» 02/24/2012, 00.00
NCJP frees Christian man held in slave-like conditions by rich Muslim
NCJP activists successfully obtain the release of Qamar Masih, 25, father of two, who was abducted over an unpaid debt by a landowner for whom he used to work in "slave-like conditions". A priest in Faisalabad is happy about the outcome, blames such incidents on the country's "feudal system".
Armed group kills Christian over disputed land in Punjab
Last night, Safdar Masih was shot to death; others, including children, were injured. The local Church had bought some land to build an orphanage, but the local land mafia laid claim to it. Police refuses to open an investigation into the affair.
Christian farm workers abducted by Muslim landowners for money in Faisalabad
The Masih brothers worked on land owned by the Dogar family. The latter are Muslim and some of its members used to get drunk and beat the tenants. When Asif and Khadim decided to quit, they were abducted. Nothing has been known about their fate since September. The authorities have not investigated the matter because one of the Dogars is a policeman.
Lahore, one hundred Muslims and Christians in support of the Christian “blasphemer”
Among supporters the Muslim president of Samanabad’s Commercial Union, who admits to having been duped by “instigators” who presented the 84 year old Walter Fazal Khan as a blasphemer. In the meantime, Charsadda Christians appeal for prayers for their frightening situation.
84-year-old Christian accused of blasphemy to force him to sell land
Walter Fazal Khan, an 84-year-old man from Lahore, is in jail, accused of burning pages of the Quran. His family says this is a plot orchestrated by some businessmen who did not take kindly to the man’s refusal to sell them his land at their price.
Faisalabad: Christians, not Muslim extremists, behind attack against the Grace Ministry Church
Sajid Masih, one the two men wounded in the incident, confirms this version of events. Initially, blame was placed on a fundamentalist group. A property dispute is behind the attack. Faisalabad vicar warns that yellow journalism could undermine interfaith harmony.
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