8th Jun 2015

Pakistan: Five Hazara Shia Muslims gunned down in Quetta

[Photo: The Nation] QUETTA,  (Agencies): Gunmen killed five people after storming two tea shops belonging to the Hazara Shia Muslim community in Quetta on Sunday. “Two gunmen, one each, stormed two tea shops belonging to the Hazara community in the … Continued

7th Jun 2015

Pakistan: Three terrorists killed in shootout with security forces

  MASTUNG, (The News): Three terrorists were killed in exchange of fire with security forces while three camps of the militants were also wiped out during search operation in Mastung. According to security sources, FC and other security troops launched … Continued

5th Jun 2015

Pakistan: Crackdown on seminaries promoting terrorism

  [Photo: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah chairing provincial apex committee meeting at CM House: PPI]   By Habib Khan Ghori   KARACHI, (Dawn): The Sindh government has decided to initiate a crackdown on 48 seminaries which have been found … Continued

4th Jun 2015

Pakistan: 11 drown as flood hits Khuzdar

KHUZDAR, (Dawn): At least eleven bodies have been found so far from a flooded stream in Shah Noorani area of Khuzdar in Balochistan on Thursday.   It is feared that at least 20 more bodies could be found, all of … Continued

3rd Jun 2015

Pakistan: Three PTI workers killed in Abbottabad

  By Rashid Javed   ABBOTTABAD, (Dawn): Three activists of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf were killed and two others were injured in an incident of violence related to local government elections here on Tuesday. With the latest killings, death toll in … Continued

1st Jun 2015

India: 2,200 dead as heatwave continues, rain relief for some areas

[A boy washing his face with chilled water for relief from scorching heat. (Bidesh Manna/HT Photo)] New Delhi, (Hindustan Times): A scorching heatwave swept large parts of the country on Sunday as the death toll in the past three weeks … Continued

1st Jun 2015

Pakistan: 11 killed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as poll violence continues

[Photo: Two groups are clashing during Local Government Elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. — PPI]   By Ali Akbar   PESHAWAR, (Dawn): Poll-related violence continues in different areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Monday as 11 people were killed and several injured in … Continued

30th May 2015

Pakistan: Police foil suicide blast attempt in Lahore, one killed

  LAHORE, (The News): A sub-inspector lost his life and six others were injured as a major suicide blast was thwarted on Ferozepur Road outside Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore during the second ODI match between Pakistan and Zimbabwe. Courageous policemen … Continued

30th May 2015

Pakistan: 22 killed after several passengers abducted from buses in Mastung

      QUETTA, (The News): The death toll from the Mastung tragedy rose to 22 after the body of another passenger was recovered. Families of the Mastung tragedy victims are protesting outside the Governor House along with the dead bodies … Continued

27th May 2015

India: No flat for her in Mumbai because she is Muslim

By Omar Rashid Maharashtra, (The Hindu): Growing up in Gujarat post-2002 riots exposed her to religious prejudice and forced ghettoisation. So when Misbah Quadri moved to Mumbai, she hoped the city, known for its cosmopolitan culture, would treat her better. However, … Continued

27th May 2015

Pakistan: Gunmen kill three cops in Karachi

[A view of the police van which was fired upon by unknown attackers in Karachi. DawnNews screen grab]   KARACHI, (Dawn): At least three policemen, including a sub-inspector and two constables, were killed and another wounded early on Wednesday when unidentified … Continued

26th May 2015

India: Indian heat wave kills hundreds

  The deadly wave of extreme temperatures in India looks set to continue this week, authorities have said. The authorities have promised financial compensation to some of the victims’ families. The heat had so far claimed at least 539 lives, … Continued

25th May 2015

Pakistan: Three dead, 15 hurt in Hub motor cycle blast

  KARACHI, (The News): Three people were killed and fifteen others injured when militants targeted a convoy carrying President Mamnoon Hussain’s son in Hub area of Balochistan late Sunday night, police said. “An explosive laden motorbike parked at a roadside … Continued

21st May 2015

India: Firm rejects MBA graduate’s job application because he is Muslim

  Mumbai, (Hindustan Times): A Mumbai-based diamond export company has allegedly rejected the job application of an MBA graduate because he is a Muslim, prompting the National Commission for Minorities to take up the case of religious discrimination, news reports … Continued

19th May 2015

Pakistan: Drone strike in North Waziristan kills four

SHAWAL, (The News): A fresh drone strike in Shawal area of North Waziristan killed four people late on Monday.   According to sources, two missiles fired by the drone at a house also injured several others, besides demolishing the house. … Continued

16th May 2015

Pakistan: 3 terrorists killed in Rangers encounter

  KARACHI, (The News): Three terrorists were killed in a Rangers encounter late on Friday and early hours of Saturday in Karachi’s Gulshan-e-Maymar area.   According to sources, a large cache of weapons was also seized in the encounter.   … Continued

16th May 2015

Pakistan: Fatima Bhutto: 1,000 Shia citizens killed in 2 years

[Photo: Fatima Bhutto] By Fatima Bhutto   Pakistan is a country of ghosts. They are everywhere, the victims and the perpetrators both. On Wednesday morning, six gunmen wearing police uniforms stopped an Al Azhar Garden bus carrying 60 Ismaili Muslims in … Continued

14th May 2015

Pakistan: 45 killed in attack on Ismaili community bus in Karachi

[Bus which was attacked being taken away]   KARACHI, (The News): Funeral prayers for 44 victims of the deadly gun-attack on an Ismaili community bus were offered Thursday morning at the Al-Azhar Garden colony in Karachi. The bodies were later shifted … Continued

13th May 2015

Nepal: Dozens killed after latest earthquake

  Authorities in Nepal are evaluating what to do next after a new earthquake on Tuesday killed dozens of people. The nation is still struggling to recover from April’s earthquake that left 8,000 dead. Tuesday’s 7.3 magnitude earthquake, centered between … Continued

11th May 2015

Pakistan: Bomb kills six including tribal leader in Bajaur

    KHAR, (The News): A bomb explosion on Monday killed at least six people including a pro-government tribal elder in restive Bajaur tribal agency near the Afghan border, officials said.   The attack took place in the village of … Continued


The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence event is to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to society. Over 850 people from diverse background, Muslim and non-Muslim, attended the gala dinner.

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