Religious Leaders Condemned Murder of the Son of Jafaria Alliance’s Leaders

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Sunni and Shia leaders on Friday condemned the murder of the son of Jafaria Alliance’s central leader Mohsin Rizvi, and announced a three-day mourning. Mohsin Raza Rizvi was also injured in the attack that claimed the life of his son Akmal Rizvi the other day.A joint statement to this effect was issued by Allama Abbas Kumaili, Maulana Razi Jafar Naqvi and others. They said that there was no strife between Shias and Sunnis in Pakistan but some miscreants and terrorists were involved in the killing of Shias. They urged the Sunni scholars to beware of the conspiracies of the remnants of the banned terrorist outfits. They said that Sunni scholars should expel the elements that…

Government of Pakistan has banned Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (SSP)

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The Government of Pakistan has discreetly banned the Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ), BBC Urdu reported early Saturday morning. In what the BBC describes as a notification issued by the Interior Ministry two weeks ago, the ASWJ was suspected to have been involved in terrorism related activities of the Sipah-e-Sahaba, the defunct terror group. The new notification, unannounced publicly, has been issued based on schedule-one of the Anti-Terrorism Act. According to the copies of the notification available with the BBC, authorities in all four provinces have been alerted to the change in status. The BBC claims it repeatedly tried to get a version from Interior Minister Rehman Malik, but to no avail. The ASWJ chief Maulana Ahmed Ludhianvi…

ST and ASWJ workers gunned down in Karachi

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The authorities claim that three men associated with different religious organisations were gunned down in separate incidents on Friday. They said that two of them were from the Ahle Sunnat wal Jammat (ASWJ), formerly known as the banned Sipah-e-Sahaba, while the other man was from the Sunni Tehreek. Twenty-three-year-old Qari Jalal Ahmed and 36-year-old Irfan were shot dead in Shadman Town by two men on a motorcycle, said the Taimuria police. They were taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. According to SHO Kamal Naseem, Ahmed was on his way to drop Irfan off at home in Kausar Niazi Colony, North Nazimabad, before heading off to his own house in Scout Colony, Gulshan-e-Iqbal. Ahmed used to teach…

Suspected killers of Shia Lawyers Arrested

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Days after the Sindh government announced a reward of Rs1 million for the arrest of sectarian killing suspects, the Anti-Extremism Cell (AEC) of the Crime Investigation Department (CID) on Thursday claimed to have arrested three suspected terrorists of the banned Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan for their alleged involvement in killing 10 people, including five lawyers. The CID officials also claimed to have recovered a cache of arms, ammunitions as well as a hit-list. SSP Aslam Khan told a press conference in his office that on a tip-off that some activists of a banned outfit allegedly involved in sectarian killings had been hiding in the Mauripur area, he directed DSP Ali Raza to conduct a raid. The DSP,…

A Commission Should be Set Up Into the Killings of Ahle Tasheeh People

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A commission similar to the one investigating the Memogate case should be set up to look into the killings of Ahle Tasheeh people, said the chief of the Shia Ulema Council of Pakistan, Allama Sajid Ali Naqvi, on Saturday at a press conference. He denied that the killings were sectarian, arguing instead that some people were trying to create trouble between the sects. However, if a commission were formed, they would provide evidence which could help with the investigation. The latest attack took place was on January 24, when three lawyers were gunned down in Karachi. Before that, on January 18, there was a bomb blast attacked a procession in Rahim Yar Khan, which left…