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  • Pakistan: Salman Taseer’s murder case is heard at the Islamabad High Court

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    January 29, 2015   9:05 pm

    Three years after the governor of Punjab Salman Taseer was murdered by his own bodyguard in broad daylight, his case was heard at the Islamabad High Court. According to reports Justice Noor-ul-Haq Qureshi and Justice Shaukat Siddiqui will hear the appeal registered by Mumtaz Qadri against his death penalty. On October 1, 2011 he was […]

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  • CLAAS distributes Christmas gifts among Christian children and needy families working in brick kilns

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    January 29, 2015   1:37 pm

    CLAAS distributed hundreds of Christmas gifts among Christian children and poor and needy families working on the brick kilns in Raiwind and around Kot Radha Kishan (where Christian couple Shama and Shahzad were burnt alive after being falsely accused of blasphemy). These Christmas gift hampers consisted of nine items including sweets, dry fruits, and chocolates […]

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  • Burning of Living Branch Church in Pakistan believed to be an arson attack to terrorise Christians.

    January 29, 2015   12:47 pm

    Last year, 2014, was very difficult for the Christians in Pakistan ending on December 29 with the burning of independent church Living Branch in Mazharabad, Rawalpindi. Mazharabad is small town where the majority of the population is Muslim, while 300 to 400 families are Christian. There are two independent Churches in this small town, Living […]

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  • Update on Shama and Shahzad case

    January 26, 2015   6:56 pm

    Shama and Shahzad’s case is being heard by the supreme court’s three judges bench head by the Chief justice of Pakistan Nasirul Mulk who took the suo moto notice over their killing after alleged allegation of desecrating the Holy Quran in November. The Supreme Court has summoned senior police officers, Inspector General Punjab Mushtaq Ahmed […]

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  • CLAAS team visited and spend a day with Shama and Shahzad’s children

    January 26, 2015   1:47 pm

    At Christmas CLAAS visited Shama and Shahzad’s Children. It was their first Christmas without their parents and I am not sure if they are fully aware that what happened to their parents to make them orphans is the result of the country’s notorious blasphemy law and hatred against Christians. The government has compensated them with […]

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