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Protesters demand justice for burnt couple; end to persecution

LAHORE: Protests against the brutal killing of Christian couple in Kasur District the other day continued in city on the second consecutive day on Thursday as thousands held demonstrations outside the Lahore Press Club. The Pakistan Brick Kiln Workers Union has announced a three-day strike in mourning for the couple. A number of non-government organisations […]

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Christian couple beaten, burnt alive

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Kot Radha Kishan: Elite commandoes are patrolling the streets of four small towns where almost all the male villagers have vanished as the police launched a massive crackdown after brutal killing of a Christian couple in Lahore’s Kot Radha Kishan suburb. Twenty-eight-year old Shahzad Masih and his five-month-pregnant wife Shama Masih, 24, were brutally tortured […]

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HRCP hopes SC will look at all aspects of Asia Bibi case

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LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on Monday hoped that the Supreme Court would look at all aspects of the Asia Bibi case. Last week, the Lahore High Court turned down an appeal against her conviction by a trial court on blasphemy charges. In a statement, the HRCP said, “The outcome of Asia […]

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War on minorities

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IT should have been just another Sunday service at the All Saints Church in Peshawar a year ago. As it turned out, it was the prelude to a massacre, the worst attack against the Christian community in Pakistan, when twin suicide bombings at the end of the service claimed around 90 lives and injured over […]

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Courts moved in five cities for FIRs against private channels

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LAHORE: While Vehari district and sessions judge ordered the local police to register a case against various private TV channels for broadcasting blasphemous content again and again last month, applications have been filed in other cities including Sahiwal, Kasur, Khushab, Bahawalpur also for the purpose. VEHARI: On the orders of district and sessions judge, the […]

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HRW seeks action against lawyer’s killers

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NEW YORK: Calling on the Pakistan government to conduct a prompt and impartial investigation into the assassination of human rights activist and lawyer Rashid Rehman, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday that those responsible should be fully and promptly prosecuted. It also urged the government to repeal the “blasphemy law” forthwith. In a press statement, […]

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YouTube ban: proof that the constitution is non est

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General (retired) Musharraf’s lawyers forwarded an extraordinarily audacious argument recently before the Supreme Court (SC) while seeking a review of the July 31, 2009 judgment. They argued that the 1973 constitution does not exist. Unfortunately, and because the good general suffers on account of bad legal representation, this argument relied on the fact that the […]

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Concern shown over misuse of blasphemy law against minorities

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LAHORE: The participants at a panel discussion organised by South Asia Partnership (SAP)-Pakistan with members of Punjab Assembly and civil society organisations stressed the need of implementing constitutional and international guarantees protecting the rights of religious minorities. Panel discussion was held at a local hotel where member National Commission on Status of Women Tanveer Jahan, […]

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