• Pakistani Supreme Court orders union councils to register Christian marriages


    January 17, 2019   7:31 pm

    The Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered union councils to start registering marriages of Christian couples. A three-member bench of the apex court, said the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) should issue computerised marriage certificates to married Christian couples. It also ordered the Punjab government to formulate and enact legislation in this regard. Initially […]

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  • Pakistan: Church closures warning if security arrangements are not made

    home office letter

    January 15, 2019   8:04 pm

    Pakistani churches that fail to make their own security arrangements risk being closed down. At the start of January, the Home department of the government of the Punjab province asked churches to make security arrangements as per the government standards by the end of March. The letter stressed that those churches which failed to meet […]

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  • Christian daughter and mother illegally detained and tortured over theft allegations


    January 15, 2019   7:57 pm

    Pakistan: A Christian girl Saima, her mother Kausar and their relative Salma were illegally detained for thirteen days in Jhumra police station, Faisalabad and tortured by male policemen. Saima had been working as a domestic worker at the house of mill owner and politically influential Rana Saif for three and half years. According to the […]

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  • Hundreds of Pakistani imams against terrorism and in favour of Asia Bibi

    Tahir Ashrafi

    January 10, 2019   12:15 pm

    More than 500 Islamic clerics in Pakistan have signed a declaration against terrorism. The Islamabad Declaration is also against violence committed in the name of religion and fatwas issues indiscriminately by radical ulema. The document also makes reference to Asia Bibi and states her acquittal, which is under review, must be heard as a priority. […]

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  • Jeremy Hunt orders review into persecution of Christians

    jermy hunt

    January 3, 2019   7:55 pm

    Foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt, has ordered an independent international review into the persecution of Christians. The review will make recommendations on the steps the government can take to support more than 200 million Christians at risk of persecution globally. According to reports, it will he led by the Bishop of Truro, Rt Rev Philip Mounstephen. […]

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