• Pakistan: Christians must take part in upcoming census

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    December 20, 2016   9:45 pm

    The Council of Common Interest (CCI) decided that a census will begin in Pakistan on March 15, 2017, and will be split into two phases. The CCI made its decision after the Supreme Court (SC) directed government to begin a population census. It was decided that all four provinces will collaborate for the census and […]

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  • An elderly Christian woman in Pakistan was brutally beaten, facing unthinkable injustice. We’re taking action.


    December 19, 2016   6:35 pm

    Bashiran Bibi, a fifty-eight-year-old Christian woman, lives in Pattoki about fifty miles southwest of Lahore, and cleans houses for a living because her husband is paralyzed and cannot work. Having converted to Christianity from the lower caste of Hinduism during the British Raj, many Christians in Pakistan are poor and work as sanitation workers, cleaning […]

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  • Lahore High Court Judge denies hearing blasphemy case against Christian


    December 13, 2016   6:43 pm

    On December 9 Lahore high court judge Aalia Neelum refused to hear the case of Christian Sajjad Masih Gill accused of Blasphemy in 2011. The trial of his case started in 2012 in the court of additional Sessions Judge Gojra in District Jail of Toba Tek singh. On 13 July 2013, the court punished Sajjad […]

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  • Pakistani Parliament cracks down on forced marriages


    November 29, 2016   10:06 am

    The Pakistani Parliament has approved an amendment that will see stricter penalties for forced marriages. The upper house of parliament unanimously approved the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill 2016 State Minister for Interior Balighur Rehman told the Senate that punishment for forced marriage has increased from seven years imprisonment to ten. He also explained that the […]

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  • CLAAS welcomes law against religious conversion

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    November 26, 2016   8:43 pm

    On November 24 Pakistan’s provincial Assembly Sindh passed a law criminalising forced conversion. The bill recommends a five year punishment for perpetrators, whereas facilitators of forceful religious conversions will be handed a three year sentence. The Sindh Criminal Law (Protection of Minorities) Bill, 2015, was proposed by the PML-F’s (Pakistan Muslim League- functional) Mr Nand [&hel

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