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<div>MWM and Punjab Govt Once Again Couldn't Reach a Consensus, Strike Continues</div>

mwm-and-punjab-govt-once-again-couldn-t-reach-a-consensus-strike-continuesPublished in: Pakistan

Second round of dialogue underwent between Majlis Wahdat ul Muslimeen (MWM) Pakistan leaders and Punjab Government ended unproductive.

MWM Pakistan secretary general Allama Raja Nasir Abbas Jafri one-to-one meeting with federal interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan brought Punjab government officials twice to the table for a dialogue. The talks were not fruitful due MWM’s staunch stance.

MWM leader Allama Nasir has been on a two month long hunger strike, which went on deaf ears to the government, one of his demand was to rid Pakistan of terrorists and terrorism both at the hands of militants and State.

Chaudhry Nisar, upon his meeting with Allama Nasir, requested to stop his strike and a relaxation in his demands, which the supremo denied. Nonetheless, Nisar requested a few days to address the issues, resulting in delegation of Punjab government to have come forth twice to negotiate at the hunger strike camp.

The strike continues as dialogues have, so far, reached a deadlock.

Representatives of both parties during the dialogue included MWM representative Maulana Abdul Khaliq Asadi, Syed Nasir Shirazi, Asad Naqvi and Husnain Zaidi; while Punjab government was representative by Rai Tahir, Secretary Interior Punjab Azam Suleman on behalf of CTD, Arif Nawaz from AIG Operations Punjab, Additional Home Secretary Wajahat Hamdani from AIG CTD and others.

The negotiations included several issues, a few that resulted in a deadlock were; repulsion of FIR’s against Loud Speaker Act on Azadari-e-Imam Hussain (as) that confined and restrained a number of Clerics and Zakirs in Punjab, restraining order against Allama Gulfam Hashmir and other preachers of Ahlul Bait, Subjugation of innocent youth in the name of National Action Plan and Fourth (iv) Schedule. Despite differences, a few other important demands were reached with consensus.

It is pertinent to mention here that the demands regarding Parachinar and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have already been addressed and catered for, with work on the governments’ part in progress.

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<div>Extremist Sentiments Out in the Open, Takfiris Couldn't Swallow Zulfiqar Ali's Execution Being Stopped</div>

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JAKARTA: Other than Pakistan's Zulfiqar Ali, Indonesia on Friday executed four drug convicts by firing squad, an official said, ignoring international pressure and desperate pleas from relatives to halt the execution. 

Ali’s lawyers at the Justice Project Pakistan said that he was not executed as per schedule. Some reports suggested that his case will be reviewed.

The news proved fatal and perterbing for anti-shia forces across Pakistan. One of the leading Saudi-funded newspaper 'Roznama Ummat' instead of appreciating the news as 'Justice Prevailed' they angled it showing their anti-shiite sentiments.

They printed that the Pakistani Embassy in Indonesia have Shia officials who saved their shia brethren from a smuggling case, smearing the image of Pakistan.

It is no secret that there were concerns about legal irregularities in the cases of some facing imminent execution, with Amnesty International citing “systematic flaws” in several trials and noting a handful of clemency appeals were still pending.

These included Ali, whom rights groups say was beaten into confessing to the crime of heroin possession, leading to his 2005 death sentence.

The 52-year-old had been arrested from Bogor on drug trafficking charges in November 2004 and sentenced by a district court in 2005. The sentence was upheld by a higher court in 2006 while two subsequent judicial review pleas, first in 2008 and then in 2013, were turned down.

On Wednesday, Pakistan’s Ambassador to Indonesia Aqil Naseem had cited findings of an internal investigation which found “serious breaches of a fair trial” and urged that the case be reviewed.

 

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<div>British National, Samia, Murdered for being a 'Shia Convert'</div>

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British woman, Samia Shahid's husband has affirmed that his wife was murdered for converting to Shia faith and not what media poses - Honor, reported The Express Tribune.

The husband has urged Pakistan and the UK governments to ensure his wife received justice Thursday, during a press conference.

Mukhtar Kazam presented a copy of the post-mortem report into his wife Samia Shahid’s death — seen by AFP — at an emotional press conference, which said the 28-year-old had marks on her neck, and suggested she had been strangled.

Kazam said his wife converted to Shia, his sect, before their wedding, which had irked her parents,(sic) The Express Tribune.

Kazam and Samia, both British-Pakistani dual citizens, had been married for two years and were living in Dubai, police told AFP, adding that it was Shahid’s second marriage.

In a complaint to police he has claimed Samia, a beauty therapist from Bradford, was murdered during a visit to her family in their village in Punjab province on July 20. Samia’s father has denied the charges and said he did not want an investigation, claiming his daughter died of natural causes.

The torture marks in the autopsy tells a different story against all odds what the father told officials.

 

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US mercenaries spotted in Yemen

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Several Yemeni-based media sources have reported that a US mercenary was killed in Yemen as he fought the Resistance. The US soldier’s presence in Yemen confirmed earlier allegations that Washington has sold out its men to al-Saud’s imperialistic ambitions, as part of grand military contract.

Other media have claimed that the US

mercenary managed to escape, while others said he was captured.

Regardless, all reports point to the same conclusion – foreign mercenaries, Western mercenaries have entered the fray on behalf of Riyadh.