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Charsadda man killed over disagreement on appointment of Imam

Accused remanded to police custody for two days

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April 17, 2019


Sarfraz proud of Imam and Babar as Pakistan survive Ireland scare

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed praised the character of young batsmen Imam-ul-Haq and Babar Azam after they ensured his decision to enforce the follow-on in Ireland’s inaugural Test did not backfire. Only three times in the 141-year history of Test cricket have a side won after following-on but when Pakistan were 14 for three, chasing a…

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May 16, 2018


Imam impresses in Pakistan tour opener against Kent

LONDON: Imam-ul-Haq’s well-made 61 was the highlight for Pakistan as they were dismissed for a meagre 168 on the first day of their tour opener against Kent at Canterbury on Saturday. If Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed wanted his top-order to experience typical early season English conditions, he could hardly have made a better decision than…

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April 28, 2018


Cricket: Imam debuts as Sri Lanka bat in third ODI

  Abu Dhabi: Sri Lankan skipper Upul Tharanga won the toss and opted to bat in the third day-night international against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. Sri Lanka, trailing the five-match series 2-0, brought in batsman Chamara Kapugedara and fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera in place of out-of-form Kusal Mendis and Suranga Lakmal. Pakistan handed…

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October 18, 2017


Chitral: Imam saves man accused of blasphemy from enraged mob

CHITRAL: A man accused of blasphemy was beaten up inside a mosque by a charged-up mob after Friday prayers before the imam saved his life and handed him over to the police.  According to reports, a man allegedly made ‘blasphemous remarks’ inside a mosque after Friday prayers. This enraged the people gathered for prayer who started beating him…

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April 21, 2017


Imam-e-Kaaba leads Friday prayers at Faisal Mosque

Imam-e-Kaaba Shaikh Khalid Al Ghamidi led Friday prayers at Faisal Mosque in Islamabad today. Watch this video.

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May 1, 2015


Imam-e-Ka'aba meets Shahbaz Sharif

LAHORE: Imam-e-Ka'aba Dr. Shaikh Khalid al-Ghamidi met Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday, Samaa reported. CM Punjab warmly welcomed Shaikh Ghamidi and discussed with him prevailing Yemen crisis. The Imam-e-Ka'aba appreciated Pakistan’s support to Saudi Arab and hailed efforts for promotion of religious education in the country. He said he couldn't forget hospitality of…

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April 26, 2015


Imam-e-Kaaba leads Friday prayer in Lahore

LAHORE: Sheikh Khalid Bin Ali al Ghamidi, the Grand Mufti of Ka'aba and Imam-e-Kaaba led Friday prayer at country’s largest mosque in Bahria Town, Lahore, Samaa reported. Thousands of people attended the prayer amid tight security arrangements. Saudi Arabia’s grand mufti delivered Friday sermon in the mosque, urging believers to observe restraint and shun evil…

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April 24, 2015


Masjid Imam among 3 terror suspects arrested in Lahore

LAHORE: Law enforcement agencies thwarted a major terror attack planning Wednesday as three alleged terrorists including an Imam of Masjid were arrested in suburban area of Lahore. According to intelligence sources, the counter-terrorism department and secret agencies conducted joint raids in Shahdara, arresting three suspects. The sources said that the alleged terrorists were planning to…

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January 21, 2015


Imam-ul-Haq disappointed at PCB snub

By Shoaib Jatt KARACHI: Imam-ul-Haq, a rising star and nephew of Pakistan’s veteran batsman Inzimam-Ul-Haq, is disappointed for not being part of Pakistan’s A team which will be in action in next month against Australia and against UAE for a five-match series. “I’m right now knocking the door of national team, but it was disappointing…

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September 29, 2014


Imam of China's biggest mosque killed in Xinjiang

BEIJING: The head of a China's largest mosque was murdered after conducting morning prayers, the local government in the far western region of Xinjiang said Thursday, amid intensifying violence in the turbulent region. Jume Tahir, the government-appointed imam of the 600-year-old Id Kah mosque in the city of Kashgar, was killed Wednesday by “three thugs…

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July 31, 2014


Youths burn church, riot in Kenya's Mombasa after imam killed

MOMBASA: Young Muslims set fire to a church, burned tyres and clashed with police in Kenya's main port city of Mombasa on Friday, leaving at least four people dead after the killing of an Islamic cleric which his followers blamed on security forces. The shooting of Sheikh Ibrahim Omar ignited religious tensions in the commercial…

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October 4, 2013


Faisal Saleh, Abid Imam allowed to contest polls

Staff ReportMULTAN: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has allowed PML-Q’s Faisal Saleh Hayat and PPP’s Abid Imam to contest polls against each other from Chiniot’s National Assembly NA-87, SAMAA reported.The Election Tribunal Multan on Wednesday accepted nomination papers of Faisal Saleh Hayat and Abid Imam after the two candidates filed appeals against rejection of…

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April 10, 2013


ECP rejects Faisal Saleh Hayat, Abid Imam’s nomination papers

Staff ReportCHINIOT: The Election Commission of Pakistan has rejected nomination papers of former minister Faisal Saleh Hayat and his rival candidate Syed Abid Imam in Chiniot, SAMAA reported on Thursday.Faisal Saleh Hayat won last polls on PML-Q ticket and served as a federal minister in last PPP led allies’ government. It was expected that Faisal…

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April 4, 2013


Syrian mosque blast kills 42 including senior imam

BEIRUT: An explosion at a mosque in the Syrian capital on Thursday killed at least 42 people, including a senior pro-government Muslim cleric, and wounded 84, the Syrian health ministry said.State television and anti-government activists earlier had reported 15 dead. The television said a “terrorist suicide blast” hit the Iman Mosque in central Damascus, and…

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March 21, 2013


Florida imam convicted of aiding Pakistani Taliban

MIAMI: A south Florida imam was convicted Monday on charges of funneling more than $50,000 to the Pakistani Taliban.A federal court jury convicted Hafiz Khan, 77, on four counts of providing money and support to the group, which the United States considers a terrorist organization. Each count is punishable by up to 15 years in…

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March 4, 2013


Malik seeks Indian apology over Manzar Imam goof-up

Staff ReportKARACHI: Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Monday called for an apology from India for showing slain MQM MPA Manzar Imam as a mastermind behind blasts in Indian Hyderabad. Speaking to reporters here, Malik said the MQM is a political party, which has nothing to do with Hyderabad bombing. “If India has any evidence to…

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February 25, 2013


Florida court acquits Pakistan-linked imam from accusation of aiding Taliban

MIAMI: A federal judge threw out charges against one of two South Florida imams accused of funneling more than $50,000 to the Pakistani Taliban, citing a lack of evidence.U.S. District Judge Robert Scola issued a seven-page order acquitting Izhar Khan, a 26-year-old imam at a mosque in Margate, Florida.”The Court finds that no rational trier…

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January 18, 2013


Manzar Imam, guards laid to rest

Staff ReportKARACHI: MQM leader Manzar Imam, who was shot dead along with his three guards yesterday, was laid to rest in Karachi on Friday.Earlier, Manzar Imam was brought home from morgue in a procession.Manzar Imam’s nephew Muhammed Ali Gohar led the collective funeral prayer attended by Muttahida’s workers, members of Rabta Committee, leaders of political…

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January 18, 2013


MQM announces 3-day mourning over MPA Manzar Imam’s murder in Karachi

Staff ReportKARACHI: Mutahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Rabta Committee has announced three-day mourning against its MPA Manzar Imam’s murder in Karachi, SAMAA reported on Thursday.All key associations including schools, traders, electronics, and transporters have announced complete closure on Friday.MQM Chief Altaf Hussain has condemned killing of MPA Manzar Imam and his three bodyguards sternly and declared…

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January 17, 2013


MQM MPA Manzar Imam gunned down in Karachi

Staff ReportKARACHI: Tension prevailed in the city after Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) MPA Manzar Imam was shot dead in a firing incident in Orangi Town of the city, SAMAA reports on Thursday.According to police and rescue sources, he was severely wounded when unidentified gunmen opened fire on his car. He succumbed to injuries while being…

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January 17, 2013