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Allama Naeem Arif Noori laid to rest in Lahore

Allama Naeem Arif Noori, Principal Jamia Ghousia Nooria Sabzazar Lahore, passed away early Tueday due to cardiac arrest. His funeral prayer was offered right after Zohar prayer at Sabzazar, Lahore. It was led by Sheikh ul Hadees Allama Abdul Sattar Saeedi (Jamia Nizamia, Lahore) with many noteworthy scholars such as Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi (Ameer TLP), Allama Farooq ul Hassan (TLP) and Peer Syed Zaheer ul Hassan Shah (Vice president TLP) in attendees.

Allama Naeem Arif Noori was counted among close companions of Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi. May Allah grant him higher ranks in Jannah, patience to his family and the whole Muslim Ummah. It is a great loss for the whole Ummah.

Hundreds of prayer leaders booked amid congregational prayers

Police, across the country, have booked several hundreds of prayer leaders for organizing congregational prayers. A number of Imams have been arrested so far for contravention of government’s orders. However, on legal grounds, notice doesn’t hold mosque administration a direct offender in case of violation.

“Any person disobeying any direction or order issued under this Order or any person facilitating, in any manner, the defiance of this order under the Sindh Epidemic Diseases Act shall be deemed to have committed an offense punishable under section 188 of Pakistan Penal Code as provided under section 4 of said act. “

Sindh Home Department notice barring congregational prayers

Cases against the prayer leaders, have been registered under section 188 of PPC as elucidated in the aforementioned notice. However, the same case could have been registered against the law enforcers on the same grounds on which prayers leader have been arrested.

Same cases were observed in other provinces Balochistan and Punjab. And both of these provinces only bridled the mosques from holding congregational prayers and no such constraint has been put on other religions.

Senate committee bars CII to review “Zindgai Tamasha”

Senate committee for human rights will review Khoost’s film named “Zindagi Tamasha” on March 16. Committee’s chairman, in his tweet, announced to bar Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) from reviewing the movie. Earlier this year, govt. announced to delay screen the movie amid TLP’s announcement of countrywide protests. And announced to get its fate decided through a committee including a scholar from TLP. Senate committee’s chairman, now, refused to bear pressure from religious entities. At this node, it seems like govt. is conniving to screen the movie across the country.

January 4, 2011 – March 1, 2016: In a retrospect

January 4, 2011: Ghazi Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri assassinated governor Punjab for comitting blasphemy and enjoying exemption from legal proceedings. Ghazi Malik Mumtaz Qadri surrendered and was arrested on spot.

January 5, 2011: People tossed petals on Mumtaz Qadri’s arrival to anti-terrorism court. 200 lawyers of Islamabad Bar Council (IBC) offered to represent him pro bono. Moreover, people in various cities protested demanding immediate acquittal of Ghazi Malik Mumtaz Qadri.

January 6, 2011: Mumtaz Qadri accused investigation team of torturing him. ATC ordered checkup from PIMS. Police presented a masqueraded person before court for security reasons. Ghazi Malik Mumtaz Qadri was to be presented before court transferring it to Islamabad. Rawalpindi bar surrounded the court preventing the transfer.

January 7, 2011: Qadri’s father and brothers acquitted. Cheif Rawalpindi police and two inspectors suspended.

January 8, 2011: Hailing Qadri as hero is alarming: US state department spokesperson

January 10,2011: Ghazi Malik Mumtaz Qadri transferred to Adiala Jail.

January 11, 2011: Trial started in Adiala Jail.

October 1, 2011: Judge Syed Pervaz Ali Shah observed Ghazi Malik Mumtaz Qadri as guilty of murder under section 382 of constitution and 7ATA. He sentenced Malik Mumtaz Qadri death sentence 2 times along with a fine of 0.2 millions PKR. Ghazi Malik Mumtaz Qadri transferred to death cell. No lawyer of either side was present in the court.

October 6, 2011: Ghazi’s lawyers filed a review petition in Islamabad High Court (IHC) seeking quash of punishment. Another review petition was filed to declare inclusion of 7ATA in FIR as void.

October 25, 2011: BBC reported the flee of aforementioned judge to Saudia Arabia. According to report, government’s lawyer Siaf ul Malook, said the government had fleed the judge amid death threats.

February 11, 2015: Two member-ed bench of IHC, comprising of Justice Noor ul Haque Qureshi and Justice Shaukat Siddiqui, reserved the judgment after conclusion of arguments from both sides.

March 9, 2015: IHC upholded the death sentence under section 382 and accepted appeal to void 7 ATA. Lawyers decided to file a review petition in Supreme Court (SC).

October 7, 2015: Supreme Court (bench comprising of Justice Dost Muhammad Khan and Justice Asif Saeed Khosa) upheld the Qadri’s death sentence and included section 7 ATA again (on a review from government against IHC decision) denouncing Ghazi as terrorist.

January 19, 2016: Ghazi Malik Mumtaz Qadri appeal state to reconsider the case and quash his punishment on Islamic grounds.

February 22, 2016: Security tightened across the country amid president’s decision ahed.

February 29, 2016: Ghazi Malik Mumtaz Qadri RA executed after rejection appeal by president

March 1, 2016: More than 6 Million people attended funeral of Ghazi Malik Mumtaz Qadri

TLP censures amendment in NAB act

Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi, ameer Tehreek Labbaik Pakistan, censured the presidential ordinance featuring amendment in NAB act. In an official statement, issued by TLP, he denounced the amendment as a stratagem to protect political aristocracy. “Duplicitous government is now amending the law when its own members are appearing on NAB’s radar,” he asserted in the statement. Moreover, he once again vowed that TLP would emancipate Kashmir from Indian oppression.

Blasphemer Junaid Hafeez sentenced death penalty by trial court

Junaid Hafeez, accused of defaming the last Holy Prophet PBUH by uploading blasphemous material on social media, was sentenced to death by session court Multan. He was convicted for the offense of article 295-A, 295-B and 295-C of PPC and awarded imprisonment of 10 years, life imprisonment and death penalty in each offense respectively.

Junaid Hafeez, a lecturer at Bahauddin Zakria University (BZU) Multan was accused of uploading blasphemous material on his social media account in 2013. He was taken to undisclosed place from central jail Multan by security agencies after security concerns cried out by humans’ right NGOs. Due to unidentified reasons, more than half of a dozen judges have been changed in the hearing bench. Human rights commission fully backed the accused and formed a eight-membered lawyers bench to advocate him before the bench. Proceedings of the trial was carried on in Multan central jail due to security concerns of the defense.

According to judgment by additional session judge Kashif Qayyum, accused will be undergo a rigorous imprisonment of 10 years. He will pay a fine of 1 million also, in default whereof, accused would be subjected to six months of further imprisonment. On completion, he would undergo life imprisonment and then will be hanged by neck till death. Accused have to pay a fine of 0.5 million also under offense of 295-C, in default whereof, he would undergo further six months imprisonment.

Lawyers and parents of the accused mentioned that they weren’t expecting this judgment will go for appeal against the sentence.

PM’s irresponsible blasphemous statement outraged public

Prime Minister’s blasphemous statement, made during a speech on Monday, outraged public for his irresponsibility. All public and religious sectors condemned the profanity. Public’s wrath was observed on social media also. On Monday, twitter was reverberating with trending hashtag of #مانی_مینٹل_زبان_کولگام_دو (Hold your tongue mental Mani (Imran’s eke-name)). Many users kept posting IK’s old anti-religious activities and statements also.

A user recalled PM’s oath taking ceremony when he even couldn’t read the word “Khatam-un-Nabiyeen” and then laughed on his ineptitude.