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  • UN slams Sri Lanka for deportation of Pakistani, Afghan asylum seekers

    UN slams Sri Lanka for deportation of Pakistani, Afghan asylum seekers

    COLOMBO: The UN refugee agency accused Sri Lanka on Saturday of failing to respect international law by deporting Pakistani and Afghan refugees before their asylum claims could be assessed. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said Sri Lankan authorities arrested 214 Pakistani and Afghan nationals in an operation beginning on June 9, who are […]


  • Three Ahmadis, including two minors, killed in Gujranwala

    Three Ahmadis, including two minors, killed in Gujranwala

    GUJRANWALA: Three members of the same family including one woman and two minors were killed and eight other people were injured when an angry mob set a house on fire in Arafat Colony, Gujranwala. According to details, the clash started when an Ahmadi, Saqib s/o Ahmad Din, allegedly shared a blasphemous picture with Ejaz on Facebook. […]


  • Live And Let Live !!

    The Universal Declaration of Human rights Article 18 stated as: “Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship […]


  • Pakistan’s Walk towards “Sharia”

    Pakistan’s Walk towards “Sharia” Negotiators representing Pakistani Taliban insurgents said that there could be no peace until Pakistan embraces Islamic Sharia Law and US-led forces withdraw completely from the neighboring Afghanistan. Sami ul Haq, founder of Harkat-ul-Mujahideen and the head of the TTP’s three man talks team, said that there could be no peace in the region […]


  • Karachi’s Christians, crushed by the land mafia, seek help from Church

    The community of Horizon Plaza is subject to abuse, violence and discrimination. Since 2011, local land mafia backed by authorities have stolen homes, property and assets. Despite the complaints, so far police and prosecutors have never taken any action . Diocesan priest demands justice “for those who suffer” Christians in Horizon Plaza, a district of […]


  • Death sentence for mentally ill Briton in Pakistan

    Pakistan has handed a death sentence for blasphemy to a 69-year-old Briton with a history of mental illness, even though his lawyers were barred from the courtroom partway through the trial, the lawyers said on Friday.   Accusations of blasphemy are surging in Pakistan, according to an Islamabad-based think-tank, the Center for Research and Security […]




  • The Minorities Day is being observed on Sunday (today)

    The government had declared August 11 as minorities’ day in 2009 by the efforts of then minorities minister Shahbaz Bhatti who was shot dead in the country’s capital in 2011. The day signifies Quaid-e-Azam’s speech to Constituent Assembly on August 11 1947 in which he had said, “You may belong to any religion or caste […]


  • Marriage, Birth Certificates From Churches Become Acceptable (NADRA)

    Marriage, Birth Certificates From Churches Become Acceptable (NADRA)

           The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) on Tuesday announced that it would accept marriage certificates issued by minorities’ institutions and councils, including churches.    According to NADRA‚ it would also accept birth certificates from these authorities for 3 months so that the churches could run public awareness campaigns for their community. […]



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