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Student Kills Pakistan College Principal After Accusing Him of Blasphemy Last Updated on 2018-01-23 08:52:50 FILE - Pakistani demonstrators take part in a protest over the killing of journalism student Mashal Khan in Karachi, April 22, 2017. Pakistan police arrested 22 people after the lynching of the student accused of blasphemy. ISLAMABAD — Police in northwestern Pakistan say a student shot and killed his college principal on campus on Monday after accusing him of blasphemy. The incident occurred at the private Islamia College in the northwestern town of Charsadda. The shooter was arrested, according to area police chief Zahoor Afridi. Afridi explained that the slain principal, Sareer Ahmed, reprimanded one of his students for skipping classes to attend an Islamist rally supporting Pakistan's blasphemy laws. The argument angered the student, who fired six shots at Ahmed. Police arrived at the campus and took the shooter into custody along with his weapon. An investigation... More »
Man Gets Death Penalty in Pakistan for Blaspheming on Facebook Last Updated on 2017-06-12 09:17:03 LAHORE, Pakistan — A Pakistani counter-terrorism court has sentenced to death a man who allegedly committed blasphemy on Facebook, a government prosecutor said on Sunday — the first time someone has been handed the death penalty for insulting the Prophet Mohammad on social media. The conviction of Taimoor Raza, 30, follows a high-profile crackdown against blasphemy on social media by the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Blasphemy is a highly sensitive topic in Muslim-majority Pakistan, where insulting the Prophet Mohammad is a capital crime for which dozens are sitting on death row. Even mere accusations are enough to spark mass uproar and mob justice. Shafiq Qureshi, public prosecutor in Bahawalpur, about 300 miles south of provincial capital Lahore, said Raza was convicted for allegedly making derogatory remarks against Prophet Mohammad, his wives and... More »
Ms Kiran Ilyas Field Field assistant Manager of Global Healing initiative Pakistan had provided health care serves& Health Education village to village to Slums Remote Areas. Last Updated on 2017-06-06 13:39:18     Ms Kiran Ilyas Field   Field assistant Manager of Global Healing initiative Pakistan had provided health care serves& Health Education village to village to Slums Remote Areas. More »
Men Are Stepping Up to Fight Child Marriage in Pakistan Last Updated on 2015-08-15 09:58:27 Men make up the majority of a rights group working to protect girls and women. Audience members were captivated as the play unfolded around the story of a young girl forced into marriage and the struggles of life as a child bride. By the end, several were weeping openly and many resolved to protect their daughters from the same fate. Theater is certainly an effective way to shed light on an issue few want to discuss—and Pakistan-based nonprofit Sujag Sansar Organization, which promotes women’s rights, especially via anti–child marriage efforts in Dadu District, helms these performances. But what makes SSO notable is that it’s mostly men who are standing up for women; seven out of 10 board members and 200 of the 300 volunteers are male. The reason: Cultural traditions discourage women from working outside the home, according to Mashooque Birhamani, SSO’s... More »