Pakistan Supreme Court Blocks Execution Of Schizophrenic Murder Convict

Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday blocked the execution of a paranoid schizophrenic murder convict pending a review of an earlier ruling that his condition was not a permanent mental disorder and therefore not legally relevant, his lawyers said.   He was due to be executed Wednesday, according to execution orders issued last week.   But … Continue reading Pakistan Supreme Court Blocks Execution Of Schizophrenic Murder Convict

Lawyer Group Behind Spike in Blasphemy Cases in Pakistan

From Reuters A little-known alliance of hundreds of lawyers in Pakistan is behind the rise in prosecutions for blasphemy, a crime punishable by death that goes to the heart of an ideological clash between reformers and religious conservatives. The group, whose name translates as The Movement for the Finality of the Prophethood, offers free legal … Continue reading Lawyer Group Behind Spike in Blasphemy Cases in Pakistan

Killing a Child is Killing Humanity

I cannot find any words for what happened in Lahore nor for the pain that will last forever for the families who lost their children, their mothers, their wives and their daughters. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un We surely belong to Allah and to Him we shall return

Twitter Agrees to Block ‘Blasphemous’ Tweets in Pakistan

The New York Times reports that At least five times this month, a Pakistani bureaucrat who works from a colonial-era barracks in Karachi, just down the street from the former home of his country’s secularist founder, Mohammed Ali Jinnah, asked Twitter to shield his compatriots from exposure to accounts, tweets or searches of the social … Continue reading Twitter Agrees to Block ‘Blasphemous’ Tweets in Pakistan

Hindu temple set on fire in Pakistan over blasphemy

(Reuters) - Hundreds of angry Pakistanis attacked a Hindu temple and set it on fire in southern Pakistan overnight following a rumour that a member of the Hindu community had desecrated the Koran, police and community leaders said on Sunday. The incident took place just before midnight on Saturday 15th March after locals in Larkana … Continue reading Hindu temple set on fire in Pakistan over blasphemy

Pakistan appoints first female judge to sharia court

National sharia court, which hears cases under the country's Islamic legislation, on Monday appointed a female judge for the first time in its 33-year history. Ashraf Jehan, 56, who was serving as an additional judge at the high court in southern Sindh province, made history as she took the oath in Karachi. Slowly but surely … Continue reading Pakistan appoints first female judge to sharia court