Amid the ongoing violent persecution of believers in Pakistan, a young Christian man was murdered by a Muslim neighbor in Punjab Province earlier this month for no apparent reason other than his faith in Christ, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.
Police in Lahore, Pakistan, have charged and detained two Christian youths for allegedly committing blasphemy, a crime which carries the death penalty, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.
Christians expressed anxiety Friday as Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan was released on bail Friday, a day after the Supreme Court ruled his detention on corruption charges was illegal.
An Islamic cleric has been beaten to death by a Muslim mob in northwestern Pakistan after comparing a political candidate to Islam’s prophet Muhammed, Worthy News learned Tuesday.
A Christian family who fled Pakistan after angry Muslim crowds torched their home and one of them was nearly beaten to death, face forced deportation from Thailand, Worthy News established.
Two Christian farmers in Pakistan were recently murdered by Islamists who attacked them in separate incidents in January and February, respectively, Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) reports.
The chairman of the Minorities Alliance Pakistan has pressured Pakistani police to find and rescue a 15-year-old local Christian girl who was abducted and forced into marriage with her Muslim employer: officers had ignored earlier pleas for help from the girl’s impoverished father, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.
Pakistani police on Monday had detained dozens of suspects in the weekend lynching of a man accused of blasphemy against Islam, but a Christian rights activist warned of more violence.
The International Christian Concern (ICC) aid organization has found 60 Christian families that escaped Afghanistan to seek refuge in next-door Pakistan, even though Pakistan has a notoriously bad record on its treatment of Christians. Indeed, ICC found at least three of these families have returned to Taliban-ruled Afghanistan after suffering the dreadful conditions for refugees in Pakistan.
A 19-year-old Christian woman in Karachi, Pakistan, was severely burned last week when a Muslim extremist threw acid in her face because she refused to renounce her faith and enter an Islamic relationship with him, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.
Authorities say a suspected suicide bomb blast carried out by the Pakistan Taliban group at a mosque in north-western Pakistan killed at least 61 people and injured more than 160 worshipers.
Bypassing public debate on the matter, Pakistan’s National Assembly on January 17 voted to make the country’s highly controversial blasphemy laws even harsher than they already are, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) reports. Pakistan ranks seven on the US Open Doors World Watch List 2023 of the top 50 countries where Christians are persecuted.
A Christian father has been arrested and detained in Islamabad, Pakistan on a charge of blasphemy which carries the death penalty, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.
Christians in Pakistan said Tuesday they will support five orphans left behind after their widowed mother was gang raped and killed by five suspected Muslim men, now in custody.
A Christian girl in Pakistan who worked as a domestic servant is still awaiting justice three months after she was raped at her employer’s home, representatives say.
At least some 100 Christian women and girls have been abducted and forced to marry and “convert” to Islam in Pakistan from January 2019 to October 2022, according to a new human rights report.
Pakistani Christians in Thailand reaching out to Worthy News say police forces are detaining dozens of believers, including minors.
There was mounting concern Thursday about the plight of six Pakistani Christian asylum seekers detained in Thailand, including an 11-year-old girl, well-informed Christians told Worthy News.
Pakistan government officials bulldozed the homes and church building of 200 Christian families in Islamabad last month, with no warning or offer of substitute housing, the Christian Post reports.
Pakistan plunged into political and social turmoil Thursday after ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan survived a gun attack on his convoy.