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Missing men and the neighbouring country that cannot be named

Pakistan’s Shias at centre of geopolitical storm

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May 15, 2019

 

‘Govt should decide if it is with martyrs or killers’

Criticizes PTI government for inaction over Balochistan killings

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April 16, 2019

 

Spring is here, let the Nowruz festivities begin

It marks the first day of the year in the Iranian calendar

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March 21, 2019

 

Never Forget Part 5 of 5 | The Faithful Steed

SAMAA Video explores the importance of Zuljinnah, the faithful horse of Hazrat Ali (AS), and its place in Muharram processions

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September 21, 2018

 

SAMAA Transcript: Kahani August 4, 2018 | Rebuilding lives after the 2013 Abbas Town bomb blast targeting Shias in Karachi

PROGRAM: Kahani Date aired: August 4, 2018 Part II: Survivors of the Abbas Town bomb blast targeting Shias in Karachi (Read Part I here) Ali, resident of Abbas Town: Disasters don’t tell us where they will strike. Lubna Fatima, resident of Abbas Town: There is strength in us which propels us forward. Dr. Moiz Jafri,…

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August 21, 2018

 

As Fata merges with KP, Parachinar’s Shias tell Sunnis it is time to come home

It was a sweet, awkward moment. The brigadier held out the keys. The Sunni tribesman stood there, surrounded by a nervous yet puffed-up crowd. “Take the key, take the key!” someone prompted him. He hesitated for a moment, unsure and aware of too many people around him. It had taken several rounds of talks and…

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June 28, 2018

 

Capt. Safdar demands ban on induction of Qadiyanis in armed forces

ISLAMABAD: Senior PML-N leader, Captain (r) Safdar on Tuesday demanded a ban be placed on the induction of Qadiyanis in the armed forces and key posts.  In his address to the National Assembly, Captain (r) Safdar lashed out at the Qadiyani sect, stating that the division was clear; on one side was heaven and on…

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October 10, 2017

 

Controversial sweeper recruitment ad sparks criticism

In a bizarre move, Tehsil Municipal Administration Bannu Sunday advertised jobs for sweepers, saying Shias, Hindus/Balmikis, and Christians will be eligible. According to an advertisement published on the directives of Teshil Nazim and Tehsil Municipal Officer in a local newspaper today, the administration will be hiring 14 sweepers on scale number 2. Under the column…

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March 19, 2017

 

#PakistaniStereotypes hashtag on Twitter gets hilarious response

By: Syeda Sarah Hasan She’s talking to a guy, he must be her boyfriend! This is a stereotype. Why conventionalize a trend or behavior? Obviously, because everyone does it. The culture of our dear country Pakistan is incomplete without the existence of these stereotypes. There are innumerable stereotypes that are a major cause of restriction…

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December 11, 2016

 

Pakistan condemns mosque, shrine attacks in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has strongly condemned the terrorist attacks on Sakhi shrine and Charyar  Mosque in Kabul yesterday. The brutal acts have resulted in the loss of precious human lives and injuries to scores of innocent people. “We extend our profound condolences to the Government and the people of Afghanistan and sympathise with the families of those who lost their loved ones in these dreadful terrorist attacks, a statement by the Foreign Office said. “We…

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October 12, 2016

 

Blast kills 14 Shia mourners in northern Afghanistan: officials

At least 14 Shiites were killed Wednesday in a bombing at a mosque in northern Afghanistan, the second deadly attack on the minority in as many days during the major festival of Ashura. “The explosion happened at the gate of the Shiite mosque in the centre of Balkh district (in Balkh province),” said provincial governor’s…

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October 12, 2016

 

Millions flock to Karbala to commemorate Ashura

KARBALA: Millions of Shi’ite Muslims flocked to Iraq’s holy city of Kerbala on Wednesday to commemorate Ashura, a religious day marking the slaying of Prophet Mohammed’s grandson Hussein in the 7th century AD in a battle against the Umayyad ruler Yazeed. Visitors came from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran and the Gulf as well as Iraq, where…

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October 12, 2016

 

Three love stories to be shown in Ramzan

RIYADH: Three serials, one of them a love story between a couple belonging to Shia and Sunni tribes will be aired on Saudi TV or Abdu Dhabi Channel during the holy month of Ramadan, Arab Media reported. Writer and TV host Dr. Mohsin Shaikh Al-Hassan told Arab News he has written three love stories to…

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September 17, 2016

 

Nisar urges Allama Nasir Abbass to end hunger strike

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ch. Nisar Ali Khan on Friday visited local hospital of the capital to inquire about the health of Wajlis Wahdat ul Muslimeen (MWM) head Allama Nasir Abbass. The Minister inquired about well-being of the ailing religious leader and expressed his best wishes for his speedy recovery. Talking to Allama Nasir Abbass, the…

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August 5, 2016

 

Yaum-e-Ali (R.A) being observed across country

KARACHI/ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: Yaum-e-Ali, the martyrdom anniversary of Ameer-ul-Momineen Hazrat Ali Ibne Abi Talib (R.A) is being observed amid tight security across the country on Monday. The day is observed every year on 21st of Ramazan across Pakistan with religious fervour and reverence amid tight security. Seminars and majalis are held and processions are taken out in…

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June 27, 2016

 

Bahrain jails 8 Shiites, revokes nationality

A Bahraini court Thursday sentenced eight Shiites to 15-year jail terms for forming a “terror” group, as the authorities crack down on opposition in the Sunni-ruled kingdom, a judicial source said. The criminal court also stripped the defendants of their citizenship after convicting them of “establishing and raising donations to fund a terror organisation named…

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June 16, 2016

 

Two more shot dead in Quetta: police

QUETTA: At least two people were killed and four others were wounded in a gun attack here on Saturday night, SAMAA reports. Confirming the death of two people, police said that the deadly attack took place on Jinnah Road. The identity of the victims was yet to be released by the police. Earlier in the…

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November 7, 2015

 

Jacobabad blast spurs countrywide protests

KARACHI: Outraged over a string of terrorist strikes that claimed the lives of dozens of mourners in Quetta, Bolan and Jacobabad since the start of Muharram, Shia Ulema Council (SUC) Friday declared a countrywide protest movement against the government’s failure to protect its citizens from sectarian terrorism, Samaa reported. “If we took to the streets…

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October 24, 2015

 

Mobile phones to remain silent in major cities

KARACHI/LAHORE/ISLAMABAD: Cellular phone services are likely to be suspended in major cities on 10th Muharram to ensure foolproof security to countrywide majalis and processions, Samaa reported. Sources said the services would remain suspended on Ashura from dawn to dusk in almost all major cities, including Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar and Quetta. Reports say authorities have…

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October 21, 2015

 

20 Imambargahs declared sensitive in Peshawar

  Authorities have finalized security arrangements for majalis and mourning processions of Muharram in Peshawar where 20 Imambargahs have been declared sensitive. Watch Tariq Waheed’s report.

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October 21, 2015

 

Hezbollah confirms 6-month truce deal for three Syria towns

BEIRUT, Lebanon: Lebanon’s Shiite movement Hezbollah, an ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, confirmed Friday a six-month truce had been agreed for the rebel-held town of Zabadani and two Shiite towns in the northwest. Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah told the movement’s Al-Manar television the deal was reached under the auspices of the United Nations with…

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September 26, 2015

 
 
 
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