- Aug 12, 2020
A young Pakistani Muslim walked into a courtroom in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Wednesday and shot and killed a fellow Muslim who was on trial for blasphemy, a police officer said.
Sister Ruth Lewis, who died from COVID-19 last week and was widely known for her work with disabled children in Pakistan, has been praised by friends and collaborators for her “remarkable” work and tireless service to those in her care.
It’s been a tough month for religious minorities in Pakistan, and observers warn of even tougher times ahead as Prime Minister Imran Khan vacillates between trying to forge a pluralistic nation and his conservative Islamic beliefs.
The COVID-19 pandemic might have hit South Asia a little late, but the damage has already been done.
A group of armed men vandalized a church in eastern Pakistan before fleeing the scene, a local police official said Monday.
An annual human rights report released this week gives Pakistan a failing grade, charging that too little is being done to protect the country’s most vulnerable, including women and children.