Blasphemy complaint against opposition politician for saying ‘all religions are equal

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s leader from Narowal, Qamar Riaz, has reportedly filed a complaint at the Zafarwal police station against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior politician Khawaja Asif, former foreign minister. He alleges that Asif committed blasphemy by saying all religions are equal during a speech in the National Assembly on July 8th. Riaz quoted verses of…

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Pakistan’s National Assembly adopts resolution for teaching Holy Quran with translation in universities

The Pakistani National Assembly has passed an unanimous resolution recommending the Federal government make arrangements for teaching the Holy Quran along with translation, compulsory in educational institutions it owns and controls. The states that according to the Constitution, the official name of the country is the Islamic Republic of Pakistan while the Holy Quran and…

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University professor arrested under blasphemy accusation

A university professor in Pakistan has been arrested by the local police accused of blasphemy Prof Sajid Soomro of Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur, is also a writer known for his books on Sindhi-Mohajir unity, The police arrived at his home in at least four vans, according to reports, and cordon off the area before…

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Human rights situation in Pakistan ”greatly worrisome”

In 2019 Pakistan’s human rights record was “greatly worrisome” the country’s human rights commission – HRCP has said. In its annual report the commission warned that the coronavirus pandemic will worsen the condition of the most vulnerable, including the religious minorities. According to the reports, Pakistan’s minorities still do not have freedom of religion or…

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