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One person killed in Islamic fundamentalist attack against a Peshawar Protestant church
The victim is a police officer guarding the Assembly of God Church. A recent discriminatory statement by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister sparks outrage among minorities, fuelling tensions. He is a member of the Pakistan Movement for justice, a party that praises equality and respect for all. Catholic priest calls the matter, "Such a shame".
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Pakistani Church against cutting funds for minorities to finance a pro-Taliban madrassa
Many have slammed the decision. The Islamic school has trained terrorists operating at home and in Afghanistan and is slated to get funds otherwise earmarked for the province’s minorities. One of its former students is among those who assassinated former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Muslim clerics defend the decision.
Universities shut down to protest university professor abduction
Ajmal Khan, who is related to Asfandyar Wali, leader of Pakistan’s most secular-oriented party, was abducted on 7 September by a group of Taliban. In video footage shown on private TVs, he calls on faculty and students to put pressure on the government to take the necessary steps to free him.
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Lahore: Shias take to the streets to protest "genocide" against their community
Scores demonstrate in front of the Lahore Press Club. Waving green flags and chanting mournful lamentations, they demand justice for four more Shias murdered on Thursday. For Shia party official, some 25,000 Shias have been killed in Taliban-inspired sectarian violence.
Young people defy Musharraf online
With satellite TV shut down and printed press locked up, Internet becomes the venue for anti-government protest. Flash protests against the military dictatorship are organised on the net.
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Peshawar, Islamic parties preventing school curricula revision
School textbooks are full of biases and discriminatory views about the country’s minorities. However, in Sindh and Punjab, chapters on the role of women and a well-known philanthropist have been included. A research by the National Commission for Justice and Peace reveals the situation.
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