Pakistani Christian man charged with blasphemy

A Christian man, Sohail Masih from Abidabad, Nowshera Virkan has been charged with committing blasphemy. He has been accused of insulting Islamic personalities on Facebook. According to reports as soon as the police came to know about this, they arrested him on August 5 and took him to the police station. But as soon as…

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Man accused of blasphemy In Pakistan shot dead at court

A man on trial for blasphemy in Pakistan has been shot dead in court. Tahir Ahmad Naseem, who allegedly claimed to be a prophet, was shot six times during a hearing in Pakistani city of Peshawar. According to reports the shooter admitted the killing, saying that he shot Naseem for committing blasphemy, and was arrested…

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Punjab Assembly passes bill allowing inspection of printing presses and confiscation of any publication

The Punjab Assembly has passed a bill that allows the Directorate General Public Relations (DGPR) powers to visit and inspect any printing press, publication house, book store and confiscate any book, at any stage of printing. As well prohibiting the printing and publication of objectionable material, the Tahaffuz-e-Bunyad-e-Islam Bill 2020 also bars the printing or…

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Pakistani Christian man tortured and killed by police

An old Christian man from Jalnawala, Gojra has been tortured and killed by police. According to reports, police officers from Ghulam Abad police station forcefully entered Younis Masih’s house during the night, tortured and killed him. They had actually gone to arrest Maish’s son Waqar Masih in a fake case of drug dealing, as is…

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Village church in Pakistan forced to remove cross

Christians of Baloki, District Kasur have been forced to remove a cross from their church which is under construction. According to reports, the Christian was living in a village where Muslims are in the majority. The church spire was quiet high, even equal to the minaret of the local mosque, which somehow offended local Muslims…

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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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