International Development News
Development News Edition

Pakistani Islamist group to call off protests over freed Christian woman - spokesman

A Pakistani Islamist group said on Friday it will call off protests over the acquittal of a Christian woman who was facing hanging on blasphemy charges, striking a deal with the government to end three days of protests.

"We have reached on an agreement with the government,” Ejaz Ashrafi, spokesman for the ultra-Islamist Tehreek-e-Labaik (TLP) group, told Reuters. "An announcement will be made shortly by our leadership."

On Wednesday, Pakistan's Supreme Court overturned the conviction of Asia Bibi, a mother of five, and ordered her freed. She had been living on death row since 2010 after being convicted under Pakistan's tough blasphemy laws.

(Reporting by Asif Shahzad; writing by Drazen Jorgic; editing by David Stamp)

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)



'No escape from telephones', this 1953 prediction actually comes true

In 1953, a telephone company chief predicted that therell be no escape from telephones in the future....

With Ayodhya verdict, CJI starts clearing high profile pending cases

Ending all the speculations, the Chief Justice of India Mr. Ranjan Gogoi who is due to retire on November 17 decided to deliver the verdict in Ayodya dispute at 10.30 am on Saturday which is not a working day for the Supreme Court. This is ...

How partnerships and collaborations could enhance teacher training

Monica Malhotra Kandhari, Managing Director, MBD Group shares her views on public private partnership and collaborations in education sector. She supports her propositions with her organisations success stories....

Fixed Test centers would facelift level of WTC in India

The venues for the test matches in India should be fixed so that World Test Championship matches remain fair....


Latest News

Pakistan draws Indian ire with museum display on captured pilot

The crude waxwork figure isnt much to look at, although it does feature the famous mustache. But Pakistans new museum exhibit on an Indian pilot captured when the two nations came close to war earlier this year is causing ire across the bor...

Singapore court hears new challenges to gay sex ban

New challenges to a law banning gay sex were put before a Singapore court on Wednesday, the latest bid to overturn the statute and score another victory for LGBT rights in Asia. Inherited from the British colonial era, the law is rarely enf...

People Were Willing to Cooperate in Ayodhya Matter, Says Sri Sri in his EU Address

BENGALURU, Nov. 13, 2019 PRNewswire -- Global peace maker and humanitarian, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, in his address at European Parliament in Brussels shared insights into his ongoing and recent peace mediations and his approach, root...

Two arrested for robbing man in northeast Delhi

Two friends were arrested for allegedly robbing a man of his belongings at gunpoint in northeast Delhi Khajuri Khas area, police said on Wednesday. The incident took place on Monday night near Jama Masjid and the accused have been identifie...

Give Feedback