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Naveed Ahmad

Naveed Ahmad is an author at Religion News Service.

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How Pakistan’s unregulated madrassa system sows division and religious strife

By Naveed Ahmad — December 22, 2014
ISLAMABAD (RNS) Two attempts have been made since Sept. 11, 2001 to regulate the country's seminaries. Both have failed.

Photo Slideshow: Sikhs from four continents flock to Pakistan for Vaisakhi festival

By Naveed Ahmad — April 14, 2014
HASSAN ABDAL, Pakistan (RNS) Sikhs from all over the world assemble at Gurdwara Panja Sahib each year for a religious ritual on the eve of Vaisakhi (sometimes known as Baisakhi), a centuries-old festival that also marks the spring harvest.

Pakistan faces criticism for harsh blasphemy law

By Naveed Ahmad — February 19, 2014
(RNS) The growing misuse of the blasphemy law has riled some Pakistanis and, increasingly, foreign powers.

Sunni-Shiite violence soars in Pakistan

By Naveed Ahmad — February 3, 2014
(RNS) Tit-for-tat target killings between Sunnis and Shiites have escalated this past year, with Taliban forces repeatedly targeting Shiite processions and places of worship and Iran-backed Shiite groups retaliating.
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