Muslim Supervisors Kill Two Christian Women in Pakistan

Bodies of sisters abducted in November are found.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Police in Lahore, Pakistan on Monday (Jan. 4) recovered the bodies of two Christian sisters whose Muslim supervisors pressured them to convert to Islam before killing them, sources said. Mushtaq Masih said that police informed him on Jan. 4 that officers had found the decomposed bodies of his 28-year-old wife, […]

Christian Lay Leader Arrested on Blasphemy Charges in Pakistan

Muslim mob threatens to behead him, burn homes. 

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A 25-year-old Christian is in police custody in Lahore, Pakistan after he shared another person’s post critical of Islam on his Facebook page, sources said. Hundreds of Muslims converged on Raja Warris’ neighborhood in the Charar area of Lahore on the night of Dec. 26, threatening to behead the outreach […]

Muslims Forcibly Convert Christian Maids in Pakistan, Relative Says

Alleged kidnapper of Arzoo Raja released.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Muslims who employed two young Christian women as live-in house cleaners in Lahore, Pakistan have forcibly converted them to Islam and are not permitting Christian relatives to see them, sources said. Nasreen Bibi, a Christian aunt of 18-year-old Maham Manzoor and 20-year-old Anum Manzoor, told Morning Star News that the […]

Christian in Pakistan Acquitted of Blasphemy after 11 Years in Prison

Catholic prosecuted due to influence of angry Muslim mob. 

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A Christian who spent nearly 11 years in solitary confinement over a false allegation of desecrating the Koran was set to walk free after a high court this week overturned his conviction, sources said. The Lahore High Court on Tuesday (Dec. 15) ruled that prosecutors failed to prove the case […]

Police in Pakistan Find Christian Girl Chained in Kidnapper’s Home

Separately, Muslim suitor kills young woman for refusing him and Islam.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A Catholic family’s five-month search for their 12-year-old daughter who was kidnapped, forcibly converted to Islam and married to a 45-year-old Muslim in Faisalabad, Pakistan, ended on Saturday (Dec. 5) when police found her chained in her abductor’s house, sources said. The discovery came on the heels of the killing […]

Parents Denied Custody of Allegedly Kidnapped Daughter

Marriage of minor invalidated, but forcible conversion issue unresolved.  

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A high court in Pakistan on Monday (Nov. 23) ruled that a 13-year-old Catholic girl allegedly abducted and forcibly converted and married to a Muslim man must remain in a government shelter home until she reaches age 18, sources said. The court failed to return Arzoo Raja of Karachi, Sindh […]

Court in Pakistan Nullifies Christian Girl’s Marriage to Muslim

Catholic 13-year-old sent back to shelter home.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A high court in Sindh Province, Pakistan on Monday (Nov. 9) invalidated the marriage of a 13-year-old Catholic girl to a Muslim alleged to have abducted and forcibly married her, sources said. The court has yet to address the alleged forcible conversion of Arzoo Raja to Islam. Justices ruled that […]

Christian Girl in Pakistan Recovered from Kidnapper

Police arrest Muslim who allegedly forced her to convert and marry.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Police in Karachi, Pakistan on Monday (Nov. 2) recovered a 13-year-old Christian girl and arrested the Muslim accused of abducting and forcibly marrying and converting her, sources said. The action came hours after the Sindh High Court, under pressure from a rising tide of protests over its previous validation of […]

Judge in Pakistan Validates Marriage of Muslim to 13-Year-Old

Catholic girl kidnapped and forced to convert to Islam, family says.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A 13-year-old Christian girl kidnapped by a Muslim man in Pakistan leapt toward her mother when she spotted her outside a courtroom on Tuesday (Oct. 27), but her family was not permitted to enter as a judge validated the 45-year-old abductor’s Islamic “marriage” to the child, sources said. Refusing to […]

Christian Girl, 13, Forcibly Married, Converted in Pakistan, Father Says

Kidnapper’s brothers are police officials protecting him, rights advocate says.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Police in Karachi, Pakistan are ignoring the kidnapping and forcible conversion to Islam of a 13-year-old Christian girl by a 45-year-old Muslim whose two brothers are police officials, sources said. Ali Azhar, a neighbor of the victim’s Catholic family, abducted Arzoo Raja on Oct. 13, and her family went to […]