Suspects Unprosecuted in Death by Torture of Christian in Pakistan

Police decline to arrest accused Muslims who pressured relatives.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – With suspects in a homicide case pressuring the victim’s relatives to make false statements, police in Pakistan are declining to arrest them in the case of a Catholic tortured to death by his Muslim employers, sources said. Sonia Shahid, widow of 35-year-old Shahid Masih and mother to their […]

Court in Pakistan Forces ‘Islam’ Designation on Christian’s ID Card

Employer fraudulently ‘converted’ worker, attorney says.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – A court in Pakistan denied a Christian victim of fake conversion to change the religious designation of Islam and the Muslim name that his Muslim employers fraudulently registered on his National Identity Card, sources said. “Islam teaches that everyone is Muslim at birth but the parents and society […]

Christian Sanitation Worker Tortured in Pakistan

Sweeper beaten, chained for not granting request soon enough.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Muslims upset with a Christian sanitation worker in Lahore, Pakistan on Saturday (May 25) beat him and left him chained in blistering heat for hours, sources said. Hussain Masih, father-in-law of Yasir Masih, said he found the 35-year-old sanitation worker in the Gujjarpura area of Lahore chained to […]

Christian Wounded in Attack in Pakistan in Stable Condition

Police arrest 26 of 44 Muslim suspects.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – A Christian in Sargodha, Pakistan who was critically wounded in a mob attack on Saturday (May 25) due to false allegations of blasphemy is in stable condition, sources said. The mob of rioting Muslims beat Nazeer Masih Gill, 74, vandalized his house and burned his shoe factory in Sargodha […]

Elderly Christian Critically Wounded in Pakistan after False Blasphemy Charge

Angry Muslim mob also burns his factory. 

SARGODHA, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – An elderly Christian was fighting for his life in the hospital after a Muslim mob in Pakistan attempted to kill him due to a neighbor falsely accusing him of burning pages of the Quran, his family said. The mob also ransacked the house and burned the shoe factory […]

Ad Targeting Christians in Pakistan Criticized

Notice for sanitation workers is discriminatory, they say.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – An ad for sanitation workers targeting Christians in Pakistan has prompted objections that it signals only Christians should work such low-paying jobs. The ad soliciting candidates for sweepers at health facilities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province states, “Christian community will be preferred.” It was posted by Trans-Continental Pharma, a […]

Justice Denied Christian Woman Cast into Chaff Cutter in Pakistan

Police refuse to prosecute influential Muslim employer.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Saima Bibi was serving tea to guests at her quarters in Punjab Province, Pakistan when her Muslim employer dragged her outside and pushed her towards an electric chaff cutter, tearing off her ear and cutting most of her scalp, her husband said. The 24-year-old Christian mother of two […]

Police Help Assailants Seize Christians’ Land in Pakistan

Officers damage property and refuse to arrest attackers.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Police in Pakistan are refusing to arrest Muslims who attacked a Catholic family and seized their farm land, and officers also damaged property, sources said. Shahnaz Yousaf, a resident of Chak 694/36 GB village in Toba Tek Singh District, Punjab Province, said that dozens of armed Muslims […]

Bill in Pakistan Would Outlaw Child Marriages

Christians hope it will help prevent forced marriages/conversions.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – A bill designed to prevent child marriages in Pakistan’s most populated province has raised hope for protection of Christian girls and others from Muslims abducting and forcibly marrying and converting them, sources said. The Punjab Province government on Thursday (April 25) submitted the draft of the Punjab Child […]

Girl Kidnapped, Forcibly Converted/Married in Pakistan

He had taken 15-year-old daughter out of school to protect her.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – A Christian father in Pakistan who took his 15-year-old daughter out of school to protect her from harassment by a Muslim is now trying to free her from kidnapping and forcible marriage/conversion by the same man, he said. “It’s been nearly two months now that I’m desperately searching […]