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  • CLAAS recovers 14-year-old Christian girl forcibly converted to Islam

    sumbel

    April 28, 2017   3:30 pm

    A Pakistani Christian girl,14, was forcibly converted into Islam by local police official, Munir Ahmed who is Assistant Sub Inspector of City Police Station Hafiz Abad (Punjab). He had kept her in his illegal detention for the last six months. On Sunday April 21, 2017 Sumbel’s mother, Elizabeth, approached CLAAS and met Mr. M.A Joseph […]

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  • Armed assailants attack Christians’ neighbourhood and torture residents

    a view of a Christian's house after attack047

    April 28, 2017   3:25 pm

    Christian residents of a Pakistani town have been attacked by an armed Muslim mob. They were set upon in Phool Nagar, District Kasur in Punjab Province. They were attacked following a dispute between Christian and Muslim teens, and the assailants brutally bashed Christians, seriously injuring them. The incident took place after Christian Afaq Masih, son […]

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  • Pakistani Parliament calls for reform of blasphemy laws after lynching of student.

    Senate

    April 22, 2017   7:50 pm

    There have been fresh calls within Pakistan’s Parliament to reform the nation’s Blasphemy Laws. The resolution follows the mob-killing of a student earlier this month. Pakistan’s top court is investigating the murder of the journalism student from Abdul Wali Khan University in North-West Pakistan, for promoting ‘blasphemous’ content on social media. The student had not […]

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  • Pakistan National Assembly passes compulsory Islamic study bill

    pakistan flag

    April 22, 2017   7:46 pm

    The Pakistan National Assembly has passed ‘The Compulsory Teaching of the Holy Quran Bill, 2017′. It makes it compulsory for Muslim students from class 1 to 12 in all educational institutions to be taught the Holy Quran. The bill will make the teaching of the entire Naazrah Quran in years 1 to 5, and translation of the entire […]

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  • Easter church terror attack foiled in Pakistan

    noreen easter attack

    April 20, 2017   4:55 pm

    A Pakistani woman has been arrested after she allegedly plotted with two men to carry out an Easter terror attack on a church. The army said on Monday that it captured a medical student, identified as Noreen Leghari, who admitted she was part of a planned attack on an unnamed church. At a news briefing […]

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