HEAD LINE NEWS - 2021
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HRFP urged to control over violent religious groups concerning to minorities safety& growing violations

Faisalabad: Human Rights Focus Pakistan (HRFP) urged authorities to control over the hardline religious groups and their violent demonstrations. In current situation HRFP is highly concerned with minorities’ safety & security as the violations against religious minorities are growing an

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Hyderabad Bishop’s Advisor booked in Fraud Case

Karachi: The Diocese of Hyderabad, Church of Pakistan is facing an embarrassing situation, as the Advisor of its Bishop Imran Joseph Gill, who is the right hand of Bishop Kaleem John and also serving as Property Manager in the Diocese has been booked in a Fraud case and Karachi Police is conducti

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Border closure yet another proof of Pakistan’s anti-Baloch mindset, says Dr Tara Chand

WASHINGTON, DC: The Baloch American Congress (BAC) has said closing the border with Iran is yet another proof of the anti-Baloch mindset of the state of Pakistan.



“In the backdrop of extreme economic deprivation in Balochistan, Pakistan’s action has shut the door of liveliho

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Human Rights Fraternity lost its Guardian- IA Rehman: Rwadari Tehreek Pakistan

Lahore: On behalf of all the members of Rwadari Tehreek Pakistan, I would like to express condolences to all the human rights fraternity as we lost our guardian in human rights struggle Mr. I.A Rehman who breathed his last on Monday, April 12, 2021.



Former Secretary-General of Human Rig

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Saleem Khokhar condemned arrest of Two nurses on blasphemy in Faisalabad

  Liverpool, UK: Mr. Saleem Khursheed Khokher former member of parliament Sindh Pakistan and presently Director of Christians’ True Spirit – CTS UK chapter condemned the alleged accusation of blasphemy against two Christian nurses in Punjab.



On April 9, 2021, Muham

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Blasphemy allegation against two nurses at DHQ Hospital Faisalabad

Lahore: Two Christian nurses at District Head Quarter Hospital Faisalabad (Marriam Lal d/o Lal Gill (senior staff) and Newish Arooj d/o Shahid Masih (student 3rd year of nursing) were blamed for the desecration of the Quran in Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan on April 9, 2021.



The local con

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Two Christian Nurses charged with blasphemy in Pakistan

Toronto: (ICV) International Christian Voice is heartbroken at the news of accusations of blasphemy against two Pakistani Christian women, Maryam Lal and Navish Arooj, in Faisalabad, Pakistan today (April 9, 2021). The accusations arose after Navish, a third-year student-nurse, reportedly removed

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Pakistan: Two Christian nurses charged with committing blasphemy

London: On 9 April, in charge nurse Maryam Lal and 3rd year student nurse Navish Arooj working in Civil Hospital, Faisalabad, were charged with committing blasphemy.



A first information report (FIR) under blasphemy law section 295-B, has been registered against Maryam and Navish after a

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HRFP condemned false accusation of blasphemy on two Christian Nurses in DHQ Hospital, Faisalabad-Pakistan:

Faisalabad: Human Rights Focus Pakistan (HRFP) condemned false accusation of blasphemy charges on two Christian Nurses and brutal attack on both during duties on 8th October 2021.



The two Christian Nurses Mariam Lal (staff nurse) and Neush Arooj (student) are charged for blasphemous act

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Police not cooperating in search for kidnapped 13-year-old girl, mother says

London: Samina Bibi, mother of Christian girl Shakina Johnson, has complained that the police are not making enough effort to recover her kidnapped daughter. Samina is understandably upset, and every passing day is devastating for the family. The well-being of Shakina is unknown.



Samina

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US Human Rights Report expresses concern over freedom of expression restriction in Pakistan

Islamabad: (PPF) This analysis of the situation of press freedom in Pakistan was presented as part of the US Department of State’s 2020 Country Report on Human Rights Practices in Pakistan which looked at human rights violations in the country including the environment under which the media

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Former minister says Balochistan turned into ‘land of blood & tears’

WASHINGTON, DC: The Baloch American Congress (BAC) has informed the relevant UN bodies about the discovery of yet another mass grave in Balochistan and enforced disappearances of close relatives of veteran human rights campaigner, Mama Abdul Qadeer.



In a communication sent to the UN Spe

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Baloch struggle shows they reject forced annexation in 1948, says Dr Tara Chand

WASHINGTON, DC: The Baloch American Congress (BAC) has said the Baloch struggle for their right to self-determination is ample proof they have not accepted Pakistan’s forced annexation of their homeland seventy-three years ago.



Dr Tara Chand, president of BAC, in a statement to ma

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Pakistan: Petition filed to make the death penalty the only punishment for blasphemy in the Pakistan Penal Code

London: Pakistan’s attorney general and provincial advocate general have been issued notices by the Peshawar High Court regarding a petition calling for the removal of all punishments except the death penalty for blasphemy from the country’s penal code.



The notices were issu

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RT holds Round Table Conference for inclusion of Transgender in Politics

Lahore: Rwadari Tehreek-Pakistan held a Roundtable on March 25, 2021 at Lahore to discuss the challenges to Transgender Inclusion in Politics and their participation in the electoral processes as voters and candidates. The consultation Moderated by Chairman Rwadari Tehreek Mr. Samson Salamat and

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Jihad Will Continue If US Troops Not Withdrawn by May 1: Taliban

Doha: (By Manish Rai) As the US President recently made vague remarks about the implementation of the Doha agreement and withdrawal of all foreign troops, and moreover, some NATO member states are seeking to extend the occupation of Afghanistan, the Islamic Emirate would like to clarify its stanc

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Rwadari Tehreek Protest Against Torture, Extra-Judicial Killings & custodial deaths

Lahore: Rwadari Tehreek-Pakistan held a protest in front of Lahore Press Club to draw the attention of the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Prime Minister, Chief Ministers, and the Police Chiefs in Baluchistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, and Sindh to take stern and concrete action (s) to stop the cons

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Nabeel Maish who four years ago as a 16-year-old was convicted of blasphemy in Pakistan is now free

London: They said it could not be done, several NGO's failed but today British Asian Christian Association is proud to annoubce that Nabeel Masih a Christian Teenager of only 16 years old when convicted of prison has been released from jail on bail.



The young man now 20 years of age

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HRFP urged authorities for interventions on minority girls’ threats & families’ miseries

Faisalabad: Human Rights Focus Pakistan (HRFP) urged government for immediate actions to stop minority girls’ abductions, forced conversions and forced marriages. The silence of authorities meant their support with culprits to prolong the threats to girls & miseries of their families, H

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Kenya Christian face locusts invasion

NAIROBI, CHRISTIANS: (Stefan J Bos for BosNewsLife) – Thousands of Christians are among those struggling to survive in northern Kenya after locusts invaded the region, aid workers say.



The latest invasion of locusts reportedly began late January – just at harvest time-devour

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Iran Christians Get Shelter in Hungary After International Outcry

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY: (Stefan J Bos for BosNewsLife) An Iranian Christian father and his young son, who were detained on the Hungarian-Serbian border for 527 days, have been moved to a home in northwest Hungary following international pressure. A Baptist church helped Abouzar Soltani, a convert from

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Israel’s Fourth Election in Last two years Kickstarts as polls open for Diplomats

Jerusalem: (By Manish Rai) Israel's fourth election in a very short span of two years started on Wednesday when polls started to open at Israeli missions around the globe, ahead of the official Election Day on March 23. The first to vote were the diplomats in the New Zealand capital of Wellin

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EVANGELIST LUIS PALAU DIES AT 86

PORTLAND, USA: (Stefan J Bos BosNewsLife)– Luis Palau, the international evangelist who preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ to more than 1 billion people through media and evangelistic events, has died, his family confirmed. The 86-year-old preacher, a close friend of the late evangelist Bi

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Pakistan’s Christian Widows face starvation and persecution

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (By Stefan J Bos for BosNewsLife)– Hundreds of Pakistani Christian widows and their children rely on monthly food parcels in impoverished Pakistan amid Christian persecution and an ongoing coronavirus pandemic, aid workers told BosNewsLife.



Barnabas Fund, an ai

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POPE FRANCIS PRAYS FOR PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS IN IRAQ

BAGHDAD, IRAQ (By Stefan J Bos for BosNewsLife)– Pope Francis has visited Iraq to reassure the nation’s dwindling Christian community of his prayers after years of Islamic attacks and persecution.



“We believers cannot be silent when terrorism abuses religion,” Fr

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Pakistan: Police force pastor to shut down church

London: Pakistani police arrested the pastor and congregation of the New life Church in Mohallah Sialkoti, Lahore, during lent worship.



The arrest was made after a complaint to the local police by the Muslim residents of Mohallah Sialkoti.



According to Pastor Amjad and Elder Y

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On International Women’s Day Rwadari Tehreek urges for effective Legislation to Stop Forced Conversions

Lahore: Rwadari Tehreek Pakistan held a Protest Camp in front of Lahore Press Club on 8th March International Women's Day in collaboration with other civil society organizations to demand immediate and effective legislation to stop forced religious conversions and to express solidarity with t

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’END NEAR’ FOR FRAIL EVANGELIST LUIS PALAU, FAMILY SAYS

WASHINGTON, USA: (BosNewsLife) “The end seems near” for international evangelist Luis Palau after a decision to stop all treatment for his incurable lung cancer and start hospice care, his family said.



The 86-year-old Palau, who preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ to more th

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ACTIVIST FAITH MCDONELL BECOMES DIRECTOR AMID MASSIVE PERSECUTION

WASHINGTON, USA: (BosNewsLife) Leading Christian rights activist, broadcaster, and author Faith McDonnell, has become director of advocacy at the U.S.-based Katartismos Global (KGI Global) charity. The group says it “exists to equip the Church for mission and ministry” by supporting p

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ISLAMIC MILITANTS FREE NIGERIAN PASTOR ON EXECUTION DAY

ABUJA, NIGERIA: (BosNewsLife) Islamic militants have released a Nigerian pastor who they threatened to kill unless their demands were met, security sources said. Bulus Yikura of the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN) was held captive since December 24, 2020.



Militants of terror gro

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Algeria Christians urge Prayers for detained Pastor and Assistant

ALGIERS, ALGERIA: (BosNewsLife) Algerian Christians have urged prayers for a pastor and his assistant who were jailed and fined for evangelizing in Algeria, an Islamic nation, BosNewsLife learned.



Pastor Rachid Seighir of a church in Oran’s coastal city, and a salesman helping in

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CAPC supporting family of Two Christian Girls brutal murder after gangrape by Muslim

Lahore: The two women and two men, Two water canals. The two dead bodies. The women were Christians. The men were Muslims. The water canals had no religion.



The women were sisters. The men were co-workers. The bodies were of women, discovered from each water canal. The men were accused

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Nabeel Masih convicted of Blasphemy at 16 years is to be set free on bail

London: Nabeel Masih was 16 years old boy arrested for blasphemy on 18th September 2016 and had an original application for bail rejected while being supported by another charity. The frightened teenager was confronted by a mob of 80 Muslims baying for his blood and calling for him to be lynched

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WAF announces rally on World Women Day

HYDERABAD: (By Abbas Kassar) Leaders of Women Action Forum has announced to take out women equality march on March 8, this year in Hyderabad. Last year WAF march was held in Sukkur.



Addressing news conference at press club here leaders of WAF Professor Amar Sindhu and Alia Buxul Thalho

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Christian Teacher threatened to death and rape if not converted to Islam in Pakistan

New York:  A Christian Teacher was threatened to death and rape by her Muslim C0-workers in a Coaching Center adjacent to one mosque in I-9 area of Islamabad city. The Mosque running this Coaching Center required one Teacher of Mathematics for which one Christian girl named Arooj Karamat for

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Two Christians charged under blasphemy law for distributing Christian literature

London: On 13 January Model Town police station, Lahore registered a blasphemy case under section 295 -A, B and C, Pakistan Penal Code (PPC), which has a mandatory death penalty, against two young Christians, Haroon Ayub Masih and Salamat Mansha Masih.



The complainant Haroon Ahmad said

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HRFP’s legal action freed Samreen Masih from unlawful detention of police

Faisalabad: Human Rights Focus Pakistan (HRFP) condemned the false accusation of theft on Samreen Masih aged 27 a Christian girl has freed from unlawful detention of police by immediate legal actions . HRFP taking further steps of assistance & actions against harassments she facing with famil

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HRFP condemned brutal attack & false accusation of blasphemy on Tabitha Nazir Gill

Karachi: Human Rights Focus Pakistan (HRFP) condemned brutal attack & false accusation of blasphemy on Tabitha Nazir Gill aged 30 a Christian, gospel singer and nurse at Sobhraj Maternity Hospital in Karachi.



The issue aroused on Tabitha’s advice to her coworkers for stopping

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HRFP’s REAT Helpline Project briefing defending Human Rights & Democratic Values

Faisalabad:  Human Rights Focus Pakistan (HRFP) started HRFP’s REAT Helpline Project in collaboration with Taiwan Foundation for Democracy (TFD) as introductory meeting and briefing to participants of HRDs Network on 29th January 2021 at “Vision Hall”, Faisalabad. &nbs

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RT writes An Open Letter to PM of Pakistan to end religiously motivated violence

Lahore: Mr. Samson Salamat, Chairman Rwadari Tehreek has urged Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr. Imran Khan and his government for immediate, effective and serious actions to stop the increasing incidents and trends of religious intolerance, instigation of violence, provocation, hate speech, and rel

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Christian nurse Tabita Gill booked under blasphemy laws in Karachi

Pakistan: On January 28, 2021 a Blasphemy case FIR has been registered against a female Christian Gospel singer and staff nurse Tabita Nazir Gill w/o Sohail Alam at Police Station Ram Bagh Karachi.



Tabita Nazir Gill 36-year-old is a gospel singer and she has recorded a number of religio

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Pakistan: Christian staff nurse and gospel singer accused of committing blasphemy

London: A Christian staff nurse and gospel singer Tabita, 30, from Karachi has been accused of committing blasphemy.



On January 28, Tabita’s colleagues at Sobhraj Maternity Hospital, Karachi, where she has been working for the last nine years, accused her of committing blasphemy.<

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Pakistan: Christian father begging police to help get his daughter back

London: A Christian father is begging the police to find his daughter who was kidnapped while he was at work.



Rafique Masih of Rawalpindi said that on January 5, while he was at work, Muhammad Hamza, forcefully entered his home and kidnaped Mashal, 17, with the help of two of his compan

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Malaysia: Court to decide if members of Ahmadiyya are Muslims

Malaysia: (Muslim Times) The High Court here has fixed March 19 to determine whether 39 individuals, including foreigners, who professed the Ahmadiyya belief are Muslims or otherwise.



Lawyer Hasnan Hamzah said judge Vazeer Alam Mydin Meera fixed the date after meeting parties in his cha

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HRFP’s legal proceedings started for justice of murder Ishal Afzal, a Christian child girl

Faisalabad: Human Rights Focus Pakistan (HRFP) started legal proceedings for justice of murder victim Ishal Afzal a minor Christian girl aged 2 was abducted by unknown assailants while playing outside his house in Liaqat Town, Faisalabad.



Ishal’s father Afzal Masih with their Chur

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Pakistan: Two young Christian sisters killed for not converting to Islam

London: Two young Christian sisters, Abida 26, and Sajida 28, of Makhan Colony, near Lahore, were murdered last month after they continually refused to convert to Islam.



The police have arrested two Muslim men, Mumtaz Khan and Muhammad Naeem, on suspicion of killing the women.



"Trial of Pakistani Christian Nation" By Nazir S Bhatti

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