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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 [...]

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 [...]

Muslim minorities in Pakistan increasingly targeted

Twenty people including four women were killed on Sunday in the Mohammad Ali sanctuary in the province of the Pakistani province of Punjab by men armed with batons and knives. Three suspects were quickly arrested, [...]

Sixth attack on Shias in Parachinar highlights growing intolerance in Pakistan

The latest attack on a Shia Mosque in Parachinar in Pakistan’s North West Tribal region’s Khurram agency was the sixth such attack on Shias in this town since 2012 highlighting their worsening plight and other [...]

Gunmen Assassinate Prominent Minority Activist in Pakistan

Unknown gunmen in central Pakistan have killed a prominent local leader of the minority Ahmadi community, a day after a new report spoke of increasing violence against what is referred to as the country’s most [...]

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