Another Christian girl kidnapped and converted to Islam

Another Christian girl has been kidnapped and converted to Islam in Pakistan. Chashman Kanwal, 14, was kidnapped, forcibly converted to Islam and married to a Muslim man Muhammad Usman. According to Chashman’s father, Gulzar Inayat Masih, on July 27 he dropped his daughter at Government Secondary High School Samanabad, Faisalabad on his rickshaw. But until…

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Quran is now compulsory subject in Punjab schools and colleges

The government of Punjab has made learning the Quran compulsory for the students in schools and colleges. A notification was issued which stated that students of up to class 5 would get Naazrah Quran education, while the remaining pupils will be taught Quran with translation. The circular from the Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board (PCTB)…

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EU calls on Pakistan to intervene in release of blasphemy accused

Members of the European Parliament have written to the EU’s ambassador of Pakistan calling for his help to release Shahzad Masih. The MEPs called for Masih’s immediate release and compensation on account of undue harassment and detention. They wrote to Zaheer Aslam Janjus seeking intervention the blasphemy case. The letter was endorsed by Jan Figel,…

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School in Pakistan covers a rape of a young Christian girl.

A Christian student of third grade, Suzaina (spellings shared by her mother) was raped at her school in Asif Town No.1 Lahore. Her father Shahzad Mukhtar, who works as a ward boy in the general hospital, Lahore, said on June 22 his daughter went to the SunJan Nagar School, Basic Education Trust, as usual, but…

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Christian couple acquitted of blasphemy charges

A Christian couple who spent seven years in jail on blasphemy charges have been acquitted by a Pakistani court. Shafqat Emmanuel and his wife Shagufta Masih were cleared of the charges after a hearing in Lahore, their lawyer said. The pair were convicted and sentenced to death in April 2014. They were accused of sending…

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