“This happens in blasphemy cases because judges want to avoid any issues from extremist groups.”
2020 Online Conference focuses on Pakistan
Christian father of four Asif Pervaiz was sentenced to death for blasphemy on 8 September.
Zafar Bhatti, who is serving a life sentence for blasphemy, survived following swift medical attention.
The 14-year-old Christian girl has gone into hiding with her family
Saneha, the youngest daughter of Pastor Morris Masih, was abducted on her way to church and her family fears that she will be forced to convert to Islam and marry her abductor.
The High Court in Lahore ordered 14-year-old Maira Shahbaz, who was abducted and forcibly married to a Muslim man, to be returned to the custody of her kidnapper.
On 29 June, Nadeem Joseph died as a result of gunshot wounds received on 4 June, when he was attacked for buying a house in a “Muslim neighbourhood”.
Volunteers distributed packs containing basic foodstuffs (flour, rice, lentils etc) to needy Christians in Lahore
Christian leaders have reported several incidents in which Christians have been denied food aid amid the Covid-19 crisis.