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  • Pakistani Christian woman beaten and forced to convert to Islam

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    February 16, 2019   5:35 pm

    A Pakistani Christian mother of eight, Shazia Bibi, was beaten and forced to convert to Islam. Shazia Bibi used to work as a domestic servant at Mian Imran’s house, in Chanan Village District Gujrat, where she lived with four of her children. After a few months Mian Imran, who has links with extremist groups, started […]

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  • Pakistani Senate committee passes draft bill increasing minimum marriage age to 18

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    February 1, 2019   8:41 pm

    The Upper House of Pakistan’s Parliament has approved a draft bill raising the minimum marriage age to 18 years. The meeting of the Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights unanimously approved the Child Marriage Restraint (Amendment) Bill, 2018. Nasir Saeed, director CLAAS-UK commended the work of the Senate committee on human rights. He said this […]

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  • Pakistan’s supreme court upholds Asia Bibi’s acquittal

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    January 29, 2019   11:19 am

    Pakistan’s supreme court has upheld Asia Bibi’s acquittal. Asia Bibi was sentenced to death for blasphemy, clearing the last legal hurdle and freeing Asia Bibi to leave the country. The three-judge panel of the country’s Supreme Court on Tuesday said the arguments of the lawyer acting on behalf of the petitioners did not satisfy the […]

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  • Asia Bibi’s fate to be decided next week

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    January 26, 2019   2:50 pm

    Next week Asia Bibi will finally find out if she will be free as Pakistan’s top court will decide whether a challenge against her acquittal proceed. As radical Islamists continue to call for her execution, Bibi’s lawyer has revealed the Supreme Court will review a petition calling for her acquittal of a blasphemy conviction to […]

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  • Pakistani district councillor want Christians to be hospital sweepers instead of Muslims

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    January 23, 2019   8:47 pm

    The Swabi district council in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa days that the sweepers hired in the district’s hospitals should only be Christian. It unanimously adopted the resolution presented by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Akmal Khan, and demanded that all Muslim sweepers be transferred to other posts. The resolution also stated that this idea was in accordance with court orders. […]

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