A 70-year-old British national, sentenced to death in Pakistan under controversial blasphemy law, was today shot and critically wounded by a police commando inside a prison in the garrison city of Rawalpindi.
Fifteen Christians have been arrested and 45 other members of the minority community charged under Pakistan's controversial blasphemy law for allegedly desecrating Muslim graves in a village in Punjab province, sparking tension in the area.
Pakistani police have arrested 15 Christians and booked 45 other members of the minority community under the controversial blasphemy law for allegedly desecrating Muslim graves in a village in Punjab province, sparking tension in the area.
Over 20 FIRs have so far been registered under Pakistan`s controversial blasphemy law and Anti-Terrorism Act, including against the owner of the Geo media group, a prominent television anchor and an actress in different parts of the country.
Pakistan`s former military ruler Gen Pervez Musharraf has denied having ordered the Lal Masjid operation in 2007, even as a fresh petition was filed in a court here seeking action against him under the blasphemy law.
A panel of five speakers at a press conference by Centre for Legal Aid Assistance and Settlement (CLAAS) has demanded that the govt should provide "total protection" to Pakistani Christians, including Rimsha Masih and her family.