Blasphemy victim’s house set on fire twice

Parents of Christian Dr Rakshanda, 20, have appealed to the prime minister Imran Khan and the chief minister of Punjab, Sardar Usman Buzdar, to get them justice as the police have failed to recover their daughter from her kidnappers. Dr Rakshanda Ilyas from Chicha watni, went to look after her friend on July 4th after…

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Influential Muslims stop church building work

Local influential Muslims and the police have stopped church building work in Threade-e Wali Momon Pura Sharqpur. The original church was built about 20 years ago, according to the needs of that time. But because of population growth the management decided to expand the church building. However, local influential Muslims are against the church expansion.…

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A man accused of blasphemy released after 18 years

A Pakistani man on death row after being convicted of blasphemy charges has been released after 18 years. The Supreme Court acquitted Wajih-ul-Hassan due to lack of evidence. A case was registered against Mr Hassan in 1999 for writing blasphemous letters to a lawyer. In 2001 a handwriting expert said his handwriting closely matched the…

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Pakistani Christian man beaten to death in police custody

A Pakistani Christian man has allegedly been beaten to death in police custody. The family of Amir Masih have demanded a prompt inquiry into this matter. His post-mortem examination report of the gardener, who was in illegal police custody, suggests that he died on September 3 as a result of severe torture. A First Information…

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Asia Bibi pleads for justice for victims of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws

Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi is calling for justice for others who have fallen victim to Pakistan’s blasphemy laws. After eight years on death row, the 54-year-old was acquitted of blasphemy charges and eventually flew to safety in Canada. But Bibi told the Sunday Telegraph the world should know about Pakistan’s harsh blasphemy laws. She said…

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Pakistani Christian family implicated in false murdered case

Pakistani police have charged a Christian man, Bahadar Masih, and other family members in relation to the killing of Maskeen Khan. According to the accused on August 15th, 2019 Maskeen Khan tried to rob Bahadar Masih’s house late that night. Bahadar Masih and his two daughters Rakhal and Arzoo tried their best to stop him…

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Pakistani Government drafts policy on violence against women and girls

The Pakistani Government has drafted a policy to combat violence against women and girls in the country. The model also includes proposals that would help promote women’s rights in the country. The government has also drafted a policy for Home-Based Workers – including women. A national helpline for legal advice has reportedly been established. It…

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Pakistani Christian boy charged under blasphemy law for showing sketches on cell phone

A Pakistani Christian boy has been charged with blasphemy for after allegedly having blasphemous images on his phone. Nouman Asghar Masih is accused of showing blasphemous sketches/pictures on his phone to his friends and even forwarding them to his contacts. According to the First Information Report (FIR) at Police Station Baghdad-al-jadid Bahawalpur, the police conducted…

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