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Pakistan: Sewer cleaner dies as doctor refuses to touch his dirty body

A 30-year-old sanitary worker in Pakistan, who fell unconscious while cleaning a drain, died after a fasting doctor at a hospital refused to touch his "dirty body", his family has said. Irfan Maseeh and his [...]

Styling beard prohibited in this city of Pakistan

Following the suit of Ormara town in Gwadar District , Kharan city of Balochistan has also barred men from styling beard calling it a blasphemous act. Assistant Commissioner Kharan, Muhammad Baksh Sajdi issued the notification [...]

Florida Couple Shelters Persecuted Pakistani Christian

Pakistani Christian miraculously survives  a Taliban attack which affected almost 300 either dead or injured. Junaid Saqib continued to work on behalf of religious minorities, but now has found refuge in Lakeland, Florida. The father of [...]

Pakistan’s First Census Since 1998, Source of Fear and Hope for Minorities

Marginalised, attacked and frequently hit by blasphemy charges, Pakistan's religious minorities are hoping the country's first census since 1998 will be a step towards greater political representation and rights. In the congested Lahore district of [...]

Pakistani Christian Lawyer Gets Death Threats for Helping Minorities

The lawyer, Jacqueline Sultan, said she received a letter warning her that she will be killed if she continues to pursue her advocacy of helping Pakistani Christians accused of blasphemy and those forced to convert [...]

Pakistani Minority community facing harassment at every level says Christian lawyer

Ms. Jacqueline Sultan in her meeting with representative of a daily newspaper said that Minority Protection bill can protect minorities rights like forced marriages, forced conversion of religion and changing minds of immature children for [...]

Minorities under attack in Pakistan

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s hollow claims (March 14) that in Pakistan all faiths enjoy equal rights under the Constitution fell flat when a 23-year old student, Mashal, a member of the minority Ahmediya sect was lynched [...]

Pakistan Professor from Minority Ahmadi Sect Fatally Stabbed

Pakistani police say a university professor from the Ahmadi sect was found stabbed to death in what may be the latest in Islamic militant attack on members of the minority group. Officer Mohammad Ali says [...]

Pakistan army foils ‘major terrorist attack’ on minority Christians

Pakistan's military says security forces foiled a "major terrorist attack" on minority Christians when they killed a militant and detained his associate in the eastern city of Lahore. In a statement, the military said Saturday [...]

UNPO Releases New Report on Human Rights in Pakistan

UNPO is pleased to present its new report: “From Occupied Gilgit-Baltistan to Gwadar: Human Rights in Pakistan”. From enforced disappearances to extrajudicial killings, torture, the persecution of activists, violence against children and women, evictions without [...]

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