Posts Tagged ‘ Pakistan ’

Pakistan: Main Suspect in Murder of Christian Lawmaker Released as Death Threats Stall Prosecution

Jul 18th, 2014 | By
Tribute to Shahbaz Bhatti. (Morning Star News via Pakistan Today)

More than three years after the assassination of Pakistan’s first Christian cabinet-level minister, Islamist extremists have silenced prosecution witnesses and the prime suspect was released on bail. With prosecution witnesses unwilling to record their statements in court due to Islamic extremist death threats, there has been no progress in the murder case of former Minister for Minority Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti


Newlyweds Decapitated By Bride’s Family In Latest ‘Honor Killing’ In Pakistan

Jul 3rd, 2014 | By

About 1,000 “honor killings” were reported in Pakistan in 2013, though the numbers are estimated to be much higher in reality. Not only do the crimes often go unreported, they also often go unpunished — according to Pakistani law, if the family of the victim forgives a suspect of a crime, that person can walk free. Because honor killings are usually committed by family members, this result isn’t unusual.


Pakistan Halts Christian Exodus; Sri Lanka Detains Refugees

Jul 2nd, 2014 | By
Pakistani Christians are being murdered and sentenced to death for "blasphemy."

Pakistani authorities prevented more than one thousand “persecuted” Christians from fleeing Pakistan and hundreds of Christian asylum seekers have been detained in Sri Lanka, a well-informed source told BosNewsLife Sunday, June 29.

“Pakistani authorities intercepted Christians who were travelling to join flights bound for Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and Hong Kong,” said Farrukh H.Saif, executive director of Pakistani based human rights group World Vision In Progress (WVIP).


Group Frees Pakistan Christian Slaves From Brick Kiln

May 27th, 2014 | By
Christian families like this one are forced into slavery in Pakistan.

Five Christian families have been freed after being held for more than two decades as slaves in a Muslim-run brick kiln in eastern Pakistan, Christian officials involved in the rescue operation told BosNewsLife.

The Centre for Legal Aid Assistance and Settlement (CLAAS), a major advocacy and aid group, said it provided two vehicles for the May 6 raids at the brick kiln in the industrial city Wazirabad in Punjab province.


Pakistan’s ISI planned terror attacks on US and Israeli consulates in India

May 7th, 2014 | By
2008 terror attack organized by ISI against civilians in Mumbai

A nation allied with the United States that receives over $1.5 billion a year in aid – including military aid – was caught plotting a terror attack on one of our consulates. Despite the evidence the State Department and White House are oddly in silence over Pakistan ISI plot to attack both US and Israeli consulates in India


The War on Terror: Is Pakistan the real enemy?

Apr 21st, 2014 | By
Author Carlotta Gall looks to Pakistan to find the real source of terror.

“Why are the Americans fighting us here,” British journalist Carlotta Gall recounted Afghans asking, “when the real cause of the problem is across the border” in Pakistan.  Gall discussed this vital question examined in her newly published book, The Wrong Enemy:  America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014


Pakistan Christian Killed For Refusing Islam Conversion

Apr 19th, 2014 | By
Sunny Masih

LAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)– Two young children in Pakistan were mourning their Christian father Saturday, April 19, after he was reportedly shot dead by a Muslim guard for refusing to convert to Islam. Sunny Masih, 24, was attacked while working as a cleaner at a branch of Bank Islami in Lahore.


Muslims Force Pakistani Christian Girls To Convert To Islam

Apr 15th, 2014 | By
Marchers protest forced conversions and persecution of Christians in Pakistan.

“Pakistan is considered one of the toughest and most hostile countries for minorities. Religious extremism, hatred, and religious intolerance continues to grow and exacerbate the misery of young Christian girls.

“Religious freedom should be recognised as a fundamental right as Pakistan is a signatory of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, but it is hardly applied in practice.”


Pakistan Appeals Court May Uphold Christian Woman’s Death Sentence

Apr 14th, 2014 | By
Asia Bibi

A senior advocacy official remained concern Saturday, April 12, that a Pakistani appeals court will confirm the death sentence of Christian woman Asia Bibi, who has been charged with blasphemy against Islam. “Given the recent decisions made against people charged under the blasphemy law, it is not looking likely that the judgment against Asia will be favorable,” said Nasir Saeed, a director of the Center for Legal Assistance and Settlement (CLAAS), which supports the Christian.


The Most Horrifying Story Of Christian Persecution In Our Time

Apr 10th, 2014 | By

Supported by US tax dollars in Pakistan think of yourself in a filthy and dismal room, with sadistically smiling Muslims looking at you, thinking of the evils they are about to inflict upon you as your wife is tripped naked and marched in the streets to chants of “infidel.” This is the reality for Christians in Pakistan