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  • Five people arrested in connection with Youhanabad church attacks

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    August 5, 2015   3:45 pm

    Five people have been arrested in connection with the twin suicide bomb attacks on two churches in Pakistan in March. The attacks at the gates of St John’s Catholic Church and Christ Church in Youhanbad on March 15 resulted in at least 17 people being killed and hundreds more being injured Police and the Inter-Services […]

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  • Aasia Bibi’s death sentence stayed by the Supreme Court

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    July 22, 2015   11:31 am

    Pakistani Christian Aasia Bibi’s death sentence for blasphemy allegations stayed by the Supreme Court of Pakistan. A three-member bench of the Lahore Supreme Court has granted leave to appeal to Aasia Bibi and stated that it is essential to examine her case for administration of justice. The Supreme Court has also suspended the decision of […]

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  • Two Christian brothers arrested on blasphemy allegations

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    July 20, 2015   11:09 am

    Two Christian brothers have been arrested on blasphemy allegations after one of them was accused of having disrespectful material on his website. A case has been registered against Qaisar and Amoon Ayub of Lahore relating to accusations dating back to 2011. According to Qaisar he closed the account in 2009 but one of his Muslim […]

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  • Nine Christians of Youhanabad released on bail from prison

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    July 17, 2015   8:29 pm

    Nine Pakistani Christians who were arrested after being accused of being involved in the aftermath of the Youhanabad tragedy have been granted bail. They were met by CLAAS upon leaving jail and taken to its office which is next to Youhanabad. At the office they had a thanksgiving prayer before going to their homes happy, […]

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  • English translation of sacred Islamic names and words forbidden by Pakistani government

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    July 7, 2015   2:13 pm

    People have been banned by the Pakistani government from translating Islamic Arabic names and words into English. According to reports, on June 4 Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif approved a summary prohibiting English translation of Islamic terms like Allah, Masjid, Sala’at and Rasool, into English as God, Mosque, Prayer and Prophet. The decision from the prime […]

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