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Postmortem report confirms eight-year-old was beaten to death at Lahore seminary

The seminary teacher has obtained pre-arrest bail in the case

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Seminary student molested, strangled to death in Faisalabad

FAISALABAD: An eight-year-old seminary student was strangled to death and his body was thrown off a roof in Faisalabad after being sexually assaulted by his fellow student. The police arrested the suspect, who confessed to the crime. Ramzan, a resident of Shujabad town of Multan, had been studying in a religious seminary in Faisalabad. According…

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Sindh govt didn’t provide suspected seminaries’ details: Interior Ministry

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Interior and Narcotics Control Thursday said the Sindh government had not provided complete details of the suspected seminaries. The ministry, in a memorandum issued in response to the Sindh government’s list of seminaries, said the provincial government had not provided the addresses of those seminaries, besides reasons, proofs and other details…

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Imran for seminary reforms, justice for all

ISLAMABAD: Calling for sweeping Madrassah (seminary) reforms, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Imran Khan Wednesday pinned the deteriorating socio-politco-economic plight of the country on the politicians, judges, and generals alike, Samaa reported. “Pakistan was supposed to become a Islamic welfare state but unfortunately it did not as a small fraction of the population is looting the…

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Imran-Reham wedding 'walima' held at a seminary

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Imran Khan and TV journalist Reham Khan gracefully paraded their post wedding radiance in their first public appearance as a married couple here on Friday, Samaa reported. The elegant couple pleasantly surprised everyone by having their first lunch out together with the poor students at a seminary instead of throwing a…

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Quetta: Hand grenade injures 5 seminary students

Staff ReportQUETTA: A hand grenade was thrown at a seminary in Quetta on Wednesday, injuring five children, police say. According to the police, unknown motorcyclists lobbed the grenade at Jamia Anwar al Uloon near Gahi Khan Chowk when children were reciting Holy Quran. As a result of the blast, Nisar Ahmed, Naveed Ahmed, Aminullah, Saifullah…

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Heirs attack seminary after two children’s death in Faisalabad

Staff ReportFAISALABAD: Two children died after burying under a collapsed wall of seminary; their angry heirs and local residents attacked the seminary and damaged belongings inside that to express displeasure in Faisalabad, SAMAA reports.According to details, a local seminary’s wall suddenly collapsed in Azamabad area of Faisalabad on Sunday morning, leaving two little students death…

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Pakistani seminary furious over US 'terrorist' tag

PESHAWAR: Students and teachers at a Pakistani Islamic school designated as a “terrorist training center” by the United States furiously rebutted the charges Wednesday and said they had not had a chance to defend themselves against the accusations.The U.S. Treasury imposed economic sanctions on the Ganj madrassa, or Islamic school, in Peshawar on Tuesday, saying…

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Seminary teacher badly tortures student in Toba Tek Singh

Staff ReportTOBA TEK SINGH: A seven-year-old seminary student was badly beaten by his teacher in a remote village here on Wednesday, SAMAA reports.According to reports, the student, Falak Sher, was beaten as he forgot just one word.Sher was shifted to District Hospital where doctors said that he had fracture in his arm.Parents of the student…

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Seminary student beaten to death in Faisalabad

Staff Report FAISALABAD: A 12-year-old seminary student was beaten to death in Faisalabad on Wednesday for his failure to memorize lesson. The accused seminary teacher, identified as Qari Farooq, escaped by taking the dead student with him. An FIR was lodged against the suspect by seminary administration. The unfortunate incident took place inside a local…

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Karachi: Committee to investigate murder of six seminary students

Staff ReportKARACHI: Inspector General (IG) police on Sunday formed a four-member committee to investigate the murder of six seminary students gunned down in a hotel on Saturday in Karachi’s Gulshan-e-Iqbal area, SAMAA reported.In Saturday’s deadliest episode, six students of a seminary were gunned down in an armed attack on a roadside tea shop in Block-2…

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JUI-F takes out rally against seminary bomb blast in Quetta

Staff ReportQUETTA: A large number of protesters belonging to Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazal (JUI-F) took out a rally and held public meeting at Manan Chowk, Quetta against yesterday’s bomb blast near Mafta-ul-Uloom Seminary in the city, SAMAA reported on Friday.The JUI-F rally led by the provincial vice president, Senator Hafiz Hamdullah marched on many roads of Quetta…

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Yakatut people stage protest against seminary raids in Peshwar

Staff ReportPESHAWAR: A large number of people in Yakatut staged protest against seminary raids in Peshawar, SAMAA reported on Tuesday.The protesters rallied in front of Yakatut Police Station and blocked traffic while chanting slogans against the police.The seminary administration has said that the police have arrested over 100 under aged students with the administration staff…

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Torturing seminary was not registered: Ebad

Staff ReportKARACHI: Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad said that the seminary (Madressa) that chained and punished students was not registered, SAMAA reported on Friday.In a meeting here at the Governor House, he said that seminaries are supposed to teach people but here they are torturing people and its students.Ebad said that it was an immediate…

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Seminary teacher flees after sodomy attempt

Staff ReportJHANG: A teenage student had to jump from the first storey of a local seminary to avoid being sodomized by his teacher. The incident took place at a religious seminary adjacent to Allah Wali Mosque in Satellite Town of Jhang. According to reports, an unnamed Qari (seminary teacher) tried to sodomize 16-year-old Hafiz Saeed,…

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Two bombs defused outside seminary in Gujranwala

Staff Report GUJRANWALA: The Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) defused two bombs planted outside a seminary here on Saturday. Assistant Superintendant Police (ASP) had been informed that two bombs had been planted outside the Madrassah Jamia Darul Uloom Anwaria in Ajmal Town. The bomb was diffused when the police along with the BDS visited the site….

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Seminary teacher beats young pupil with iron rod

Staff ReportLAHORE: A 12 year old young boy was subjected to brutal torture with an iron rod by his seminary teacher in Lahore on Thursday. Family of the tortured boy, Shoaib Salim, approached police and demanded a strong action against the religious teacher (Qari). However, he fled the scene to avoid arrest. The poor boy…

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Hyderabad court orders to seal terror-linked seminary

Staff ReportHYDERABAD: A local court handed a nine-year student of a seminary to the city police for further interrogation and issued directives to seal the seminary in question.According to details, Jummah Khan, father of 9-year Zubair Ali Jamali lodged an appeal with a local court that his son was being trained to be a suicide…

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Pupil severely beaten by seminary teacher in D. G. Khan

Staff Report D. G. KHAN: A pupil of a madrassa (religious seminary) was severely hurt as he was beaten by a teacher in Rojhan area of the city on Wednesday. Sources told the media that a 12 year old boy Sher Ali was deeply injured in the madrassa by his teacher. Ali ran away from…

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Karachi: Two rockets hit a seminary

By Faisal ShakeelKARACHI: Two rockets hit a religious seminary situated in Malir, creating fear in the area early Wednesday morning.Police, rangers and rescue teams reached the spot soon after the explosions were heard. Police confirmed with SAMAA that no one was injured in the rocket attacks.The main road was blocked after the attack on the…

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Seminary teacher beats his minor pupil

Staff Report LAHORE: A seminary teacher severely beat up his four-year-old pupil for not completing some assigned work. In Punjab’s Hafizabad district, the madrassa teacher tortured the boy, Ali, alleging that he had not completed his work. He attacked the minor boy with wooden stick and plastic pipe, causing back, eye and ear injuries. Acting…

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