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.


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.


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.