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Six churches reopen in Abbottabad, Osama bin Laden’s city
The places of worship closed in December in the wake of an attack against the Methodist church in Quetta. Congregations meet in homes or rented premises. The official provincial approval has still not been given.
23/04/2016 19:25:00 PAKISTAN
Minority leaders slam murder of Sikh minister who was a friend of the Christians
Two men on motorbikes gunned down their victim. At the start of his mandate as minister, he had asked a bishop for his blessing. Muslims liked him for his welfare work. For one observer, the incident highlights the government’s failure to protect minorities.
02/05/2011 PAKISTAN - USA
Osama Bin Laden is killed. U.S. celebrates, fear in Pakistan
The official announcement was made by Barack Obama. Thousands of cheering young people at the White House. In Pakistan there is fear of Taliban reactions. Enhanced security measures at government offices and churches. The dollar strengthens and oil prices fall.
15/07/2016 13:35:00 PAKISTAN - AFGHANISTAN
Peshawar: school attack mastermind killed in US drone strike
Umar Mansoor died along with four other Islamic militants in a US drone attack in Afghanistan. The Taliban terrorist leader trained the attackers who killed 148 people, including 132 children, in December 2014. He also masterminded two other deadly attacks in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
One person killed in Islamic fundamentalist attack against a Peshawar Protestant church
The victim is a police officer guarding the Assembly of God Church. A recent discriminatory statement by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister sparks outrage among minorities, fuelling tensions. He is a member of the Pakistan Movement for justice, a party that praises equality and respect for all. Catholic priest calls the matter, "Such a shame".
30/06/2016 20:48:00 PAKISTAN
Pakistani Church against cutting funds for minorities to finance a pro-Taliban madrassa
Many have slammed the decision. The Islamic school has trained terrorists operating at home and in Afghanistan and is slated to get funds otherwise earmarked for the province’s minorities. One of its former students is among those who assassinated former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Muslim clerics defend the decision.
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