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  • Update on Babu Shahbaz’ s case

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    February 2, 2017   6:17 pm

    On January 31 CLAAS secured custody of Babu Shahbaz who is accused of blasphemy for defiling the Holy Quran. CLAAS told the concerned authorities it would present him before the police for investigation if required. CLAAS is keeping Shahbaz in its shelter house where his family are also being housed. Shahbaz had been detained in […]

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  • Blasphemy law not being misused against minorities: Interior Minister

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    February 2, 2017   6:11 pm

    The Pakistani Government has denied that the blasphemy law is being used to target religious minorities in Pakistan. Interior Minister of Pakistan Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said that perception that religious minorities are suffering because of abuse of blasphemy laws is not true. He said the facts and figures showed that in the majority of […]

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  • Elderly Pakistani Christian embroiled in false blasphemy case

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    February 2, 2017   6:03 pm

    An elderly Pakistani Christian is in a perilous situation after blasphemy accusations were levelled against him. Seventy-year-old, Mukhtar Masih of Lambanwali, a village in District Gujranwala, has been caught up in blasphemy allegations after his accusers claimed that he had written blasphemous messages. On Saturday 28th January 201 Mukhtar and his entire family were detained […]

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  • Pakistani Finance Minister rules out change in blasphemy law

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    January 29, 2017   9:51 pm

    Pakistani Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said there there will be no compromise on the dignity and respect of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him). Speaking at the “Khatam-e-Nabuwat Conference”, he said: “We can sacrifice our lives, wealth and everything we possess, for the dignity and respect of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).” He said […]

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  • Pakistan court clear 115 people accused of burning Christians’ houses

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    January 29, 2017   9:48 pm

    A Pakistani anti-terrorism court has cleared 115 people of being involved in the torching of Christians’ houses in Joseph Colony, Lahore in 2013. The suspects who were already on bail were acquitted because of a lack of evidence. After a rumour that a Christian Sawan Masih had blasphemed, a mob of 3000 Muslims attacked and […]

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