Landmark judgment on Pakistani religious minorities yet to be honoured by the state

Landmark judgment on Pakistani religious minorities yet to be honoured by the state
When a bomber killed 127 people at a Pakistan church, the country’s Supreme Court issued a list of instructions to the government to protect religious minorities. Four years later, the government has yet to follow most of them. As with the religious freedom guaranteed in Pakistan’s constitution, the government’s lacklustre . . . Read More

IS leaflets spread in Pakistan; 1200 Christians displaced as army attacked militants

IS leaflets spread in Pakistan; 1200 Christians displaced as army attacked militants
Qissa Khanni Bazaar in Peshawar, Pakistan. ‎November‎ ‎2008 EUPK/ Flickr / Creative Commons   In what looks like a bid to extend its influence in the South Asian region, IS militants have allegedly distributed 12-page pamphlets in the north-west of Pakistan, in Peshawar and in Afghan refugee camps based near . . . Read More

Christmas excitement marred by insecurity for Pakistani Christians after deadly year of attacks

Christmas excitement marred by insecurity for Pakistani Christians after deadly year of attacks
Memorials for the victims of the bomb attacks at All Saints Church in Peshawar.Kamran Chaudhry for World Watch Monitor   The decorations have been put up, carol services have begun and small celebrations are being planned, but the festive spirit is marred by anxiousness and insecurity among Pakistan’s small Christian . . . Read More

Rash of blasphemy accusations after Pakistan church bombings

Rash of blasphemy accusations after Pakistan church bombings
The remains of a Munawar Masih’s belongings in Michael Town, Karachi, after they were taken from his home and set on fire.World Watch Monitor   Two months ago, on September 22, two suicide bombers blew themselves up outside All Saints Church in Peshawar when congregants were leaving the church after . . . Read More

EU Parliament pleads for Christian safety

The European Parliament has gone on record condemning violence against Christians in several countries. In a resolution passed on Thursday, Oct. 10, the parliament: Condemned militant attacks on Christians in Syria, and called for protection of monasteries and humanitarian support for nuns and orphans; Condemned the Sept. 22 bombing attack . . . Read More