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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Pakistani Muslim man wants to forcefully marry Christian girl

The father of a young Christian girl called Nida is desperate for help, as a Muslim man has threatened him to kidnap his daughter if he doesn’t agree to let him marry the girl. A Christian man, Sabir Masih, a resident of Samundari, District Faisalabad, has registered a first information report (FIR) with the police…

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Bill for minority rights rejected by the Senate panel

A Senate panel in Pakistan has rejected two bills. One was seeking the protection of minorities, and the other sought amendments to the Muslim family laws. The Standing Committee on Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony met under the chairmanship of Maulana Ghafoor Haideri. Last month the Protection of Rights of Minorities Bill, 2020 was introduced…

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Young Christian factory worker killed by his Muslim colleague

A 21-year-old Christian man, Sagar Shamoun, a factory worker of Youhanabad has allegedly been killed by his Muslim colleague who wanted to regain his position at work. Sagar’s body was found by the patrolling police away from his home. When Sagar didn’t return home after a few days, his family tried to find him everywhere…

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