Posts Tagged ‘ Pakistan ’

NEWS ALERT: Pakistan Mother’s Death Sentence Sparks Outrage In Europe, Churches

Oct 20th, 2014 | By
Asia Bibi

Two leading Christian legislators in the European Parliament (EP) have urged the European Union and Pope Francis to help free a Christian mother, whose death sentence for “blasphemy” was upheld by a Pakistani court. Asia Bibi, 50, had appealed before the Lahore High Court against the ruling in which she was found guilty of insulting Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, but the court rejected her appeal Thursday, October 19.


BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan Christian Mother Asia Bibi Sentenced To Death By Appeals Court

Oct 16th, 2014 | By
Asia Bibi.

An appeals court in Pakistan upheld a death sentence against a devoted Christian mother for “blasphemy” against Islam, sparking calls for prayers amid concerns a Supreme Court case may take years.


Pakistan government targeting Christian asylum seekers in South and South East Asia

Oct 5th, 2014 | By

Conspiracy of ruling party – Pakistan Muslim League – in federation and Punjab Province to target Pakistani Christian asylum seekers in Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Thailand who fled from Pakistan for safety of their lives after Muslim mob attacks on their life and property in Punjab


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.