Sikh youth killed by unidentified gunmen in Pakistan's Peshawar; MEA condemns 'targeted killing', seeks exemplary punishment for culprits
A 25-year-old Sikh man has been shot dead by unknown gunmen in the northwestern city of Peshawar in Pakistan, police and the victim's family said on Sunday.
'We will show the (Narendra) Modi government how to treat minorities,' Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan had vowed in December last year, reiterating his catchphrase, 'this is Naya Pakistan'.
Pakistan General Election: Non-Muslim voters increase by 30 percent in 5 years, Hindus most numerically significant minority
The number of non-Muslim voters in Pakistan has climbed to 3.63 million in 2018 with the Hindus maintaining their majority among the religious minority electorate.
Pakistan's census was delayed for years by politicians squabbling over the potential implications.
A mechanism to protect minority rights is very important in Kashmir but it must be based on a broad vision. It must not lead to the further squeezing of space to celebrate multiple identities and cultures.
Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif reaches out to Hindus, says country will soon be recognised as 'minorities-friendly'
Pakistan will soon be recognised as a "minorities-friendly country", Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Wednesday as he ordered renovation of Katas Raj complex, one the most sacred places of Hindus in the Muslim-majority country.
A court in Pakistan has granted bail to the five accused who were arrested on blasphemy charges on the complaint of a Sikh youth.
Blasphemy is a serious offense in conservative Muslim Pakistan where those accused are sometimes lynched on the spot.
The 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.
Police in Pakistan say a Muslim mob has beaten to death a Christian couple and burned their bodies in a brick kiln where they worked over them allegedly desecrating the Quran.
Hindu and Christian representatives say forced conversions to Islam have become the latest weapon of Islamic extremists in what they call a growing campaign against Pakistan's religious minorities.