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Revival of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal on the cards?

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M. M. ALAM

NOWSHERA: According to sources *Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) is about to be revived.

The tête-à-tête between Chief Minister of KP Pervez Khattak and Maulana Sami-ul Haq of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI) –S yesterday (Monday 13th of November) too insinuates towards the said return.

CM appreciated JUI-S chief’s support for PTI during recent by-election in Peshawar.

Pointing towards various meetings held at Darul Uloom Haqqania here, Maulana said that revival of MMA was on the cards.

It is pertinent to mention here that a former ISI Major too met Maulana earlier to discuss a umber of matters including electoral alliance of religious parties.

* Coalition of Islamist parties MMA was formed back in 2001 as an electoral alliance comprising of JI, JUP, JUI-F, JUI-S, (presently banned) TJP (that is now called PIT). MMA won 52 (out of 99) seats in PA and 45 NA seats.

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Blasphemy-murder of Mashal Khan: One to hang, 5 to remain behind bars for quarter century!

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HARIPUR: Announcing its verdict in the lynching of 23-year-old Mass Comm. student of Mardan’s Abdul Wali Khan University, an ATC has sentenced the shooter Imran Ali to death and 5 others to 25 years of incarceration.

While 25 others will have to spend four years behind bars, Court has acquitted 26 for lack of evidence.

Accusing him of blasphemy a charged crowd had beaten and shot him to death on 13th of April, 2017. It is pertinent to mention here that lynching of Mashal Khan was recorded by means of cell phones.

Police held that Mashal had not committed blasphemy and maintained that the murder was premeditated as he had been criticizing the University administration for quite some time. 

Slogans, advocating free speech, scribbled on the walls and the portrait of Carl Mark adorning the room of the Mass Comm. student, allows one to peek into his mindset. 

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“If anyone commits blasphemy, there’s law to punish him,” says Imran Khan on Mashal’s lynching

 

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Shangla forest blaze contained after over three days!

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SHANGLA: After over three days 200 firefighters managed to put the fire out that had annihilated some seven hundred acres of forest and affected four villages here.

As insinuated by the Newspakistan.tv sources, the concerned Forest Officer too held that the fire seems to have been started deliberately.

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Forest Dept. personnel and land mafia had set fire to Shangla forest deliberately?

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M. M. ALAM

SHANGLA (KP): Inferno that commenced on Thursday (7th of December) evening in the Gandorai forests here has spread over 700 acres, unabated due to strong wind.

Fire that had annihilated forests (, a couple of houses and a mosque) worth millions of rupees in Bisham, Kormang Gandorai and Hawalai, is still spreading despite efforts of some 200 forest Dept. personnel to contain it.

Sources privy to Newspakistan.tv have insinuated that the blaze was not accidental or natural but was deliberately set by land & timber mafia with the collusion of Forest Dept. employees.

Locals, while  talking to Newspakistan.tv have urged that a thorough and transparent investigation needed to be carried out to figure out who did it? 

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