Police in Pakistan Kill Young Christian Man in Raid, Relatives Say

Officers notorious for filing false charges, then blackmailing the poor, they say.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Poor Christians in Pakistan commonly see police target them for extortion on false charges, and last week such a case ended in the death of a 24-year-old Christian, relatives said. On the assumption that Christians with few legal resources can be targeted with impunity in the 96-percent Muslim country, policemen […]

Christian Woman in Pakistan Dies after Being Set on Fire

Muslim suitor insisted she renounce Christ and marry him, relatives say.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A Christian woman in Pakistan died on Sunday night (April 22) after a Muslim in the Sialkot area set her on fire for refusing to convert to Islam and marry him, relatives said. Muhammad Rizwan Gujjar poured kerosene on 25-year-old Asma Yaqoob and set her on fire on Wednesday (April […]

Gunmen Kill Two More Christians, Wound Three, in Quetta, Pakistan

Two girls, 11 and 13, injured in second attack this month in city.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Christians in Quetta, Pakistan are living in fear after the second attack this month by suspected Islamist militants killed two Christians in front of a home. Three other people were injured, including two girls, in the shooting on Sunday (April 15) in the capital of Pakistan’s southwestern province of Balochistan, […]

Four Christians Killed, Girl Wounded in Easter Monday Attack in Pakistan

Islamic extremist groups suspected.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Four Christians, including a woman, were killed and a young girl wounded in a terrorist attack in Pakistan on Monday (April 2), sources said. Rickshaw driver Pervaiz Masih was transporting his brothers-in-law Imran Masih and Tariq Masih, along with their sister-in-law Firdous, in Quetta, capital of the restive province, when […]

Staff Members at Emergency Maternity Ward in Pakistan Kill Christian, Relatives Say

Muslim doctors upset that Catholic woman in labor asked for immediate attention, brother says.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Medical staff and security guards at a major government hospital in Lahore, Pakistan on Monday (March 26) killed a Christian father of four and injured five members of his family, including the pregnant sister he had brought because she was in labor, sources said. Anil Saleem said that he, his […]

Court in Pakistan Acquits 20 Muslims Suspected in Brick-Kiln Killing of Christian Couple

Separately, Christian on death row wins appeal.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – An anti-terrorism court in Lahore, Pakistan on Saturday (March 24) acquitted 20 Muslims suspected of involvement in the killing and burning in a brick kiln of a Christian couple in 2014, sources said. A frenzied Muslim mob of hundreds, incited by announcements made over a mosque loudspeaker, tortured and killed […]

Christians Wounded in Muslim Attack on Church Service in Pakistan

Assailants beat worshippers with bricks, open fire on them.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – At least seven Christian worshippers were injured in an armed attack by local Muslims on a church service on Sunday (March 18) in southern Punjab Province, Pakistan, the church pastor told Morning Star News. Pastor Haleem Feroze Masih of the King Jesus Church in Burewala, 155 miles (251 kilometers) southwest of […]

Cousin of Christian Accused of Blasphemy in Pakistan Injured While Fleeing Interrogators

Investigators ordered him to sodomize relative, he says.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A young Christian man in Pakistan is in critical condition after jumping from a fourth-floor window when interrogators tried to force him to sodomize his cousin, a suspect in a blasphemy case, sources said. Sajid Masih, 24, was summoned for questioning in Lahore on Friday (Feb. 23) by the Federal […]

Christian in Pakistan Arrested for ‘Blasphemy’ to Appease Islamist Throng, Sources Say

Hundreds of villagers flee.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Hundreds of Christian families fled their homes in a village near Lahore, Pakistan yesterday after Muslim protestors called for the death of a young Christian accused of blasphemy, sources said. Patras Masih, an 18-year-old resident of Dher village in Shahdara Town area of Lahore, was taken into police custody late Monday […]

Muslim Student Accused of Killing Christian in Pakistan Released on Bail

Move suggests suspect could be acquitted, advocates fear.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A Muslim high school student accused of killing a Christian in Pakistan has been freed on bail due to gaps in police investigations, sources said. Sharoon Masih, 17, died on Aug. 27, 2017 after Ahmed Raza beat him for drinking water from a glass used by all students in a […]