Sharia

  • Pakistan's sharia court gets first female judge in 33 years 31-12-2013 03:21 PM

    For the first time in its history, a 56-year-old female judge was sworn-in at Pakistan's national sharia court on Tuesday, which hears cases under the Islamic legislation. Ashraf Jehan, who was serving as an additional judge at the Sindh High Court, took oath, becoming the first female judge to be...
  • Protests erupt as Haji Ali bans entry of women 06-11-2012 12:50 PM

    Mumbai: In a surprising and controversial move, Mumbais Sufi shrine Haji Ali Dargah Trust has barred women from entering the sanctum sanctorum that houses the tomb of the 15th century Sufi saint Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari. The trust management also declared that the decision is irrevocable. The decision has...
  • Canada bans burqa at citizenship swearing in 13-12-2011 08:06 AM

    Toronto: New Canadian citizens must remove any face coverings, such as the Islamic niqab or burqa, while they take the oath of citizenship, the country's immigration minister said on Monday. Jason Kenney said most Canadians have misgivings about Islamic face coverings and said new Canadians should take the oath in...
  • Govt to appeal for condemned Indians in UAE 07-04-2010 12:07 AM

    17 Indians are on death row in the UAE for killing a Pakistani in January 2009 over an illegal alcohol business. ...
  • Taliban continue offensive, hold entire town hostage 01-05-2009 02:27 PM

    The situation in the Pakistani district of Buner is tense. ...
  • 'Forbidden love' irks Taliban ethics, shoots couple dead 18-04-2009 10:11 PM

    The couple's crime, the Taliban claim, were in an illicit relationship. ...
  • Sharia law gaining momentum in Pakistan 04-04-2009 01:38 AM

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  • US wary of ISI support to Pak's Taliban 29-03-2009 11:13 AM

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