Pakistan President Urged To Release Jailed Christians

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service and reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos pic6 LAHORE/GLASGOW (BosNewsLife)-- An advocacy group urged Pakistan's president Wednesday, April 17, to release Christians accused of defaming Islam and halt "the misuse of blasphemy laws" after court proceedings against a man whose alleged "derogatory remarks" about Islam's Prophet Mohammad sparked riots in Lahore city.

Pakistan Cleric Pledges To Withdraw Blasphemy Case

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By Jawad Mazhar, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Pakistan LAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- An impoverished Christian family in Pakistan faced uncertainty Thursday, August 12, after a Muslim cleric pledged to withdraw a case of blasphemy against them, officials familiar with the procedures said.

BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan Christian Boy Charged With Blasphemy In Hiding (BosNewsLife Exclusive)

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
KARACHI, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A 16-year-old Christian boy and his parents and sister were hiding in Pakistan Thursday, October 11, after police charged him with blasphemy against Islam's prophet Mohammed through text messages, while an angry crowd burned their home.

Pakistan ‘Blasphemy Girl’ In Hiding After Court Annuls Marriage

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian girl who is suffering from the coronavirus is in hiding after a...

Pakistan Christian Army Officer Sentenced To Life Imprisonment

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By Jawad Mazhar, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Pakistan pakistan_army1BHAWALPUR, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Pakistani Christian army officer was in jail Monday, September 7. after a military court sentenced him to life imprisonment for allegedly murdering his wife, despite claims from his family that he is innocent.

Pakistan Christians Protest Police “Torture” And Sexual Abuse

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By Jawad Mazhar Special Correspondent for BosNewsLife reporting from Sargodha, Pakistan pakistan1SARGODHA, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A tense calm returned Monday, February 2, to an impoverished area of the Pakistani city of Sargodha where police “tortured” Christian residents, which included beatings and sexually molesting girls and women, local Christians told BosNewsLife.

NEWS ALERT: Pakistan Muslim Militants Kill Christian Family, Attack Pastor

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Suspected Islamic militants shot and killed a Christian lawyer, his wife and their five children in northwestern Pakistan, just days after a pastor nearly died in a seperate attack linked to Muslim extremism, local Christians and rights activists said Friday, October 1.

Christian Rights Activist Survives Assassination Attempt

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife pakistanchurchLAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- An activist of an influential Christian advocacy group in Pakistan is recovering of his injuries after he was shot by suspected Islamic militants, activists told BosNewsLife learned. Aslam Masih, a Christian field coordinator of the Pakistan-based advocacy group Legal Evangelical Association Development (LEAD), said he sustained two bullets wounds to his left and right leg during the shooting in the Lahore area on October 28.

Pakistan Government Pressured To Uphold Blasphemy Law

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service APTOPIX Pakistan Asia EclipseISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A major rights group expressed concerns Tuesday, November 3, that prominent Islamic political parties are obstructing efforts to amend of repeal Pakistan's blasphemy legislation under which Christians have been detained across the country.

Pakistan Brothers Remain Detained For Blasphemy

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service APTOPIX Pakistan Asia EclipseISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Two Christian brothers remain detained on charges of blasphemy against Islam after one of them was accused of having "disrespectful material" on his website, a senior rights official confirmed to BosNewsLife Monday, July 20. "A case has been registered against Qaisar and Amoon Ayub of Lahore relating to accusations dating back to 2011," said Nasir Saeed, a director of the Pakistan-based advocacy 'Centre for Legal Aid Assistance and Settlement' (CLAAS).