Tag: Blasphemy

Anti-Terrorism Court announces verdict on Mashal Khan murder

News Analysis | An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Haripur has announced its verdict on the Mashal Khan lynching case on Wednesday. Among the 61 suspects,...

Student kills principal in latest Mumtaz Qadri style killing

News Analysis | A grade 12 student, Faheem, of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Islamia College in Shabqadar–a private institution– has gunned down the principal of the college,...

Ban imposed on religious service at unauthorized churches

News Analysis | On January 15th 2018, the authorities decided to ban service in unauthorized churches in Abbottabad. The security officials stated that this decision...

Anti-Terrorism Court records testimonies in online blasphemy case

News Analysis | The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Tuesday recorded the testimony of three witnesses pertaining to an online blasphemy case. The witnesses testified before...

Salman Taseer’s vigil cancelled by authorities

News Analysis | On Thursday, the police and district administration stopped members of the civil society from holding a vigil to mark the death anniversary...

58th suspect linked to Mashal Khan’s tragic murder arrested

News Analysis | On Thursday, the Mardan Police arrested another suspect in relation to the brutal murder of Mashal Khan, which now brings the official...

Faizabad Dharna: A view of both sides

News Analysis | Several strong supporters of the newly launched religiopolitical party Tehreek-e-Labbaik-Ya-Rasulallah (TLYR), many armed with sticks and iron rods, have blocked the main...

Is Pakistan as extremist as portrayed by western media?

Afrah Jamal | ‘Finding a Safe Place for Pakistani Christians’ by Marijana PETIR, Member of the European Parliament – finds systemic persecution in Pakistan’s backyard,...

Blasphemy & Terrorism: Tools to repress Opponents?

James M. Dorsey | Blasphemy has joined terrorism as a catchall phrase to intimidate, incarcerate and kill critics and political opponents as well as stifle...

Mashal Khan’s Murder becoming increasingly politicized like those before him

A slow breakdown is being seen in the countrywide consensus that first existed over the iniquity of the death of Mashal Khan, who was...

Safeguarding Islam and Minorities: Rulers finally acting?

Imtiaz Gul | Something unprecedented happened in Pakistan this Holi. Cutting across religious barriers, the prime minister delivered a ground-breaking speech to the Hindu minority....

Good News: Facebook will probably not be Banned for Now!

Interior Ministry informed Islamabad High Court that Facebook administration has removed 85 percent of the blasphemous content from its website, 40 different sites, on...

How do you know if I am an extremist or a...

Asma Razaq | A few days back, I met my friends in the canteen of my university, where I post-graduated from, in Islamabad. During gossips,...

What’s the hidden reason for banning Facebook in Pakistan?

Social media, in Pakistan, is the medium of the young, poor, and disenfranchised. It is also the medium that does not run on the...

Pakistan’s National Assembly passes resolution condemning blasphemous content: Difficult Questions Arise?

Pakistan's National assembly on Tuesday passed a resolution to condemn blasphemous content on social media. Earlier country's Senate passed a similar resolution. Punjab assembly...

Pakistani Govt’s War against “Social Media”?

News Analysis  Pakistani government, criminal justice system and key institutions are creating the impression, for the public, as if there is a war going on...

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