PAKISTAN: Christian Man Shot Dead by Neighbour
  • 09 July 2020

A Pakistani Christian man who was shot by his Muslim neighbour for buying a house in a Muslim area has died. Nadeem Joseph was admitted to hospital after being attacked in Peshawar, but died on 29 June after multiple surgeries. Nadeem and his mother-in-law Elizabeth Masih were set upon by Salman Khan and his sons […]

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PAKISTAN: Family Discord and Blasphemy
  • 01 July 2020

A Christian man has been accused by two close family members of committing blasphemy, in what appears to be the first case of its kind in Pakistan. Anwar Masih was arrested on 2 June and charged under Pakistan’s blasphemy law 295-C. Both his wife and daughter have accused him of speaking against Islam. Anwar’s wife, […]

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PAKISTAN: Appeal Delayed for Christian Couple Accused of Blasphemy
  • 11 June 2020

Shagufta Kausar and her husband Shafqat Emmanuel have spent the last six years in jail waiting for an appeal against their death sentence for blasphemy. The family of the poor Christian couple from the central Pakistani town of Gojra, hope an end to their ordeal could be in sight; a final hearing at Lahore High […]

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PAKISTAN: Released from Bondage
  • 28 May 2020

Due to poverty and lack of education, Christians in Pakistan often borrow money from brick kiln owners. They are then required to work, making bricks, to repay the loan. The size of the loan tends to be small, but the terms are designed to keep it growing indefinitely. The family, including children as young as […]

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PAKISTAN: Muslims Attack a Church and Desecrate the Cross
  • 13 May 2020

A group of Muslim men entered a church in Kala Shah Kaku, Sheikhupura, about 40km from Lahore, shouting that they would set the building on fire and burn the Christians. According to the pastor, Samuel Hidayat Masih, of the Trinity Pentecostal Church; on the morning of 9 May, Malik Aun Abbas, Ali Shan and several […]

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