Pakistan SC orders formation of national council for minorities' rights

The said rulings were made in the detailed decision on a suo moto case pertaining to the suicide bomb attack on a church in Peshawar in 2013 that had claimed 80 lives and regarding threats being given to Kalash tribe and Ismailies in Chitral

The apex court ordered the govt to ensure protection of minorities' rights. — File photo

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) on Thursday ordered for the constitution of a national council of minorities' rights.


Pregnant Woman Stoned to Death( The woman Farzana Parveen, 25, was stoned to death Tuesday)

by Steven Ertelt | Lahore, Pakistan | | 5/27/14 2:56 PM
A pregnant woman has been stoned to death by her family in Pakistan after refusing an arranged marriage and marrying the man she loved, who was the father of her unborn child.


Philip Masih ,Christian blasphemy victim rebuilds life in Pakistan GCIC thanks benefactor

Faisalabad: Christian blasphemy victim rebuilds life thanks to benefactor (and AsiaNews)

by Shafique Khokhar
In 2013, Philips Masih was charged under the "black law" on false allegations. Freed thanks to the intervention of some Muslim leaders, his electrical equipment store went bankrupt. AsiaNews told his story and an anonymous benefactor – who is helping six more people - donated food and helped him to begin again.


Rights group voices concerns on rising sectarian violence in Pakistan

Protesters demonstrate in Islamabad.—Online Photo/File
ISLAMABAD: Sectarian killings rose by more than a fifth in Pakistan last year, a leading rights group said Thursday, warning of an alarming increase in violence against religious minorities.
The independent Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) said 687 people were killed in more than 200 sectarian attacks last year, a rise of 22 per cent on 2012.