Christian mother of five children abducted and severely abused

A Christian mother of five children, Venus Bibi, 30, of Sahoo Ki Malian (village), Sheikhupura, was recently freed from her kidnapper after a police complaint was registered against the abductor. Venus and her husband are both brick kiln workers. According to her husband, Warris Masih, on April 1, 2021 Venus Bibi went out for household…

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EU concerned over Pakistan’s rising blasphemy cases

The European Union has raised concern about Pakistan’s blasphemy laws which it says are often misused to discriminate against religious minorities. On Thursday the European Parliament adopted a resolution calling on authorities to review Pakistan’s GSP (Generalised Scheme of Preferences) plus status. It also called for the country to make space for religious freedom. Pakistan’s…

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Pakistan: CDA demolishes church in Islamabad during Lent

On Wednesday 31 March, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) demolished Emmanuel Gospel church in Musharraf colony, sector G8/4 Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. The settlement consists of about 300-400 houses and all families are Christian and poor. The Pastor in charge, Rev Naveed John George said that at about 8:45 (Pakistani time) a CDA team…

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Petition filed to make the death penalty the only punishment for blasphemy in the Pakistan Penal Code

Pakistan’s attorney general and provincial advocate general have been issued notices by the Peshawar High Court regarding a petition calling for the removal of all punishments except the death penalty for blasphemy from the country’s penal code. The notices were issued because the bench said the matters raised in the petition needed serious consideration. The…

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Christian has life sentence for blasphemy changed to death penalty

A Christian man sentenced to life imprisonment after being convicted of sending a blasphemous text message in 2011 has had his sentence changed to the death penalty. The Lahore High Court ruled in favour of an appeal submitted by Islamist group Khatam-e-Nabuwwat Forum (KNF, or Movement for the Finality of the Prophethood). Sajjad Masih’s appeal…

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