By BosNewsLife Asia Service and reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos 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.
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.
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.
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...
By Jawad Mazhar, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Pakistan BHAWALPUR, 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.
By Jawad Mazhar Special Correspondent for BosNewsLife reporting from Sargodha, Pakistan SARGODHA, 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.
By BosNewsLife Asia ServiceISLAMABAD, 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.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife LAHORE, 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.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service ISLAMABAD, 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.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service ISLAMABAD, 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).