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Khadim Rizvi ‘reportedly corrupt’, capable of instigating youth: ISI report

  By Roohan Ahmed ISLAMABAD: Firebrand Tehreek-e-Labbaik leader Khadim Hussain Rizvi has the ability to instigate and mobilize the youth for any religious cause, said the country’s premier intelligence agency in its report. The report prepared by the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) was submitted in the Supreme Court on Faizabad sit-in. In November last year, Rizvi…

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IHC threatens to issue contempt notices to PM, interior minister

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Monday threatened to issue contempt of court notices to the prime minister, interior minister and religious affairs minister if the Raja Zafar-ul-Haq report was not presented during the next hearing.  Proceedings of the Faizabad dharna case were underway at the high court. Despite the court’s orders, government representatives were…

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Zaeem Qadri talks about Pir Sialvi and Rana Sanaullah

LAHORE: Provincial Minister for Auqaf, Zaeem Qadri, said on Thursday that Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah’s resignation was not on the list of demands that were made by TLYR to the government. Speaking exclusively to SAMAA TV, Zaeem Qadri said that he had not discussed Rana Sanaullah’s resignation when he had met Pir Sialvi a…

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Will reject Raja Zafar-ul-Haq’s report if it is not based on facts: TLYR leader

LAHORE: Tehreek-e-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah leader Pir Afzal Qadri said on Wednesday that only after viewing Raja Zafar-ul-Haq’s report will the party decide whether to accept it or reject it.  Speaking exclusively to SAMAA TV, Pir Afzal Qadri said that the government had provided assurances during negotiations that two members of TLYR would be part…

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If Hameed-ud-Din Sialvi tells me to resign, I will comply: Zaeem Qadri

SARGODHA: Senior PML-N leader Zaeem Qadri said on Tuesday that if spiritual leader Hameed-ud-Din Sialvi told him to resign, he would comply with his demand.  Speaking to SAMAA TV, the PML-N representative said that Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah would come to Sial Sharif and provide his clarification to ward off reservations with Hameed-ud-Din Sialvi….

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COMMENT: Less an agreement, more a ‘terms of surrender’ of the state

By Shahjahan Khurram  ISLAMABAD: A protest movement that lasted 21 days defied the state and paralyzed the federal capital. However, at the end of it all, when the entire nation was expecting the state to enforce its writ, the denouement to the episode turned out to be quite disturbing. The government buckled under pressure and…

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TLY cleric calls for Rana Sana’s resignation after Zahid Hamid’s ouster

LAHORE: Dr Ashraf Jalali, a senior leader of Tehreek-e-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah, said on Tuesday that the resignation of Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah was more important as compared to that of Federal Law Minister Zahid Hamid.  Speaking exclusively to SAMAA TV, Dr Ashraf Jalali said that the party had demanded the Rana Sanaullah’s resignation…

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Zahid Hamid resigned after army chief’s assurance: Khadim Hussain Rizvi

ISLAMABAD: Tehreek-e-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi said that Law Minister Zahid Hamid had resigned from his post after Chief Of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa had provided his assurance.  Speaking to SAMAA TV exclusively, Khadim Hussain Rizvi said that once Hamid’s resignation came through only then did talks began. He also…

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Despite Khadim Hussain Rizvi’s appeal, sit-in protests continue in many cities

ISLAMABAD: Despite an appeal by the Tehreek-e-Labaik Ya Rasollah’s Khadim Hussain Rizvi to call off sit-in protests around the country after successful negotiations with the government, dharnas continued in various parts of the country. A meeting presided over by Dr Asif Jalali discussed the government’s negotiation with Tehreek-e-Labaik Ya Rasoolallah and rejected the agreement reached…

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Faizabad sit-in continues to trouble citizens on 17th day

ISLAMABAD: Faizabad sit-in by a religious party entered its seventeenth day today [Wednesday] and prolonged protest has compounded miseries of people of the twin cities of Rawalpindi-Islamabad and surrounding areas. Blockade of main entry and exit points of the twin cities and traffic diversions are resulting in traffic mess, forcing commuters to spend hours on…

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