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  • Christian man in Lahore sentenced to death over blasphemous WhatsApp text

    A Christian man in Lahore has been sentenced to death for blasphemy after he sent a Muslim friend a poem on WhatsApp that insulted Islam, a lawyer said Friday...

    Pakistan is cracking down against blasphemy related crimes on social media with former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar threatening to block all social media websites with 'blasphemous content' earlier this year...

  • Christian man in Lahore arrested over allegations of blasphemy

    A Christian bicycle mechanic in Lahore was arrested on June 15 over allegations of blasphemy after he became involved in a dispute regarding payment for services rendered to a customer, police said Thursday...

    Human rights activist Napoleon Qayyum told Dawn that Ashfaq Masih ? a resident of Mariam Colony in Green Town, Lahore ? was working at a repair shop in the Bagarhian suburb of the city when Muhammad Ishfaq, a resident of the...

  • Police save Christian couple from 'blasphemy' mob near Lahore

    LAHORE: Police saved a Christian couple from a mob who were attempting to lynch them for allegedly committing blasphemy, and later arrested a cleric for inciting the violence, a senior officer said Thursday...

    Sohail Zafar Chattha, the district police chief, told AFP the illiterate Christian couple had obtained an old panaflex advertisement awning which contained the names and slogans of various colleges, which they were using as a...

  • Christian healer arrested for blasphemy in Lahore

    LAHORE: Police have arrested a Christian faith healer under the controversial blasphemy laws for having Islamic script on a sword he used to treat his clients, officials said Monday...

    “The arrest was made after residents complained that the Christian man used a sword for healing patients on which Islamic verses were inscribed and it was offending for their religious sentiments,” Mukhtar said...

  • One year on, questions about Christian writer Nahed Hattar’s murder remain unanswered

    We welcome Christian refugees in the West because we feel they are “our” people, perhaps because we also suspect — the notion is ridiculous, of course — that Christianity is now a “Western” rather than an Eastern religion...

    Almost exactly a year ago, the 56-year-old Jordanian Arab Christian journalist Nahed Hattar was assassinated in the very centre of Amman by an Islamist “well known” to the security authorities (as we like to say...

  • Christian marriage bill to be sent to law ministry

    ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Human Rights has decided to forward the Christian Marriage and Divorce Bill 2017 to the law ministry to be vetted, before it is forwarded to the cabinet...

    The decision was made by Human Rights Minister Mumtaz Ahmed Tarar after a meeting with a delegation of Hindu and Christian community representatives...

  • Two Christian women attacked with acid in Quetta

    QUETTA: A man severely injured two Christian girls in Quetta on Friday when he threw acid on them in the city's Kasi road...

    Read more: Unforgiving scar: 2014, a year of horrific acid attacksAcid, found easily and cheaply across Pakistan has been used a weapon to exact 'revenge' in domestic violence cases...

  • Christian couple lynching: ATC indicts 106 suspects

    LAHORE: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Thursday indicted 106 suspects in the Kot Radha Kishan Christian couple lynching that took place last year...

    The indictment of the 106 came after the police submitted a challan (charge-sheet) against the suspects at the ATC in Lahore today...

  • Christian teenager arrested in Punjab over alleged blasphemy

    A Christian teenager was arrested and imprisoned for allegedly burning pages of the Holy Quran in a village near Wazirabad, Punjab, officials said Sunday...

    Alipur Chattha police station official Asghar Ali told AFP: "On the night of August 12, police received a complaint that a Christian boy had been found burning pages of the Holy Quran outside a shrine...

  • 17,000 Christian workers to celebrate Easter without salary, pension

    KARACHI: Over 17,000 Christian workers and pensioners of the civic agencies had not been paid advance salary, therefore they would not be able to celebrate their religious festival Easter (to be observed on Sunday) properly, said the workers’ union on Friday...

    Condemning the non-payment of salary and pension to Christian workers, All Pakistan Local Government Workers Federation leader and KMC Sajjan (CBA) Union chief Zulfiqar Shah...

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