Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Leaders Condemn FC Actions in Chaman, Announce Support for Strike

Chaman, Leaders from Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Theoretic Balochistan, including Amir Maulana Abdul Qadir Loni and District Amir Chaman Maulana Ahmed Khan, have issued a strong condemnation against the Frontier Corps (FC) for its recent actions in Perlat, Chaman. They accused the FC of exacerbating local tensions through excessive force and desecration of bodies. The religious leaders have declared their support for a community-wide strike in protest against the ongoing border closure that has persisted for seven months.

According to Jamiat Ulema Islam, the group articulated serious concerns regarding the “deliberate worsening of the situation” by the FC, leading to civilian casualties and a coercive atmosphere that has spurred strikes and protests. They also extended their solidarity with the affected families and emphasized the need for a united response against the government’s oppressive measures.

The statement highlighted the significant hardships faced by the residents of Chaman due to the prolonged border closure, noting the severe impact on their daily lives. The leaders warned that continued government inaction on this pressing issue could have grave consequences, placing the responsibility for any further deterioration of the situation squarely on the shoulders of the current government and state institutions.

The religious leaders are urging the government to acknowledge and address the grievances of Chaman’s populace, advocating for a revised approach to prevent further destabilization of the area. They called for immediate actions to alleviate the suffering of the local residents and to restore peace and normalcy in the region.

JUI Leaders Call for Balochistan Government Resignation After Attack

Karachi, In response to the tragic martyrdom of Maulana Muhammad Siddique Mengal in a suicide attack, leaders of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Pakistan (JUI) have issued a joint statement demanding the resignation of the Balochistan government for its failure to maintain law and order in the province. The leaders, including Maulana Muhammad Khan Shirani, Hafiz Ahmad Ali, Mufti Hamadullah Madani, and others, expressed deep anger and condemnation over the incident, urging provincial and national authorities to take decisive action against terrorism and ensure the safety of religious figures.

According to Jamiat Ulema Islam, the JUI leaders visited the family of Maulana Muhammad Siddique Mengal to offer condolences and express solidarity. They emphasized the need for foolproof security measures to protect scholars and religious figures from targeted attacks, highlighting the ongoing threat posed by terrorism in Balochistan.

The leaders criticized both the government and security agencies for their failure to address the escalating violence in the region, particularly the targeted killings of religious personalities. They called for the immediate arrest of the perpetrators responsible for such attacks and urged authorities to take stringent measures to combat terrorism effectively.

The incident has reignited concerns over the deteriorating security situation in Balochistan and raised questions about the government’s ability to maintain peace and stability in the province. The JUI leaders’ demand for the resignation of the Balochistan government underscores the gravity of the situation and the urgent need for decisive action to address the root causes of violence in the region.

TNFJ Condemns Police Violence on Peaceful Mourning Rally

Rawalpindi, The head of Tehreek-i-Nafaz-e-Fiqah-e-Jafriya (TNFJ), Allama Agha Syed Hussain Muqdisi, has strongly denounced the police brutality inflicted on participants of a peaceful mourning rally organized by the Mukhtar Organization in Islamabad. Expressing deep regret over the incident, Muqdisi called for immediate action against the officers responsible for the unjustified arrests and violence against the mourners, urging the government to uphold the fundamental right to peaceful protest.

According to Tehreek Nafaze Fiqhe Jafariya, Muqdisi criticized the incompetence of certain administration officers, holding them accountable for exacerbating the situation. He emphasized the importance of releasing senior leaders, scholars, and innocent participants who were detained during the rally, affirming the TNFJ’s commitment to protecting faith and homeland at all costs.

Muqdisi highlighted the need for international organizations to focus on the restoration of destroyed holy places, including the grave of Hazrat Imam Jafar Sadiq (a.s.) in Jannat al-Baqi. He reiterated TNFJ’s dedication to promoting peace and order in line with the peace formula advocated by Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Mousavi, emphasizing the importance of curbing extremist groups instead of targeting peaceful organizations.

Despite the challenges posed by the incident, Muqdisi praised the patience and resilience shown by the workers and scholars of Mukhtar Organization and TNFJ. He commended their peaceful completion of the procession route from the Press Club to D Chowk in Islamabad, underscoring their commitment to upholding their rights in the face of adversity.

Meanwhile, the Ushra Sadiq-e-Ali-Ali Muhammad (AS) program concluded with devotion and respect, reaffirming the commitment to the values exemplified by the Ahl al-Bayt Athar (AS) and the companions of the Prophet (RA). Funeral processions were held across the country, commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and honoring his family.

In various cities, including Quetta, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, and others, gatherings were held to mark the anniversary, demonstrating widespread participation in mourning and remembrance activities.

Police Violence at Peaceful Mourning Rally Condemned by Tehreek Nifaaz Fiqh Jafariya in Rawalpindi

Rawalpindi, The head of Tehreek Nifaaz Fiqh Jafariya, Allama Aghazi Hussain Muqdisi, representing Mukhtar Organization Pakistan, a sub-organization of TNFJ, addressed a gathering at the National Press Club in Islamabad yesterday. Expressing regret over unjustified police violence and arrests during a peaceful mourning rally commemorating the martyrdom of Imam Jafar Sadiq, Muqdisi urged the government to take action against incompetent officers exacerbating the situation.

According to Tehreek Nafaze Fiqhe Jafariya, senior leadership, scholars, and innocent mourners were released late at night. Muqdisi emphasized that despite attacks on rights, silence would not prevail, asserting that protest is a fundamental right. He underscored the need for international attention to restore destroyed holy places, citing the damaged grave of Hazrat Imam Jafar Sadiq (AS) as a pressing concern. Muqdisi advocated for the Mousa peace formula as the sole solution for sustainable peace, urging the government to focus on restraining banned extremist groups instead of targeting peaceful citizens and organizations.

Despite facing obstruction from Islamabad Police, TNFJ workers and scholars maintained peaceful conduct during the procession from the Press Club to D Chowk. The 10th anniversary of the Righteousness of the Family of Muhammad concluded with solemnity and determination, reaffirming the commitment to the noble goals of the Ahlul Bayt Athar (a.s.) and the noble Companions (ra). Mourning ceremonies and coffin processions were observed nationwide in cities including Quetta, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, and Muzaffarabad, among others.

IoBM Hosts Panel on World Press Freedom Day to Discuss Challenges and Integrity in Journalism

Karachi, The Institute of Business Management (IoBM) marked World Press Freedom Day with a panel discussion hosted by its Media Department, focusing on the crucial role of journalism in promoting press freedom and the ongoing challenges journalists face in maintaining integrity. The event highlighted the importance of free speech and independent journalism through a series of discussions led by prominent media figures.

According to Institute of Business Management, the panel featured notable journalists Mr. Faizullah Khan from ARY and Ms. Shazia Hasan from Dawn, who are also part of the visiting faculty at IoBM. They shared their experiences and insights on the adversities journalists endure and the resilience required to report with integrity. Topics ranged from tackling social injustices to handling complex reporting issues, aiming to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists.

The gathering served not only as a celebration of press freedom but also as a reaffirmation of IoBM’s commitment to nurturing skilled journalists capable of driving societal change. The event concluded with Mr. Ejaz Wasay, Head of Media Studies at IoBM, delivering a vote of thanks and presenting mementos to the guest speakers, emphasizing the educational impact of such discussions on students.

University of Haripur Enhances Biowaste Management with ABM’s Incinerator Donation

Haripur, The University of Haripur hosted a pivotal meeting on May 2, 2024, focusing on the enhancement of biowaste management through a significant donation from the Association of Biorisk Management (ABM). The donated incinerator is set to improve the disposal processes not only at the university but potentially across local healthcare settings.

According to The University of Haripur, the meeting was attended by key figures including the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Shafiq Ur Rahman, Dr. Asghar Khan, Chief Executive of ABM, and representatives from the Pakistan Biological Safety Association (PBSA). The discussions aimed at exploring ways to extend the use of the new incinerator to benefit the broader community.

The university leadership, including Dr. Azizullah, the Convener of the Institutional Biosafety Committee, and Dr. Muhammad Jahangir, Director of the Office of Research, Innovation, and Commercialization, expressed their gratitude for the collaboration between the university, ABM, and PBSA. They acknowledged the critical role of such partnerships in advancing biowaste management capabilities, highlighting the incinerator’s role in ensuring safer waste disposal practices.

The consensus among participants underscored the importance of ongoing collaborative efforts to address the challenges of biowaste management effectively.