Posts Tagged ‘Pakistan’

Bill in Pakistan Would Outlaw Child Marriages

Punjab Assembly building in Lahore, Pakistan. (Sunni Person, Creative Commons) LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – A bill designed to prevent child marriages in Pakistan’s most populated province has raised hope for protection of Christian girls and others from Muslims abducting and forcibly marrying and… Source

Court in Pakistan Orders Change in Legal Marriage Age

Lahore High Court. (MariyamAftab, Creative Commons) LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – A high court in Pakistan last week ordered a provincial government to remove gender-based age distinction in its child marriage law, a move aimed at deterring forced conversions and forced marriages of girls, sources said. Lahore… Source

Pakistan Told to Address Forced Marriages, Conversions of Girls

Laiba Suhail was kidnapped in Faisalabad District, Pakistan on Feb. 12, 2024. (Courtesy of family) LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – U.N. human rights experts on Thursday (April 11) called on Pakistan to make legal changes in light of continued vulnerability of women and girls of minority faiths to forced marriages and religious conversions. […]

Family of Slain Christian in Pakistan Receives Death Threats

Farhan Ul Qamar was killed on Nov. 9, 2023. (Morning Star News courtesy of family) LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Muslim relatives of the alleged killer of a 20-year-old Christian in Pakistan are threatening the victim’s family with death if they do not drop charges, sources said. Muhammad Zubair initially confessed to killing […]

Unsafe Conditions Kill Christian Sewer Workers in Pakistan

Christian sanitation workers Shan Masih (L) and Asif Masih (R) died on March 17, 2024 from dangerous conditions in sewers of Faisalabad, Pakistan. (CDI-MSN) LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News)– Rukhsana Asif, a Christian mother of two children in Faisalabad, Pakistan, was devastated when she learned that her husband and his cousin had died from […]

Muslim ‘Suitor’ Kidnaps 13-Year-Old Christian Girl in Pakistan

Faisal Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Alimrankdev, Creative Commons) LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Two months after a Muslim told a Christian in Pakistan he could not stop him from taking the Christian’s 13-year-old daughter for marriage to his 28-year-old Muslim son, the girl was kidnapped on March 13,… Source

Christian, 18, Charged with Blasphemy in Pakistan Wins Bail

Ashbeel Ghauri (2nd from right) with lawyers and parents on March 14, 2024. (Christian Daily International-Morning Star News) LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – An 18-year-old Christian charged with blasphemy was released on bail on Thursday (March 14), saying his faith sustained him during a week of solitary… Source

Christian in Pakistan Accused of Blasphemy for Refusing to Convert, He Says

Muslims accused Ashbeel Ghauri of blasphemy in Attock city, Pakistan after he refused to convert to Islam. (Christian Daily International-Morning Star News) LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – A former classmate of an 18-year-old Christian in Pakistan accused him of blasphemy after failing to convert him to Islam, impeding the accused’s college studies and […]

Christian Girl, 10, Kidnapped and Forcibly Converted in Pakistan

Laiba Suhail. (Courtesy of family) LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – The Christian parents of a 10-year-old girl in Pakistan who was abducted and forcibly converted to Islam last month fear she could be sold to sex traffickers, sources said. A month after Laiba Suhail was abducted from her home in Chak 233-RB Ikhlaq […]

Christian Rape Victim in Pakistan Pressured to Withdraw Charges

Islamabad, capital of Pakistan, including Faisal Mosque. (Fassifarooq, Creative Commons) LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Police in Pakistan are pressuring a young Christian woman to withdraw charges against two Muslims who raped, blackmailed and tried to forcibly convert her to Islam, sources said. The 26-year-old woman, a resident of Islamabad whose name is […]

Halt to Abuse of Blasphemy Laws Sought in Pakistan

Badshahi Mosque, Lahore, Pakistan. (Romero Maia, Creative Commons) LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – With a soaring number of blasphemy allegations in Pakistan in 2023, rights activists are reiterating demands for legislation against blatant abuse of the country’s notorious blasphemy laws. At least 329 persons were accused of blasphemy under the law in 2023, […]

Christians Fearing Forced Marriages in Pakistan Find Hope

Zarvia Masih was 12 when kidnapped and forced to marry her Muslim abductor in 2022. (Morning Star News) LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – The Lahore High Court’s recent directive to strictly enforce anti-child marriage laws has raised hope among Pakistan’s Christians of some protection against their underage girls being forced to convert to […]

Christians in Jaranwala, Pakistan Acquitted of Blasphemy Charges

Attorney Tahir Bashir with Umair Saleem (L) and Umar Saleem (R) after their release on March 1, 2024. (Christian Daily International-Morning Star News) LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – A judge in Pakistan on Friday (March 1) acquitted two Christian brothers of false blasphemy charges that had led to Muslims attacking Christian homes and […]

Christian in Pakistan Released after Accuser Admits False Blasphemy Allegation

Younis Bhatti after his release from custody. (Christian Daily International-Morning Star News) LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – In a rare move in Pakistan, police discharged a 72-year-old Christian from a blasphemy case after the complainant admitted she had falsely accused him, sources said. Younis Bhatti, known… Source

Christian Homes in Pakistan Hit with Gunshot, Fuel Bombs

Bishop Abraham Daniel prays for victims of Feb. 12 attack in Sawihal District, Pakistan. (Christian Daily International-Morning Star News) LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Muslims fired gunshots and threw fuel bombs at the homes of Christians in a village in Pakistan at 2 a.m. on Monday (Feb. 12) for supporting an… Source

Christians Seek Justice following Attacks in Jaranwala, Pakistan

Belongings of Christians burned in Muslim rioting in Jaranwala, Pakistan on Aug. 16, 2023. (Morning Star News) LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Citing lax government response to Islamic extremist attacks on a Christian community last August, an advocacy group on Wednesday (Feb. 7) filed another plea for justice… Source

Muslim Gunmen Kill 14-Year-Old Christian Boy in Pakistan

Sunil Masih,14, was killed on Feb. 5, 2024 in Gujranwala District, Pakistan. (Christian Daily International-Morning Star News screenshot) LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Muslim gunmen shouting threats against Christians shot a 14-year-old Christian dead on Monday (Feb. 5) in Pakistan, sources said. Sunil Masih and… Source

Two Christian Women Assaulted in Pakistan

Rukhsana Bibi (R) and sister-in-law Asifa Bibi were assaulted in Chak 11 village, Sargodha District, Pakistan on Jan. 27, 2024. (Christian Daily International-Morning Star News) LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Police slow to prosecute a Muslim who attacked two Christian women with an axe and attempted to rape one… Source

Christians Tortured, Forced to Recite Islamic Creed in Pakistan

Marks from Muslims beating Azam Masih with iron rods on Jan. 22, 2024 in Sialkot District, Pakistan. (Morning Star News screengrab) LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – An Islamist cleric presided over the forced conversion of two Christians in Sialkot District, Pakistan after they were tortured into reciting the… Source

Pakistan deports half a million Afghans in 4 months; the U.S. should EJECT ILLEGALS too

(NaturalNews) More than half a million Afghans have left Pakistan in the last four months – between Sept. 15, 2023, and Jan. 13 – or since Islamabad issued… Source

Could Iran And Pakistan’s Airstrikes Escalate? Here’s What To Know.

ISLAMABAD (AP) — This week’s airstrikes between Iran and Pakistan that killed at least 11 people marks a significant escalation in fraught relations between the neighbors. Long-running, low-level insurgencies on either side of the border have frustrated both countries, and the apparent targets of the strikes — Iran’s on Tuesday and Pakistan’s response on Thursday […]

Assault on Christian Mother in Pakistan Goes Unprosecuted

Rakhil Nadeem Masih was assaulted in Pakistan on Nov. 6, 2023. (Christian Daily International-Morning Star News) LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Police in Pakistan refused to file charges in the case of a Christian mother who lost her unborn child in a Muslim co-worker’s attempt to rape her, sources said. Rakhil Nadeem Masih […]

Christian in Pakistan Loses Job, Home after False Charge

Musarrat Bibi (right) with attorney Lazar Allah Rakha (center) and Muhammad Sarmad after their acquittal in Pakistan. (Christian Daily International-Morning Star News) LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Acquittal after a false blasphemy charge has not kept a Christian widow in Pakistan from being driven from her job… Source

Blasphemy Charge Devastates Christian Family in Pakistan

Haroon Shahzad (right) with attorney Aneeqa Maria. (The Voice Society for Morning Star News) LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A court in Pakistan this month granted bail to a Christian falsely charged with blasphemy, but he and his family have separated and gone into hiding amid threats to their lives, sources said. Haroon Shahzad, 45, […]

Religious Hatred Motivated Murder in Pakistan, Father Says

Farhan Ul Qamar was killed in Talwandi Inayat Khan village, Pakistan on Nov. 9, 2023. (Morning Star News courtesy of family). LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – The father of a 20-year-old Christian who was gunned down in Pakistan this month said the confessed killer was driven by a strong hatred for Christians and Jews. Farhan […]

Fire at Worship Building in Pakistan Set by Church Leader

Damage to Gulberg Presbyterian Church building, burned in Lahore, Pakistan on Nov 16, 2023. (Morning Star News) LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Christians in Lahore, Pakistan were shocked to learn on Saturday (Nov. 18) that a church elder confessed to setting fire to their worship structure after initially blaming it on a Muslim extremist group, […]

Christian Shot Dead in Pakistan for Unknown Reasons

Farhan Ul Qamar was killed on Nov. 9, 2023. (Morning Star News courtesy of family) LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A Muslim gunned down a 20-year-old Christian in Pakistan on Nov. 9, the latest case of a religious minority victimized for unknown reasons with police slow to act, sources said. In Talwandi Inayat Khan village, […]

Arson Suspected in Church Fire in Pakistan

Damage to Gulberg Presbyterian Church building, burned in Lahore, Pakistan on Nov. 16, 2023. (Morning Star News) LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A church building was set on fire in Lahore, Pakistan on Thursday (Nov. 16), a month after the pastor received a letter threatening the congregation for worshipping too loudly, sources said. The blaze […]

The Secret History of Pakistan

The Snake lives in the house built by ants. -Telugu saying Given the current state of Pakistan’s political and economic freefall following the ousting of populist Prime Minister Imran Khan, this is an essential rundown on the main crypto-Phoenician cabals operating in Pakistan. Since these groups are largely hidden from history, most people cannot connect […]

Afghans return to Taliban rule as Pakistan moves to expel 1.7 million

As the clock ticked down to the Nov. 1 deadline Pakistan set for undocumented migrants to leave the country, Muhammad Rahim boarded a bus from Karachi to the Afghan border. Source

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