Two young Christian sisters killed for not converting to Islam

Two young Christian sisters, Abida 26, and Sajida 28, of Makhan Colony, near Lahore, were murdered last month after they continually refused to convert to Islam. The police have arrested two Muslim men, Mumtaz Khan and Muhammad Naeem, on suspicion of killing the women. Mushtaq Masih, Sajida’s husband said that both sisters were working in…

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A Christian man charged with blasphemy acquitted after 11 years

A Christian, Imran Ghafoor Masih, has been acquitted from blasphemy charges after 11 years. Imran was arrested for blasphemy in 2009 after his neighbour falsely accused him of burning pages of the Holy Quran. In 2010, he was sentenced to life imprisonment. His appeal hearing had been postponed almost seventy times and the case has…

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Pakistan rejects US designation on religious freedom blacklist

Pakistan has rejected America’s decision to designate it as one of the “countries of part¬ic¬ular concern” (CPC) under its International Religious Freedom Act. The Pakistani Foreign Office branded the decision an “arbitrary and selective assessment”. It raised questions about the credibility of the commission’s process, saying the designation – announced by Secre¬t¬a¬ry of State Mike…

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Policeman told Christian father to be happy for his daughter’s conversion to Islam instead of registering a case against the kidnapper

A Pakistani Christian father, Asif Masih, of Gulistan Colony, Faisalabad, who is still struggling to get his daughter back from her kidnapper says the police and courts are biased, and instead of registering a case against the kidnaper and recovering his daughter, the policeman told him to forget about his daughter and be happy because…

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Supreme Court unhappy over reconstitution of minorities’ commission

The Supreme Court of Pakistan has expressed its displeasure over the federal government reconstituting the minorities’ commission. Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Gulzar Ahmed, asked why the federal government has set up another commission when the court had already constituted a minority commission. A three-member bench of the supreme court conducted a hearing of a…

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