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Pakistan Frees 40 Christians After 5 Years in Prison for ‘Terrorism’

But two of their fellow detainees died while awaiting trial for the riots after Easter suicide attack on Youhanabad church. Forty Pakistani Christians, who’ve been on trial for the murder of two men during a violent protest following Easter suicide attacks on two churches in Youhanabad—a majority-Christian area in Lahore—have been freed by the Lahore …

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‘There are 200 more Asia Bibis’: Son of slain Pakistani gov. fears ‘complacency’ has set in

WASHINGTON — The son of a Pakistani governor who was assassinated in 2011 because of his support for imprisoned Christian mother Asia Bibi told religious freedom advocates that there are over 200 people jailed in Pakistan for blasphemy.  Shaan Taseer, the son of late Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer, delivered a powerful address at the State …

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Asia Bibi Has Won Her Battle, But Many More Christian Minorities Struggle For Justice In Pakistan

In recent years, the world observed how Asia Bibi, a Christian woman, fought for justice in Pakistan. She was accused of making blasphemous statements during an argument about drinking water from a well. She was acquitted last year after spending eight years on death row. Several months later, she has managed to leave Pakistan in …

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Ex-Muslim who planned to kill Christians and faced death for becoming one tells her story

A Pakistani convert to Christianity who nearly blew herself up in the name of Allah says a spiritual journey that began with a dream transformed her from being a jihadi-minded teen into a devout Christian who’s making disciples for Christ. Born in 1982 to strict Muslim parents in a 97 percent majority Muslim nation, one of …

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16-year-old Facing Death for Sharing Gospel

A 16-year-old Pakistani Christian boy has been charged with blasphemy for talking with a colleague about his belief in Jesus, the second such incident in a month. Shahzad Masih, 16, a cleaner at a hospital in the city of Dinga (near the religiously conservative city of Gujrat), was arrested on July 13 after his colleague, …

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Pakistan Opens First Ever Violence Against Women Center

While Pakistan might be a notorious region for female abuse, the country is taking steps towards better gender equality by opening up 36 different Violence Against Women Centers nationwide. The first of the centers was opened in Multan of the Punjab region. The entirely female-run shelter offers first aid, forensics, medical examination, rehabilitation, post-trauma, counseling, …

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