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Man accused of shooting interior minister appears in Pakistan court

AFP | A man accused of shooting Pakistan's interior minister in a suspected assassination attempt possibly linked to blasphemy appeared in court Monday, with the...

Why the corrupt use of the Blasphemy law undermines all

Asma Razaq | “For me, blasphemy is when word of God and the teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) are distorted. What could be more...

Asma Jahangir: Pakistan’s human rights warrior

News Desk | The Guardian noted “she has championed battered wives, rescued teenagers from death row, defended people accused of blasphemy and sought justice for...

PHC suspends sentences of 25 convicts in Mashal’s case and orders...

News Analysis | The Peshawar High Court’s (PHC) Abbottabad bench has suspended the sentences of 25 convicts in Mashal Khan’s lynching case on Tuesday while...

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...

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