Pakistan’s religious personalities visit Islamic University in Madinah

Leader of Pakistan’s Ahl Al-Hadith Central Society Dr. Sajid Mir and his delegation members met Dr. Abdullah Al-Otaibi, Acting Rector of the Islamic University in Madinah, on November 14, 2019. (Photo Courtesy: Islamic University in Madinah)
Updated 15 November 2019

Pakistan’s religious personalities visit Islamic University in Madinah

  • Dr. Sajid Mir lauded the role played by the Islamic University in Madinah
  • According to statistics, more than 1500 Pakistanis have graduated from the Saudi education institute

ISLAMABAD: A delegation of Pakistan’s known religious personalities, headed by Chief of Ahl Al-Hadith Central Society Dr. Sajid Mir, met Dr. Abdullah Al-Otaibi, Acting Rector of the Islamic University in Madinah, on Thursday, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.




Leader of Pakistan’s Ahl Al-Hadith Central Society Dr. Sajid Mir and his delegation members met Dr. Abdullah Al-Otaibi, Acting Rector of the Islamic University in Madinah, on November 14, 2019. (Photo Courtesy: Islamic University in Madinah)

The participants discussed matters related to the common interest.

Mir praised the Islamic University for providing Muslim educational opportunities and teaching them Arabic.




Leader of Pakistan’s Ahl Al-Hadith Central Society Dr. Sajid Mir met Dr. Abdullah Al-Otaibi, Acting Rector of the Islamic University in Madinah, on November 14, 2019. (Photo Courtesy: Islamic University in Madinah)

Statistics reveal that more than 350 Pakistani students are enrolled in the Islamic University in Madinah while about 1560 Pakistanis have graduated from the education institute.

Earlier this year, Saudi Arabia announced 583 fully-funded scholarships for Pakistani students at 23 leading universities in the Kingdom.


Pakistan slams India’s controversial citizenship bill

Updated 10 December 2019

Pakistan slams India’s controversial citizenship bill

  • PM Khan says the legislation violates all norms of international human rights law
  • Passed by the Indian lower house on Monday, the bill seeks to grant nationality to all minorities, except Muslims

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday strongly condemned the decision taken by India’s Parliament to pass the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), which grants citizenship to all religious minorities from neighboring countries, except Muslims.
“It violates all norms of int [international] human rights law & bilateral agreements with Pak. It is part of the RSS Hindu Rashtra design of expansionism propagated by the fascist Modi Govt,” he tweeted.
On Monday, Indian Lok Sabha — the lower House of Parliament — took up the hearing for the CAB, with Pakistan’s Foreign Office criticizing the move later in the day.
“It is a complete violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international Covenants on elimination of all forms of discrimination based on religion or belief,” a statement released by the FO said, adding that the legislation is also “in complete contravention of various bilateral agreements between Pakistan and India, particularly the one concerning the security and rights of minorities.”
The FO termed the legislation as another major step toward the realization of the concept of “Hindu Rashtra idealized and relentlessly pursued by the right-wing Hindu leaders for several decades.”
“We condemn the legislation as regressive and discriminatory, which is in violation of all relevant international conventions and norms, and a glaring attempt by India to interfere in the neighboring countries with malafide intent,” the statement read.
The CAB seeks to amend the country’s Citizenship Act 1955, aimed at granting citizenship to persecuted minorities such as Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, Christians and Parsis from Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan, but excludes Muslims.