Pakistan

Christians are minority in the islamic state of Pakistan, and they don't enjoy any religious freedom.



Pakistani Governor assassinated for opposition to blasphemy law

“The assassination of the Governor of Punjab is going to make it virtually impossible for anyone to speak out against the blasphemy law”, says Archbishop Lawrence J. Saldanha of Lahore.

Shahbaz Bhatti, the Pakistani minister who defended Asia Bibi, is assasinated

Asia News

 

The attack took place this morning in Islamabad. An armed commando gunned down the Catholic minister in his car. Rushed to hospital he did not survive his wounds. Murder claimed by Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan.

 

Christian youth shot by Muslim in Pakistan

Radio Vaticana

A Christian youth was shot dead by a Muslim early April following an argument over difference of religion, the Vatican’s fides news agency reported.

Peshawar, two suicide bombers attack Protestant church: over one hundred dead and 130 injured

Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at the end of Sunday service . 700 people present at the time of the massacre in All Saints Church , a symbolic place for integration between Christians and Muslims. The Taliban and government attempt at dialogue drowns in the blood of innocent victims. Paul Bhatti : "government excludes minorities " in building the country .

Pakistan: bishop calls for release of detained missionary

Radio Vaticana

In Pakistan, Bishop Andrew Francis of Multan, has appealed to authorities over the arrest of a missionary priest on charges of not having a valid residence permit.

Pakistan blasphemy lawyers receive death threats in courtroom

Radio Vaticana

Lawyers representing a man accused of blasphemy in Pakistan’s populous Punjab province were subject to death threats inside the courtroom where they were giving evidence.

Christian boy killed for not converting to Islam

Lahore: April 18, 2014. (PCP) Haroon, alias Sunny, aged 22, was murdered by a Muslim colleague who shot him dead on April 16, 2014. He had recently started work at an Islamic in Lahore as a sweeper, where he worked alongside Muslim security guard Umer Farooq.

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