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PAKISTAN: Christian Released after Accuser Admits False Blasphemy Allegation

In a recent development, tensions in Faisalabad have eased following the release of Younis Masih, 72, also known as Bhagat, after he was cleared of blasphemy charges. Masih's release has restored calm...

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PAKISTAN: Christian Brothers Face Torture and Forced Islamic Conversion

Two Christian brothers, Azam and Nadeem Masih from Kharota Syedan, Sialkot, Punjab, faced the horror of forced conversion to Islam under severe duress. On 22 January, they were reportedly abducted by ...

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PAKISTAN: Christian Teen Forced into Marriage Makes Daring Escape

Nayab Gill was just 13 years old when she was taken from her home in Gujranwala, Pakistan, by her Muslim employer. She was forced to convert to Islam and made to marry her abductor at gunpoint, a fate...

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PAKISTAN: Kidnapped Christian Female Teacher Denied Family Reunion by Court

In a heart-wrenching turn of events, Adeeba Amjad, a young Christian female teacher abducted on 16 May, from her home in Pak Colony, Lassi Road, Hub, Baluchistan, remains separated from her family due...

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PAKISTAN: Christian Boy Beaten for Alleged Blasphemy

A young Christian boy was recently badly beaten by his Muslim schoolteacher after he allegedly committed a blasphemous act in class. The incident, which took place in the Pakistani city of Khanewal, h...

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PAKISTAN: Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Nayab Gill’s Case

In May 2021, 13-year-old Nayab Gill was forcibly converted and married to a 30-year-old Muslim man named Saddam Hayat. Despite court challenges, custody was given to her ‘husband’. A year later, r...

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PAKISTAN: Defiant Pastor Shot in Jaranwala

A pastor was shot and wounded by hardline Muslims earlier this month in Jaranwala, Pakistan, just two weeks after churches and Christian properties in the area were destroyed by an Islamist-inspired m...

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PAKISTAN: Spate of Blasphemy Cases Against Christians

In the wake of the devastating attack on Christians in Jaranwala, a series of false blasphemy cases has emerged in Pakistan, shedding light on the distressing misuse of blasphemy laws and the resultin...

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PAKISTAN: Concern for Christians as Blasphemy Laws Ramped Up

Concerns have been raised about efforts to ramp up blasphemy laws in Pakistan. Those found in contradiction to the laws face abhorrent punishment – sometimes, even death. The Criminal Laws (Amend...

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PAKISTAN: Woman Killed for Refusing to Convert to Islam

A Christian widow and mother of three was abducted, raped, murdered, and doused with acid after she refused to convert to Islam and marry one of her abductors. Shazia Imran worked at LUMS Universi...

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PAKISTAN: Christian Receives Death Sentence

A 22-year-old Pakistani Christian was sentenced to death for blasphemy on 30 May. Noman Masih was found guilty of blaspheming the Muslim prophet Mohammad because of pictures he was accused of distribu...

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PAKISTAN: Two Christian Teenagers Arrested on Blasphemy Charges

Two Christian teenagers, one of whom is a minor, were arrested on accusations of blasphemy in the Qurban Lines area of Lahore, Pakistan on 18 May. Adil Babar, aged 18, and his neighbour Simon Nade...

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PAKISTAN: Father of Kidnapped Child Murdered

On 4 April, we asked for prayer on behalf of a 12-year-old girl who had been kidnapped and, after being recovered, was placed in a women’s shelter rather than being returned to her father. Young ...

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PAKISTAN: Court Sends Child Bride to Shelter

Hoorab Masih went missing on 28 December after she failed to return from grocery shopping. It was soon discovered that the 12-year-old had been kidnapped by a local shopkeeper, Muh...

PAKISTAN Teenager Forcibly Married to 60-Year-Old Man

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PAKISTAN: Teenager Forcibly Married to 60-Year-Old Man

Sitara Arif, a 15-year-old Christian girl, was kidnapped on 15 December in Faisalabad, Pakistan. Abducted by the husband of her employer, she was forcibly converted to Islam and then married to her...

PAKISTAN Evangelism Team Opposed, Threatened with Violence

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PAKISTAN: Evangelism Team Opposed, Threatened with Violence

An evangelism team based in Peshawar, Pakistan, conducted outreach into many cities in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region in the summer of 2022. Some of the materials distr...