Anser’s story

Anser’s story
Anser Javed’s father was a sanitary worker in Karachi; his mother was a sweeper. When his father then died in a work accident, the Pakistani Christian boy was sent to an orphanage as his mother was too poor to care for him. Nevertheless, with support and personal determination, he eventually . . . Read More

Two Pakistani Christian families escape blasphemy accusations

Two Pakistani Christian families escape blasphemy accusations
Two blasphemy cases lodged against Pakistani Christians accused of desecrating Islamic scriptures have been dropped in the past week. The cases related to alleged offences under Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy laws and were registered in separate incidents, hundreds of miles apart. In both cases Christians were initially suspected of the crime . . . Read More

Lawyers ‘threatened’ in boy’s Kaaba ‘blasphemy’ case

Lawyers ‘threatened’ in boy’s Kaaba ‘blasphemy’ case
Nabeel Masih, 16, is alleged to have “defamed” the Kaaba in Mecca, the building at the centre of Islam’s most sacred mosque.Amalia Sari / Flickr / CC   Lawyers representing a 16-year-old Pakistani Christian boy accused of blasphemy for ‘liking’ a photo posted on Facebook have reported being intimidated by . . . Read More

Pakistan police deny Christian-Muslim tension after blasphemy allegation

Pakistan police deny Christian-Muslim tension after blasphemy allegation
Imran Masih’s house in the remote village of Chak 44, Punjab, Pakistan.World Watch Monitor   Conflicting reports have emerged over Christian-Muslim tensions in a remote Pakistani village, after an illiterate Christian cleaner was accused of blasphemy. However, international media reports of a Muslim mob attacking the local Christian minority are . . . Read More

Amidst political turmoil, continuing blasphemy charges for Pakistani Christians

Amidst political turmoil, continuing blasphemy charges for Pakistani Christians
Naja Maish his wife and family with TVS TeamCourtesy of The Voice Society   Christians have continued to be accused of blasphemy against Islam, in three separate recent cases in Pakistan. In one, a group of 35 was briefly accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammed before the charge was quickly . . . Read More

Pakistani Christians angered by ‘sweeper’ comment

Pakistani Christians angered by ‘sweeper’ comment
Pakistani Christians have been angered by a statement by the Chief Minister of the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa that only “non-Muslims will be recruited as sweepers”. The province, known for short as KPK, borders Afghanistan. Its Chief Minister, Pervez Khattak, who is in former international cricketer Imran Khan’s party, Pakistan . . . Read More