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Minorities vulnerable to attacks: HRW

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Pakistan’s government should ensure the security of the country’s religious minorities from judicial injustice and attacks by militants, Human Rights Watch has said in its World Report 2015. The rights group said violent attacks on religious minorities rose significantly in 2014 as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s government failed to ensure religious freedoms. The 25th edition […]

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Persecuted minorities

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TRIBULATIONS of minorities in Pakistan seem to be unending. Whether they are Hindus in Umerkot, Sikhs in Peshawar, Ahmadis in Gujranwala, Christians in Joseph Colony in Lahore or Shia Hazaras in Quetta, none of them have been able to avert the wrath of our intolerant and bigoted society. Perhaps, Pakistanis need to revisit the ideological […]

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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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Minorities in the Islamic Republic

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The Lahore resolution laid out the blue print for Pakistan. It envisioned an independent homeland for Muslims, consisting of “independent states” of geographical contiguous areas with a Muslim majority. It also called for the provision of “adequate, effective and mandatory safeguards for minorities in these units [independent states for Muslims] for the protection of their […]

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