A court in Islamabad Saturday dismissed charges against a Muslim cleric arrested on suspicion of framing a Christian girl for blasphemy, according to Morning Star News.
The president of the Pakistan Christian Congress has urged that nation's president and prime minister to re-investigate all cases of blasphemy that have been officially filed with local authorities.
Gunmen have shot and killed Pakistan's Minister for Minorities Shahbaz Bhatti, a Christian, who publicly challenged the country's controversial blasphemy laws and demanded more rights for minority Christians in the mainly Islamic nation.
Police in Pakistan have filed murder charges against a Muslim employer who allegedly killed his Christian worker for staying at home one day because he was ill, BosNewsLife monitored Friday, February 18.
ISTANBUL, April 9 (Compass) -- Police in Pakistan's Punjab province registered another questionable blasphemy case against one of its Christian citizens on April 1, jailing a respected high school principal for slander he allegedly spoke two months ago against Mohammed, the prophet of Islam. Pervaiz Masih, founding director of the Iqbal Memorial High School in Chelay Kay village near Sialkot, was arrested at his home on April 1 during a late-night police raid.
The Voice of the Martyrs requests that Christians around the world continue to pray for Pervez Masih, a 35-year-old Christian schoolmaster in Pakistan charged on April 1 with blasphemy against Mohammed under Pakistanâ€™s blasphemy law section 295/ C. Since his arrest, he has been tortured and is imprisoned in a 6-ft X 4-ft cell. The daytime temperature in the cell exceeds 50 degrees centigrade. He cannot come out of his room and walk. Once a week, he is taken out to meet his relatives. He sleeps on the hard floor on a mat next to the toilet. In May he told visitors that police have beaten him, as they demand that he convert to Islam.
ISTANBUL, January 22 (Compass) -- After eight days in jail, two Pakistani evangelists arrested in Jacobabad for distributing Christian literature and tapes of the documentary "Jesus" film were released on bail January 19.