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Ministry for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony asked to check forced conversions to Islam in Pakistan

PESHAWAR: The federal Ministry for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony has directed the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Auqaf and religious affairs department to take legal steps for the prevention of forced conversions of religion under the guise of marriages.

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Christians in Pakistan sentenced to death over a text message:GCIC demands repeal of barbaric law

Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) in a letter addressed to Pakistan President demanded him to intervene to save the lives of the couple, the latest victim of blasphemy law of Pakistan. The letter further says that the trumped charge of blasphemy is believed to be the handiwork of an aggressive Moulavi who wanted to settle personal scores with the couple.GCIC is is also concerned against the deafening silence of the human rights bodies and champions of democracy
A Christian couple in Pakistan have become the latest to be sentenced to death for blasphemy, after they were accused of sending a text message deemed insulting to the Prophet Mohammed.
Shafqat Emmanuel and Shagufta Kausar, from the eastern town of Gojra, were sentenced after what the couple's lawyer said was a case motivated by a personal grudge.Maulvi Mohammed Hussain, a Muslim leader from a mosque in Gojra, lodged the complaint last year, claiming that Mr Emmanuel had used his wife's mobile phone to send the offending message. Nadeem Hassan, the couple's lawyer, said that the couple denied the offense and that the text message originated from a mobile phone that had been lost beforehand.

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Pakistani couple get death sentences for blasphemy

A Pakistani Christian couple have been sentenced to death for blasphemy after allegedly sending a text message insulting the Prophet Muhammad.
The couple, named as Shafqat Emmanuel and Shagufta Kausar, were found guilty of sending the text message to the imam of their local mosque.

Allegations of blasphemy against Islam are taken very seriously in Pakistan.

Several recent cases have prompted international concern about the application of blasphemy laws.

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Blasphemy acquitted, was gunned down in Jehlum,LEAD has concern for Younas Masih

Punjab:It is shocking news which came on surface in news papers about one blasphemy acquittal,Ashraf Gola , was gunned down near Pind Dadan Khan, some 250 kilometres from Lahore by unidentified men and dead along with one friend Iftikhar Ahmed in a car while they were travelling.

Sharafat Gola told police that his brother,Ashraf Gola got threats of dire consequences by those who pursuing it after acquittal from blasphemy.
Police have registered a case against the unidentified killers.The incident highlights how blasphemy accused are not safe in Pakistan even after being acquitted.

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