• Pakistani Supreme Court to set up special bench to prevent violence against minorities


    October 6, 2019   6:38 pm

    Pakistan’s Supreme Court has decided to constitute a special bench to prevent violence against minorities. Justice Omar Atta Bandial requested the Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa for a consultation on setting up the bench, in keeping with a 2014 order. The move was welcomed by Pakistan’s minority parties, but they also complained about […]

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  • Pakistan’s parliament blocks bill allowing non-Muslims to the country’s leaders

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    October 6, 2019   6:36 pm

    The Pakistani parliament has blocked a bill from Christian lawmaker Dr Naveed Aamir Jeeva, from the Pakistan Peoples Party, calling to amend article 41 and 91 of the Constitution to allow non-Muslims to become Prime Minister and President of Pakistan. However, the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad opposed the proposed legislation. The […]

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  • Christian parents appeal to PM for the return of their daughter

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    October 6, 2019   6:33 pm

    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

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    October 6, 2019   6:26 pm

    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


    October 1, 2019   11:47 am

    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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