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Ulema conference in Jakarta undermines Taliban in public's eyes

Ulema conference in Jakarta undermines Taliban in public's eyes

The Taliban urged a boycott of the conference, but many clerics and scholars ignored the militants and issued a declaration saying that 'terrorism contravenes Islamic law'.


KP authorities approve honourarium for qualified imams

KP authorities approve honourarium for qualified imams

The initiative will raise the status of prayer leaders among society and reduce their vulnerability to extremist recruiters or others seeking to influence them, authorities say.


More than 1,800 Pakistani scholars declare suicide bombing haram

More than 1,800 Pakistani scholars declare suicide bombing haram

Suicide bombers, as well as those who support and train them, are traitors against the state and Islam, according to a newly issued fatwa.


KP authorities hope discovery of Buddha statue will boost religious tourism

KP authorities hope discovery of Buddha statue will boost religious tourism

The discovery of the roughly 1,700-year-old statue, carved from Kanjur stone, was announced in November.


Sikh music classes signal religious tolerance in Peshawar

Sikh music classes signal religious tolerance in Peshawar

The classes are a religious obligation for Sikhs, but also promote peace and religious harmony, observers say.


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to implement reforms on mosques, imams

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to implement reforms on mosques, imams

The government is currently collecting statistics on the number of mosques and imams in the province.


Pakistan prepares for Muharram with increased security

Pakistan prepares for Muharram with increased security

The holy month is expected to start September 21.


Pakistan cracks down on illegal donations ahead of Eid ul Adha

Pakistan cracks down on illegal donations ahead of Eid ul Adha

Authorities are trying to cut off unwitting charitable donations to extremist groups.


Pakistani religious scholars issue fatwa against terrorism

Pakistani religious scholars issue fatwa against terrorism

More than 30 scholars unanimously agreed that suicide bombings and all acts of terrorism are haram.


Sindh shutters record number of seminaries

Sindh shutters record number of seminaries

Under the National Action Plan (NAP), the provincial government closed down 2,311 seminaries for 'suspicious activities'.


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