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Pakistan Sentences Bollywood Actress to 26 Years in Prison for Marriage Scene Depicting the Prophet Muhammad's Daughter

Bollywood actress Veena Malik was sentenced to 26 years in prison by Pakistan's anti-terrorism court for appearing in a wedding scene based on the marriage of the Prophet Muhammad's daughter. Depictions of Quran figures are considered blasphemous in the Islamic country, though Malik has expressed hopes that a higher court will overturn the sentence.

Finding Refuge on a Mine Field

Civilians fleeing Taliban attacks in Pakistan have fled over the border to Afghanistan. But a new danger is under their feet.

-Euro Parliament Tells Pakistan to Dump Blasphemy laws

Finally the Europeans seem to be waking up to the Islamist threat around the world even if they continue to ignore it close to home in their own countries. The European Parliament is demanding that Pakistan do away with their ‘blasphemy laws.’ Here’s the story from BosNewsLife: The European Parliament (EP) on Thursday, November 26, […]

Bollywood Star Veena Malik Victim Of Modern Day Witch Hunt As She Gets 26 Year Sentence For ‘Blasphemous’ Wedding Scene

Bollywood actress Venna Malik has openly expressed her anger over the 26-year prison term that was handed down by a Pakistan court, due to a scene she did based loosely on the marriage of the prophet Muhammad’s daughter, reports The Guardian. Show More Summary

Ufone, Telenor And Mobilink Launching iPhone in Pakistan

Ufone is launching iPhone in Pakistan. The Telecom operator is already taking pre-orders on its website. No release date has been given but it is understood that both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus will be launched in Pakistan. You can pre-register and be among the first few to get the iPhone by visiting Show More Summary

Links 11/27/14

Gut Yontif! Let’s celebrate with some links! Science: Today in #Ebolanoia: W. African girls suspected of Ebola in Ohio have flu ‘Disastrous’ health campaign feeds Pakistan’s worrying polio spike African Bats: Conservation in the Time of Ebola The Excrement Experiment: … Continue reading ?

Polio Crisis Deepens in Pakistan, With New Cases and Killings

This article was originally posted by the New York Times. LONDON — Pakistan’s polio crisis has reached new depths this year, health officials say, intensified by a deadly mix of ruthless militant violence, large-scale refugee displacement...Show More Summary

World View: Ukraine, Lithuania, Poland Forming Alliance to Confront Russia

This morning's key headlines from Ukraine, Lithuania, Poland forming alliance to confront Russia Health workers boycott Pakistan's polio vaccination campaign after shooting Two British brothers jailed for training...Show More Summary

Four Polio Workers Killed In Pakistan As Crisis Worsens

While Africa continues its fight against an unprecedented Ebola outbreak, Pakistan is facing it own worsening health crisis, as diagnosed cases of polio are found to have quadrupled in the past twelve months, against a backdrop of violent attacks against those working to deliver effective vaccination programs across the country. Show More Summary

Pakistan Anti-Terrorism Court Sentences Married Couple And Network Owner To A Total of 104 Years For “Blasphemous” Television Program

Veena Malik, along with her husband Asad Bashir Khan Khattak and former network owner Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman to a total of 104 years in jail in the latest absurd blasphemy prosecution based on Sharia law. Malik, an actress, was given 26 years in jail by a Pakistani anti-terrorism court for “malicious acts” of blasphemy for reenacting […]

Polio Crisis Deepens in Pakistan, With New Cases and Killings

yesterdayHealth : NYT: Health

The number of new Pakistani polio cases this year has hit 260, four times as many as last year, and four more anti-polio workers have been killed in the field.

Militants Gun Down Pakistan Health Workers as Polio Crisis Intensifies

yesterdayHealth : Healthland

There have been 260 new cases of polio diagnosed in the South Asian nation this year

Officials: Gunmen slay 4 polio workers in Pakistan

Gunmen attacked a polio vaccination team Wednesday, killing four health workers.

How Many Civilians Do Drone Strikes Kill?

A new report from the human rights group, Reprieve, has some truly disturbing statistics: Some 24 men specifically targeted in Pakistan resulted in the death of 874 people. All were reported in the press as “killed” on multiple occasions, meaning that numerous strikes were aimed at each of them. The vast majority of those strikes […]

Pakistan Sentences Bollywood Actress, Husband to 26 Years in Prison for 'Blasphemous' Dance

Pakistani Muslim Bollywood actress, Veena Malik, her actor husband, Asad Bashir Khan, the owner of the country’s largest media group plus the show’s host and two guests were all sentenced to 26 years in prison for “blasphemy.” How was...Show More Summary

A 26-year sentence for a TV show with a song and dance about the wedding of Muhammad's daughter.

The sentence of Mir Shakeel-ur-Rehman, owner of Geo News, the largest media group in Pakistan, will be appealed. From the end of the linked article:Pakistan's blasphemy law allows anyone to file a complaint alleging their religious feelings have been hurt for any reason. Show More Summary

4 polio workers shot dead in Pakistan hours after reported drone strike

Gunmen attacked a polio vaccination team Wednesday, killing four health workers, while a suspected U.S. drone strike killed four alleged militants in Pakistan, officials said.

Pakistan TV mogul gets 26 years’ jail for blasphemy, army role seen

2 days agoReligion : FaithWorld

Pakistan's largest media group said on Wednesday it will appeal against a 26-year jail term for its owner for blasphemy, the latest twist in a long-running feud between the station and the military.

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