Pakistan to restore tomb of Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s spiritual guide

Pakistan plans to conserve and restore a Sikh ‘samadhi’ (tomb) and a Hindu temple, two important historical monuments located near the Lahore Fort, a media report said Tuesday. The ‘samadhi’ of Bhai Vasti Ram, a spiritual guide to Maharaja Ranjit Singh, and the temple of Jhingar Shah Suthra, a Hindu mendicant of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb’s … Continue reading Pakistan to restore tomb of Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s spiritual guide

Pakistan Green Lights Anti-Ahmadi Gatherings

To mark the 39th anniversary of the passing of the second amendment of the Pakistani constitution, which declared Ahmadis non-Muslims, a coalition of anti-Ahmadi religious groups met at a vast conference of their own. The event, held in Lahore, was marked by incendiary speeches that called for further economic and social isolation of the Ahmadi … Continue reading Pakistan Green Lights Anti-Ahmadi Gatherings

Christian Families Flee Pakistan Over ‘Blasphemy’ Accusations

There was uncertainty Monday, September 16, about the whereabouts of dozens of Christian families who fled their homes in a village near the Pakistani city of Lahore after a local pastor was accused of blasphemy against Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, representatives said. Minority Christians pay a high price for their faith in Christ, rights activists say. … Continue reading Christian Families Flee Pakistan Over ‘Blasphemy’ Accusations

Violations against Christians in Pakistan soar

General Zia-ul-Haq, the late Military leader of Pakistan, in 1986, harshly amended the Blasphemy laws in Pakistan to such an extent that now Caththefire.com reports: The Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child reports that as many as 2,000 girls and women from various minority sects have, through rape, torture and kidnapping, … Continue reading Violations against Christians in Pakistan soar

Pakistan courts acquit Sunni cleric in blasphemy case

In an almost predictable turn of events the Sunni courts in Pakistan have cleared a Sunni cleric who was charged under the notorious Blasphemy laws. A Pakistan court on Saturday acquitted a Muslim cleric who accused a Christian girl of blasphemy before he himself was arrested on similar charges, a lawyer said. The girl, Rimsha … Continue reading Pakistan courts acquit Sunni cleric in blasphemy case