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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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  • Asia Bibi’s fate to be decided next week

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    January 26, 2019   2:50 pm

    Next week Asia Bibi will finally find out if she will be free as Pakistan’s top court will decide whether a challenge against her acquittal proceed. As radical Islamists continue to call for her execution, Bibi’s lawyer has revealed the Supreme Court will review a petition calling for her acquittal of a blasphemy conviction to […]

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  • Pakistani district councillor want Christians to be hospital sweepers instead of Muslims

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    January 23, 2019   8:47 pm

    The Swabi district council in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa days that the sweepers hired in the district’s hospitals should only be Christian. It unanimously adopted the resolution presented by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Akmal Khan, and demanded that all Muslim sweepers be transferred to other posts. The resolution also stated that this idea was in accordance with court orders. […]

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  • Pakistani Supreme Court orders union councils to register Christian marriages

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    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

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    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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