By BosNewsLife Asia Service ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Pakistani policeman shot to death a jailed Christian pastor accused of blasphemy against Islam, while injuring a British man, activists and officials confirmed.
(ADDS COMMENTS FROM AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL, MORE CASES, BACKGROUND) By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos LAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A court in Pakistan has sentenced a Pakistani Christian man to death for blasphemy against Islam, in a case that sparked a local riot and international concerns over the country's blasphemy legislation, a lawyer involved in the case told BosNewsLife Thursday, March 27.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service reporting from Pakistan ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Pakistani authorities are investigating Pakistan Air Force (PAF) police for allegedly torturing a Christian family, including a teenager, who doctors say may remain crippled for the rest of her life, BosNewsLife established Friday, April 30.
By BosNewsLife Special Correspondent Xavier P. William reporting from Peshawar, Pakistan PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Christians gathered for protests, prayers and memorial services across Pakistan to remember the victims of last week's suicide attack at a major church in the violence plagued city of Peshawar, where another powerful bomb ripped through a busy marketplace Sunday, September 29, killing at least 38 people.
Jawad Mazhar, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Pakistan SANGLA HILL, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A 13-year old impoverished Christian girl in Pakistan's Punjab province was recovering Thursday, February 19, after she was gang raped at gun point by five Islamic extremists, her family told BosNewsLife.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ISLAMABAD/AMSTERDAM (BosNewsLife)-- The lawyer who helped free a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan has received "temporary shelter" in The Netherlands, the Dutch foreign minister confirmed Thursday, November 8.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife FAISALABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Dozens of Christian converts have been baptized in Pakistan this week despite local opposition or expected persecution after many people accepted Jesus Christ "as their Savior", a leading Pakistani evangelist told BosNewsLife Wednesday, May 30.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Pakistani Christian teenager was behind bars Wednesday, August 26, after being beaten on "false" charges of "blasphemy" and several Muslims have demanded a death sentence for him, his family and supporters, rights investigators said.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife) - The brother-in-law of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman who faced the death penalty...