World News | Reuters | Wednesday December 3, 2014
Pakistan police said today that they were investigating blasphemy allegations against a man dubbed the "Disco Mullah" who quit a career in pop music to become a preacher.
World News | Press Trust of India | Monday July 14, 2014
A 35-year-old man was today sentenced to death under Pakistan's controversial blasphemy law, in the latest case highlighting religious intolerance in the country.
World News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 14, 2014
Six persons from the minority Ahmadi community in Pakistan have been charged with blasphemy for allegedly tearing an Islamic calender, In the latest case to highlight growing intolerance in the country.
World News | Press Trust of India | Monday December 10, 2012
Police in the Pakistani capital have arrested a professor on a charge of blasphemy after hundreds of people, including clerics and seminary students, joined a protest and demanded the registration of a case against him.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday November 20, 2012
A Pakistan court on Tuesday threw out all charges against a Christian girl accused of blasphemy in a case that drew international condemnation, lawyers said.
World News | Press Trust of India | Monday October 1, 2012
The three men who had accused a cleric of tampering evidence to implicate young Christian girl Rimsha Masih in a blasphemy case withdrew their statement on Monday, claiming they were tortured by police to testify against the imam.
World News | Associated Press | Monday October 1, 2012
A group of Muslims suspected of ransacking a Hindu temple in southern Pakistan may be charged with blasphemy, police said Sunday. The case is a rare twist on the use of the country's harsh blasphemy laws, which are more often invoked against supposed offenses to Islam as opposed to minority faiths.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday September 24, 2012
A judge on Monday ordered police to refer the case of a Pakistani Christian girl accused of blasphemy to a juvenile court, following a medical report that said she was 14. Rimsha Masih spent three weeks on remand in an adult jail after she was arrested on August 16 for allegedly burning pages from the Koran in a case that prompted worldwide condemn...
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday September 12, 2012
A Christian family and their daughter, who was bailed after spending three weeks in a Pakistan jail on blasphemy charges, fear for their lives despite government promises to protect them, media reports said.
World News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday September 11, 2012
A young, mentally-challenged Christian girl accused of blasphemy has been moved from the police headquarters in the Pakistani capital to an undisclosed location for security reasons, days after she was granted bail in the controversial case that has sparked international concern. 14-year-old Rimsha Masih, who was granted bail by a court here on Fr...
World News | Associated Press | Friday September 7, 2012
A Pakistani judge granted bail Friday to a young, mentally challenged Christian girl accused of insulting Islam for burning pages of the religion's holy book. Rights activists welcomed the decision after calling for her release since she was arrested three weeks ago.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday September 3, 2012
A Pakistani court on Monday adjourned by another four days possible bail for a Christian girl accused of blasphemy in a case that has sparked international criticism.
World News | Reuters | Monday September 3, 2012
The imam, Khalid Jadoon Chishti, appeared briefly in court on Sunday before he was sent to jail for a 14-day judicial remand.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday September 2, 2012
Pakistani police have arrested a Muslim cleric on suspicion of planting evidence against a Christian girl accused of blasphemy, officers said on Sunday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday September 1, 2012
For Rafia Margaret, the case of a young Pakistani Christian girl accused of blasphemy rekindled horrifying memories of the day a furious mob smashed through her front door and torched her house.
World News | Press Trust of India | Friday August 31, 2012
A Pakistani court has extended by a fortnight the judicial remand of a minor Christian girl arrested on a charge of blasphemy. Rimsha Masih, who was arrested from the low-income Mehria Jaffar area on the outskirts of Islamabad on August 16, was produced in the court of a judicial magistrate amidst tight security.
World News | Reuters | Thursday August 30, 2012
A Pakistani court adjourned on Thursday a bail hearing for a Christian girl accused of defaming Islam, prompting human rights activists to make fresh calls for her release in a case that has drawn renewed criticism of the country's anti-blasphemy laws.
World News | Associated Press | Thursday August 30, 2012
A judge hearing the case of a Pakistani Christian girl accused of blasphemy has delayed a bail hearing after a lawyer challenged a medical report putting the girl's age at 14.
World News | Associated Press | Tuesday August 28, 2012
An official medical review of a Pakistani Christian girl accused of desecrating the Quran has determined that the girl is a minor, a lawyer for the girl said Tuesday. The finding, which means the girl will be tried in the juvenile court system, could possibly defuse what has been a highly contentious case in Pakistan, where blasphemy can be punish...
World News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday October 5, 2011
A madrassa student has been arrested on charges of blasphemy in Pakistan's Punjab province for allegedly burning pages of the Quran to save them from desecration, according to a media report today. Junaid Ahmed, 20, a student of a seminary attached to Imdadia Mosque in Chakwal, was disposing of the pages by burning them on Monday when he was seen b...
World News | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday February 4, 2011
The prosecutor who was pursuing slain Punjab governor Salman Taseer's murder case in a Pakistani court has withdrawn from the case citing security concerns, a media report said Friday. Prosecutor Saiful Malook cited security concerns and lack of instructions from the government while withdrawing from the case, the Express Tribune reported.S...