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ST demands release of leaders

Sunni Tehreek demanded the government immediately release their arrested leader Muhammad Shahid Ghauri and threatened to destabilise the government if it did not do so. In countrywide protests on Sunday, ST leaders

ST activists remanded to police custody

The administrative judge of anti-terrorism courts (ATCs) Karachi division, Justice Maqbool Baqar on Saturday remanded a Sunni Tehreek (ST) leader and other activists to police custody until October 11. The police produced

Two injured Sunni Tehreek activists die

Two Sunni Tehreek (ST) activists, who were shot and injured in separate incidents, succumbed to their injuries on Monday. North Nazimabad police said that Mehmood Qadri, who was shot by some unidentified

Cricket World Cup reschedules Sunni conference

LAHORE – Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) has rescheduled the country wide “Istehkam-i-Pakistan Sunni Conference” for April 17 at Minar-i-Pakistan. “March 23 is the day of Cricket World Cup’s quarter final, therefore we have readjusted our program,” announced SIC Chairman Fazl-i-Karim in a press conference on Monday at the Lahore Press Club. Fazl told the media that SIC will protest on Friday against the rise in price level and expected release of Raymond Davis. He asked the government to

Greek police clash with anti-austerity protesters

ATHENS – Greek police clashed with protesters on Wednesday as around 100,000 workers, pensioners and students marched to parliament in protest at austerity policies aimed at helping Greece cope with a huge debt crisis. Riot police fired scores of rounds of teargas and flash bombs at protesters hurling petrol bombs, choking the main Syndagma square with smoke and sending crowds of striking protesters running for cover.
Public and private sector employees’ 24-hour strike grounded

Sunni Tehreek workers raid police station

LAHORE – Dozens of annoyed protestors broke into a North Cantonment police station on Wednesday and held hostage the police officers for several hours. Police officers, requesting not to be named, said the protestors of Sunni Tehreek had staged a protest demonstration against the statements of Vatican Pope Benedict when police officers intercepted the demonstrators.
“An ambulance was stuck in the demonstration upon which we approached to rescue the ambulance. The Sunni Tehreek

PM designation splits Sunni camp in Lebanon

TRIPOLI – Hezbollah-backed Najib Mikati’s appointment as Lebanon’s premier-designate has split the country’s Sunni Muslims, who for years had stood seemingly united in a deeply divided country. In the Sunni bastion of Tripoli on Lebanon’s northern coast, a rift is emerging in a community that once rallied behind US- and Saudi-backed Saad Hariri, the outgoing premier.
“Everyone has been saying for so long that Iran and Syria would try to split the Sunnis of Lebanon, and that they

Iraq nabs Sunni militiamen over Karbala attack

BAGHDAD – Iraqi police have arrested a Sunni anti-Qaeda militia leader and his aide over three car bombings outside the shrine city of Karbala that killed 45 people, a top general said on Friday. The two men, who were not identified, were arrested overnight in the village of Al-Hamiyah in Babil province south of Baghdad.
They are suspected of direct involvement in three car bombings, one of them by a suicide attacker, against Shiite Muslim pilgrims on their way to Karbala on

Sunni Tehreek to take part in next elections

Lahore – Sunni Tehreek (ST), Punjab’s Convener, Muhammad Shadab Raza announced that ST would take part in the next elections and launch a movement against inflation and unemployment.
He further said that an amendment in the blasphemy law would never be accepted, and asked the government to officially condemn the act of a priest who has announced to desecrate the Quran He was addressing to press conference in ST’s provincial office.
He asked the government to dissolve the

The flip side of the coin – Sunni Tehreek plans to provide killer legal assistance

LAHORE – The Sunni Tehreek would provide complete legal assistance to former Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer’s assassin Mumtaz Qadri, Sunni Ittehad Council Chairman Fazal Karim said on Sunday.
He was speaking at a religious conference at the Aiwan-e-Iqbal Auditorium. Karim condemned protests in Taseer’s favour saying that no civil society or non-governmental organisations (NGO) ever held a protest against killings of Sunnis in terrorist attacks at the Jamia Naeemia, Nishtar Park

Sunni Ittehad rejects change in blasphemy laws

LAHORE – The hard-line Sunni Ittehad Council leadership on Monday warned the federal government of civil disobedience if it opts for amendments in the blasphemy laws.
They issued this warning while addressing the Tahafaz-e-Namoos-e-Risalat Ulema-o-Mashaikh Convention at the Aiwan-e-Iqbal. The audience endorsed the decision of their leaders by chanting slogans and raising their hands in support.
Speakers said that they were ready to sacrifice hundreds of thousands

Sunni Tehreek holds protests against inflation

LAHORE – The Sunni Tehreek held protests against unemployment, inflation and vulgarity across Punjab on Sunday. Addressing the protests, Sunni Tehreek Lahore convener Mujahid Abdur Rasool said that the federal government should abstain from amending Section 295-C of blasphemy laws and the Punjab governor had surpassed Abu Jehal by saying that blasphemy laws were black laws.
He said that inflation, unemployment and vulgarity had played havoc with law and order in the country.

Punjab bans Sunni Ittehad Council’s long march

LAHORE: The Punjab government has banned the long march organised by the Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) for today.
According to details, SIC, an alliance of the Sunni school of thought, planned to embark on a long march from the Darbar Bari Imam in Islamabad to the Data Darbar in Lahore today at 10am. Before starting the long march, SIC also arranged the Khatm-e-Chehlum at the Bari Imam shrine for the martyred who lost their lives in the blast at the Baba Fareed Gung Shakir shrine

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