He gave his strong opinion on the violence, asking the international community to join in trying to help the Israelis and Palestinians reach a peaceful end.
Pope Benedict XVI issued this statement from the Vatican:
"I implore the end of this violence, which is to be condemned in every way in all i
He gave his strong opinion on the violence, asking the international community to join in trying to help the Israelis and Palestinians reach a peaceful end.
A sea of sobbing mourners, some wailing and beating their chests in a wrenching outpouring of emotion, flooded through security checkpoints into the graveyard in rural southern Garhi Khuda Bakhsh for the commemoration.
Thick fog had stranded tens of thousands on the roads leading into the area earl
"Let us pray that peace will be established there, that hatred and violence will cease," he said in his homily, referring in particular to Bethlehem, the traditional birthplace of Jesus.
Jerusalem's Latin patriarch said on Monday that the pope would visit the Holy Land in May on his first trip to t
. Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani was also present at the reception which was attended by members of Christian community and a large number of Islamabad-based diplomats, including the Ambassadors of United States and China.
Chairman Senate Muhammadmian Soomro, Speaker National Assembly Dr.
PESHAWAR: December 22, 2008. (AFP) Two suspected US missile strikes on a tribal area in northwest Pakistan known as a hub of Taliban and Al-Qaeda activity killed at least eight militants on Monday, officials said.
The strikes were the latest on extremists in the tribal areas bordering Afghanistan -
The London-based human rights group called on India’s president not to approve the legislation, which would double the number of days police can detain terror suspects before filing charges, from 90 days to 180, as well as boost their powers to conduct searches.
Both houses of India’s Parliament pa
Multan bench of LHC hears case of two kidnapped Christian teenage sisters and enforced conversion to Islam
Multan, Pakistan: December 18, 2008. (The Sikh Times) After a judge placed new financial and social pressure on the captors of a Pakistani girl who was kidnapped and converted to Islam, attorneys have guarded optimism they can return her to custody of her Christian parents, one news from Pakistan ha
Speaking to the British broadcaster from Islamabad, he said the investigations into the attacks were ongoing and he would "not jump to a conclusion" on who was responsible until they were complete.
New Delhi has fingered "elements" in Pakistan for the attacks that left 172 people dead, and British
The pope spoke about Christmas trees as symbols of new life Dec. 12 when he met a delegation from Austria, which donated the Christmas tree in St. Peter's Square, and he spoke about Nativity scenes as reminders of God's love for humanity when he blessed figures of the baby Jesus Dec. 14 before recit
SRINAGAR: December 16, 2008. (AFP) India's foreign minister said Tuesday the peace process with Pakistan had been put on hold in the wake of last month's Islamic militant attacks on Mumbai.
"I do admit there is a pause in the composite dialogue process because of the attacks on Mumbai," Pranab Mukh
Brown made the offers as he made whirlwind visits to both nations' capitals and tried to calm tensions following the assaults, which India has blamed on a Pakistani-based Islamist group.
Brown urged the nuclear-armed rivals to cooperate to peacefully resolve the crisis, which the U.S. fears could d
In message for World Peace Day on January 1, the Pope said finance which focused on short term profit was 'a threat to all.'
He said the current food crisis had not been created by a lack of food but 'the phenomenon of speculation and the inability of economic and political institutions to deal wit
In a move sought by India and the U.S., the panel said the charity Jamaat-ud-Dawa was a front for the Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba and subject to U.N. sanctions on terrorist organizations. It also designated four suspected plotters of the Mumbai attack as terrorists subject to sanctions.
local workers during a welcome procession of Provincial Minister of Punjab for Minorities’ Affairs and Human Rights, Kamran Michael. This lamentable show down took place at Chak (village) # 91 Southern Branch (SB) Sargodha, on the evening of Nov 30th. PCP learnt through New Satellite Town (NST) poli
an international policy think tank.
According to ICOS, Taliban forces have advanced from their southern heartlands, where they are now the de facto governing power in a number of towns and villages, to Afghanistan’s western and north-western provinces, as well as provinces north of Kabul. Within
PCC appeals UN Secretary General to declare Pakistani Christians as refugees on their genocide. Nazir Bhatti
“Pakistan is no more a safe home for millions of Christians who have been deprived of their basic equal democratic rights and victimized by Muslim extremist elements under administration cover up” said Nazir S Bhatti
Pakistani Christians have been attacked, women raped and enforced conversion is wo
Despite past tension, Benedict recalled ''a common commitment on the path of mutual understanding and cooperation between Orthodox and Catholics''.
He praised Russia's first post-Communist-era Church chief for his efforts in fostering ''the rebirth of the Church after harsh ideological oppression''
Most of the victims died when an explosives-laden car blew up in a busy marketplace in the heart of Peshawar, the capital of the violence-hit province bordering Afghanistan.
The blast, which killed 21 people and wounded 84, occurred just hours after six people died in a car bomb explosion at a mark
Rice came from India, where she was told by Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee that India was considering all options in dealing with Pakistan after the assault, which left nearly 200 dead.
The United States is particularly concerned about any military stand-off with India that might see Pakistan
The burial held on the same day the Federal Government deployed more troops in the trouble spot, and fears were expressed over the starvation being faced by about 4,000 persons that have been displaced by the crisis.
But the Plateau State government allayed fears that a state of emergency could be
"If there was an intelligence agency whose fingerprints can be spotted all over the crime scene, it appears to be Islamic rogue elements from the Pakistan ISI, hell-bent on disrupting a marked improvement in India's relations with neighboring Pakistan. For two decades, the Pakistan Inter Services In
Officials said they had almost totally cleared the luxury Taj Mahal hotel where gunmen had been holed up for more than 24 hours after their rampage of gunfire and grenade blasts.
Thirty-nine people were rescued from the five-star Oberoi/Trident hotel, where "mopping up" operations were still underw
A group calling itself the "Deccan Mujahedeen" claimed responsibility for the assaults on the landmark Taj Mahal and Trident hotels in the south of the city and a number of shooting and bombing incidents elsewhere in the city.
Maharashtra state chief secretary Johnny Joseph said 78 people had been
We appeal International Human Right organizations to support blasphemy victim Naseem Bibi who is forced to live in hiding in Pakistan. Nazir Bhatti
Naseem Bibi is facing miserable life and lost her 9 years old son without proper medical aid last week because she is living in hiding in Pakistan.
Gulzar Masih, husband of Naseem Bibi is facing immense difficulties to find manual labour to make two ends meet of his family of four children.
Police said the attackers seized the man from a convoy of relief vehicles in the Dir region on Monday. Other aid workers escaped after villagers fired on the attackers.
The UN's World Food Program (WFP) said the victim was distributing wheat and cooking oil on its behalf. WFP spokesman Amjad Jamal
"My trust in Chinese officials has become thinner and thinner," the Tibetan spiritual leader told nearly 600 delegates after a week-long review of the Dalai Lama's strategy towards Beijing.
"In the next 20 years, if we are not careful in our actions and planning, then there is great danger to the T
The deceased was Professor of English in Forman Christian College FC and living within boundary of this academic institute established before partition of India and formation of Pakistan in 1947, by Protestant Missionaries.
Professor Khurshid Alam Gill was 55 and living at Bungalow number 10 in FC
We are a coalition of Indian-American groups and individuals representing diverse faiths, interests, and political affiliations, who are looking forward to working with the administration of President Obama to ensure that the interests of all Indian-Americans have a place in its policies. We represe
Lahore: November 21, 2008. (Jawad Mazhar for PCP) A Christian man Shamsher Masih 25, was set free from his cruel Muslim captor Irfan Awan. The ill fortune of the Christian man turned into good fortune, after the Lahore High Court on Monday Nov 17th was told that all the Station House Officers (SHOs)
"What you have announced before ... that you will withdraw (US) troops from Iraq (and send them) to Afghanistan is a policy that is doomed to failure," Zawahiri said in the message made available by the SITE Intelligence Group.
"If you still want to be stubborn about America's failure in Afghanista
Dr. Azeem was Sunday speaking on phone from Quetta with veteran journalist and founder of American Friends of Baluchistan, Ahmar Mustikhan, in connections with the upcoming International Tribute to Nawabzada Bala'ach Marri in Washington DC on November 29, under the auspices of the American Friends o
Karzai told reporters he would offer the protection even if it meant defying Afghanistan's international partners, who could remove him from his job or leave the country in disagreement.
"If I hear from him that he is willing to come to Afghanistan or to negotiate for peace ... I, as the president
The new US administration must allow us to have the capability of doing more. We want to do more. It’’s our war, cbsnews.com quoted him as saying in an exclusive interview.
To a question if US must inform Pakistan about the strikes, Zardari said: The US yeah, of course, that would be a welcome step
Celebrations are from Nov 11 to 13 with the main religious event being at Gurdwara Janamsthan in Nankana Sahib on Nov 13.
About 25,000 pilgrims from across the world, including over 3,000 from India, are participating in events commemorating the special occasion.
Around 1,200 Sikh pilgrims have al
'We strongly condemn human rights abuse on both sides of the divide; and that our struggle is against all those who have occupied our homeland'.
KNP leaders said, 'Jammu and Kashmir State is one political entity and must remain so whatever the future outcome of the State'. They said, 'The dispute i
According to police a suicide bomber blew him up outside sports stadium when Senior Minister of NWFP left few minutes before blast while two provincial ministers were in venue with more than twenty thousand game lovers.
Peshawar is gateway to Afghanistan and provincial capital of NWFP and under pre
Indonesia stepped up security at tourist spots and embassies following the executions of Amrozi, 47, his brother Mukhlas, 48, and ringleader Imam Samudra, 38, which sparked brief clashes between police and hundreds of mourners.
The three men were killed with shots to the heart shortly after midnigh
WASHINGTON DC: November 9, 2008. U.S. President elect Barack Obama called President Asif Ali Zardari on Friday and assured of his full support for democracy in the country. Obama, who this week achieved a historic victory in the U.S. election to become the first African American president, expressed
"We are facing the greatest economic challenge of our lifetime. We will have to act swiftly to resolve it," a sober Obama said, with members of his heavy-hitting team of economic advisors standing behind him.
"Immediately after I become president, I will confront this economic crisis head on by tak
There must be a change in policy towards Arabs and Muslims," said Saudi tourist Abdul Ilah Al-Bakri as he wandered in a Dubai mall for early morning shopping just after Obama was declared president-elect. "God willing, he will be better, especially that he said he wants to withdraw US troops from Ir
In a missive to Vice President Joe Biden, veteran journalist and AFB founder Ahmar Mustikhan pointed out that Pakistan's rogue army is one of the most dangerous force in the world today and the new U.S. administration should help downsize it.
He regretted in the past Pakistani military despots enj
The son of a black father from Kenya and a white mother from Kansas, the Democratic senator from Illinois sealed his historic triumph by defeating Republican Sen. John McCain in a string of wins in hard-fought battleground states — Ohio, Florida, Virginia and Iowa.
A huge crowd in Grant Park in Oba
The three-day forum opens "a new chapter in the long history" of dialogue between the two faiths, the head of the Catholic delegation, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, told the French Catholic daily La Croix.
Benedict will meet with the delegations on Thursday.
The Muslim side is led by the mufti of Bo
Zeituni Onyango, 56, referred to as "Aunti Zeituni" in Obama's memoir, was instructed to leave the United States by a U.S. immigration judge who denied her asylum request, a person familiar with the matter told the AP late Friday. This person spoke on condition of anonymity because no one was author
In an exclusive interview with PCP father of the murdered Christian youth said that his youngest son Younis Maish used to work as a domestic servant at Dr Naeem's house.
Fiery, concerned and gloomy father of the Christian lad further said that 6 (six) months ago his son Younis Masih left Dr Naeem's
The Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States recognised that the young woman, Adidjatou Mani Koraou, now 24, had been "a victim of slavery" and held "the Republic of Niger responsible for the inaction" of its administrative and legal services, according to a ruling read out
Orissa Christian Nun tells horrible incident of her rape by Hindu extremists in presence of police after SC denial a CBI probe.
Sr. Meena Lalita Barwa, in deep grip over the crime committed against her by Hindu militants says, “Orissa police failed to protect me from rapist and attackers. I lost my trust in them. Justice will be only possible if my case is taken by CBI.”
“Very police forces who watched while the crime was c
The air strike apparently targeting veteran militant Jalaluddin Haqqani, a major target for US forces, was the latest in a string of attacks on Pakistani soil that have raised tensions between Islamabad and Washington.
It came hours after parliament passed a special resolution calling for an urgent
Now, UK Muslim are great threat to centuries old cultural and social values of English society when they are threatening media to impose their own Islamic teaching.
The teaching of Islam are for Muslims and they preach and sermon it in every day prayers and Friday special prayers in thousands of m
Many of those in St Peter's Square in Rome had come from India, among them large numbers of priests and nuns.
Born in 1910, Sister Alfonsa was so determined to enter a convent that she deliberately stepped into a burning fire to disfigure her feet so that her aunt would stop pressuring her to marry
The protesters were holding banners and placards inscribed with anti-government slogans and in favour of their demands, while the Circular road was blocked for half an hour. The police baton charge the protesters in order to disperse them, the protesters calim, while the police refused allegation an
Mohammad Noor Hussain accused family of Zaffar Nasim Bhatti because his girl was visiting their home. Zaffar Bhatti, traveled to his relatives all over Punjab along with Muslim elders to assure that their girl is not hiding with his brother Qamar Nasim Bhatti.
On September 24, 2008, Mohammad Noor
A loss of life was saved because the Sisters had closed the school and vacated the convent a few days ago due to threats.
In the late evening, some local militants entered the school and asked the workers at duty to leave the building, as they were about to destroy the school. It was bombed later.
President of Pakistan made a long-term policy shift in Indo-Pak relations by declaring Islamic militants in Indian controlled Kashmir to be terrorists when they were called freedom fighters by previous regimes.
The politician in India and Pakistan used Kashmir issue for reaching in power and never
"There is no reason to fear that the Church and its members will impose themselves and limit freedom," the 81 year-old Pontiff said in a speech in the Quirinale Palace of President Giorgio Napolitano.
"(Church members) also expect to be allowed the freedom to not betray their conscience enlightene
Pakistan’s Fight With Taliban Widens Into Full-Scale War: By Jane Perlez and Pir Zubair Shah: NY Times.
An estimated 250,000 people have now fled the gunship helicopters, jets, artillery and mortar fire of the Pakistani army, and the assaults, intimidation and rough justice of the Taliban who have dug into Pakistan’s tribal areas.
About 20,000 people are so desperate they have flooded over the border
According to Charsadda police, four persons including two policemen were killed and several others injured when a suicide attacker detonated himself close to the hujra (guest room) of Asfandyar Wali Khan.
NWFP Minister for Information Mian Iftikhar Hussain told APP that Asfandyar Wali Khan and his
"All of us. All the parliament, the people, all of democracy was the target. We were all supposed to be there," Zardari told Fox News late Tuesday, when asked if he thought he was the target of the devastating Serptember 20 blast.
"I was supposed to be there with my prime minister, with my speaker,
Christians selected by PPP in parliament are not pressing government to abolish blasphemy laws. Nazir Bhatti
to remember their promises made in Charter of Demand at Minar-e-Pakistan to demand repeal of blasphemy laws and governorship of Punjab. Now these leaders are part of PPP government in Pakistan but there is complete silence on house of floor about Christian rights.
There are so=called Christian lead
Bernard Malik demands ban on VHP and RSS on attacking Churches, Clergy, Nuns, Worshipers and Church properties in Orissa, Karnataka and Madhia Pradesh. FIACONA.
outside the White House to grieve the dead Christians and to highlight the continuing violence against Christians in India. The event was organized as a combined effort of various non-profit advocacy and human rights organizations in the US. Large number of people turned out for the Prayer Vigil in
The Pakistani military said the troops had fired warning shots at two helicopters which were "well within Pakistani territory".
NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) insisted however that the choppers had not entered Pakistani airspace.
"ISAF helicopters received small-arms fire fr
Once again, the police say it could be theft, but haven't ruled out the Bajrang Dal. The archbishop of Bangalore had some strong words for Chief Minister Yedyurrappa.
He said that Christianity in Karnataka was hurt, perhaps the most ridiculous claim by the Karnataka police is that these attacks on
Three churches in Bangalore and one more in Madikeri were attacked in the early hours of Sunday creating more panic and insecurity among the Christian community.
The Yeddyurappa-led BJP government, which went into damage control following the two advisories sent by Centre on Thursday night and Fri
"Terrorism is an epidemic, a cancer which we will eliminate at all costs," he said in a brief address to the nation late Saturday night after the deadly suicide attack outside Marriott hotel, which killed at least 40 people and injured some 150.
The President said Pakistanis are a brave nation an
Sharia Courts in UK have created concern among Christian minorities in Islamic countries. Nazir Bhatti
and and victimized under Islamic laws. The UK Islamic Courts shall damage campaigns of Christians to abolish blasphemy laws, flogging and Hadood Ordinance implementation on religious communities in Muslim world.
“It is time for Premier Gordon Brown to step up and ban such Sharia Courts in UK becau
Speaking as NATO defence ministers gathered for informal talks, he underlined the need for closer contacts between NATO and the Pakistani government, which is angry at the US military action.
"Clearly, it is up to Pakistan to define its own security interests," he said in an address at a security t
A new network of courts in five major cities is hearing cases where Muslims involved agree to be bound by traditional sharia law, and under the 1996 Arbitration Act the court's decisions can then be enforced by the county courts or the High Court.
Officials behind the new system claim to have dealt
AFB deplores pro-Al Qaeda rally by Pakistanis in NY during wake of 9/11 anniversary: Ahmar Mustikhan
In a letter to New York Senators Hillary R. Clinton and Charles E. Schumer, and New York Mayor R. Bloomberg, American Friends of Baluchistan raised a question where were these protesters when Pakistan army burned alive the Baluch recently.
Following is the full text of his letter:
I am deeply
The leader of the world's one billion Catholics traveled to the town in southwest France to mark the 150th anniversary of the Vatican-recognised apparitions of the Virgin Mary to a French peasant girl.
After visiting a church where Bernadette Soubirous was baptised and the small room where her fami
Pakistan Army role in 911 attacks exposed in demonstration in front of Pakistan Embassy in Washington DC, led by Ahmar Mustikhan of American Friends of Baluchistan
the U.S.military headquarters, were focused on a T-shirt and matching poster that showed the Twin Towers burning with a message "Paki Army did this" on Patriots Day Thursday.
Wearing the T-shirt and carrying the matching poster, Ahmar Mustikhan, founder of the American Friends of Baluchistan, trav
Terrorists can enter to target western interests under cover of Muslim apostates asylum seekers: an exclusive report in memory of 9/11: By Nazir S Bhatti
It was terror action of 19 Muslims who entered in USA like thousands of other foreign students after financial check up to support their academic expenditures. They learned to fly planes in private aeronautical institutions and highjacked four airliners to perform terrorist act of 9/11, by striking
She took the opportunity to make an onstage tribute to the Catholic Church, two years after being accused of blasphemy by the Vatican.
Before launching into "Like A Virgin", she explained: "I dedicate this song to the pope, because I'm a child of God. All of you are also children of God."
National assembly, Punjab Assembly, Sindh Assembly, NWFP Assembly and Baluchistan Assembly.
Asif Ali Zardari, now President of Pakistan was involved in corruption charges, which were withdrawn by ex-President Musharraf by amnesty deal secured, by Benazir Bhutto who was assassinated in Pakistan.
(DHQ)' in critical condition. Where she is under observation.
Father of the girl Yaqub Masih told PCP that her daughter Sanna 13, used to work as domestic servant at the house of Muhammad Shafeeq, who is a wealthy and effluent person. He added that her daughter had been working at his house from co
Punjab on map of Pakistan is due to courtesy of Christians vote before Boundary Commission and Christian want share in land as Christian Province. Nazir Bhatti
before “Boundary Commission” because Sikhs were in majority and Christians a balancing power that favored to fall one part of Punjab in Pakistan.
“The Punjabi Muslims are worst than Hindus who in 21st century hate Christians on basis of religion and treat them as un-touchable. The Christians of Pun
The senator in question, Mir Israrullah Zehri, and his elder brother Sardar Sanaullah Zehri have allegedly killed scores of their political opponents with ISI's blessings.
A demand has been made of the Interpol to arrest a key Pakistani senator who, along with his elder brother, is believed to hav
where Hindu mobs went on the rampage last week after a Hindu leader was killed.
Last week officials said the violence appeared to be abating after Hindu and Christian leaders called for calm, but over the weekend it spread to new parts of the state.
Mobs set fire to four churches in the districts
Overwhelming votes to support PCC demand of Separate Christian Province is true voice of Pakistani Christians. Nazir Bhatti
and formation of Separate Christian Province in southwestern parts of Punjab said Nazir S Bhatti in telephonic conversation to Central Executive Council leaders of PCC.
Nazir Bhatti said, “overwhelming votes in favor of PCC demand is true voice of Pakistani Christians and government shall accept t
Message of Khan of Kalat made public in USA in which he sought “Referendum, U.N. intervention and USA support for self-determination in Baluchistan”. Ahmar Mustikhan
as a key Baluch lobbying group in the U.S. called for direct U.N. intervention in Baluchistan amid reports by the Asian Human Rights Commission that Baluch were being burnt alive by the Pakistan army.
The Khan of Kalat, Beglar Begi [Prince among the Princes] Suleman Daud Ahmedzai in a message paid
PCC have grave concern on VHP attacks on Churches and killing of Christians in Indian state of Orissa. Nazir Bhatti
which is very alarming for claims of secular India. The Hindu extremists attacked Churches in same district of Orissa, during last Christmas but government not adopted any security measure for any further attacks, which resulted in recent incident.
“The attacks on Nun and women in Orissa is heinous
Benedict said he was profoundly saddened by the violence that has left as least 11 people dead, nearly all Christians, and by destruction of Christian homes, churches and orphanages at the hands of Hindu mobs in Orissa.
"While I firmly condemn every attack on human life, whose sacredness required r
In a letter to CPJ executive director Joel Simon, Ahmar Mustikhan founder of the AFB drew his attention to the killing of Altaf Buledi in Turbat when the pro-Taliban Frontier Corp opened fire on a commemorative meeting to pay tributes to former governor and chief minister of Baluchistan, Nawab Akbar
First reports from Khuntapali village say the suspected Sangh Parivar activists first pulled out children from the orphanage and then set it ablaze at around 1600 hrs. The 25-year-old nun and the priest were trapped inside. The priest is now recovering in a hospital.
In the past Hindu extremists in
The political showdown came two weeks before lawmakers were to choose a new president following the resignation of Musharraf last week and as Pakistan tries to keep a lid on Islamic militants from the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.
"We have decided to quit the coalition and sit on the opposition benches in
killers of Christians are never arrested and punished in Pakistan. S P Singha vote created Pakistan but now Christian are slaves. Nazir Bhatti
Its privilege for me to speak at forum of great Americans who are friends of Baluchistan and great Baluch nation which is famous for friendship, peace,harmony and hospitality nor in Pakistan but in South East Asia. Baluch not belong to Baluchistan only buthave sizeable population in Punjab, Sindh an
in the war on terror and receiving $12 billion in U.S. taxpayers’ monies, two Baluch organizations told a Press conference at the National Press Club here Friday afternoon heard. The American Friends of Baluchistan and the Baloch Society of North America, were joined by Dr. Nazir Bhatti, editor of t
Celebrations for Pakistan's Independence Day today will be tainted by political uncertainty as the Government proceeds with impeachment of Mr Musharraf.
But Sheikh Waqas Akram, an MP close to the President, told The Age that supporters were urging Mr Musharraf to defend himself against the charges.
Christians have reservations on inclusion of “Indirect elections for minorities” in charge sheet to impeach President Musharraf by coalition government. Nazir Bhatti
in their frequent meetings with President Parvez Musharraf in Islamabad and stabbed in back of Christians who were enjoying Separate Electorate. Therefore, to include abolishment of Separate Electorate in charge sheet to impeach President Musharraf by PPP led government is not fair nor a fact.
Ruling coalition leaders Asif Ali Zardari -- the widower of slain former premier Benazir Bhutto -- and Nawaz Sharif announced on Thursday that they would seek Musharraf's impeachment for allegedly mismanaging the country.
"The national assembly session has been summoned at 5:00 pm (1100 GMT) for Mo
A Muslim candidate in election 2008, under Joint elections shot dead a Christian Javed Masih on not casting vote in his favor and he is still free and mocking Pakistani justice.
Mahar Abdul Sattar is walking free and mocking justice system of Muslim dominated Pakistan where Muslim is above the law when he kills any Christian man, forcibly converts and marry Christian woman or gang rapes Christian teenage Christian girl
Mohammad Abdul Sattar was candidate for Punjab Assembl
Hiroshima day is a grim reminder of the dropping of the first atom bomb (ironically named Little Boy), 63 years ago, by the U.S. on the helpless and innocent citizens of Hiroshima. The Uranium bomb detonated at precisely 8.15 am, 2000 feet above the ground surface, turning a beautiful Monday morning
PCC pays homage to all who voted in favor of formation of Separate Christian Province in Pakistan and division of Punjab. Nazir Bhatti
voted in favor of Separate Christian Province in PCP polls.
The Muslim majority must realize that Christians played key role in formation of Pakistan by their vote before “Boundary Commission” to divide united Punjab and add Western parts of Punjab in map of Pakistan but Pakistani Muslim historians
Robert Selle, Dr. Wahid Baloch and Dr. Nazir Bhatti to speak on an event marking 61st anniversary of Pakistan at National Press Club in Washington DC on August 15, 2008.
Robert Selle, president of the American Friends of Baluchistan will talk on what the U.S. and the world can do to help the Baloch--focusing on Pakistan's omnipotent military secret ties with the Taliban as it continues its ethnic cleansing in Baluchistan.
Dr. Wahid Baloch, president, Baloch Soci
Hindu safe house for women attacked by Muslims, Miscreants leave behind blood-soaked and broken-teeth women.
to protest against the attack on a Hindu Dharam Shalla (Asylum for marginalize Hindu Women) by unidentified Muslim miscreants and demanded their immediate arrest. Extremists ransacked the Dharam Shalla and beat several Hindu Women who were busy in their morning religious rite ‘Satt Sung’ (Hindu ritu
Meeting with leading U.S. think tanks and thinkers, he parried key questions pertaining to nuclear security, threats to the regional and world security posed by current and former members of Pakistan's dreaded Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency and its controversial role in Afghanistan.
Saba Younis, aged 13, and her sister, Anila Younis, 10, were reportedly kidnapped on 26 June from Chak No 552/TDA Chak Sarwar Shaheed whilst on their way to their uncle’s house. Their abductors claimed that Saba voluntarily entered into the marriage and that both girls had agreed to convert to Isla
Jeddah: July 31, 2008. A Saudi man is facing 600 lashes and his 'lover' 350 after a phone-sex affair that led to the woman's divorce.
Today a Saudi appeals court upheld a jail and flogging verdict against the biochemist and his female student whose research contact was ruled to be a front for the a
PCC demanded Separate Christian Province after Central Council meeting at Karachi in 1992, and vows to continue peaceful movement. Nazir Bhatti
in a meeting in 1992, at Karachi, which was made public in a press conference at Hotel Jabees, sadder, Karachi and widely covered by national media.
PCC viewed that 18% Christians of Punjab province have legitimate right to demand Separate Christian Province like Seraiki and Hazara nations which i
We demand Separate Christian Province and urge Pakistan Armed forces to end operation in Balochistan: Nazir Bhatti
“Is tribal belt an other state that government of Pakistan enters in truce with Taliban then why hesitations to right of self-determination for Baloch nation and separate province for Christians? Said Bhatti
Mr. Bhatti added, “It is need of time to divide Pakistan in federal units of Balochistan, S
According to the prestigious Virginia-based GlobalSecurity.org, the Pakistan Army has a total strength of 520,000, larger than that of the United States, with a reserve element of 500,000.
Ahmar Mustikhan, founder of the American Friends of Baluchistan, and Dr. Wahid Baloch, president of the Baloch
Last month, Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs ordered Maulana Mufti Mohammed Naeem, the madrassa's founder, to return Muna and two other non-Pakistani students to their home nations. The children are being held due to the expiration of their religious education visas to study Islam and the Kora
On WYD celebrations in Pakistan GPFP marks it with prayers for peace and protection of Holy City of Jerusalem. Shahbaz Ashraf
The G.P.F.P youth team participates in this rally with religious zeal and enthusiasm and at this occasion. The youth team of GPFP offered their prayers for the peace and protection of the holy city of Jerusalem. They also demanded to the Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan for the recogni
Mekran notable joins “Baluch-U.S. friendship” to end injustices of Pakistan's omnipotent army. Ahmar Mustikhan
in its history and every Baluch must pitch in. Mohammed Ali Baloch, former president of the Panjgur district of Pakistan Peoples Party, said the situation in Baluchistan and the demands of the Baluch people have drastically changed since the killing of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti in August 2006. "Nawab B
This gruesome episode took place here at Lahore, Pakistan, PCP has learnt through Christian family members.
Interfaith marriages between Christians and Muslims are allowed by the Islamic sharia. But such interfaith wedlocks are totally unacceptable and strongly opposed by the fanatic Islamic cleri
New Report by Professor Shaun Gregory of PSRU at University of Bradford, UK, highlights Continued Persecution of Christians in Pakistan, Despite Reforms.
This report describes the persecution of Christians in terms of both then historical experience of Christians in Pakistan and of the draconian religious laws introduced in Pakistan through the 1980s and 1990s. It shows that under the military rule of President General Pervez Musharraf, after 1999, a
Ahmedzai, who is now in exile in the United Kingdom, said Pakistani Press had incorrectly reported that his close relative Agha Nauroz Khan, son of prominent Baluch nationalist Prince Musa Jan, was killed accidentally when he was hit by stray bullet while people were observing Baluchistan Martyrs Da
All Pakistan Minorities Alliance is not representative body of Christians but second line of PPP. Nazir Bhatti
who played role to end Separate Electorate on intimation of PPP. Shahbaz Bhatti who is member of National assembly cannot even win election of city councilor with votes by Christians that is why he preferred selection of Christians instead of elections.
“Any one who campaigned against Separate Ele
Super Holy Thursday - Pope officially welcomed to WYD08, Papal visits to Government House & Mary MacKillop Place
After arriving in the CBD last night, His Holiness will reside at St Mary’s Cathedral House – the full-time residence of Archbishop of Sydney – for the remainder of his stay in Australia.
Commencing with a formal welcome from Prime Minister Kevin Rudd at Government House from 9am
PCC pays homage to Babu Nauroze, Nawab Akbar Bughti and sacrifices of thousands of Baloch martyrs on Balochistan Memorial Day. Nazir Bhatti
on July 15, 2008, 48th Anniversary has vowed to commemorate Baloch martyrs. He said, “We are with our Baloch brethren to remember our martyrs Nawab Akbar Bughti, Nawab Nauroz Khan Zarakzai and thousands who sacrificed for Balochistan”
Nazir Bhatti added, “Pakistani Christians support struggle of
The same Church was also attacked and destroyed in 2001, but government of Sindh accorded permission to built new Church building on same location.
This Church in outskirts of Karachi city is administered by United Presbyterians and known as UP Church, which serves the Christians of this locality.
Iranians consider mandatory execution for apostasy, Christians being interrogated on suspicion of crime of leaving Islam: WND
Iran: July 14, 2008. A plan is being discussed by lawmakers in Iran that would require the death penalty for anyone who leaves Islam for Christianity or someone who promotes such a conversion even on the Internet, according to a new report from Compass Direct News.
Those discussions of a penal code
This historic visit to Australia is his ninth apostolic visit outside of Italy.
Descending from the aircraft, the Pope was greeted on the tarmac by the Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd, Archbishop of Sydney, Cardinal George Pell, and the Premier of NSW, Morris Iemma amongst other dignitaries
Muslim MPA protecting Muslim culprits who abducted minor Christian sisters and forcibly converted them to Islam in Punjab.
but influential Muslim abductors denied to produce them in court of law because one Muslim member of Punjab Assembly is at their support.
Muslims treat Christians in Pakistan as slaves and not hesitate to kidnap and forcibly convert them to Islam. It is Islamic Republic of Pakistan, a country where
from an Islamic religious institution in the Middle East - the type which have been directly linked to the spawn of anti-American terrorism in the region that is the front line of the global war on terror. In their July 4 meeting President Musharraf assured Rep. McCaul that the teenagers would be r
in the United States on a green card, flew his American born-boys against their will to Saudi Arabia, and then to the a radical, Taliban-backed Jamia Binoria Madrassa in Karachi, Pakistan with instructions to the head master for his sons to memorize the entire Koran before returning to America. Thi
The governing body of the Church of England, the mother Church of world Anglicanism, confirmed on Monday it will ordain women to the powerful rank of bishop - albeit with compromise measures to appease traditionalists in its own ranks.
As in the Roman Catholic Church, Anglican bishops have the abil
and requested the U.S. political leadership and government to hold direct talks with the Baluch leadership. Ahmar Mustikhan
He urged Casey, who is a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, to become the voice for the hapless people of Baluchistan in the U.S. Senate.
Concern was writ lar
and over 40 have been injured, RFFT has learnt through well placed local sources. The blast comes a year from the military assault on the Red Mosque..
Inspector General Police Islamabad has termed it a suicide attack, Police has cordoned off entire area, according to Geo News correspondent, the bla
The pair, originally jailed in absentia for two years and fined around 5,000 euros (7,850 dollars) each, were ordered to pay around 1,000 euros after the court in remote Tissemsilt heard the case again in their presence, as Algerian law allows.
Protestant Church leader Mustapha Krim said the two we
The way Mr. Asif Ali Zardari and the Pakistan Peoples Party celebrated the 55th birthday of Ms. Baynazir Bhutto was a slap on the faces of millions of people facing starvation, unable to feed their families they are committing suicides. The nation (if it is still a nation) is facing so many serious
As lunchtime arrived and the crowds of noisy men and women cleared away, a curious judge asked her what she was doing sitting alone on a bench.
"I came to get a divorce," 10-year-old Nujood Ali told the jurist.
Her impoverished parents had married her off to a man more than three times her age, wh
Mustikhan urges L K Advani to press upon Indian government to hold talks on Iran-Pakistan-India Gas Pipeline until Baluch get right of self-determination in Baluchistan.
whose family had known the Advanis in Karachi prior to partition, has urged former Indian deputy prime minister Sree L.K. Advani to stop the Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline until such time the Baluch get their right to self determination.
Ahmar Mustikhan sent the copies of his Open Letter to the N
Government intention to life imprisonment sentence on Section 295 C being condemned by Islamic leaders
calling the decision as an un-Islamic and expected at satisfying the Western and European Countries.
In a joint statement issued on Wednesday, 25th June, by renowned scholars of all schools of consideration, they foreshadow that the genuine intention of the act was to commute death sentence for b
in the restive North West Frontier Province (NWFP) of Pakistan on Thursday June 26th. In separate incident unidentified militants in Swat Valley blew up a Police Check Point.
Swat Valley’s Police Chief Waqif Khan told PCP that radical elements assaulted during dead of the night and forced their wa
Following are excerpts from an interview with Dr. Ahmad Al-Mu'bi, a Saudi marriage officiant, which aired on LBC TV on June 19, 2008:
Dr. Ahmad Al-Mu'bi: Marriage is actually two things: First we are talking about the marriage contract itself. This is one thing, while consummating the marriage – ha
“This is a clear attempt to mislead the U.S and world public,” Ahmar Mustikhan said in a rebuttal to Ambassador Husain Haqqani’s interview with AP newsmen on Friday.
He said the world is fast losing patience with Pakistan’s military support of the Taliba’an. “It’s time for Pakistan to cough up A.Q.
which is located on highway to Khyber Agency leading to Afghanistan. The news of kidnapping of Christian worshipers have spread wave of fear among Christians living in NWFP where government have accorded peace deal with Pakistani Taliban and enforced Sharia Law on their demand.
According to one Chr
as he labeled the feud between Yazeed and Hussain, grandson of Islamic prophet Mohammad, as a political conflict. Islamic leaders from a wide range of sectarian background have unanimously condemned Naik for his remarks about, and have said that memorizing and parroting a few arguments of Ahmed Deed
city in predominantly Muslim country Pakistan’s Punjab province. The grief-stricken family said that the landlord kept their severely sick son at his farmhouse to work and concealed the facts from them for 41 days. Sorrowful Christian family held hard line Muslim landlord responsible for the death o
At first the family, who are Christian, did not want to file charges because of the threats and pressure against them; later, thanks in part to support received from two Christian lawyers, they presented themselves to the authorities, and the three suspects were arrested.
Khalil Tahir, a Christian
Is Iftkhar Mohammad Chaudry a Judge, a Politician or a back door for Islamic Extremists to Islamic Bomb of Pakistan? By Nazir S Bhatti
He is addressing gatherings!! He is challenging dictatorship in press conferences!!! Have you ever seen such a judge around globe? Have you read or heard any news story like this deposed judge of Pakistan?
Sure, any one who does not know true face of Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudry shall say “What an am
for allegedly tearing an Islamic Book, on June 7th, 2008, ROD learnt through a national daily 'Express'.
According to the daily Express on June 7th, Imran Masih was teaching in his class and he caught one of his students reading a religious book (Mout ka Manzar), which contained Quraanic Verses an
Musharraf, a stalwart U.S. ally, has been under pressure since his allies lost parliamentary elections in February. Media reports this week suggested he was ready to resign and go into exile.
The former army strongman said Saturday that he would not quit under pressure. He appealed for political un
The blast came as investigators probed who was behind a car bomb that exploded just outside the Danish embassy earlier this week. It could add to concern that Pakistan's efforts to strike peace deals with militants are failing to end violence.
Local police chief Abdul Rauf said the latest attack ha
a week after the country abolished the 239-year-old monarchy as part of a peace deal.
Unpopular Gyanendra was given 15 days to vacate the main royal palace in the heart of the capital after a special assembly elected in April turned the Himalayan nation into a republic last week.
Gyanendra, 60, h
Bomb attack on Danish Embassy in reaction to cartoon publication is failure of collation government plan of peace accords with extremists in Pakistan. Nazir Bhatti
after open threats by Muslim groups in their protest rallies and video-audio messages by Al-Quida. It is failure of present government to ignore foolproof security measures and their claims to end terrorism with peace accords with extremist elements he said.
Nazir Bhatti said “government is busy in
The blast left a huge crater outside the embassy, damaging the building and a nearby development agency. Dozens of cars were wrecked by the force of the explosion and some were on fire, an AFP reporter said.
Denmark had recently downgraded the embassy and moved out most foreign staff due to threats
Extradition of A. Q. Khan demanded by American Friends of Baluchistan. Dr. Wahid Baloch of BSO-NA expressed concerns on appointment of Haqqani. Washington rally also demanded release of Ghulam Mohammad Baloch and Wahab Baloch.
They gathered outside the Pakistan embassy in Washington DC on Wednesday to raise slogans “No More Islamic Bombs,” Extradite A.Q. Khan” and “Extradite Bin Laden.”
The rally called for right to self-determination for the Baluch people in Pakistan and Iran.
Robert Selle, president of the American Fr
With 50 days to go until WYD08 begins, organisers also revealed that the Holy Father will share a private meal with 12 young people from around the world and hold a special Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral with invited seminarians and young religious people.
WYD08 Coordinator, Bishop Anthony Fisher OP,
According to Nazim Masih, a local resident of Christian slum Jacky Bastti and cousin of Danish Masih told ROD during a telephonic conversation that Danish Masih 22, used to work as a welder at the ammo factory Gunjwal.
Replying to a question about the kidnapping of Danish Masih, Nazim Masih appris
Constitutional package of Asif Zardari is not revival of Constitution of 1973. PPP plans to play power game instead serving Benazir voters. Nazir Bhatti
Nazir Bhatti said “Zulifiqar Ali Bhutto damaged constitution of 1973 by fourth amendment and Zia-Ul-Haq by other amendments which are not put in constitutional package of Asif Ali Zardari”
“Asif Ali Zardari and Nawaz Sharif bargained with General Musharraf to drop charges against them while thousan
The attack in West Java on Tuesday came after a series of similar incidents targeting churches set up in Muslim areas of the province.
"Four people have been detained for questioning and are currently in custody," Purwakarta district police First Inspector Yadi said.
He refused to give details abo
Although construction has already started the faithful and the local bishop have reacted with outrage. The bishop also released a letter criticising the government’s unjust action.
“Provincial authorities have begun the construction of a hotel on 10,235 m2 of land that belongs to the Congregation o
Watson Gill broadcasts daring answers to an ill minded self-proclaimed intellectual Dr. Zakir Naik on YouTube.
A petrodollars supported Muslim who claims to be expert in Christian religion has launched a propaganda campaign against Christianity from a decade and do not hesitate to utter blasphemous remarks against Jesus Christ and Holy Mary to prove Islam as only legitimate religion during self organized gat
Dili, the capital of East Timor is major venue to mark Independence Day with mixed feeling of liberty and loss of friends and relatives during freedom struggle against oppressive rule of Muslim Indonesia.
East Timor is second Christian Country in Asia while movements of freedom by Christians are un
Media reports quoting a senior army officer in Poonch sector said Pakistani troops resorted to heavy firing on Indian forward posts in Mendhar in Poonch sector around 0800 hours on Monday.
The officer claimed the firing continued for over 10 minutes, which resulted in the death of an army jawan, wh
In solemn scenes broadcast on state television, Chinese soldiers performed the daily raising of the national flag at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, but then lowered it to half-mast in memory of victims of the quake in Sichuan province.
It was a scene repeated across the country at government building
Pakistan's envoy to Afghanistan, Tariq Azizuddin, was abducted on February 11 while traveling from the northwestern city of Peshawar to the Afghan border, on his way back to Kabul.
Azizuddin was held by fighters loyal to Baitullah Mehsud, the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, in neighboring South Wa
"I ask you to join me in fervid prayer for all those who have lost their lives," he said at his weekly general audience in St Peter's Square.
"I am spiritually close to the people tried by such a devastating calamity ... may God grant strength to all those involved in the immediate needs of rescue
"America stands with you in breaking up terrorist networks and denying the extremists sanctuary," Bush said in remarks prepared for delivery to the Israeli parliament.
Bush is in Israel at the start of a five-day tour of the region to try to advance peace negotiations and mark the 60th anniversary
GPFP is struggling in Islamic Republic of Pakistan to establish diplomatic relations with Israel and endorsement of Israel in passport to enable millions of Pakistani Christian to visit Holy Land of Israel to perform religious rituals.
Ashraf P Butt, who is a leading attorney, filed a petition in S
The nine ministers from Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) stepped down after the coalition failed to meet a Monday deadline on how and when to reinstate judges sacked by President Pervez Musharraf last year.
The eventual reinstatement of the judges is likely to cause a major headache fo
It was supported by public figures including the author Philip Pullman and the academic Richard Dawkins.
They claimed the little-used laws served no useful purpose, while allowing religious groups to try to censor artists.
Evangelists had tried to prosecute the director-general of the BBC over t
By 2035, there will be about 1.96 million active Muslims in Britain, compared with 1.63 million church-going Christians, according to calculations by Christian Research, a think- tank.
The figures are published in the latest in a series of reports entitled Religious Trends.
The think-tank has wa
Now a blasphemy case against Christian doctor after murder of Hindu worker on defiling Prophet (PBUH) in government of newly elected coalition of PPP and Nawaz faction of PML
when he shakes hand with other Muslims in his clinic which ends in arguments or “dialogues” as termed by western theologians.
The arguments or dialogues are felt an insult by Muslim adult and but he puts his vending stall in front of clinic of Christian doctor after few weeks. He plans to teach les
The United Nations' World Food Programme began doling out emergency rice in Yangon, the largest city and former capital, and the first batch of more than $10 million worth of foreign aid arrived from Thailand. But a lack of specialized equipment slowed distribution.
Despite the magnitude of the dis
(A Pro-Israeli Religious organization in Pakistan) Mr. Asharf P. Butt Advocate has announce that their organization will arrange to hold a press conference at Karachi press club, where in they will extend their heartiest congratulation to the Govt. of the state of Israel and the peoples of Israel.
Aid agencies Monday rushed emergency food and water into Myanmar after the cyclone tore into the southwest of the impoverished nation.
Despite the devastation wreaked by tropical cyclone Nargis, the ruling junta vowed to press ahead with its controversial referendum this weekend on a new constituti
"It has been decided and reiterated that the restoration of the judges will take place as per the Murree declaration," Sharif said after two days of talks with Zardari in Dubai. He was referring to their agreement in March to reinstate the judges sacked by President Pervez Musharraf.
"There is no a
On the morning of Wednesday, the attorney of Mr. Shi Weihan, the leader of a Beijing house church who was released without a conviction and who was again arrested and persecuted on March 19, was finally able to meet his client Mr. Shi after long negotiations. Before this, Beijing Municipal Public S
and called on authorities to "honor their commitments" to bring an end to the violence.
"The news from several African countries continues to give reason for deep suffering and acute concern," the Pope told the crowd in St Peter's square after his weekly Sunday address.
He said ongoing violence in
Jagdish Kumar, a 25-year-old Hundu factory worker beaten to death by Muslim colleagues on blasphemy accusations.
The blasphemy law was being used against Christians and Ahmadi,s after introduction of section 295 B and C in Pakistan Penal Code by General Zial-ul-Haq, which was later legislated to death sentenced by then prime minister Nawaz Sharif.
Many Christians in Pakistan were shot dead by Muslims on accu
Fuad is a relative of Rami Ayyad, an employee of the Gaza Bible Society and by all accounts an enthusiastic witness for the Lord who was brutally executed last year by Muslim forces that intend to impose strict Islamic law on Gaza.
Palestinian Arab Christians have been experiencing increased perse
April 2, 1994, shall ever be remembered as Black Day when innocent Christians were gunned down. Watson Gill
Holland: April 7, 2008. Manzoor Mashi was shot to death as he left an attorney's office, the other three Salamat Mashi a 13 year-old boy, Rahamat Mashi and Human right activist Mr. Joseph Francis
were badly injured but survived. According to Rehmat mashi: he got 5 gun shot on his body and when he w
Iraqi security officials said Youssef Adel, a priest with Saint Peter`s Church, was killed by gunmen travelling in a car around noon (0900 GMT).
A medical official said Adel`s body had been brought to Ibn Nafis hospital in central Baghdad.
The Assyrian church has maintained its independence since
A question-and-answer session with Imam Abdul Makin in an East London mosque asks why Allah would tell Muslims to kill and rape innocent non-Muslims, including their wives and daughters, according to Islam Watch.
"Because non-Muslims are never innocent, they are guilty of denying Allah and his prop
Christians in present Pakistani parliament represent PPP, PML (N), PML (Q) and MQM, not any Christian political group. Nazir Bhatti
representing Christian in parliament because Christians in National Assembly and Provincial Assemblies are selected and imposed by Muslim political.
Nazir Bhatti said "I have directed Pakistan Christian Congress Coordination Council leaders to file reference against any selected Christian member of
The film juxtaposes graphic images of Islamist terrorism -- including bombings and beheadings -- with verses from the Koran, footage of Muslim clerics endorsing violence, and newspaper headlines dealing with various aspects of radical Islam.
In recent months reports on the planned film, entitled Fi
Riyadh: March 29, 2008.No churches should be permitted in Saudi Arabia, unless Pope Benedict XVI recognised the prophet Mohammed, according to a Middle East expert.
While Saudi mediators are working with the Vatican on negotiations to allow places of religious worship, some experts believe it will
Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, a senior official from the party of slain opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, made the call for a rethink in policy when Bush telephoned him on Tuesday to congratulate him on taking office.
His comments came after former premier Nawaz Sharif told two US envoys on Tu
"These accusations are totally unfounded," the chief Vatican spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi told Reuters, in response to an audio recording by bin Laden which was posted on the Internet to coincide with the birthday of the founder of Islam.
Italian security officials were examining the new bin La
Singh was to be hanged on April 1 following his conviction on charges of involvement in terrorist activities.
The Commission said: HRCP is as a matter of principle opposed to the award of the death penalty. While the death penalty continues to be awarded, it has have always argued in favour of len
Reuters reported "she was leaving India because of failing health after being forced to live in a secret hideaway without any visitors for nearly four months, Violent protests by Muslim groups in November forced Indian authorities to rush out the controversial writer from her home in Kolkata where s
Akram Masih, Shanbaz Bhatti and Nelson Azeem also took oath of Member Nation Assembly along with 318 Muslim and Seven Hindus.
Islamabad: March 17, 2007. (Report by Jawad Mazhar of ROD): Members of National Assembly as well as members of all four provincial assemblies has sworn in today.
The inaugural session of national assembly was convened at Islamabad, whereas inaugural sessions of the Provincial assemblies of Punjab,
While the bereaved Christian families of Pakistan were still mourning for their relatives and loved ones, who had died in Twin Suicide bomb attacks, in Lahore, the capital of Punjab Province.
Zahid Masih 27 was hanged to death at 6:00am at Central Jail Multan, as scheduled. Many church, Para-chur
BAGHDAD: March 13, 2008. (AFP) A Chaldean Catholic archbishop kidnapped last month in northern Iraq was found dead on Thursday, an Iraqi official said.
"Yes, we found his body," interior ministry spokesman Brigadier General Abdel Karim Khalaf told AFP.
He was reacting to a report from Rome that t
also included genetic modification, carrying out experiments on humans, causing social injustice, causing poverty and becoming obscenely wealthy on his list of mortal sins, The Telegraph reported Monday.
Girotti said the sins of yesteryear -- sloth, envy, gluttony, greed, lust, wrath and pride, hav
that afflicts the Holy Land and Iraq, and Israeli and Palestinian political authorities must have the courage to move forward along the path of dialogue, to establish peace. The Middle East appeared once again today in the words of Benedict XVI, who to the 40,000 faithful present in Saint Peter`s s
Pakistani Christians have grave concerns on decrease in their representation in parliament after election 2008. Nazir Bhatti
Mr. Bhatti said "We had six seats in National Assembly of Pakistan in 1973, which were reduced to 4 in 1985, but it is strange that in 2008, we have only 3 seats, while we had 2 seats in Sindh Assembly which is also reduced to only one"
"The seats of Hindus have be increased under pressure of India
Shahbaz Bhatti adopted by PPP, Dr. Azim by PML (N) and Akram Masih by PML (Q) for National Assembly.
There was no Christian woman adopted on 60 reserved seats for women in National Assembly because none of Muslim party filed for their adoption.
There were 10 reserved seats for minorities in National Assembly of Pakistan as declared in Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan of 1973, while 10
Benedict XVI made the remarks during the illustration of the figure of St Leo the Great, to whom he dedicated today`s address for the general audience, to again assert the purpose of Petrine primacy and to recall its existence since the time of the undivided Church. The affirmation comes on the eve
KARACHI: March 5, 2008. (AFP) A Pakistan court Wednesday sentenced an Al-Qaeda-linked militant to death over a 2006 suicide attack which killed a US diplomat and three other people in the southern city of Karachi, lawyers said.
Anwarul Haq was convicted by the anti-terrorism court on four counts i
Vatican City: March 5, 2008. To seek the paths for "affirming the values of reciprocal respect, solidarity, and peace", looking at what unites us, without hiding what divides us. This is the essential objective of the discussions between Christians and Muslims called for in the letter dated October
and Ambassador Mark Dybul in recognition of their pioneering work in fighting AIDS and raising awareness about AIDS patients because those who suffer from this terrible disease are like Christ bearing the cross against whom no one should their backs.
The 'Blessed Mother Teresa International Humanit
"He would say when people would want, I will go. Today the people have said what they want," Sharif said after his party ran a close second in Monday`s polls.
A wave of sympathy helped the Pakistan People Party of assassinated former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto emerge as the largest party in the
LONDON, Feb 19 (APP): Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Altaf Hussein has indicated his party's willingness to hold dialogue with Pakistan People's Party and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz on the possibilities of forming Government at the centre or at the provincial level.
Speaking to the media
Together with a few religious sisters, Fr Joseph is responsible for managing a school and boarding house that serves 22 girls. On February 12, a group of about 300 Hindu nationalists together with Bajrang Dal activists attacked the house, seized the priest, and after roughing him up had him arreste
The attack happened at a rally of the Awami National Party (ANP), an ethnic Pashtun nationalist party, in the town of Charsadda in troubled North West Frontier Province, they said.
The bombing has further raised fears for the security of general elections on February 18, which have already been del
Muslim mob took out eye of a Christian and injured women in attack on Church in Sabz-Kot, District Sialkot.
after announcement in mosques, to teach lesson to infidel Christians who warned few Muslims youth to stop harassing girls after Sunday services. A group of three-five Muslims used to pass remarks and grab by force to Christian girls in open courtyard of Church on way to their homes caused unrest amo
The day of Muslim prayers and rituals also signals the launch of campaigning by her Pakistan People`s Party (PPP) for elections on February 18, with her widower Asif Ali Zardari set to deliver a keynote speech.
Many mourners spent the night in tents outside the huge white Bhutto mausoleum in the ru
The comments come from leaders of the six religions of Hong Kong (Catholicism, Protestant Christianity, Taoism, Buddhism, Islam, and Confucianism) in their traditional message for the lunar New Year, which begins next February 7th.
The spring breeze, the leaders write, "warms our heart, flowers b
The Bishop is also facing anger from the most senior members of the Church of England hierarchy for his comments on Islam.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has made Islam a priority of his archiepiscopate and set up a Muslim-Christian forum to promote relations between the faiths i
Death threat to Bishop Michael Nazir Ali is wake up call for Christian believers on â€˜Christian-Muslim dialoguesâ€ Nazir Bhatti
Nazir S Bhatti said " comments of Bishop Michael Nazir Ali were an important issue of "Christian-Muslim dialogue" and best chance for Muslim religious leaders of UK to make an announcement that there are "welcome areas for non-Muslims" but death threats make it clear that Muslims do not believe in a
means through which the Lord calls each one of us to act as a steward of His providence for our neighbour". As for Christian charity, this is not philanthropy, but a virtue that "demands interior conversion to love of God and neighbour" according to the logic of the gift of self, rather than the gif
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AFP) - Hundreds of women protested on Tuesday against the abduction of a female US aid worker in southern Afghanistan and called on religious leaders to condemn the kidnapping.
Cyd Mizell, 49, and her Afghan driver were seized while travelling to work on Saturday in the sout
Police had surrounded the school in the remote village of Domail while tribal elders were negotiating with the militants, who have demanded safe passage in return for freeing the captives, they said.
The school, whose pupils are mostly aged between eight and 12, is near the northwestern border with
Islamabad (AsiaNews) - Javed Ahmed Ghamidi, one of the most authoritative Islamic scholars in Pakistan, contests the proposal to institute Islamic courts in the country`s tribal areas, because "a problem is not solved by creating a larger one". Ghamidi, known for his efforts to modernise Islam, then
"Today in the morning, unknown gunmen kidnapped an American woman who was working for an NGO," Asadullah Khalid, the governor of Kandahar province, told AFP.
Khalid said the woman was travelling by car from home to her office wearing a burqa -- the tent-like veil worn by most Afghan women -- when s
Patras Ghani was committed leader; PCC pays homage on his services to Christian nation. Nazir Bhatti
"Patras Ghani was true Christian leader who always remained on frontline to raise voice against discriminatory laws" said Nazir S Bhatti
Patras Ghani and Regal Chowk shall be ever remembered in Christian history of Lahore, as he was only Patras Ghani who staged demonstrations more than any other Ch
The vicar for Rome, Cardinal Camillo Ruini, had urged a high turnout for Benedict's weekly blessing.
The Vatican estimated the crowd at 200,000, far larger than on a typical Sunday.
The Vatican canceled the pope's planned speech last Thursday at La Sapienza university after 63 professors and some
Islamabad: January 20, 2008. The Pakistan Air Force fighter jets and gunship helicopters bombed militants hideouts in South Waziristan on Saturday night raids. The stronghold of insurgents faced such a fierce battle with Pak Army after attacks on border scouts fort in bordering Afghanistan.
The suspect, 15-year-old Aitezaz Shah, was arrested from the northwestern city of Dera Ismail Khan on Friday while planning a suicide bombing over the Muslim festival of Ashura, they said on condition of anonymity.
Shah told interrogators he had been part of a back-up team of three bombers who were
The blast comes as minority Shiite Muslims prepare to mark the Ashoura festival, which in previous years has been marred by sectarian violence involving rival Sunnis.
Dawn TV cited witnesses saying six people were killed. It reported the Imambargah Qasim Baig mosque was crowded with worshippers at
Zamboanga City: January 17, 2008. (AsiaNews) - Combined military and police forces are pursuing the gunmen who allegedly killed a priest who resisted them and seized a teacher on Tuesday night, January 15, in a remote island of Tawi-Tawi province, southern Philippines.
The gunmen are believed to b
The blast ripped through a crowd outside a clothes factory in the city of 12 million people, causing further chaos in the run-up to crucial elections delayed by the assassination of former premier Benazir Bhutto.
Asif Ali Zardari, flew in to the city minutes before the bomb went off, although offi
The 13 little ones are all children of Vatican employees, and were accompanied by their parents, godparents, and relatives: thanks to them, the Sistine Chapel, the place where the papal election takes place, was transformed into a humble domestic church, a little parish.
In the homily, the pope rec
WANA: January 13, 2008. (AFP) - Two Uzbek militants were killed when a group of them attacked the house of a pro-government tribal elder in Pakistan`s troubled tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said.
The pre-dawn clash erupted when dozens of militants launched an attack on the house
â€œCommon Cause Partnershipâ€: An open letter to the Church of Pakistan leadership: A religious club or a â€˜Churchâ€™? By Bishop Ijaz Inayat
Most of the present day church is based on the principle of rights through the procedure of membership the criteria of which varies from church to church and draws the concept of "rights" from the constitutions or canons whatever are operative in respective churches. The so-called church thus taking
But on his first visit to the occupied West Bank, Bush said both Israel and the Palestinians had to make "tough choices" for peace to become a reality, reflecting deep divisions still dogging recently revived negotiations.
He also took aim at the Islamist movement Hamas, whose bloody takeover of th
This was revealed in as story by Daniel Blake for the www.christiantoday.com website.
Blake said, "The influential council of Islamic clergy and ulema (scholars)
Hamid Karzai made the warning in a statement during a meeting with Karzai on Friday in which it also called for the reintroduction of
Baghdad: January 7, 2008. (AsiaNews) â€“ "They represent a clear message and are probably part of a coordinated plan" the attacks which took place today, the feast of the Epiphany, against numerous churches and Christian institutions in Iraq. The Chaldean Archbishop of Kirkuk. Loiuis Sako is convin
Algerian MP Muhammad Hudeibi was quoted as saying this in the local el-Khabar newspaper.
"We want the government to cut down this type of activity because the expansion of evangelisation in Algeria has become an important problem and is not marginal as some think it is," said Hudeibi.
For some y
ISLAMABAD: January 4, 2008. (AFP) - A Scotland Yard team that arrived in Pakistan on Friday to help investigate the assassination of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto will fail to shed any light on the murder, her party said.
"This Scotland Yard team... what will it do here? It will work under the
Shanghai (AsiaNews) â€“In a Christmas pastoral letter Msgr. Aloysius Jin Luxian officially opened celebrations for the 400th anniversary of Catholicism in Shanghai. He invites the faithful of the diocese to a spiritual renewal and asks them not to "let Benedict XVI down", who in his Letter to China
FIACONA appeals to international community to withhold support to radical Hindu groups in US and Europe after attacks on Christians in Orissa, India.
by the level of escalating violence against the defenseless Christians in the state of Orissa, India since the Christmas day. FIACONA lately realized that the state government of Orissa, headed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and supported by radical Hindu Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have been in
ISLAMABAD: January 3, 2008. (AFP) â€“ Pakistani opposition parties demanded better security Thursday as the nation prepared for a lengthy campaign ahead of February 18 elections, a week after the assassination of Benazir Bhutto.
The country`s main political parties confirmed they would resume the
Qazi Mohammad Farooq, the chief election commissioner said that elections shall be fair and transparent but its not possible to hold on due date in prevailing circumstances.
The Pakistan Peoples Party and Muslim League (N) stressed to hold elections on January 8, but Muslim League (Q) wanted delay
CAIRO: January 2, 2008. Al-Azhar, highest seat of learning of Sunni Islam, today declared that any woman pregnant by rape must abort the baby immediately in order to maintain "social stability".
"A raped woman must terminate the pregnancy immediately upon learning of the pregnancy if a trusted doct
NAIROBI: January 2, 2008. (Reuters) - A mob torched a Kenyan church on Tuesday, killing about 30 villagers cowering inside, as the death toll from ethnic riots triggered by President Mwai Kibaki`s disputed re-election approached 250.
Fire engulfed a church near Eldoret town where hundreds of Kikuy
Mumbai (AsiaNews) â€“ An appeal "to learn to forgive each other" and an invitation to political leaders to "restore harmony" among communities, has come from one of the greatest victims of anti-Christian violence in the state of Orissa, the Australian Gladys Staines. Gladys, now in Australia, lost
On demand of our readers, I have decided to release E-Book version of "Trial of Pakistani Christian Nation" on website of PCP which can also be viewed on website of Pakistan Christian Congress www.pakistanchristiancongress.org . You can read chapter wise by clicking tab on left handside of PDF format of E-Book.