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  • Pakistan High Court wants blasphemous content blocked on social media

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    March 13, 2017   11:29 am

    At the hearing of a petition moved by Salman Shahid requesting the court to take notice of blasphemy being committed on certain social media pages a single bench of Islamabad High Court Comprising Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui on March 9th ordered concerned authorities to block social media pages or websites containing blasphemous material, and take […]

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  • Thousands rally to honour Salmaan Taseer murderer despite government ban

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    March 6, 2017   3:04 pm

    Thousands have marched in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, to mark the first death anniversary of an Islamic extremist who assassinated a liberal provincial governor in 2011. Mumtaz Qadri shot Salman Taseer dead in 2011, after the liberal politician opposed Pakistan’s blasphemy laws and called for the exoneration of Christian woman Asia Bibi who had been […]

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  • Minority MNA writes to National Human Rights Commission to intervene for release of abducted Christian girl

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    February 19, 2017   8:19 pm

    Minority Member of National Assembly of Pakistan Isphanyar M. Bhandara has written to the Chairman of the National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) asking him to take notice of a 13-year-old Christian girl from Sialkot who abducted and then forcibly converted to Islam. In his letter to Ali Nawaz Chohan, MNA Bhandara said this is […]

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  • Court denies blasphemy accused Pakistani Christian teenager bail

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    February 19, 2017   8:13 pm

    A 16-year-old boy Christian boy charged with blasphemy has been denied a bail by the lower court. Nabeel Masih was arrested on18th September 2016 under charges of blasphemy after being implicated in posting a derogatory image of Islam’s most sacred site, the Kabaah, on Facebook. His legal team emphasised that as a juvenile with no […]

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  • New law to curb sectarianism, protect minorities passed

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    February 10, 2017   2:57 pm

    ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Monday passed a key bill seeking amendments to various laws, aimed at strengthening the criminal justice system and curbing sectarianism and persecution of minorities in the country. The bill, titled the Criminal Laws (Amendment) Act 2016, now requires formal assent of the president to become an act of the parliament. […]

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