Pakistan Cleric

  • Pakistan clerics issue 'fatwa' to make voting compulsory April 26, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistani religious scholars on Thursday issued a 'fatwa' that declared voting in the country's upcoming general election was "compulsory under Islamic injunctions", a senior religious leader said. Over 300 clerics from different schools of Islamic thought issued the decree in Islamabad nearly two weeks ahead of the May 11 general...
  • Pak govt in talks with Qadri as protests continue January 17, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan government on Thursday reached out to fiery cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri, who has been camping outside Parliament along with thousands of protesters for the fourth day in a row demanding the government's resignation and dissolution of the national and provincial assemblies. A four-member committee, formed by the government, held talks...