‘Pakistani government responsible for failures in Aasia Bibi case’

Aasia Bibi’s lawyer believes that the Pakistani government’s failures are responsible for her predicament. He said that it has failed to uphold numerous legal requirements in the case her. Saiful Malook claims that Pakistani officials been influenced by religious extremists who want Christian Bibi to be killed for her alleged crime. He told Asia News:…

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Aasia Bibi’s death sentence stayed by the Supreme Court

Pakistani Christian Aasia Bibi’s death sentence for blasphemy allegations stayed by the Supreme Court of Pakistan. A three-member bench of the Lahore Supreme Court has granted leave to appeal to Aasia Bibi and stated that it is essential to examine her case for administration of justice. The Supreme Court has also suspended the decision of…

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Two Christian brothers arrested on blasphemy allegations

Two Christian brothers have been arrested on blasphemy allegations after one of them was accused of having disrespectful material on his website. A case has been registered against Qaisar and Amoon Ayub of Lahore relating to accusations dating back to 2011. According to Qaisar he closed the account in 2009 but one of his Muslim…

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Nine Christians of Youhanabad released on bail from prison

Nine Pakistani Christians who were arrested after being accused of being involved in the aftermath of the Youhanabad tragedy have been granted bail. They were met by CLAAS upon leaving jail and taken to its office which is next to Youhanabad. At the office they had a thanksgiving prayer before going to their homes happy,…

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Pakistani court grants nine Youhanabad Christians bail

Nine Pakistani Christians who were arrested after being accused of being involved in the aftermath of the Youhanabad tragedy have been granted bail. Lahore High Court heard from CLAAS’s lawyer Tahir Bashir who argued that the police had falsely implicated them in the case. It granted Riaz Masih, Nazir Masih, Tariq Masih, Arshad Masih, Asif…

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Government urged to devise new plan to protect Pakistan’s minorities

The Pakistani Government has been asked to provide better security for its minorities, by its own Interior Minister. Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar has asked the provincial home departments to conduct a security audit for minority communities and prepare a special security plan for including Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Ismailis and Bohras, by next week. It comes…

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Police arrest 22 people for attacking Christian colony Dhup Sarri

The police have registered a case against 700 people who attacked the Christian colony Sandha, Dhup Sarri, Lahore after accusations were made against Christian Humayun Faisal for burning Quranic pages. On May 24 the Muslim mob attempted to burn Humayun alive and set a local church on fire. But after a long scuffle, the police…

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