CLAAS visits blasphemy victims Shafqat and Shagufta in Prison

On August 7, CLAAS’s team, headed by Mr. Joseph Francis, National Director, along with Emmanuel Masih, father of Shafqat, and Shafqat and Shagufta’s son visited him in district jail Faisalabad. This is a rare case where both husband and wife are charged with blasphemy and imprisoned in two different jails. Shafqat Masih is at District…

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‘Pakistani government responsible for failures in Aasia Bibi case’

Aasia Bibi’s lawyer believes that the Pakistani government’s failures are responsible for her predicament. He said that it has failed to uphold numerous legal requirements in the case her. Saiful Malook claims that Pakistani officials been influenced by religious extremists who want Christian Bibi to be killed for her alleged crime. He told Asia News:…

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Pakistani Christian fears for life after fiancée abducted

A Pakistani Christian man is fearing for his life after her fiancée was abducted, forcibly converted to Islam and forced to marry a Muslim man. Sajid Maish from Changa Manga, Punjab, got engaged to Christian Nabila Bibi one year ago, and they were due to get married in November. But Bibi was abducted by Muslim…

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Pakistani school textbooks biased against non-Muslims

Pakistani textbooks teach kids intolerance toward religious minorities, says strecent study found that school textbooks in Pakistan teach children intolerance and superiority toward those of other religions. Pakistani school textbooks are biased towards the country’s Muslim majority and teach intolerance towards religious minorities, a study has found. The books were also found to lack content…

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Pakistan: Sindh Assembly ready to revoke bill on forced conversion

Former president of Pakistan and co-chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari has told the Ameer Jammat-e-Islami Sirajul Haq to take back the Sindh Assembly’s recently passed forced conversion bill in the. Siraj thanked the PPP leader for taking into consideration the reservations against the bill and said that every citizen of…

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

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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