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.
As the Covid-19 pandemic spreads around the globe, some of the countries from which Church in Chains reports regularly have been very badly hit.
On 4 March, an appeal against Sindh High Court’s validation of the forced conversion and marriage of 14-year-old Huma Younas was adjourned and rescheduled for 29 March.
Christian farm labourer Saleem Masih died of severe internal injuries after Muslims tortured him for “polluting” a well.
Pakistani Christians Zafar Bhatti and Sawan Masih have had their appeal hearings adjourned again.
In her first newspaper interview since being released from prison, Asia Bibi has spoken of the despair she often felt during her long wait for justice.
Mr Sardar Shuja Alam (Ambassador of Pakistan) has said he believes that Pakistan’s government cannot immediately reform the country’s blasphemy laws.
On 19 June, the appeal of Zafar Bhatti against the life sentence for blasphemy was adjourned yet again.
Asia Bibi’s lawyer Saiful Malook has taken up the case of Pakistani Christian couple Shagufta Kausar and Shafqat Emmanuel, sentenced to death for blasphemy in April 2014.