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Faisalabad: for the past year, dozens of Christian families have been homeless, threatened by Muslims
The authorities in Samundari (Punjab) have arbitrarily and unilaterally torn down homes without warning residents. A Muslim who resents the local minority is behind the deed. Christians demand respect and dignity.
HIV/AIDS threat underestimated in Pakistan
A local NGO warns that HIV/AIDS figures for intravenous drug users are higher than reported. Without decisive action the country could find itself facing a full-blown epidemic in just a few weeks.
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Faisalabad: hundreds of Christians protest police brutality against their pastor
For two days, Christians have protested demanding justice from the authorities, but to no avail. On 19 May, police agents raided the church where Kamal Chugtai was celebrating Mass. They beat the pastor and intimidated the faithful. They want “to silence us,” he said, “but we shall not be silenced; we shall continue to raise our voice on behalf of minorities.”
Faisalabad: Christian and Muslim leaders revive peace process
The curia hosted an interfaith seminar, attended by prominent figures from the two faiths. Bishop Coutts said that the city is "a symbol of peace" for Pakistan. Muslim personality speaks of "the blood spilled" to build harmony. During the meeting times of prayer.
After blasphemy charges against him are dropped, Christian prays for other believers in prison
Rehmat Masih was arrested on 19 June 2010. He had come to the defence of Christians in a quarrel with a Muslim over land. On 18 November 2011, a court dismissed his case for lack of evidence.
Calls for Christian Minister Bhatti to resign
Minister condemned last Monday’s murder of two Christian brothers. Islamic cleric says killing someone accused of blasphemy is justified, demands Bhatti resign because he criticised the misuse of the blasphemy law. Meanwhile, police is investigating the double murder and might have a first name.
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