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Punjab directed to amend Christian Divorce Act

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court Thursday directed Punjab Law Department to do legislation to amend the objectionable provisions of Christian Divorce Act 1869.Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah issued this order while disposing of a petition challenging Christian Divorce Act for being derogatory for women. Petitioner Ameen Masih, a resident of Lahore, submitted that he was […]

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Victim of Christian community mob attack granted bail

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LAHORE: Additional District and Sessions Judge Mian Shehzad Raza Wednesday granted interim bail to woman Maryam Safdar by March 24 allegedly involved in crushing two people to death in a bid to protect herself from the charged mob of Christian community in Youhanabad. The court granted the bail to the accused petitioner against furnishing bail […]

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HRCP demands stern action against perpetrators

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Condemning the attacks on Lahore’s two churches last Sunday, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called upon the federal and provincial governments to act decisively to protect the religious minorities’ interests if greater disasters are to be avoided. In a statement issued here on Monday, the commission said The Sunday’s attacks on two […]

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15 killed as suicide bombers hit two churches in Lahore

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LAHORE: Fifteen people, a woman and a policeman among them, were killed and 85 others suffered injuries after two bombers blew themselves up outside two churches here on Sunday. A large number of Christians, including women and children, were offering Sunday prayers inside the Catholic and Christ churches situated about 100 metres away from each […]

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Hindu Council seeks committee to prevent violence against minorities

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Karachi: Patron-in-chief of Pakistan Hindu Council and Member National Assembly Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani on Sunday proposed establishment of an active committee at federal level under Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif to prevent increased atrocities against minorities as well as to ensure formation of a violence-free society and promote religious harmony. These suggestions were unanimously […]

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Minorities protest govt failure to protect them

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PESHAWAR/LANDI KOTAL: Members of various organisations of minority communities on Sunday demonstrated outside the Peshawar Press Club here against increasing incidents of violence against members of minorities and demanded of the government to arrest the culprits involved in the heinous crimes. The All Minority Alliance, Peshawar chapter organised the protest, where the participants asked the […]

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The minority Pakistani

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A fellow citizen and a friend, a Christian by faith, had to leave Pakistan and seek asylum as he and his family were threatened by a militant organisation. The departments and agencies responsible for the safety of citizens and for maintaining law and order across Pakistan had acknowledged their inability and lack of willingness to […]

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The challenges of a female reporter in Pakistan

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The horrible morning of Sunday, November 22, 2013, the Christian community of Peshawar was targeted by two consecutive suicide blasts at the All Saints Church Kohati, Peshawar. I arrived there within 10 minutes of the incident. The scene in the church was very horrible. The walls and floor were coloured with human blood. Body pieces […]

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Minorities in Pakistan ‘under siege’: Anglican leader

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LAHORE: The spiritual leader of the world’s Anglicans urged Pakistan to treat all people equally on Wednesday during a trip designed to show his support for the Christian community, saying many felt ‘under siege’. “There is a considerable sense of anxiety, of being under siege,” Justin Welby, a former oil executive, told Reuters outside a […]

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