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Feb 09, 2019
No country for an Asia BibiBlasphemy is a highly sensitive issue in Pakistan. In an environment of relative impunity, the state’s opportunistic appeasement of extremist groups dedicated to the implementation of the stringent laws encourages their use as a potent tool of persecution and prevents reasoned debate or reform.
Nov 10, 2018
Asia Bibi: A case which showed how Pakistan's laws have become instruments of vendetta, maliceGiven the context in which blasphemy allegations are made — including severe infringements to the right to a fair trial because of the threats to the accused, their families, judges and lawyers, as well as the bias against the blasphemy accused that impacts the impartiality of the process — it is unlikely that the Asia Bibi judgment alone would make a difference in how future cases are decided
Nov 03, 2018
Islamist group Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan calls off protests against Asia Bibi's acquittal; apologises for 'inconveniencing without reason'The announcement comes after the TLP and the government reached an agreement to conclude the latter's nationwide protests, with the government promising to immediately initiate a legal process to place Asia Bibi's name on the Exit Control List (ECL).
Nov 27, 2017
Hafiz Saeed's release, Zahid Hamid's ouster show Islamic fundamentalism is still very much alive in PakistanPakistan today is widely looked upon as a failed state because of the power the fundamentalists wield in the country among large sections of people.
Mar 15, 2017
India, Pakistan spar at UNHRC over Kashmir as New Delhi calls Islamabad 'world's terrorism factory'Minorities have held positions at the highest levels in India, including becoming presidents and vice-presidents, while Pakistan only has blasphemy laws for their minorities, India retorted at the ongoing session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).
Mar 12, 2015
Religious minorities in Pakistan are presecuted by govt and majority: US expert"In the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, religious minorities are persecuted both by the Pakistani government and by the majority Muslims," said a US expert.
Nov 05, 2014
Amnesty tells Pak to protect minorities after gruesome killing of Christian coupleThe Christian couple was thrashed and burnt alive by a group of angry Muslims in Pakistan's Punjab province on Tuesday for allegedly desecrating the Quran.
Mar 16, 2014
Mob sets fire to Hindu community centre in Pak over 'blasphemy'Violence triggered by allegations of blasphemy is common in conservative Pakistan.
Jan 29, 2014
How Pakistan is using blasphemy laws to target its minoritiesPakistan's blasphemy law is increasingly becoming a potent weapon in the arsenal of Muslim extremists.
Mar 10, 2013
Pakistan police arrest 150 for burning Christian homes in LahorePolice in eastern Pakistan say they have arrested around 150 people accused of burning dozens of Christian homes in anger over alleged blasphemy.