shi'ites escaping persecution at home. U.N. officials reveal that trafficking networks in the country are also helping Pakistanis engage in fighting in countries like Syria and Egypt.  According to UN report over 1,000 criminal networks ...

The sufferings continues

1394/3/19 | 06:26
SHAFAQNA PAKISTAN (Shia News Agency)-There is no end in sight of Balochistan killings. Couple of days ago five members of Hazaras have been shot dead following killing of four policemen in the Pashtoonabad neighbourhood of Quetta, triggering yet another one of those highly visible, but seemingly ineffective search operations by the security forces.  A crowd of the Hazara community came out on the streets with the coffins of the victims and as they have done in the past, refused to bury the dead till the perpetrators were caught. A crackdown by ...

Five more Hazaras shot dead

1394/3/17 | 06:26
SHAFAQNA PAKISTAN (Shia News Agency)-In another horrible incident five Shiite Hazaras have been shot dead by the firing of unidentified gunmen near Bacha Khan chowk in Quetta. Injured died on the spot while assailants managed to escape from the scene. In the past few days, more than half-a-dozen Hazara community were also gunned down in Quetta.Later, around 500 people from the community took to the streets in protest against the incident carrying the coffins of the deceased and refusing to bury them. According to a report1,900 Shia Muslims have ...

Balochistan operation: A dim hope for peace

1394/3/11 | 06:26
SHAFAQNA PAKISTAN (Shia News Agency)-A day after gunmen methodically slaughtered 20 men after plucking them from Karachi-bound passenger buses in Mastung district, The Express Tribune has learnt that the federal government might launch a Karachi-style surgical operation in Balochistan. The go-ahead for the operation is likely to be given in a high-level meeting Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has convened next week to discuss the law order situation in the troubled province. It is indeed a good decision specially after armed man in a clod blooded ...

Quetta firing:three Hazaras killed multiple injured

1394/3/4 | 06:26
SHAFAQNA PAKISTAN (Shia News Agency)-In another deadly blast three people were killed while six other injured. In two separate incidents at least three people have been killed. On an incident on Jinnah Road, armed men opened fire, killing two and injuring four, including two women belonging to to the Hazara community of Quetta. While earlier in the day, armed men opened fire at a shop on Shahrah-i-Iqbal in Quetta, killing one. Police failed to arrest the attackers.It is since long that a systemic genocide of Hazara community is ongoing in the Quetta ...