» 02/25/2011, 00.00
Provincial govt to review programmes in Islamic religious schools
Madrassa are teaching almost exclusively Qur‘anic subjects. The government wants to add Arabic, English, math and computers, but is meeting with the opposition of many religious leaders. Millions of students cannot pay fees at public schools and so can only attend these schools.
A new edition of the Bible in Urdu
The text, in an improved user-friendly version, was introduced across the country in a series of religious events. The Church in Pakistan celebrated the publication, inviting the faithful to “welcome the Word of God, into their hearts and homes”.
Church says no to bias and compulsory Islamic studies in schools
Bishops’ Conference president writes to education minister saying that curriculum reform should counter religious extremism, eliminate compulsory Islamic studies and consult minorities.
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Taliban in Lahore: "We wanted to kill Christians." But victims include Muslim women and children
Attack on the Gulshan-i-Iqbal amusement park by four terrorists; three fled, one blew himself up. His name was Muhammad Yousaf, twenty, educated in an Islamic school in Lahore. Christians and Muslims donate blood for the wounded. Director of Justice and Peace: "It’s like in Syria." Lahore priest: Terrorists choose soft targets to ca greatest number of deaths in the shortest possible time.
Madrassas refuse to expel foreign students
The decision, taken by the president in the wake of the London bomb attacks, should be carried out by the end of December. There may be an extension but the government is determined to push ahead.
Pakistani Christians convert to Islam because of threats and intimidations
This is the rate is 60 per month. In one madrassa in Lahore alone, 678 Christians embraced Islam in 2009. Last year they were almost 700. These are “dangerous days” minorities, activists say as the blasphemy law is used to force them to change religion.
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