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RANGERS ARREST 10 CRIMINALS IN KARACHI

September 19, 2017 |

Pakistan Rangers Sindh has arrested 10 criminals involved in various crimes from different parts of Karachi.This was stated in a statement issued by Rangers Spokesman in Karachi on Tuesday. He said illegal weapons, ammunition, drugs and looted items …

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DG RANGERS URGES ULEMA TO PROJECT PEACEFUL IDENTITY OF ISLAM

September 19, 2017 |

Implementation of code of conduct devised by federal and provincial governments will be ensured during Muharram-ul-Haram.The decision to this effect was taken at a meeting in Karachi between religious scholars of different schools of thought and DG Ran…

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DG RANGERS URGES ULEMA TO PROJECT PEACEFUL IDENTITY OF ISLAM

September 19, 2017 |

Implementation of code of conduct devised by federal and provincial governments will be ensured during Muharram-ul-Haram.The decision to this effect was taken at a meeting in Karachi between religious scholars of different schools of thought and DG Ran…

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Pakistani Actor Under Fire for Praising ‘Terrorist’

September 19, 2017 |

WASHINGTON Internet users in Pakistan have criticized a well-known film and television actor for a recent tweet he posted, praising the leader of a religious charity that has launched a new political party, but who also is listed by the United States among “global terrorists.”

Actor Hamza Ali Abbasi’s controversial tweet was about Hafiz Muhammed Saeed, whose religious charity launched the new Milli Muslim League. The party unsuccessfully contested a by-election Sunday in Pakistan’s second-largest city, Lahore, for a National Assembly seat once held by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, whom the Supreme Court ousted in July.

Saeed is currently under house arrest in Pakistan. He has been accused of acting as the “mastermind” of devastating attacks in Mumbai that killed 166 people in 2008 � a dozen separate terrorist assaults with bombs and guns over a four-day period that also wounded hundreds of people in India’s financial hub. Six Americans were among the dead.

“US/IND say he [Saeed] is a terrorist, I know Hafiz Saeed as a righteous man. Huge respect for Milli Muslim League for getting 4k+ votes,” actor Abbasi tweeted Sunday.

Responses to tweet

Some Twitter users responded angrily.

“Yeah great man, recruits poor Pakistani youth and gets them killed in Kashmir and India,” Faraz, who said he was in Lahore, wrote in a reply to Abbasi.

“Righteous man? Not just USA/IND, Hafiz Saeed is a UN designated terrorist. If these people are role models, then God save Pakistan,” wrote Rahul, a Twitter user from India.

Blogger Fariha Alif said, “Someone cancel Hamza Ali Abbasi’s oxygen subscription please.”

Saeed is a U.S.-designated global terrorist. He has been accused of orchestrating militant attacks against Indian interests in the region. The U.S. government has offered a $10 million reward for information leading to his conviction on criminal charges. Saeed has been under house arrest in Pakistan for the past several months.

‘Front group’

Milli Muslim League is the party of Saeed’s Jamaat-ud-Dawa group, or JUD, which has been listed as a sponsor of terrorism by the U.S. State Department for more than a decade. JUD contends it is a humanitarian organization without links to terrorists, but it is widely considered a “front group” for Lashkar-e-Taiba, which has been banned for terrorist activity since 2001.

JUD last month said the new political party would make Pakistan “a real Islamic and welfare state.”

Analysts have been skeptical about JUD’s intentions and promises, and whether it would really cut ties to militant groups. Some suggested the new Milli Muslim League could be a camouflage to mask future nefarious activities.

The Milli Muslim League, which Abbasi referred to in his tweet, was launched days after Sharif was ousted over corruption allegations.

Member of PTI

Besides his career in the entertainment industry, Abbasi is politically active. He has been a member of Pakistan Tahreek-i-Insaf, or PTI, one of the major opposition parties led by cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan. Abbasi briefly served as PTI’s culture secretary in Karachi, the country’s largest city, in 2015.

The Pakistani actor also praised Saeed’s militant activities in the Indian part of Kashmir.

“Hafiz Saeed doesn’t hate India or Indians. He only hates & speaks against Indian Govt’s atrocities in Indian Occupied Kashmir,” the actor said.

Source: Voice of America

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COMPLETION OF CPEC TO USHER NEW ERA OF PROSPERITY: ZUBAIR

September 19, 2017 |

Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair says completion of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor will usher a new era of prosperity.He was talking to the delegation of Australian Engineering and Construction Companies in Karachi.Governor said Federal government is s…

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FOUR PEOPLE KILLED IN A BOMB EXPLOSION IN SUKKUR

September 19, 2017 |

Four people, including two bomb disposal squad personnel, were killed in an explosion in Sukkur on Tuesday.The blast took place when personnel of Bomb Disposal Squad were neutralizing explosives planted at Rohri Cement Factory.The victims also included…

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RANGERS ARREST 10 CRIMINALS IN KARACHI

September 19, 2017 |

Pakistan Rangers Sindh has arrested 10 criminals involved in various crimes from different parts of Karachi.This was stated in a statement issued by Rangers Spokesman in Karachi on Tuesday. He said illegal weapons, ammunition, drugs and looted items …

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RANGERS ARREST 10 CRIMINALS IN KARACHI

September 19, 2017 |

Pakistan Rangers Sindh has arrested 10 criminals involved in various crimes from different parts of Karachi.This was stated in a statement issued by Rangers Spokesman in Karachi on Tuesday. He said illegal weapons, ammunition, drugs and looted items …

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RANGERS ARREST 10 CRIMINALS IN KARACHI

September 19, 2017 |

Pakistan Rangers Sindh has arrested 10 criminals involved in various crimes from different parts of Karachi.This was stated in a statement issued by Rangers Spokesman in Karachi on Tuesday. He said illegal weapons, ammunition, drugs and looted items …

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RANGERS ARREST 10 CRIMINALS IN KARACHI

September 19, 2017 |

Pakistan Rangers Sindh has arrested 10 criminals involved in various crimes from different parts of Karachi.This was stated in a statement issued by Rangers Spokesman in Karachi on Tuesday. He said illegal weapons, ammunition, drugs and looted items …

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RANGERS ARREST 10 CRIMINALS IN KARACHI

September 19, 2017 |

Pakistan Rangers Sindh has arrested 10 criminals involved in various crimes from different parts of Karachi.This was stated in a statement issued by Rangers Spokesman in Karachi on Tuesday. He said illegal weapons, ammunition, drugs and looted items …

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RANGERS ARREST 10 CRIMINALS IN KARACHI

September 19, 2017 |

Pakistan Rangers Sindh has arrested 10 criminals involved in various crimes from different parts of Karachi.This was stated in a statement issued by Rangers Spokesman in Karachi on Tuesday. He said illegal weapons, ammunition, drugs and looted items …

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