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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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  • 12-year-old Pakistani Christian girl murdered but police claim it is suicide

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    February 10, 2017   1:55 pm

    A 12-year-old Pakistani Christian girl was found dead in a canal hour after her brother dropped her to school. Tania Marriam was identified by her brother Johnson Gill on January 23 after he was called to Chenab Canal in Chak Mudhir, Sumbaryal, district Sialkot. The family belongs to Catholic denomination and are members of the […]

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  • Update on Babu Shahbaz’ s case

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    February 2, 2017   6:17 pm

    On January 31 CLAAS secured custody of Babu Shahbaz who is accused of blasphemy for defiling the Holy Quran. CLAAS told the concerned authorities it would present him before the police for investigation if required. CLAAS is keeping Shahbaz in its shelter house where his family are also being housed. Shahbaz had been detained in […]

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  • Blasphemy law not being misused against minorities: Interior Minister

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    February 2, 2017   6:11 pm

    The Pakistani Government has denied that the blasphemy law is being used to target religious minorities in Pakistan. Interior Minister of Pakistan Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said that perception that religious minorities are suffering because of abuse of blasphemy laws is not true. He said the facts and figures showed that in the majority of […]

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  • Elderly Pakistani Christian embroiled in false blasphemy case

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    February 2, 2017   6:03 pm

    An elderly Pakistani Christian is in a perilous situation after blasphemy accusations were levelled against him. Seventy-year-old, Mukhtar Masih of Lambanwali, a village in District Gujranwala, has been caught up in blasphemy allegations after his accusers claimed that he had written blasphemous messages. On Saturday 28th January 201 Mukhtar and his entire family were detained […]

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