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  • Pakistani government taking steps to implement Shariah Act 1991

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    March 10, 2019   5:17 pm

    According to Pakistan’s Minister for Religious Affairs, Noorul Haq Qadri, the government has taken steps to implement the Shariah Act 1991. Addressing the Senate he said Pakistan was established in the name of Islam, but an Islamic state could not be obtained. Qadri also said the government had always taken the stance that it wanted […]

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  • Teenage Pakistani Christian girl kidnapped and forcibly converted to Islam

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    February 26, 2019   9:13 pm

    A teenage Pakistani Christian girl has been kidnapped and forcibly converted to Islam. Sadaf Masih 13, of Cholistan, Wichra Bangla, Bahawalpur was abducted February 6 by influential Muslims Maqbool Hussain, Mubashir Hussain Baloch and Azhir Hussain Baloch, and forcibly converted to Islam. After the abduction and member of the perpetrators’ family told her family she […]

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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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